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3 Videos Everyone Who Assumes Women Are Free Should See

Most women (and their spouses), whether personally comfortable with abortion or not, don’t automatically think about whether or not they might end up in jail, arrested while in labor or strapped to a hospital bed to undergo a forced Caesarian when they get pregnant. Laura Pemberton certainly didn’t before it happened to her. And what […]

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A Letter to the GOP From An Active Female College Republican: Why I’m Leaving You

Ever since I became aware of the debate in this country about the proper size, structure and role of government, I have been a believer in limited federal power, fiscal restraint and keeping as much power as possible in the hands of states, communities and individuals. For me, the Republican Party was a natural fit. […]

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A Nasty Turn in the War on Women

I spent part of my weekend reading about the resurgence of the feminist movement, much of it in response to the War on Women.  Debating, legislating and restricting our rights have finally woken us up, along with much of the American public and the media. Sitting down at my computer Monday morning to see the […]

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Susan B. Anthony Was Slutshamed, Too!

If you have ever been slutshamed, take heart. You are in excellent company. Name any independent, outspoken woman from history, and you can probably find tales of feverish, perverted, unreality-based fulminations against her sexual character. Even the nineteenth century suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), a seventh generation Quaker and confirmed temperance woman whom no […]

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Pro-choice Communications 101

I do not enjoy “Communications” as a field. I think, honestly, it’s manipulative. The whole point of communications is to frame your issue in such a way that an audience sees it the way you want them to. Communications, PR, advertising, marketing and branding are all – no matter what anyone says to the contrary […]

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Women: A Helpful Chart for Determining What to Trade Your Fundamental Rights For

What are you, as a woman or a man related to one, willing to trade when you vote for a presidential candidate who signed the Personhood Pledge or supports anti-choice “personhood” bills? Personhood USA, the center of the movement, believes that a fertilized egg, from the moment of conception, is a fully human person with […]

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Legislators: Women Are Not Cows and Pigs

This week the Georgia State Legislature debated a bill in the House, that would make it necessary for some women to carry  stillborn or dying fetuses until they ‘naturally’ go into labor. In arguing for this bill Representative Terry England described his empathy for  pregnant cows and pigs in the same situation. I have a question […]

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Please Stop Telling Me Why You Use Birth Control

There are things I care very, very deeply about.  Especially when it comes to women’s health, and women’s lives.  This isn’t because I think that women are special.  This is because I care deeply about people’s health, and people’s lives, and for some reason still incomprehensible to me, many people do not view women as […]

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Santorum Fails Prenatal Testing

Rick Santorum is at it again. The presidential candidate, who already thinks that birth control is “harmful to women” and believes states should have the right to ban birth control, now has his sights set on … prenatal testing. During an interview on Face the Nation, Santorum criticized President Obama’s healthcare law for requiring insurance […]

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A Day in the Life of a Clinic Escort

Saturday Morning, 26 Bleecker Street What could they have said to her? What could convince a young, pregnant Latina woman walking up to the doors of Planned Parenthood for a scheduled abortion to change her mind, to walk away with two bikers and the novice nun they pulled away from the rosary procession hailing Mary […]

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