Posts Tagged Roe v. Wade

Quote of the Day: “An abortion doesn’t un-rape a woman.”

*Trigger warning*

So last night I tuned into CrossFire on CNN to support my friend and new CNN contributor Sally Kohn.The debate about women’s reproductive rights on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade was between anti-choice hoaxter Lila Rose and NARAL President Ilyse Hogue.

When I tuned in, I expected to hear Lila Rose spew the usual non-sense about babies being “ripped apart” during the abortion procedures that exist only in her vivid imagination.

What I didn’t expect to hear (because I’m clearly naive) is a woman say on national television, “An abortion doesn’t un-rape a woman.” That was Rose’s response to a question about abortion exceptions for rape and incest. Rose opposes ...

*Trigger warning*

So last night I tuned into CrossFire on CNN to support my friend and new CNN contributor Sally Kohn.The debate about women’s reproductive rights on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade ...

Happy 41st birthday, Roe v Wade!

Today is the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v Wade, which declared that Americans have a right to privacy that protects the right to have an abortion, under limited circumstances. In recent years, that right has increasingly become a privilege, with Republicans doing everything they can to chip away at access to reproductive healthcare of all kinds, but especially abortion. Some people think 2014 will be a turning point in that fight, the year Americans will finally put their feet down as say, “Enough already with the restricting of bodily autonomy.” I’m less optimistic. 

Today is the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v Wade, which declared that Americans have a right to privacy that protects the right to have an abortion, under limited circumstances. In recent years, ...

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Quick hit: Roe v. Wade doesn’t really exist and here’s how we got there

For a while now, most experts have operated under the assumption that anti-choicers never need to get Roe v. Wade overturned by the Supreme Court. Instead, they can just make it nonexistent in the practical sense. Here on this site we’ve covered TRAP laws, ultrasound bills, and other legislation that is making legal abortion impossible. Today, ThinkProgress has a terrific write up about where we are in terms of reproductive rights in states like Texas, as well as historical context as to  how we got here. 

For a while now, most experts have operated under the assumption that anti-choicers never need to get Roe v. Wade overturned by the Supreme Court. Instead, they can just make it nonexistent in the ...

“A respect for humanity says that you respect women”

On Sunday’s show, Melissa Harris-Perry perfectly contextualizes the climate where we are witnessing state by state assaults on women bodies, privacy, and reproductive freedom protected under the 14th Amendment in the year where Roe v Wade turns 40, the landmark decision that affirmed a woman’s right to privacy. Stay for the interview with Ohio State Senator Nina Turner. Again, the voting rights act is a feminist issue. To quote State Senator Turner, “Elections have consequences.”

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On Sunday’s show, Melissa Harris-Perry perfectly contextualizes the climate where we are witnessing state by state assaults on women bodies, privacy, and reproductive freedom protected under the 14th Amendment in the year where Roe v ...

Republican Senator embraces Roe v. Wade by accident

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley made the mistake of responding to a question at a town hall about forced implatantion of microchips by the federal government, with the only logical and legal answer, “nothing can be done to your body without permission.”

Oh really?!  Senator Grassley a anti-choice Republican is in favor of doing things to women’s bodies without their permission but when it comes to a male constituent expressing concern about his bodily autonomy being violated by the government, suddenly Grassley thinks that the constitutional right to privacy is very important.  Perhaps, opponents of Roe need to take a look at the decision again.

Check out the video of the exchange below.  Transcript after the jump.

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley made the mistake of responding to a question at a town hall about forced implatantion of microchips by the federal government, with the only logical and legal answer, “nothing can be done to ...

Abortion restrictions

Infographic: Oregon is the only state without anti-choice laws

Remapping Debate has published a well-designed but absolutely terrifying graphic illustrating anti-choice legislation in all 50 states. Oregon is the only state that hasn’t passed any restrictions on Roe (supposedly allowed by the “undue burden” standard set by Planned Parenthood v. Casey). On the other end of the spectrum, Oklahoma has passed 22.

You can find a large, interactive version of the graphic here. 

Remapping Debate has published a well-designed but absolutely terrifying graphic illustrating anti-choice legislation in all 50 states. Oregon is the only state that hasn’t passed any restrictions on Roe (supposedly allowed by the “undue burden” standard set ...

Abortion may not be my story. But it’s an important part of it.

Ed. note: This is a quest post by Ash Moore. It is part of “Still Wading: Forty years of resistance, resilience and reclamation in communities of color,” a series by Strong Families commemorating the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

It is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I’m in law school so you may think you’re about to be bombarded with legalese and a disconnected opinion. But I have a different and important perspective—a personal one.

When I was a teenager, I was raped. Gang raped. And as cliché and trite as it has become, I was ashamed and felt like it was my fault. So, despite my better judgment, the first thing I did was take a hot shower. I washed away all evidence ...

Ed. note: This is a quest post by Ash Moore. It is part of “Still Wading: Forty years of resistance, resilience and reclamation in communities of color,” a series by Strong Families commemorating the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

It ...

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