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Meet Zephyr Teachout, the only feminist running for governor in New York

TweetThere’s only one New York gubernatorial candidate who is progressive and a feminist. And that’s Zephyr Teachout. The National Organization for Women’s New York chapter has the common sense and the spine to actually back her, while other organizations sell out and make deals behind closed doors with current governor Andrew Cuomo.  Tweet
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Nearly 20 percent of Americans don’t know that first trimester abortion is legal

TweetAccording to a new study from the University of Cincinnati, residents of blue and red states are pretty much equally, scarily uninformed about abortion’s legality, risks, and prevalence. Here are the questions from the survey, followed by the percentage of respondents who answered correctly. Give it a shot and check the correct answers after the jump. What percentage [...]
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Argentina imprisons woman for getting an abortion, along with the friends who helped her

Tweet In Argentina, three women have been incarcerated. One for having an abortion, two for accompanying her to get the procedure. Tweet
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Court rules that law that would shut down Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic is unconstitutional

Tweet In the latest salvo in the battle to keep Mississippi’s only abortion clinic open, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law designed to shut it down is unconstitutional. “Pre-viability, a woman has the constitutional right to end her pregnancy by abortion. H.B. 1390 effectively extinguishes that right within Mississippi’s borders,” the [...]
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The Satantic Temple uses Hobby Lobby ruling to claim religious exemption from anti-choice biased counseling laws

TweetCiting the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Satanic Temple is claiming a religious exemption from the anti-choice “informed consent” laws that require abortion providers in 35 states to give out biased, sometimes false, information about the procedure. Given that “the Supreme Court has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even trump scientific fact,” the Temple [...]
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