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The Real Debate Isn’t About “Life” But About What We Expect Of Women

This is my idea of what hell looks like. If hearing that troubles you, I have to ask: Why? So, the atheist/skeptic community is in an uproar on the subject of abortion, and since that’s kind of my jam, I figured I should weigh in. The question isn’t whether or…

France approves controversial bill making abortion easier

French lawmakers have approved a controversial abortion bill that scraps a requirement for women to prove they are in distress to legally terminate a pregnancy. The measure approved late Tuesday is a part of a broader legislative package on gender equality……

Welcome To The Post-Roe World

While the Supreme Court upholding the Fifth Circuit Court’s decision to allow Texas to keep enforcing its unconstitutional abortions restrictions does not mean they will eventually not strike down the law, it’s also not a good sign. The reason district court judge initially put a block on enforcing the law…

El Salvador Denies A Woman’s Right To Life

  So, it looks like El Salvador is going to go ahead and murder-through-neglect a 22-year-old woman who needs an abortion to live. I wish I could say I was surprised, but I’m not. The only way this is surprising is if you believe that “pro-life” policies have anything to do with…

Another Reminder That The Anti-Choice Movement Is Class Warfare

If having more puppies than you can afford is a burden, imagine having more kids than you can afford. In my work, I focus a lot on the sex-phobia and misogyny underlying the anti-choice movement, but in a very real way, it’s also about limiting the opportunities that lower income…

The War On Women is just a siege you just didn’t notice until now

Parental notification. Waiting periods. Mandatory ultrasounds. Zoning laws specifying closet size. Databases listing identifying data about women who seek abortions. The slow erosion of a woman’s right to choose and gain access to her choice has been going on for years, just under the radar of the mainstream media, because…

AZ GOP lawmaker wants women ‘to watch an abortion’ before having one

Despite Arizona’s recent spate of bills that would reduce women’s access to abortion and contraception, a Republican lawmaker wants her state to go even further. According to The Arizona Republic, State Rep. Terri Proud colorfully replied to one of her constituents in an email asking her thoughts on House Bill…

Georgia senate panel approves ‘fetal pain’ anti-abortion bill

A Georgia state senate committee has voted in favor of a so-called “fetal pain” bill, a measure that would narrow the legal window during which women can legally obtain an abortion by six weeks. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, House Bill 954 would “tighten medical exemptions for terminating pregnancies and…

Kansas Republicans look to profit off abortion taxes

Lawmakers in Kansas will consider next week a sweeping anti-abortion bill that would, among other things, levy sales taxes on any and all abortion procedures, related healthcare expenses and any company that might do business with an abortion provider — a proposal that could bring millions into state coffers, or…

Anti-abortion initiatives inch forward in southern U.S.

Initiatives by social conservatives to limit abortion inched forward in three southern US states this week, contributing to one of the most emotionally-charged debates in US politics. In Florida, the House of Representatives voted 78-33 in favor of imposing a 24-hour waiting period on women seeking an abortion and requiring…

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