Tag Archives: Politics

Quote of the Day: Virginia lawmaker says a pregnant woman is just a “child’s host”

TweetIn response to a Valentine’s Day card from reproductive rights advocates asking him to protect reproductive health care, Virginia state senator Steve Martin took to Facebook to expand on his anti-choice views. Via the Huffington Post: “I don’t expect to be in the room or will I do anything to prevent you from obtaining a contraceptive. [...]
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Could this be the year the pro-choice movement goes on the offensive?

TweetAccording to the tally from the Guttmacher Institute, 51 pro-choice measures have been introduced in 14 states this year–the highest number in a couple decades. Bloomberg reports: The volume of state-level, pro-abortion-rights legislation outstrips that of any year since the early 1990s, when states sought to codify access to the procedure, said Elizabeth Nash, states [...]
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Toward a nuanced, feminist discussion on Venezuela

TweetIf you’re paying attention to international news, you may have noticed that there’s something happening in Venezuela. And depending on what news sources you’re reading, you might be hearing extremely different things. What you’ll have trouble hearing, though, is a nuanced perspective that doesn’t either dismiss or glorify my homeland’s socialist government. So I guess [...]
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New Anita Hill documentary premieres at Sundance

Tweet This week, Anita, a new film documenting the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Via EBONY.com, more than 20 years since the divisive confirmation hearings which made Anita Hill a household name. Right now is probably a good time to remind everyone that even though he was eventually confirmed, [...]
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Quote of the Day: “The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children”

Tweet 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). [...]
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