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“We wait, for our son to be born, so that he can die.”

TweetWhen Charles Vestal joined the hundreds of Texans who came out to support Wendy Davis’ filibuster last year, he didn’t know that the collection of anti-choice bills they were opposing would pass, would successfully shut down many of the clinics of the state, and would spark a fight that might ultimately end in the Supreme [...]
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Scott Walker’s ad claiming he’s moderate on abortion gets a much-needed annotation

TweetAs we know, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the worst–on a great many issues, including abortion, which he believes should be outlawed completely. But now that he’s up for re-election and facing an ad campaign by Emily’s List highlighting his terrible record on reproductive rights, he apparently hopes people will forget all about that. In [...]
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“No duh” study finds giving teens access to free IUDs cuts their unintended pregnancy rate by nearly 80 percent

TweetI’d love to live in a country where we don’t need studies to tell us that giving people affordable access to effective contraception is a pretty excellent way to prevent unintended pregnancies. But alas. So today’s “no duh” study finds that giving teen girls access to long-acting birth control, like IUDs and implants, at no [...]
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Global Dispatch: Ireland’s March for Choice

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post from Grace Wilentz. Grace is a feminist activist and writer based in Dublin, Ireland. She is also a member of the South-based feminist alliance RESURJ: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice. View previous  coverage of Savita Halappanavar and abortion in Ireland here and here.  The sound of rolling suitcases rumbled from Dublin’s main thoroughfare [...]
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Texas crisis pregnancy centers exposed

Tweet If you follow Feministing, you probably know about crisis pregnancy centers. We’ve written on numerous occasions about these facilities run by anti-choicers that usually disguise themselves as health care facilities but serve the purpose of preventing folks facing unintended or unwanted pregnancies from accessing abortion services. Their coded language can be hard to distinguish even [...]
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