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We Are Woman: A National Rally for Solidarity & Inspiration

More than a thousand laws have been introduced threatening reproductive freedom, abortion access, women’s healthcare, and birth control. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have ensured working women equal pay for equal work, was struck down in the Senate. And we still don’t have an Equal Rights Amendment to resolve all of these issues in […]

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I Wish My Mother Had Aborted Me

This piece is originally published on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission. Lynn Beisner explains the difference between the two phrases “The best choice for both my mother and I would have been abortion” and “I wish I had never been born.” If there is one thing that anti-choice activists do that makes me see red, […]

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Dear Representative Trent Franks: A Letter From A Survivor of Rape on D.C. Abortion Access

Yesterday the House Judiciary passed a ban on abortions in DC, with no exceptions for rape, incest, or health of the mother.  Bria Murray, a survivor of rape, responds to Representative Trent Franks’ comments from the debate for the ban.  The post is originally published on RH Reality Check and is cross posted with permission. […]

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10 Tips for Avoiding Jail When You’re Pregnant

With little fanfare, authorities in the United States are being given new and unprecedented powers to subject women to surveillance, arrest, and imprisonment. Since we can’t assume our civil rights are secure, it would be helpful if we had some simple rules. Rules women can follow in order to avoid jail, especially when we are pregnant. […]

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On World Population Day: Reproductive Health From Kenya to Mississippi

This past week, we celebrated World Population Day.  It’s not news to anyone that the world’s population keeps getting larger while the world stays the same size and gets a little dirtier.  Population growth is an issue that needs to be carefully addressed in the future, as the world continues to fight poverty, disease, and resource […]

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Adopted and Pro-Choice

Last week, TLC aired a special called Birth Moms in honour of Mother’s Day, documenting the experiences of three young pregnant women considering adoption. When I first heard about this show I, being an open and proud adoptee, was thrilled; in the current political environment where abortion is constantly in the hot seat, many other […]

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Is it Really a Happy Mother’s Day?

It is difficult being a mother. Mothers bear the brunt of burdens, plainly seen if you take a look at the measly ratings the United States received from the recently published Save the Children State of the World’s Mothers. Not only does the country rank 25th on the list of Best Places to be a Mother, it […]

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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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Abortion Providers in Virginia Need Our Support

I met Rosemary W. Codding, the Director of Patient Services at the Falls Church Health Center in Virginia, a couple of months ago. Since the first moment I spoke to her, I felt that she was the kind of person that could be my mentor. Rosemary has committed her time to providing safe and personalized […]

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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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