Posts Tagged abortion stigma

Curtis Boyd and his wife Glenna Halvorson-Boyd

Quote of the Day: “They don’t wake up and say, ‘I’ll brush my teeth and go have an abortion.'”

 

“These women who come to us are not idiots. They know what they are doing. People can’t get that. Women take this seriously. They think about it. They don’t wake up and say, ‘I’ll brush my teeth and go have an abortion.'” – Dr. Curtis Boyd 

 

“These women who come to us are not idiots. They know what they are doing. People can’t get that. Women take this seriously. They think about it. They don’t wake up and say, ‘I’ll brush my teeth ...

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Watch: The first live-streamed national abortion speakout

You can watch the first ever live-streamed, national abortion speak-out today. Between 1 pm to 9 pm ET, over 100 people — including many Feministing friends — will be talking about their personal experiences with abortion here

You can watch the first ever live-streamed, national abortion speak-out today. Between 1 pm to 9 pm ET, over 100 people — including many Feministing friends — will be talking about their personal experiences with abortion here

The first online class on abortion care starts next week

This is very cool.

Students and medical professionals, for the first time, can go online for formal training on abortion care, thanks to a new class offered through the University of California, San Francisco.

The course, titled “Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications,” offered through a massive open online course (MOOC), walks students through all things abortion, from its history and legalization in the United States, to clinical aspects of later abortions, to the relationship between early pregnancy loss and abortion care.

More than 3,000 people are already registered for the class.

The course description explains that it aims to “place abortion within the context of public health and fill in the ...

This is very cool.

Students and medical professionals, for the first time, can go online for formal training on abortion care, thanks to a new class offered through the University of California, San ...

“We have to stop categorizing abortions as justified or unjustified.”

In the New York Times, Merritt Tierce applauds Wendy Davis for opening up about her abortions and writes about the more common abortion stories that we don’t hear about as much.

This is how it really is, abortion: You do things you regret or don’t understand and then you make other choices because life keeps going forward. Or you do something out of love and then, through biology or accident, it goes inexplicably wrong, and you do what you can to cope. Or you do whatever you do, however you do it, for whatever reason, because that’s your experience.

It’s not Ms. Davis’s job to be groundbreaking, and I’m sorry that her personal reproductive history has to be ...

In the New York Times, Merritt Tierce applauds Wendy Davis for opening up about her abortions and writes about the more common abortion stories that we don’t hear about as much.

This is how ...

Alabama’s admitting privileges law was struck down, but it’s still terrifying to be an abortion provider

On Monday, an Alabama district court blocked the admitting privileges law that would have closed three out of the state’s five abortion clinics. Coming right on the heels of the court smackdown of Mississippi’s similar law, the decision is another heartening blow to the anti-choice strategy of regulating clinics out of existence. The judge was crystal clear: “If this requirement would not, in the face of all the evidence in the record, constitute an impermissible undue burden, then almost no regulation, short of those imposing an outright prohibition on abortion, would.”

But, to play the feminist buzzkill role for a second, the case–in which the few abortion providers in Alabama testified behind black curtains to conceal ...

On Monday, an Alabama district court blocked the admitting privileges law that would have closed three out of the state’s five abortion clinics. Coming right on the heels of the court smackdown of 

Feministing presents a google hangout about Obvious Child

Watch now: Google hangout chat with the creators of Obvious Child and pro-choice advocates

Our rescheduled Google hangout is happening today at 3 PM! We’ve been talking a lot about the new film Obvious Child around these parts lately. And we’re thrilled to be hosting this chat about it with two of the films creators, as well as advocates from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Advocates for Youth.

Watch the hangout live right here and join the conversation using the hashtag #ObviousChat. If you can’t make it, you can always catch the recording later on.

Our rescheduled Google hangout is happening today at 3 PM! We’ve been talking a lot about the new film Obvious Child around these parts lately. And we’re thrilled to be hosting ...

Stories begetting stories: How pop culture reinforces abortion stigma—and can help end it

Ed. note: This story is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Media, and Making Contact. This work is part of a Media Consortium collaboration made possible in part by a grant from the Voqal FundRead the other stories in the series here and here

One in three women in the US have an abortion in their lifetimes, while nearly 40 percent of Americans claim they do not know anyone who has had an abortion.

I left the latter group, not coincidentally, around the same time I joined the former. When I got pregnant as a 20-something in Brooklyn five years ago and started telling ...

Ed. note: This story is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Media, and Making Contact. This work is part of a Media Consortium collaboration ...

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