Posts Tagged abortion rights

draw the line

WATCH: Some of our favorite actresses read real abortion stories for #DrawTheLine

Draw the Line is a campaign led by the Center for Reproductive Rights that is using personal stories to mobilize people to stand up for abortion. And they rely on some of our on-screen favorites to share these stories.

Draw the Line is a campaign led by the Center for Reproductive Rights that is using personal stories to mobilize people to stand up for abortion. And they rely on some of our on-screen favorites ...

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Watch: Seth Meyers fact-checks that chart at the Planned Parenthood hearing

On his show last night, Seth Meyers took a closer look at the Planned Parenthood hearing this week. He effectively captures the absurdity of the whole thing — from the constant interruptions of Cecile Richards to the fact that Donald Trump is somehow the voice of relative reason among Republicans when it comes to Planned Parenthood. 

On his show last night, Seth Meyers took a closer look at the Planned Parenthood hearing this week. He effectively captures the absurdity of the whole thing — from the constant interruptions of Cecile Richards ...

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Watch: Every time lawmakers interrupted the head of Planned Parenthood yesterday

Were you wise enough to spare your blood pressure and avoid watching any of the House committee hearing on Planned Parenthood yesterday? Good call, but I’m gonna suggest you at least get a taste of it by watching this video of all the times Cecile Richards was interrupted by her grandstanding, anti-choice interrogators. 

Were you wise enough to spare your blood pressure and avoid watching any of the House committee hearing on Planned Parenthood yesterday? Good call, but I’m gonna suggest you at least get a taste of it by ...

mifepristone

Today is the 15th anniversary of the abortion pill’s approval in the US

Today marks the 15th anniversary of when the FDA approved mifepristone — aka RU-486, aka “the abortion pill” — for use in the United States. But anti-choice restrictions have prevented us from realizing its full potential. 

Today marks the 15th anniversary of when the FDA approved mifepristone — aka RU-486, aka “the abortion pill” — for use in the United States. But anti-choice restrictions have prevented us from realizing its full potential. 

#shoutyourabortion

#shoutyourabortion and how stigma robs us of the richness of our abortion stories

As I mentioned yesterday, people have been tweeting about their abortions under the #shoutyourabortion hashtag this week. At Salon, you can read Amelia Bonow’s truly lovely piece that launched the hashtag. 

As I mentioned yesterday, people have been tweeting about their abortions under the #shoutyourabortion hashtag this week. At Salon, you can read Amelia Bonow’s truly lovely piece that launched the hashtag. 

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Read one Texas abortion doctor’s scathing ultrasound informed consent form

In Texas, abortion doctors are required by law to perform an ultrasound and display and describe the image to their patient before the procedure. But the state can’t mandate that they be happy about this intrusion into the sacred doctor-patient relationship. 

In Texas, abortion doctors are required by law to perform an ultrasound and display and describe the image to their patient before the procedure. But the state can’t mandate that they be happy about this intrusion ...

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