Posts Tagged pro-choice

Obvious Child: The movie about abortion we’ve been waiting for

Ed. note: This a guest post by Steph Herold on the eagerly anticipated new film Obvious Child, which opens in select theaters tomorrow. Steph works to create culture change around abortion so that we can have many more abortion rom coms. Spoiler alert for general themes, but almost none of the jokes!

Think fast: what was the last movie you saw that had an abortion plotline? What was the last movie you saw with an abortion plotline that didn’t make you want to throw your food at the screen? Coming up short? Obvious Child, coming out tomorrow, is going to change all that and a whole lot more. It’s the abortion movie we’ve been waiting for. Take all your ...

Ed. note: This a guest post by Steph Herold on the eagerly anticipated new film Obvious Child, which opens in select theaters tomorrow. Steph works to create culture change around abortion so ...

Judge overturns Arkansas’s obviously unconstitutional 12-week abortion ban

Last year, Arkansas state legislators overrode a governor’s veto in order to secure the dishonor of having the most blatantly unconstitutional abortion ban in the country. Guess what prize comes with that title? Having the courts strike it down. Surprise! 

Last year, Arkansas state legislators overrode a governor’s veto in order to secure the dishonor of having the most blatantly unconstitutional abortion ban in the country. Guess what prize comes with that title?

Republican presidential contenders compete for title of Biggest Abortion Hater to court anti-choice org’s support

On Wednesday night, the GOP’s best and, um, brightest (?) got together for a gala hosted by the deceptively-named Susan B. Anthony List. Hoping to get the prominent anti-choice group’s endorsement in the 2016 presidential primaries, the Republican contenders all shamelessly pandered to the anti-choice fringe.

ThinkProgress has pulled together some of the greatest hits from the night–from our fav Mike Huckabee comparing abortion to killing the elderly to Sen. Mike Lee, a Tea Partier from Utah saying pro-choicers support a “culture of death” and engage in “savagery.” Sen. Ted Cruz, for his part, thinks we’re Satan-worshippers. See? You can tell just how much they care about “the babies” by how little they seem to care about the fact ...

On Wednesday night, the GOP’s best and, um, brightest (?) got together for a gala hosted by the deceptively-named Susan B. Anthony List. Hoping to get the prominent anti-choice group’s endorsement in the 2016 presidential primaries, the ...

Quick Hit: “Prevent women from living my tragedy”

In an op-ed calling on West Virginia lawmakers to reject a 20-week abortion they’re considering, Danielle Deaver describes what happened when her pregnancy went horribly wrong at 22 weeks:

Nebraska was the first of a handful of states to enact a so-called “20 week abortion ban,” similar to a bill considered by the West Virginia Legislature. As a result, the decision that should have remained mine and my husband’s to make was decided for us — and it was decided by politicians we’d never met.

Even though I wasn’t looking for an abortion, my doctor and his legal counsel felt their hands were tied. “If I could help you, I would,” he said, looking me in my tear filled eyes. ...

In an op-ed calling on West Virginia lawmakers to reject a 20-week abortion they’re considering, Danielle Deaver describes what happened when her pregnancy went horribly wrong at 22 weeks:

Nebraska was the first of a handful ...

Cartoon of the personhood movement

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

In 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. However, once a child does exist in your womb, I’m not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child’s host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn’t want it.”

As Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, notes, “His remarks demonstrate what exactly these extreme lawmakers mean when they talk about ‘personhood’ – that pregnant women are no more than vessels.”

I mean, ...

In 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 ...

Could this be the year the pro-choice movement goes on the offensive?

According 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 issues manager at the Guttmacher Institute, a New York-based reproductive health researcher. Some proposals seek to repeal restrictions fresh on the books, enacted during the past three years after Republicans took control of more legislatures and governorships. Others would ease access.

“Women’s legal right to access a safe abortion is being eliminated,” said state Representative Dan Frankel, a Democrat leading the effort in Pennsylvania. ...

According 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 ...

Infographic: Fictional characters way more likely to die after abortion than real people

Reproductive health researchers from ANSIRH recently did a census of all abortion-related storylines in American television shows and films. Although we’ve lamented the dearth of abortions on screen–particularly on primetime TV shows–according to the survey, over the last century, there’ve been 385 abortion storylines in pop culture–and recent years have seen a spike. 

Reproductive health researchers from ANSIRH recently did a census of all abortion-related storylines in American television shows and films. Although we’ve lamented the dearth of abortions on screen–particularly on primetime TV shows–according to the survey, over ...

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