Tag Archives: Reproductive Rights

FDA makes generic versions of emergency contraception available over the counter

TweetGood news: The slow–and often infuriating–expansion of access to emergency contraception took another step forward last week when the FDA announced that generic versions of EC can now be sold over the counter to folks of all ages.  Tweet
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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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Walking all over Wisconsin women: The alarming silence around Scott Walker’s secret emails

TweetThe flood of emails released last week, linking Wisconsin governor Scott Walker to a secret email system that was used to avoid public scrutiny during his days as Milwaukee County Executive, yielded something that should surprise no one. The soon-to-be governor was directly responsible for the firing of a competent woman doctor for no reason [...]
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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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Rand Paul thinks poor moms should be punished for being poor

TweetSenator Rand Paul may be emerging as the frontrunner for the 2016 Republican nomination, but we must never forget that he holds some of the most extreme policy positions imaginable. Whether it’s being against portions of the Civil Rights Act, being opposed to all abortions without exception, or his latest nonsense about benefits for poor [...]
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