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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: The Women of the Supreme Court

As you likely know, the Supreme Court heard opening arguments this week in the most important abortion case in decades. For a recap of the day’s proceedings, I recommend Dahlia Lithwick’s account of the three women justices — Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan — “pounding on Texas’ solicitor general for passing abortion regulations that have no plausible health purpose and also seem pretty stupid.”

As you likely know, the Supreme Court heard opening arguments this week in the most important abortion case in decades. For a recap of the day’s proceedings, I recommend Dahlia Lithwick’s account ...

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Court ruling forces all but one of Louisiana’s abortion clinics to close

Next week, the Supreme Court will start hearing arguments in the monumentally important case against Texas’s anti-choice TRAP law. As if to underscore just how high the stakes are, on Wednesday, an appeals court ruled that Louisiana’s own Texas-style TRAP lawpassed last year and previously blocked by a lower court, is allowed to be enforced. 

Next week, the Supreme Court will start hearing arguments in the monumentally important case against Texas’s anti-choice TRAP law. As if to underscore just how high the stakes are, on Wednesday, an appeals court ruled ...

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New poll finds public is outraged by anti-choice laws once they learn about them

Regular readers of Feministing are well aware of the hundreds of state laws restricting abortion access that have been passed in the last several years—after all, we talk about it all all the time. 

Regular readers of Feministing are well aware of the hundreds of state laws restricting abortion access that have been passed in the last several years—after all, we talk about it 

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“No Duh” Study of the Day: Women Denied Abortions Have Less Positive Life Outlook

This unsurprising finding comes from the latest installment in an ongoing study exploring the mental health, physical health, and socioeconomic consequences of being denied an abortion. As we’ve covered, ANSIRH’s Turnaway Study has previously found that women who wanted an abortion but weren’t able to get one had worse physical health, were three times more likely to be living in poverty, and had a harder time escaping an abusive relationship down the road. 

This unsurprising finding comes from the latest installment in an ongoing study exploring the mental health, physical health, and socioeconomic consequences of being denied an abortion. As we’ve covered, ANSIRH’s Turnaway Study has previously found that women who wanted an abortion but ...

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At least 100,000 Texans of reproductive age have attempted to self-induce an abortion

There’s long been anecdotal evidence that with ever-increasing barriers to accessing in-clinic abortions, many Texans, particularly low-income Latinas living near the US-Mexico border, are turning to self-induced abortions. Now, a new study estimates that 100,000 and 240,000 Texans of reproductive age have ever attempted to end a pregnancy without medical assistance

There’s long been anecdotal evidence that with ever-increasing barriers to accessing in-clinic abortions, many Texans, particularly low-income Latinas living near the US-Mexico border, are turning to self-induced abortions. Now, a new study estimates that 100,000 ...

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How politics & policing block undocumented women from reproductive health care

Ed. note: This post is by Xatherine Gonzalez and is re-published with permission from Bitch Magazine.

In September 2015, an undocumented woman arrived at a healthcare clinic outside of Houston, Texas for a routine follow-up exam.

Ed. note: This post is by Xatherine Gonzalez and is re-published with permission from Bitch Magazine.

In September 2015, an undocumented woman arrived at a healthcare clinic outside of Houston, Texas for a routine follow-up exam. ...

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One-woman counter-protest breaks up anti-choice vigil by chanting “yeast infections!”

Showing that sometimes it doesn’t take much to be an activist, a Planned Parenthood supporter in Portland successfully broke up an anti-choice protest with nothing more than a hand-made sign featuring a cartoon vulva and a grating chant of “yeast infections!” 

Showing that sometimes it doesn’t take much to be an activist, a Planned Parenthood supporter in Portland successfully broke up an anti-choice protest with nothing more than a hand-made sign featuring a cartoon vulva and a grating chant ...

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