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When is a fetus-person not a fetus-person? When it’s a lawsuit.

If a woman voluntarily gets an abortion, it’s murder, the Catholic church says. Because a fetus is an unborn person. If a woman uses hormonal birth control that might endanger a zygote, she’s a murderer, the Catholic church says. Because a zygote is an unimplanted person. If a slack-ass obstetrician can’t answer his damn pages and a woman and two potentially viable fetuses die, it’s a crying shame, says Catholic Health Initiatives, but there’s not much that can be done about it because fetuses aren’t people. Continue reading

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Abortion Pill Safety

We’ve heard stories about four women dying after taking RU-486, the “abortion pill.” These deaths are significant, and need to be investigated — just like any deaths that occur after taking a legal drug. These deaths have also been concentrated … Continue reading

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UK Stands Up For Women’s Lives

Maybe I’ll move to London. The British government will today publicly defy the United States by giving money for safe abortion services in developing countries to organisations that have been cut off from American funding. Nearly 70,000 women and girls … Continue reading

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Challenging Colombia’s Restrictive Abortion Laws

From The Economist, via my friend Sean (no link, sorry, just the text; all emphasis is mine): Last bastions – Abortion in Latin America Challenging Colombia’s restrictive abortion laws A challenge to Colombia’s abortion laws could lead to wider liberalisation … Continue reading

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