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Hobby Lobby and Religious Fervour: Birth Control is Now Your Boss’s Business

I was not going to comment on the recent US Supreme Court’s deeply disappointing decision in the Hobby Lobby case. But then I read Penelope‘s piece, and rethought – because she argues what I’ve been thinking: People who don’t actually experience what you’re experiencing should refrain from giving set-in-stone decrees on how to manage your experience. So, in […]

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This Is My Rally Cry: Because in New Brunswick, ‘liberty’ is only yours if you lack a uterus. (#NBProchoice)

 It takes a special kind of person to work at an Abortion Clinic. You need to possess just the right combination of kindness and compassion, combined with courage, determination, and a whole lot of humility. Not something you can put on a resume, and I highly doubt it’s something you can learn from an overpriced […]

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[Updated] Year-end reviews forget NV sex ed debate, #fierceflores

As we count down the final days of 2013, the inevitable year-in-review stories start popping up. Two recent ones caught my eye, as much for what they said as for what they left out. In RH Reality Check’s Top Pro-Choice Heroes of 2013, we are treated to a diverse round-up of “sheroes” who put it on […]

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Prochoice is love, unconditionally

Let me tell you about Davion Only: He’s a 15 year old who lives in Florida. He loves football and has dreams of playing on a team when he has the chance. He’s struggled with school but has worked hard to improve his grades. And like so many of us, he’s struggled with his weight. […]

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Nebraska to Force 16-Year-Old Foster Child to Give Birth Because She’s Too Immature to Decide to Have An Abortion

She’s 16 years old and a ward of the state. Earlier this year, her parents had their parental rights revoked by the State of Nebraska because they physically abused her. But now, she needs an abortion in a state with parental consent laws. Legislative Bill 690 passed overwhelmingly in January 2011, changing Nebraska law from […]

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#RoeFuture Tweetchat: Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement

Editor’s Note: Join us next Wednesday (9/25) from 1pm-2pm for a tweetchat with Sarah Erdreich. We will talk with Sarah about her book Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement  and all the recent restrictions on reproductive rights across the country. Send us your questions and follow our discussion at #RoeFuture.  From Texas to North […]

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State GOP Lawmakers Wasting Taxpayer Money Passing Unconstitutional Abortion Bans

Another week, another group of Republican lawmakers prioritizing controlling women over working on the real issues of our day all while burning through our hard earned cash to do it. The next time some state official tells you there’s no money for more police officers in Ohio or teachers in North Dakota ask them how […]

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Could the Supreme Court’s Prostitution Pledge Ruling Help Rape Victims in Ohio?

Yesterday afternoon, yet another state passed sweeping anti-abortion and anti-woman policies. Ohio’s new budget includes provisions for mandatory ultrasounds (including, possibly, just to obtain birth control), defunding Planned Parenthood, redirecting funds to Crisis Pregnancy Centers, and defines pregnancy as beginning at fertilization rather than implantation. Despite vocal objections and impassioned pleas from Democratic lawmakers and […]

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Millennials and Reproductive Justice at Netroots: It’s Not Your Mother’s Abortion Fight.

The Netroots Nation conference is the largest annual conference of progressive activists in the country, and as anyone in the movement can tell you, there are a lot of issues that we work on. So it’s no surprise that Netroots has a lot of panels and trainings on a lot of topics. There is strong […]

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Tom Corbett: Bad Pa. Governor or Worst Pa. Governor Ever?

Believe what people tell you, because people show you who they are everyday. No need for in-depth analysis, what people do shows you who they are. The actions of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett clearly tell us who he is.  When he and his cronies were saying that Pennsylvania would be like Saudi Arabia, he was […]

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