Category Archives: Reproductive Rights

Your priorities are showing

From Broadsheet: looks like the FDA doesn’t like fat chicks: an advisory panel of the FDA has endorsed over-the-counter sales of orlistat, otherwise known as the prescription diet pill Xenical: An FDA advisory panel voted 11-3 late Monday to recommend … Continue reading

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Right-Wing Abortion Views

Today, Joseph Farah does a nice job of laying out every ridiculous right-wing argument against abortion. Let’s take a look, because it’s pretty clear that the man just didn’t do his research:

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Anti-Choicers Focus on Alito

For all the liberal hang-wringing and questioning about whether Alito will attempt to overturn Roe or not, the anti-choicers on the other side of the aisle seem pretty confident. While Mr. Bush made no explicit mention of his nomination of … Continue reading

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The Times Uses the R Word

“Radical,” that is. Judge Alito is exactly the kind of legal thinker President Bush wants on the Supreme Court. He has a radically broad view of the president’s power, and a radically narrow view of Congress’s power. He has long … Continue reading

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33 Years After Roe

Yesterday was the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide and finally gave women back the basic right to control their own bodies and shape their own destinies. Check out all the good … Continue reading

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On Abortion in Indiana

I really need to check my phone messages. If I did, I would have known that Spike Lee spoke on campus last night and that my friends called more than once to see if I would make it. Alas, a … Continue reading

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Carnival of the Feminists 7

Two things occurred to me as I compiled this carnival. The feminist blogosphere is much, much larger than I thought (and all too eager to write on feminism and pop culture), and some of you may have finally convinced me … Continue reading

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A Different Anti-Choice Strategy

The New York Times has an article today on the quieter side of the anti-choice movement — Crisis Pregnancy Centers. The article makes the centers sound a whole lot peachier than they actually are, but can’t avoid the fact that … Continue reading

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Pro-Choice Senators and Judge Alito

A New York Times op/ed that’s so good it’s worth reproducing in full: There are many reasons to be concerned about the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito Jr. for the Supreme Court, but for a small group of moderate Republicans … Continue reading

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Distancing Roe from Griswold

Jessica is liveblogging the Alito hearings and every major news outlet is covering it. We’ve established, not surprisingly, that Alito is being completely non-committal in his responses about the right to privacy and abortion rights. He says he’ll keep an … Continue reading

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Women: It is Your Patriotic Duty to Reproduce

The Muslims are coming, the Muslims are coming! Career women hate America! Donate your uterus for the good of the country!

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More Unintended Pregnancies Carried to Term

The previous post is loosely choice-related, but here’s my real Blog for Choice post of the week: This has already been blogged about quite a bit, but I think it’s worth mentioning nonetheless — and it’s worth pointing out the … Continue reading

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