Hobby Lobby is not a religious institution, no matter what its CEO chooses to do on Sundays. More
North Dakota State Representative Kathy Hawken, a pro-choice republican who represents Fargo, sees freedom of choice as a Republican value, and doesn’t believe that abortion rights and Republican ideals are in any way mutually exclusive. More
It’s obviously problematic to call Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie”â€“it’s a demeaning, marginalizing, and gendered insult that’s not particularly creative. But how great would it be if Mattel actually made an Abortion Provider Barbie? More
Are you a human person who cares a lot about reproductive and are pretty upset that yet another state has enacted legislation to severely limit the procedure? Well, would a plate of cookies help you calm down? More
It’s not surprising that the support or opposition for abortion tends to fall along party linesâ€“Democratic states leaned heavily pro-choice while Republican states went anti-choice. More
Don’t say “fuck Texas” and give up; support Texas’ women in the same way you would hope they would support you if your rights were the ones under attack. Don’t pretend this doesn’t exist; that’s what makes these types of bills go through almost unnoticed. It does exist, and it’s not going away unless we all collectively push against it. More
The anti-choice movement in America has long been known for so-called “sting videos,” in which an undercover agent tries to catch Planned Parenthood doing various “bad” things. Now, the pro-choice movement has a sting artist of its own. More
Anti-choice people often presume that pro-choice people just love having abortions. As though abortions are really fun and we can’t wait to have more in order to spite our opponents’ beliefs.
This, of course, is not true. But being pro-choice doesn’t mean abortion is necessarily right for you. More
Usually when we hear about the GOP saying something incredibly stupid about women’s bodies, it is coming from the mouth of a man. Whether it’s that females can shut down hella unwanted spermÂ from legitimate rape or that pregnancies resulting from … More
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After years of tireless service to the women’s rights movement, it would seem that the term “pro choice” has outlasted its effectiveness. At least, according to its former BFF, Planned Parenthood, which is now seeking to distance itself from the term. “It’s a complicated topic and one in which labels don’t reflect the complexity,” said PP president Cecile Richards at a recent press conference. More
If it weren’t for Roe v. Wade, I’d have a kid right now. So, I’m pretty damn grateful. More
This isn’t a “right.” It’s a requirement. More
Obviously, anti-choicers are angry with BPAS’ desire to humanize those who seek abortions. The shock! The horror! The inhumanity! (Wait…) More
I have always been pro-choice, and I can say with near certainly that I always will be. But my personal feelings about abortion havenâ€™t always been so solid. There was a time when I believed I wouldnâ€™t have to think twice about my choice, should I be faced with an unwanted pregnancy; now Iâ€™m pretty sure I could never have an abortion. But in debates over reproductive rights, thereâ€™s not a lot of understanding for women who share my views.
As a teen, I knew I had a lot to accomplish in life; I was pretty sure that having a baby was on the list, but I knew I didnâ€™t want it to come before college, work, travel, and having some time to make careful choices about who I make babies with. That hasnâ€™t changedâ€”which is part of why I use one of the most statistically effective types of birth control available outside of tubal ligation. But should my IUD fail me (which, believe me: is a possibility that intermittently fuels my paranoia), I would likely be spending the next few months rearranging my life to get ready for a baby. More