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Jan Brewer signs abortion ban defining pregnancy before conception

Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday signed one of the most controversial and restrictive abortion bans in the country, which experts say effectively bans abortions after 18 weeks and declares that a woman could be pregnant 2 weeks before she even had sex. “This legislation is consistent with my…

Not stupid, but evil, part one million

A while ago, there was a video circulating where the people filming asked anti-choice protesters how much time a woman should do for abortion. What was interesting about the video was basically everyone but one dude responded with inane blather to distract from the question. Sadly, this was taken as…

Do the math

Check out this short video on the impact of the ban on most abortions in Kenya: In Harm’s Way: Unsafe Abortion in Kenya from Center for Reproductive Rights on Vimeo. Even when you build “exceptions” into abortion bans, they usually don’t do much for people who technically qualify. Lack of…

The great taboo

In writing this post, I want to make one thing very clear up front: I do not like the movie “Dirty Dancing”. How could you, really? It engages in stereotypes about sexually liberated working class people (versus repressed upper middle class people), it flirts with being a musical but doesn’t…

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