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25th March 2014

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Why Family Planning? An International Perspective

Why Family Planning? An International Perspective

Family planning has been a cornerstone issue of the feminist movement for several decades, but is also one of the most contentious.  While it’s relatively easy to articulate the logic of equal pay or the harms of domestic violence, there are numerous social taboos surrounding family planning, not the least of which is the fact that family planning often includes the issue of abortion.

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Tagged: AbortionGender RolesInternationalIntersectionalityReproductive RightsWomen&039;s HealthWomen&039;s History Month

10th March 2014

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Today Is National Abortion-Provider Appreciation Day

Today Is National Abortion-Provider Appreciation Day

Today is National Abortion-Provider Appreciation Day.

It seems like an arbitrary day of acknowledgement.  But since I lacked internet access on International Women’s Day (which was yesterday), I thought I’d take a moment to write this up, because the work that abortion providers do is important for women’s health and autonomy, and because they face incredible barriers to performing this work in…

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Tagged: AbortionAmerican WomenCurrent EventsIntersectionalityPlanned ParenthoodReproductive RightsWomen&039;s HealthWomen&039;s History Month

31st January 2014

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H.R. 7—Or, How Congress Still Doesn’t Get Women

Recently, the GOP decided that their candidates really needed to learn to talk to, and about, women.

This was actually a pretty reasonable assessment.  Women are a significant part of the margin of victory for Democrats, and this fact has finally been…

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Tagged: AbortionAmerican WomenCurrent EventsGender Based ViolencePlanned ParenthoodPoliticalpoliticsReproductive RightsrepublicansWomen&039;s Health

23rd January 2014

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Repro-Health Fact Day Fact of the Day

theradicalidea:

Before Roe v Wade, an estimated 5000 American women died each year due to botched abortions. 

Keep abortion safe and legal. #WeWillNeverGoBack

In response to people asking for sources: 

http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/book/companion.asp?compID=100&id=20

http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/media/fact-sheets/abortion-distorting-science-safety-legal-abortion.pdf

Tagged: Follow-upRoe v WadeAbortionPro-Choice

22nd January 2014

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Repro-Health Fact Day Fact of the Day

Before Roe v Wade, an estimated 5000 American women died each year due to botched abortions. 

Keep abortion safe and legal. #WeWillNeverGoBack

Tagged: Abortionpro choiceroe v wadesafe and legalwe will never go back

21st January 2014

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People who don’t like abortions generally also don’t like social programs that could deter abortions.

lolmythesis:

Sociology, University of Central Florida

Well put.

Tagged: AbortionPro-Choicelolmythesis

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21st December 2013

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What Does “Choice” Really Mean?

“Pro-choice” is one of the major positions associated with feminism today.  Roe v Wadeis one of the most famous Supreme Court cases in living memory, and one that judicial nominees seemingly live and die by.  But “choice” is much more complicated than…

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Tagged: AbortionIntersectionalityModern FeminismPoliticalReproductive RightsWomen&039;s Health

21st December 2013

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emayyseewhy:

This makes me sad ):People say it’s not a child because it cannot live on it’s own… Well, if you were to out a newborn baby into a room it cant survive on it’s own…is it not a child? I can’t believe abortion is legal up until birth… whats the difference of a child 1 min before it’s born and 1 min after?  



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Aside from the fact that abortion involves no babies, 41 states prohibit late-term abortions, though most of those states include exceptions in cases of threats to the life of the mother.  Let’s not pretend that there’s just unlimited abortion in the United States.

glitter-femin1sts:

emayyseewhy:

This makes me sad ):
People say it’s not a child because it cannot live on it’s own… Well, if you were to out a newborn baby into a room it cant survive on it’s own…is it not a child? I can’t believe abortion is legal up until birth… whats the difference of a child 1 min before it’s born and 1 min after?  

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^That

Aside from the fact that abortion involves no babies, 41 states prohibit late-term abortions, though most of those states include exceptions in cases of threats to the life of the mother.  Let’s not pretend that there’s just unlimited abortion in the United States.

Tagged: AbortionPro-ChoicePro-lifersAbortion involves no babies

11th December 2013

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This Season, Don’t Give to Salvation Army. Do Something Better.

Hey All,

This Christmas, do me a favor, do yourself a favor, do us all a favor: don’t donate to the Salvation Army.

I haven’t given to them in years.  At first it felt odd, because friends would volunteer as bell-ringers as a form of community service,…

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2nd August 2013

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Safe and Legal for forty years.

Safe and Legal for forty years.

Tagged: AbortionRight to ChoosePro-ChoiceRoe v WadeSafe and Legal

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