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Rep. Todd Akin’s Rape Remark At Odds With Science Of Pregnancy

August 20, 2012


Huffington Post, August 20, 2012 by Jeanna Bryner When a viable sperm penetrates a viable egg inside a woman’s reproductive tract, the result is a fertilized egg that can then implant in the uterus. That fact of life is consistent regardless of how that sperm and egg met up, including whether or not the sperm […]

War on women no snickering matter

July 21, 2012


The Tennessean, July 21, 2012 During the continued debate regarding men’s making decisions about women’s bodies, I have remained mostly silent, partly because I can hardly believe that we are having this discussion at all. In 2012, what kind of patriarchal, backward nation can acknowledge, without snickering, men’s attempts at making these decisions? I am […]

Women to hold rally month after ‘vagina’ comment

July 17, 2012


SF Gate, July 17, 2012 by KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Women riled over last month’s silencing of a female Democratic lawmaker who said “vagina” during a House debate about anti-abortion legislation and another who said “vasectomy” are pushing back at what they say is a war on women. Members of the Progressive Change […]

Melinda to Colbert: Women Want Contraceptives

June 28, 2012


Gates Foundation, June 28, 2012 by Melinda Gates As a young woman, I felt confident in my future because I knew I had the power to plan my family. I knew I could make plans and follow my dreams. What if every girl and woman in the world, even the poorest, had the opportunity to […]

Vagina is not a Dirty Word

June 26, 2012


RH Reality Check, June 26, 2012 by Beverly McPhail “Vagina” is not a dirty word, although legislators in the state of Michigan seem to think so. Recently, in response to the debate over a strict anti-choice bill that places onerous obstacles in the path of women seeking legal abortion, State Representative Lisa Brown used the […]

The only good abortion is my abortion

June 20, 2012


Boing Boing, June 20, 2012 by Maggie Koerth-Baker As I write this, it is 1:17 am on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012. I am lying awake in bed, trying to decide whether or not to have an abortion. Of course, we don’t call it an abortion. We call it “a procedure” or a D&C. See, my […]

Silenced US lawmaker performs The Vagina Monologues

June 19, 2012


CBC News, June 19, 2012 by Author Eve Ensler flew in to join performance A US lawmaker who says she was barred from speaking in the Michigan House because Republicans objected to her saying the word “vagina” during debate over anti-abortion legislation performed The Vagina Monologues on the Statehouse steps — with a hand from […]

Girls Around The World Fight for Equality

June 7, 2012


Huffington Post, June 7, 2012 by Olivia Zed When you choose to invest in girls and women, studies show that they will re-invest 90 percent of their income back into their family and the community, compared to their male counterparts who only give back 30 percent. Females make up over half of our world’s population, […]

Abortion rights advocates let their voices be heard

June 2, 2012


LA Times, June 2, 2012 by Sandy Banks Women attending a political strategy session take a page from anti-abortion forces and use personal stories to dispel shame and bolster support. The subject was reproductive rights, the audience was fervently pro-choice and the panelists were activists from Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women and the […]

SHOCKING! Planned Parenthood Patients Receive Fewer Abortions Than General Public

May 31, 2012


Addicting Info, May 31, 2012 by Wendy Gittleson A few days ago, we published this article about a claim that Planned Parenthood performs an abortion every 96 seconds. We alleged that the claim was false. We were wrong and we were called out on it, and for that, we are grateful because it allowed us […]

Terribly Dumb Sting Operation Claims It Captures Planned Parenthood Endorsing Sex-Selective Abortion

May 29, 2012


Jezebel, May 29, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan A newly-released undercover sting video by the Top Secret Junior Adventurer Club known as Live Action shows a Planned Parenthood counselor in Texas instructing an actor pretending to be a pregnant woman woman on how to obtain an abortion if she finds out that her fetus is […]

Doctor Proposes $50,000 Impregnation Fine to End Abortion

May 29, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 29, 2012 by Robin Marty We’ve seen a lot of “men’s health” laws get proposed recently as an answer to the ceaseless bills that seek to limit woman’s rights. Now, here is yet another proposal to try to limit unintended pregnancies… and it’s drastic. The Standard Examiner reports that a local doctor […]

I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR! A Call to Arms to Fight For Women’s Rights AGAIN!

May 27, 2012


Beware the Believers Blog, May 27, 2012 While many of us who fought ferociously for women’s rights in the 60s were busy climbing career ladders, raising our children, pampering our grandchildren the religious zealots on the right were equally busy desperately trying to find ways to roll back the gains that were made! The religious […]

Why I perform abortions: A Christian obstetrician explains his choice

May 27, 2012

0, May 27, 2012 Willie J. Parker, an obstetrician based in Washington, D.C., didn’t always perform abortions. He’s a Christian from Birmingham, Ala., who initially refused to even consider the procedure. But about halfway into his 20-year career, he changed his mind. Now, he’s one of those rare doctors who is willing to push the […]

Holding Pregnant Women and Providers to a Dangerous, Unattainable Standard

May 22, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 22, 2012 by Miriam Pérez As of today, Bei Bei Shuai is out on bail, thanks to the efforts of thousands of people who wrote on her behalf. Charges against her, however, are still pending and the prosecution of Bei Bei for feticide is still a reality. This issue is far […]