The Hyde amendment banned spending federal funds on abortion and I didn’t speak out because I didn’t use MediCaid.
They restricted access to abortion for residents of D.C., but I didn’t speak out because I didn’t live in D.C.
There will always be women who need access to abortions.
Abortion is basic health care for women.
1 in 3 American women will have had an abortion by age 45. About 50% of pregnancies in theU.S. are unintended. 4 in 10 unintended pregnancies are terminated by abortion. In 2008, 1.21 million abortions [...]
I love this poem, so had to bring it out again for the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I think it sums up what I feel about repro rights and apathy for activism about reproductive rights/justice/health that I see out there. Those of you who found this are probably already GREAT activists, but please [...]
From January 20 to 27, join the first-ever “Trust Women Week,” an online mass mobilization for women’s lives and rights. The Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign is the coordinating partner in this unique collaborative campaign, working with MoveOn.org and more than 50 organizations nationwide, to let legislators know that reproductive health, reproductive justice and reproductive rights [...]
Join the effort of many organizations, all of which support reproductive rights and justice during the “Trust Women Month” – January 22 through February 22 in celebration of the 28th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion on January 22 . Please wear a silver ribbon to show your [...]
Why isn’t pro-life terrorism treated as…terrorism, asks Kaili Joy Gray in the Daily Kos under the headline “Another day, another ‘pro-life’ terrorist bombs an abortion clinic”.
“It’s almost hard to get worked up about stories like this, when they’re so damned common. Bombs thrown, buildings burned, car tires slashed, patients stalked, doctors assassinated [...]
Here is a list of the “5 Dirty Tricks Right-Wing Zealots Will Likely Try Next in Their Battle to Control Women” by Amanda Marcotte (via AlterNet), and she concludes that there hasn’t been “a more sustained assault on women’s rights in recent memory as what we saw in 2011.”
In case you needed a reminder how bleak the situation regarding women’s reproductive rights across the United States really is, ACLU provides this interactive map about bans on insurance coverage of abortion in various states.
“In several states, lawmakers are singling out abortion and prohibiting insurance companies from including abortion coverage [...]
My commentary from The Huffington Post, “We Are All an 11-year-old Girl — And She Is Pissed” by Ellen R. Shaffer, about Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius ‘ decision to veto the FDA’s approval for the over-the-counter emergency contraception (EC) product Plan B One-Step , commonly [...]
The New York Times has a break down of the Republican Presidential Candidates’ views on abortion, which is an eye-opener.
Rick Santorum has emerged as having the most extreme views on reproductive rights:
“To put rape or incest victims through another trauma of an abortion, I think is too much to [...]