Tag Archives: pro-choice

Quick Hit: “Prevent women from living my tragedy”

TweetIn 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. [...]
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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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Infographic: Fictional characters way more likely to die after abortion than real people

TweetReproductive 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.  Tweet
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Mother charged with felony for helping her daughter order illegal abortion drugs online

TweetWell well well. The anti-choice claim that criminalizing abortion won’t lead to people being thrown in jail for ending their pregnancies is becoming harder to sustain. These days, even mothers who help their daughters get the abortions they want can be charged. Tweet
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