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The Feministing Five: Merle Hoffman

TweetMerle Hoffman is a legendary women’s rights activist, journalist and health care pioneer. Since the early 1970s, she’s fought on the front lines of the war against women, standing up against anti-choice activists since before Roe v. Wade was passed. In 1971, Hoffman helped found one of America’s first ambulatory abortion centers: the Flushing Women’s [...]
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Quick Hit: One woman’s experience with Texas’ new mandatory ultrasound law

Tweet*Trigger warning* Here’s a rule: When you, as legislators with neither professional medical experience nor personal experience being pregnant, pass laws that result in doctors and nurses repeatedly apologizing to sobbing women, you’re doing something wrong. “I am so sorry,” the young woman said with compassion, and nudged the tissues closer. Then, after a moment’s [...]
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Newspapers censor “Doonesbury” strips about abortion news

Tweet All this week, “Doonesbury” is running a series of comic strips about the ultrasound laws that have popped up recently. The first strip features an abortion patient being sent to the “Shaming Room.” I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise in our current political climate that some newspapers have decided not to run [...]
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McDonnell signs Virginia ultrasound bill

TweetDespite tremendous outcry, all over the internet and on the steps of the Virginia capital–woman-hater Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed the ultrasound bill in Virginia into law. If you are seeking an abortion in Virginia you are required to have an ultrasound. And they may have backed down from making a transvaginal ultrasound mandatory–but there [...]
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New rule for vaginaphobes: if you can’t say it, you can’t probe it!

TweetWhy is it that the same people who want to get all up into women’s vaginas shudder at the mention of the word vagina and are unable to actually say it? I guess the answer is obvious; the same people who are sadistic enough to make a woman undergo an invasive medically unnecessary procedure whose only [...]
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