Category Archives: Reproductive Rights

What A Pro-Life International Policy Looks Like

I posted briefly yesterday on the efforts by anti-choice groups to keep women in developing nations poor, pregnant and uninformed about their bodies. These so-called “pro-life” groups will tell you that it’s good for women in developing nations to submit … Continue reading

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Missouri: A Case Study

The New York Times covered it a while back, but now Time Magazine has jumped on board to examine Missouri’s extreme limits on abortion rights — to the point where getting an abortion in Missouri is nearly impossible. Consider, for … Continue reading

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Exporting the Culture Wars

Working fervently to take away the rights of U.S. women just isn’t enough for domestic anti-abortion forces; now they want to infringe further on already limited rights of women in developing nations. “We don’t expect to see the United Nations … Continue reading

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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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