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The cost of getting an abortion is higher if you’re poor

When trying to get an abortion, as in so many things, it’s very expensive to be poor. Using the example of two archetypal women in Wisconsin — one low-income and one middle-income — ThinkProgress calculated the true cost of accessing the procedure. 

When trying to get an abortion, as in so many things, it’s very expensive to be poor. Using the example of two archetypal women in Wisconsin — one low-income and one middle-income — ThinkProgress calculated the true ...

Idaho lawmaker asks if woman can swallow camera for gynecological exam before medical abortion

Idaho lawmaker legislating abortion thinks the stomach is connected to the vagina

Just gonna leave this here:

An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.

The question Monday from Republican state Rep. Vito Barbieri came as the House State Affairs Committee heard nearly three hours of testimony on a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine.

[...] Dr. Julie Madsen, a physician who said she has provided various telemedicine services in Idaho, was testifying in opposition to the bill. She said some colonoscopy patients may swallow a small device to give doctors a closer look at parts of their colon.

“Can this same procedure then be done in a pregnancy? ...

Just gonna leave this here:

An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.

The question Monday from ...

end the stigma.

Quick Hit: Can storytelling help destroy abortion stigma?

One of the first posts I ever wrote as a baby blogger — on Feministing’s Community site — was about talking about my abortion. Ever since, as regular readers know, I’ve been interested in abortion stigma and the power of storytelling to combat it. I’ve got a new piece over at Pacific Standard today diving into the research and exploring the great potential and limitations of sharing our stories. 

One of the first posts I ever wrote as a baby blogger — on Feministing’s Community site — was about talking about my abortion. Ever since, as regular readers know, I’ve

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Chart of the Day: An uptick in threats against abortion providers

 A survey published by the Feminist Majority Foundation shows there’s been an uptick in threats and intimidation against abortion providers since 2010. The proportion of clinics affected by such tactics jumped from over a quarter to over half. 

 A survey published by the Feminist Majority Foundation shows there’s been an uptick in threats and intimidation against abortion providers since 2010. The proportion of clinics affected by such tactics jumped from over a quarter to over half. 

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Chart of the Day: Over 200 new anti-choice state laws enacted in the last 4 years

Well, we knew 2013 was bad. And 2012 was almost as bad. And 2011 was actually the worst ever. So it’s no surprise that Guttmacher’s latest tally of state abortion restrictions shows that 231 abortion restrictions have been enacted in the past four years. 

Well, we knew 2013 was bad. And 2012 was almost as bad. And 2011 was actually the worst ever. So it’s no surprise that Guttmacher’s latest tally of state ...

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