Posts Tagged abortion

A year after the filibuster, pro-choice Texans are still resisting

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of Wendy Davis’ filibuster and the incredible outpouring of support it drew from Texans from all over the state, making it possible in the first place. And though the news from Texas has been a lot of doom-and-gloom about clinic closures and their effects on Texas women, it’s important to point out that Texans are still standing strong for reproductive justice and fighting back.

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of Wendy Davis’ filibuster and the incredible outpouring of support it drew from Texans from all over the state, making it possible in the first place. And though ...

Songs in the key of choice: Pop music and reproductive justice

Ed. note: This radio segment is hosted by Making Contact’s producer, Jasmine LopezIt is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Mediaand Making Contact. This work is part of a Media Consortium collaboration made possible in part by a grant from the Voqal Fund. Read the other stories in the series here and here

Ed. note: This radio segment is hosted by Making Contact’s producer, Jasmine LopezIt is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Mediaand Making Contact. This work ...

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 ...

The Savita Effect? How abortion policies really get liberalized

Ed. 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

At the start of this year, a new law went into effect in Ireland, signaling a small but significant change for access to safe abortion services in Ireland. Before introduction of the law, Ireland had no practicable framework for accessing safe and legal abortions, making these services virtually unobtainable. Introduction of the law was widely reported, particularly in international media, as a reaction by the government to ...

Ed. 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 ...

Photo of the Day: Michigan GOP pretends to read fashion mags, claims they understand women

What do you do when you’re accused of fighting a “War on Women” because you, for instance, force them to purchase abortion insurance in case they get raped? If you’re the Michigan GOP, you turn it into a hilarious joke.

What do you do when you’re accused of fighting a “War on Women” because you, for instance, force them to purchase abortion insurance in case they get raped? If you’re the Michigan GOP, you turn it into ...

Obvious Child: The movie about abortion we’ve been waiting for

Ed. note: This a guest post by Steph Herold on the eagerly anticipated new film Obvious Child, which opens in select theaters tomorrow. Steph works to create culture change around abortion so that we can have many more abortion rom coms. Spoiler alert for general themes, but almost none of the jokes!

Think fast: what was the last movie you saw that had an abortion plotline? What was the last movie you saw with an abortion plotline that didn’t make you want to throw your food at the screen? Coming up short? Obvious Child, coming out tomorrow, is going to change all that and a whole lot more. It’s the abortion movie we’ve been waiting for. Take all your ...

Ed. note: This a guest post by Steph Herold on the eagerly anticipated new film Obvious Child, which opens in select theaters tomorrow. Steph works to create culture change around abortion so ...

Megachurch pastor compares abortion clinics to Nazi concentration camps

California megachurch pastor James L. Garlow can’t wait for the day when abortion clinics no longer provide abortions and are instead seen as what they really are: modern-day concentration camps. 

California megachurch pastor James L. Garlow can’t wait for the day when abortion clinics no longer provide abortions and are instead seen as what they really are: modern-day concentration camps. 

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