Tag Archives: anti-choice

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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Ireland denies suicidal rape survivor an abortion and forces her to undergo a C-section

TweetIreland’s abortion law drew international outrage after the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar a couple years ago. The attention, combined with the long-term advocacy of local and international human rights organizations, spurred the government to ever-so-slightly loosen its restrictions to allow abortion “when there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother, including [...]
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Undercover audio of Texas anti-choice training session shows how the movement relies on intimidation and harassment

TweetAs anti-choice legislation is increasingly wrapped in the friendly (and dishonest) guise of “patient safety” and anti-choice protestors carefully attempt to rebrand themselves as “sidewalk counselors,” it may be easy for some to forget that harassment and intimidation still play a vital role in the anti-choice movement’s overall strategy. But NARAL Pro-Choice Texas and Progress Texas have [...]
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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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New Favorite Tumblr: Counter-protesting anti-choice protestors

TweetSaturday Chores chronicles the adventures of “a pro-choice husband/wife team from Raleigh, N.C.” as they spend Saturday mornings counter-protesting anti-choice clinic protestors–oh, sorry, I mean, “sidewalk counselors“–by holding up funny signs. Like so: Somehow there’s nothing like a sign about turtles to deflate all that self-righteous anti-abortion doom-and-gloom. Check out more of my favorite signs after [...]
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