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None of this is normal

After the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs this weekend, President Obama said, “This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal.” He was specifically pleading — yet again — for the nation to not accept another instance of mass gun violence.

After the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs this weekend, President Obama said, “This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal.” He was specifically pleading — yet again — for the ...

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How politics & policing block undocumented women from reproductive health care

Ed. note: This post is by Xatherine Gonzalez and is re-published with permission from Bitch Magazine.

In September 2015, an undocumented woman arrived at a healthcare clinic outside of Houston, Texas for a routine follow-up exam.

Ed. note: This post is by Xatherine Gonzalez and is re-published with permission from Bitch Magazine.

In September 2015, an undocumented woman arrived at a healthcare clinic outside of Houston, Texas for a routine follow-up exam. ...

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The Feministing Five: Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho, the standup comedian, actor, writer, activist, singer-songwriter, mensch, and wedding officiator, is also an unapologetic feminist. Cho is known for using her comedy as a weapon against racism, sexism, and homophobia.

Margaret Cho, the standup comedian, actor, writer, activist, singer-songwriter, mensch, and wedding officiator, is also an unapologetic feminist. Cho is known for using her comedy as a weapon against racism, sexism, and homophobia.

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Just one more reason Planned Parenthood should be supported — not attacked

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Churches are burning, gun violence is killing people, wages are too low, families are being separated and deported, and reproductive freedom is under attack.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Churches are burning, gun violence is killing people, wages are too low, families are being separated and deported, and reproductive freedom is under attack.

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Watch: Seth Meyers fact-checks that chart at the Planned Parenthood hearing

On his show last night, Seth Meyers took a closer look at the Planned Parenthood hearing this week. He effectively captures the absurdity of the whole thing — from the constant interruptions of Cecile Richards to the fact that Donald Trump is somehow the voice of relative reason among Republicans when it comes to Planned Parenthood. 

On his show last night, Seth Meyers took a closer look at the Planned Parenthood hearing this week. He effectively captures the absurdity of the whole thing — from the constant interruptions of Cecile Richards ...

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Watch: Every time lawmakers interrupted the head of Planned Parenthood yesterday

Were you wise enough to spare your blood pressure and avoid watching any of the House committee hearing on Planned Parenthood yesterday? Good call, but I’m gonna suggest you at least get a taste of it by watching this video of all the times Cecile Richards was interrupted by her grandstanding, anti-choice interrogators. 

Were you wise enough to spare your blood pressure and avoid watching any of the House committee hearing on Planned Parenthood yesterday? Good call, but I’m gonna suggest you at least get a taste of it by ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The witch hunt against Planned Parenthood continued on Capitol Hill today when Cecile Richards spoke before Congress. Here’s a round up of stories:

The witch hunt against Planned Parenthood continued on Capitol Hill today when Cecile Richards spoke before Congress. Here’s a round up of stories:

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Infographic: Planned Parenthood is sole safety-net provider of birth control for many

A common refrain among anti-choicers seeking to defund Planned Parenthood, such as Jeb Bush, is that there are other clinics that could offer women, particularly low-income women, the services, particularly contraception, that Planned Parenthood provides in addition to abortion.

Leaving aside the fact that abortion is a critical part of family planning itself, while that may be true in theory, as a new Guttmacher report concludes, the current reality is that Planned Parenthood serves a greater share of clients in need of publicly funded birth control than any other type of provider — and does it more quickly and efficiently.

Our analysis shows unequivocally that Planned Parenthood plays a major role in delivering publicly supported contraceptive services and supplies to women who are in ...

A common refrain among anti-choicers seeking to defund Planned Parenthood, such as Jeb Bush, is that there are other clinics that could offer women, particularly low-income women, the services, particularly contraception, that Planned Parenthood provides in addition to ...

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