Posts Tagged anti-choice

Chart of the Day: Abortion rate fell to lowest rate in 30 years thanks to birth control

According to a new study from the Guttmacher Institute, the US abortion rate fell by 13 percent between 2008 to 2011, continuing a fairly consistent long-term downward trend and reaching its lowest point since 1973

According to a new study from the Guttmacher Institute, the US abortion rate fell by 13 percent between 2008 to 2011, continuing a fairly consistent long-term downward trend and reaching its lowest point since 1973

Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee says Dems think women are helpless and “cannot control their libidos”

I tried and failed to come up with any commentary to add to this quote from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s speech today at the Republican National Committee. But I’m pretty sure it doesn’t need any.

I tried and failed to come up with any commentary to add to this quote from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s speech today at the Republican National Committee. But I’m pretty sure it doesn’t need any.

Quote of the Day: “The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children”

Oh, for fuck’s sake. Via Raw Story:

A Kentucky Republican lawmaker wants to classify abortion as a form of domestic violence.

“The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children, and this particular bill would prohibit abortions after the fetus feels pain, which is 20 weeks and older,” said Rep. Joe Fischer (R-Fort Thomas).

Apparently, the fact that these laws have been repeatedly declared unconstitutional isn’t stopping anti-choicers from continuing to push 20-week abortion bans. Fischer’s particularly galling innovation is to tack the ban onto a bill addressing actual domestic violence. The original legislation, which has strong Democratic support, would allow victims to get protection orders against former spouses, not just those who are married or cohabitating. 

Oh, for fuck’s sake. Via Raw Story:

A Kentucky Republican lawmaker wants to classify abortion as a form of domestic violence.

“The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children, and this particular bill ...

More abortion restrictions were enacted in the last 3 years than the entire previous decade

I suppose this isn’t exactly surprising, but, holy shit, that’s a pretty mind-blowing fact from Guttmacher’s year-end report. 2013 was second only to 2011 for the highest number of abortion restrictions enacted in a single year–ever. And from 2011 to 2013, we saw 205 new restrictions, compared to 189 during the entire previous decade.

I suppose this isn’t exactly surprising, but, holy shit, that’s a pretty mind-blowing fact from Guttmacher’s year-end report. 2013 was second only to 2011 for the highest number of ...

Americans United for Life

The latest anti-choice trick: Letting “ordinary Americans” sue clinics to enforce abortion restrictions

Americans United for Life is the ALEC of the anti-choice movement.

Every year, the DC-based group releases a handbook filled with model legislation that abortion foes in state legislatures across the country can use to draft their own bills. It’s no coincidence that so many of the hundreds of anti-choice state laws passed in recent years–from ultrasound bills to telemedicine abortion bans–have been so similar. Often they were inspired by AUL’s models–sometimes even copied verbatim. In 2011, for example, AUL could take credit for 24 of the 92 anti-abortion restrictions passed in the states.

And now AUL is adding another trick to its handbook.

Americans United for Life is the ALEC of the anti-choice movement.

Every year, the DC-based group releases a handbook filled with model legislation that abortion foes in state legislatures across the country can ...

Map of the Day: Half of recent abortion clinic closures due to anti-choice laws

Although the massive anti-choice law that’s forced at least a dozen clinics in Texas to cease their services recently has probably gotten the most attention, the Lone Star state is hardly the only place where it’s getting harder and harder to find an abortion provider. 

Although the massive anti-choice law that’s forced at least a dozen clinics in Texas to cease their services recently has probably gotten the most attention, the Lone Star state is hardly the only place ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

“Young Lakota”: A look into South Dakota’s anti-abortion battle.

“Where my (STEM) ladies at?”

Brittany Cooper on Michelle Obama and why white feminists need to lean back.

Five things you may not know about child marriage.

“Young Lakota”: A look into South Dakota’s anti-abortion battle.

“Where my (STEM) ladies at?”

Brittany Cooper on Michelle Obama and why white feminists need to lean back.

Five things you may not ...

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