Pandas should have the right to choose.

Panda Demands Abortion
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  • http://thecurvature.com Anonymous

    Oh my god . .. that started out funny and then just got SAD. Poor captive panda.

  • soupcann314

    God, I love the Onion.
    And I totally respect panda choice, but I gotta tell you, little Butterstick (aka Tai Shan) is a cutie. =-)

  • Skittles

    That was so, so twisted. I love the Onion.

  • http://marnanel.org Thomas Thurman

    I don’t know what’s up with this, but it starts playing automatically when it’s included in the RSS feed on LiveJournal. I’ll have to take feministing off my feeds list until it drops off the bottom of the recent posts :/

  • http://norbizness.com norbizness

    I don’t entirely trust that lady who seems to have a monopoly over panda translation. I smell ulterior motives!

  • Sandinista

    Yea, that was just horribly disturbing and sad.

  • Flamio Forelli

    The basic plan for the Villages was included in the submission presented to the 55th Session of the International Olympic Committee. The contents of the basic plan, however, were not necessarily the results of a thorough study, as this had been formulated before the final decisions had been reached on the actual sites of the Villages.
    The sites finally decided on were in fact in some cases at locations different from those mentioned in the original submission. With the decisions on the Village sites obtained, the basic plan for the Villages was restudied. The first problem concerned an accurate estimation of the number of athletes and officials which would participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games. This was to serve as the basis for deciding the size of the Villages.
    At first, the number was estimated at a total of 8,000, including 1,500 women. This figure was arrived at on the basis of the number of sports expected to be contested and the records of past Olympic Games attendance. After further careful study, however the plan for the Villages was finally formulated on the basis of an estimated number of 6,500 men and 800 women.
    For the various facilities to be included in the Villages, a plan was formulated by consulting the reports of the Berlin Olympic Games, the Helsinki Olympic Games, the Melbourne Olympic Games and the Rome Olympic Games, with adjustments where considered necessary for the number of persons expected to stay in the Villages.
    Inasmuch as the final plan for the Villages called for the use of existing residential buildings in that area for athletes’ dormitories, the plan to construct public residential buildings or dormitories had to be discarded. This resulted in a number of restrictions on the implementation of the plan.
    For those facilities used in common, these were planned on the general principle of as far as possible having them concentrated. Dining halls, for instance, were set at two places, while other facilities used in common were set up near the gateways or the centre part of the Villages. As a result of the concentration of these commonly used facilities in an area as extensive as the Yoyogi Olympic Village, the matter of transportation naturally became a problem. This was solved by a continuous shuttle bus service within the Village and by providing bicycles. In most cases, the existing facilities in the Yoyogi Olympic Village fulfilled the needs, as the area chosen for the Village had already been functioning as a residential area and was divided roughly into blocks. Only a comparatively small number of new facilities had to be added.
    This basic plan for the Villages was implemented by giving careful attention to the details advanced by those concerned with the administration of the Villages. Actual details of the plan for the Villages will be found later under the paragraphs specifically relating to the Villages.

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Watch the new doc on one doctor’s quest to offer safe abortion where it’s illegal

The new documentary Vessel tells the story of Women on Waves, founded by Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts who sailed the world in an “abortion ship,” offering off-shore medical abortions in the international waters surrounding countries where abortion is outlawed. Her project eventually morphed into Women on Web, which does great, life-saving work by sending abortion pills by mail to people lacking legal access. The film has opened in NYC, and is now available for streaming on iTunes.

Also, be sure to check out this interview with director/producer Diana Whitten on the Community site. As she notes, the story, unfortunately, holds particular relevance in the US today. “Due to recent legislative attacks on reproductive healthcare, the situation for U.S. women in many ...

The new documentary Vessel tells the story of Women on Waves, founded by Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts who sailed the world in an “abortion ship,” offering off-shore medical abortions in the international waters surrounding countries where abortion is ...

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Chart of the Day: Over 200 new anti-choice state laws enacted in the last 4 years

Well, we knew 2013 was bad. And 2012 was almost as bad. And 2011 was actually the worst ever. So it’s no surprise that Guttmacher’s latest tally of state abortion restrictions shows that 231 abortion restrictions have been enacted in the past four years. 

The 26 new restrictions added to the tally in 2014 was out of a total of 335 anti-choice bills that state legislatures considered (so it could totally be worse) and it’s certainly an improvement over the few years prior.

Also on the good news front: pro-choice legislators went on the offensive last year more than they have in decades. State legislators introduced 95 bills to expand access to abortion, according to Guttmacher tally. More ...

Well, we knew 2013 was bad. And 2012 was almost as bad. And 2011 was actually the worst ever. So it’s no surprise that Guttmacher’s latest tally of state ...