Posts Tagged Reproductive Rights

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Missouri lawmaker pushes for law requiring consent of the “father” to get an abortion

Missouri state representative Rick Brattin is pushing for a law that would require the consent of the “father” to get an abortion. The text of the bill, which is unlikely to pass and perhaps even less likely to stand as constitutional if it did, reads: “No abortion shall be performed or induced unless and until the father of the unborn child provides written, notarized consent to the abortion.” 

Missouri state representative Rick Brattin is pushing for a law that would require the consent of the “father” to get an abortion. The text of the bill, which is unlikely to pass and perhaps even

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New “no duh” study shows abortion complications are really, really rare

UCSF researchers have released the most comprehensive study to date on complications after abortion. Their results echo the results of all previous studies on the subject: Abortion is a very safe procedure, with major complications occurring only a quarter of a percent of the time

UCSF researchers have released the most comprehensive study to date on complications after abortion. Their results echo the results of all previous studies on the subject: Abortion is a very safe procedure, with major complications occurring only a ...

Curtis Boyd and his wife Glenna Halvorson-Boyd

Quote of the Day: “They don’t wake up and say, ‘I’ll brush my teeth and go have an abortion.'”

 

“These women who come to us are not idiots. They know what they are doing. People can’t get that. Women take this seriously. They think about it. They don’t wake up and say, ‘I’ll brush my teeth and go have an abortion.'” – Dr. Curtis Boyd 

 

“These women who come to us are not idiots. They know what they are doing. People can’t get that. Women take this seriously. They think about it. They don’t wake up and say, ‘I’ll brush my teeth ...

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Watch: The first live-streamed national abortion speakout

You can watch the first ever live-streamed, national abortion speak-out today. Between 1 pm to 9 pm ET, over 100 people — including many Feministing friends — will be talking about their personal experiences with abortion here

You can watch the first ever live-streamed, national abortion speak-out today. Between 1 pm to 9 pm ET, over 100 people — including many Feministing friends — will be talking about their personal experiences with abortion here

Chart of the Day: Voters know that abortion is about economic justice and gender equality

The anti-choice movement has done its damndest to isolate the issue of abortion. Conservative politicians are prone to dismissing reproductive rights as a divisive “social issue” that’s less serious than–and completely disconnected from–the “bread and butter” economic issues their voters supposedly care about more. But a new poll commissioned by the National Institute for Reproductive Health suggests that Americans are not fooled—instead, they easily make the connections between access to abortion, economic stability, and women’s broader gender equality. 

The anti-choice movement has done its damndest to isolate the issue of abortion. Conservative politicians are prone to dismissing reproductive rights as a divisive “social issue” that’s less serious than–and completely disconnected from–the “bread and butter” ...

Supreme Court order allows abortion clinics to reopen in Texas

Hell yeah.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed more than a dozen Texas abortion clinics to reopen, blocking a state law that had imposed strict requirements on abortion providers. Had the law been allowed to stand, it would have caused all but eight of the state’s abortion clinics to close and would have required many women to travel more than 150 miles to the nearest abortion provider.

The Supreme Court’s order — five sentences long and with no explanation of the justices’ reasoning — represents an interim step in a legal fight that is far from over. But abortion rights advocates welcomed what they said was the enormous practical impact of the move. ...

Hell yeah.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed more than a dozen Texas abortion clinics to reopen, blocking a state law that had imposed strict requirements on abortion providers. ...

In Latin America, safe abortions are for the rich and the lucky

Before Alana* found out that she was pregnant, she had plans to get a job and go to college. Now, after her abortion, she’s unemployed, thousands of dollars in debt, and fighting depression. And she’s one of the lucky ones.

Alana is a young woman living with her parents in a low-income community outside of a Brazilian city.

Before Alana* found out that she was pregnant, she had plans to get a job and go to college. Now, after her abortion, she’s unemployed, thousands of dollars in debt, and fighting depression. And she’s one of ...

The first online class on abortion care starts next week

This is very cool.

Students and medical professionals, for the first time, can go online for formal training on abortion care, thanks to a new class offered through the University of California, San Francisco.

The course, titled “Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications,” offered through a massive open online course (MOOC), walks students through all things abortion, from its history and legalization in the United States, to clinical aspects of later abortions, to the relationship between early pregnancy loss and abortion care.

More than 3,000 people are already registered for the class.

The course description explains that it aims to “place abortion within the context of public health and fill in the ...

This is very cool.

Students and medical professionals, for the first time, can go online for formal training on abortion care, thanks to a new class offered through the University of California, San ...

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