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What we talk about when we talk about abortion

TweetThe other night I finally had the chance to catch Obvious Child, the new film starring Jenny Slate. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a movie in the theater but I wanted to make sure I saw this one on the big screen–not for aesthetic reasons but for political ones. I want my money to [...]
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The Slippery Slope of “Religious” Freedom versus Human Rights

Tweet News of the result of the Burnwell v Hobby Lobby Stores case reached my ears at the worst possible moment, surrounded by staunch Republicans in the great state of South Carolina. I spent the week at home deflecting backhanded comments about those damn liberals and their slow and steady destruction of the America we know and [...]
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Why men should be fighting just as hard for women’s reproductive freedom

TweetMen, you need to be fighting for women’s reproductive freedom just as hard as anyone. Why? Because there is a 51% chance you will have a daughter. The last thing you want is for her to be tied to a man she doesn’t love, a man that you probably hate, and a man that will [...]
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National Minority Health Month: WOC’s access to abortion services

TweetCross-posted from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health’s blog, “Nuestra Vida, Nuestra Voz.”  Each April public health and civil rights advocates work to raise awareness about the health inequities that continue to impact communities of color in the U.S. Among the health conditions that are usually highlighted are diabetes, HIV/AIDS, certain cancers, mental illness, [...]
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The march backwards: Women’s rights at risk in Europe

TweetSpain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit; and yesterday in Brussels (Thurs, Apr 10), a Parliamentary hearing discussed a European Citizens’ initiative that if successful would block European Commission (EC) development funding for maternal health. Working for sexual and reproductive health charity, Marie Stopes International, [...]
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