Tag Archives: reproductive health and rights

Quick hit: Back the fuck off

TweetFrom the blog Speaker’s Corner, whose creator is also responsible for the brilliant Keep Your Boehner Out of My Uterus, comes this heartbreaking story of a woman who terminated a intended and very-much-wanted pregnancy when she discovered that the fetus had dire developmental problems. We went home. I called my parents. We were supposed to [...]
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You decide: Which anti-choicer takes the cake?

TweetIt’s time to play a little game I like to call “Which anti-choicer takes the cake?” It is not a fun game. But sometimes–like, for instance, when I can’t decide which horrible quote to blog about, it’s one we have to play. 1) In a Senate committee hearing last week, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky [...]
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National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers

Tweet Today is the 18th anniversary of the murder of Dr. David Gunn, who was shot by Michael Griffin. Dr. Gunn was the first abortion provider killed in the US because of his job. Since then the violence has continued all the way up to the murder of Dr. George Tiller in 2009. Abortion providers [...]
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Human rights, privilege, and why I bowl for abortion access

Tweet I had to pay for my abortion out-of-pocket. Luckily, I had a modest but steady income. The out-of-pocket price of $400 for a first-trimester abortion was a big unexpected cost. But I could afford it. My boyfriend at the time contributed half. I cut back on take-out, downgraded to drinking 40s, and kept an [...]
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New wave of anti-abortion bills is about punishing women – not about saving babies

TweetThere’s been a lot of talk of late about how the numerous abortion restriction bills being introduced at the moment aren’t about protecting fetal life, but about shaming women. Thomas at Yes Means Yes! has said it, Hadley Freeman at The Guardian has said it, and our own Miriam, writing at Colorlines, broke it down [...]
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