Tag: abortion providers

The Real Estate of Abortion

Ann Friedman of Feministing and The American Prospect has an awesome article up about the politics of abortion clinic real estate. It’s a crucial issue right now, especially considering the anti-choice attacks on the new Planned Parenthood clinic in Aurora,…

Help Planned Parenthood Help Women

Planned Parenthood is trying to open a new clinic in Aurora, Illinois — and anti-choice groups are attacking them in full force. Illinois is desperately in need of greater reproductive health care services. Some stats: # llinois ranked seventh-highest in…

Greatest Hits: The Global Gag Rule is Killing Women

Originally posted on December 8, 2006. The United States’ policy of denying reproductive health funding to any organization that so much as mentions abortion — by petitioning their own government for reproductive rights, performing abortions with their own non-U.S. money,…

Why I Provide Abortions

Lauren sent on this powerful piece written by an abortion provider, explaining why he provides the services he does. You really have to read the whole thing, but here’s a teaser: By 1967 I was a third year medical student,…

Some of my heroes

These women. Lederer, 30, can’t relate to the images that drew an older generation of physicians into abortion work. She can barely picture it when they talk about life before legal abortion: the blood-spattered apartments, the women racked with infection…

Requiring Women to See “The Truth”

“Informed consent” laws are all the rage in anti-choice circles these days. They started off with The Script — legally requiring abortion providers to read an often factually incorrect statement to women seeking abortions. The Script varies from state to…

Playing Politics With Cancer Screening

Planned Parenthood made its name by helping people plan parenthood, promoting access to contraception and providing general reproductive health care. Fewer than one in ten clients comes for abortions, and less than 30% of 860 Planned Parenthood clinics in the…

Anti-Choicers: Appealing to Black Women?

This article in the LA Times details how anti-abortion activists and so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” are targeting women of color (and black women in particular). There’s so much to say about this that I’m not sure where to start, but…