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Trump’s Truth

  Many people, including a number of Republicans, profess to being scared and shocked by Donald Trump’s recent comments about abortion. Donald Trump said in a new interview Wednesday that he would support banning abortions, as well as “some form of punishment” for women who undergo the procedure illegally. However, he could not determine what […]

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Obama Nudges the Country towards Sexual Revolution with 2017 Budget Proposal

In a shockingly progressive move, President Obama unwaveringly turned the country towards education, choice, and sexual revolution (finally!) by acknowledging that teens have sex, regardless of teachers and/or parents telling them not to until marriage. The sexual revolution was legislatively proposed in Obama’s 2017 budget proposal by swiftly and completely eliminating all funds for abstinence-only-until-marriage […]

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Texas Vs. Women’s Reproductive Rights

What happens in Texas may not stay in Texas — a good reason for women across the United States to be concerned. The Supreme Court has been asked to review a June 2015 ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which upheld a law that would bolt the doors to […]

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Colorado Springs and What It Means for The #WarOnWomen

  The term “Black Friday” means something different for the residents of Colorado Springs, Colo. after what transpired in their Planned Parenthood the day after Thanksgiving this year. Robert Dear entered the Planned Parenthood building, and after a five hour long event and police standoff, surrendered to police after hospitalizing nine, and killing a police […]

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Define Yourself

The Religion of Choice Define yourself. Do you do it by the choices you make? Or the ones you choose not to make? The freedom to make a change, to decide, is what allows agency. As a writer, the dissolution of my voice is my greatest fear. As a citizen, legislation impacts my society. As […]

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The Threat to Reproductive Health Care — Part 1

January 22, 2014, marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. This anniversary arrives — once again — in the midst of a continuing war on women’s access to the entire range of reproductive health services; this includes birth control, breast exams, […]

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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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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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This Time, It’s Personal

On Tuesday WAM! launched it’s second action this summer, taking on Clear Channel for pulling radio ads for South Wind Women’s Center, a clinic that provides comprehensive reproductive health care services, including abortion. South Wind does its work in Wichita, Kansas, which just happens to be my hometown. Wichita is a relatively small metro community in southeastern Kansas, and while it isn’t that well known, it’s had its share of newsworthy events. One of those events happened in May of 2009, just a few months before I moved to Texas. It was a Sunday morning, just before noon, May 31st, 2009, when Dr. George Tiller was assassinated in his church. He was shot in the head at point blank range. Dr. Tiller had garnered plenty of national media attention for himself and Wichita over the past few years by being one of only three doctors in the country to provided late term abortions.

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