Tag: abortion ban

Virgina Rape Law

A proposed law in Virgina requires women to have ultrasounds before terminating pregnancies. Since most abortions occur in the first trimester, and since ultrasounds done before 12 are usually transvaginal, that means that the state of Virginia is effectively requiring women to be vaginally penetrated against their will. And that’s rape.

No Abortion Ban: The People Speak

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a video for the No Abortion Ban campaign by Center for Reproductive Rights. As I mentioned in that post, there was a call for others to participate by sharing what they don’t want…

Late Abortion Care Will Return to Kansas

When I learned the other day that Dr. Tiller’s clinic Women’s Health Care Services would not reopen with new providers, I found the news extremely depressing and lamented the significantly reduced access to much-needed, and sometimes life-saving, abortion care. Now,…

Stand in Solidarity Against the Dominican Republic Abortion Ban!

I recently posted about a complete ban on abortion passed in the Dominican Republic. Many readers wanted to know what they could to do help the women there who are organizing there against this measure. From Akimbo, here’s a start:…

A Story in Pictures

Two of the most important women’s-rights-related bill-signings in the past few years. The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003: And the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009:

Blog For Choice: Sexual Rights

Today is the 36th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, and that means it’s also Blog for Choice Day. Unlike last year (and more like myself), I have little interest in the theme, pro-choice hopes for Barack Obama and the new…

How Not to Have an Abortion

Natural Liberty: Rediscovering Self-Induced Abortion Methods by Sage-Femme! (Sage-Femme Collective) When I was phone banking for the No on 4 campaign, we followed a script that I can still more or less recite from memory: “Prop 4 requires parental notification…

Full Spectrum

Today is the Trans Day of Remembrance. I never know what to say about these things–hatred, complacency, and violent death, I mean. I could just send you over to this post or these others to read about the Trans Day…

Ballot Initiative Results

in 2006, I remember running around like a madwoman, trying to find the results of the South Dakota abortion ban initiative.  The media was so busy reporting on the Dems taking control of the House that it was incredibly difficult…