Tag Archives: planned parenthood

VAWA and the far-right GOP

I’m writing in Al Jazeera today about how the fight over the Violence Against Women Act exemplifies the increased extremism of the Republican party. A bit:
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Bring the binders full of men!

When I was a kid, grownups would tell me, “Only prostitutes need to be on birth control.” As I grew older, I saw these kinds of people being elected to office. By the time I came to university, they were openly waging war on women’s contraceptive rights, lecturing us on how rape survivors don’t need abortion access because you can’t get pregnant through “legitimate rape.”

Well, last week, two-thirds of women our age rose up and voted these creeps out of office – and elected a record number of women. Next year they’ll make up 20 percent of the Senate. One of them is openly lesbian. As a sibling to an LGBT sister, I almost cried when I heard that.

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Shorter Tucker Max: Wah wah wahhhh.

Ohhh Tucker Max. I don’t even want to respond to this blog post because the writing is bad enough to be nearly incomprehensible (editors!) and Tucker himself appears to have an IQ slightly above that of a medium-sized houseplant. Against my better judgment, though, here we go. Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood and Tucker Max

Noted misogynist Tucker Max recently attempted to donate $500,000 to Planned Parenthood in order to decrease his tax burden and promote his new book. PP was initially glad to receive the gift — lord knows they need the money — but when they realized it was from Tucker Max and part of a media blitz, they declined. Now Max’s brand manager/strategist is blowing them up on Forbes: Continue reading

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Mitch Daniels Defunds Planned Parenthood of Indiana, and Why You Should Care

This is a guest post by Lauren Bruce, life-long Indiana resident, founder of and former resident blogger at Feministe. Last week, Jill reported that the state of Indiana might cut funding to Planned Parenthood as well as enacting some of … Continue reading

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Go to Walgreen’s and demand a pap smear.

Oh wow this idea is brilliant: FLASH MOB ALERT!!! FOX & Friends thinks we don’t need Planned Parenthood because women can just get their breast exams and pap smears at Walgreens (which is not true). Let’s prove them wrong by … Continue reading

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How can you have sex when you don’t even know what sex is?

Working at Planned Parenthood, I tend to get a lot of questions about sex and sexual health. I’ve met people at parties and had them tell me about their crabs. I’ve had folks I just met at a bar, only … Continue reading

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Anti-Choicers vs. NPR

Anti-choicers at a Catholic University have forced the local NPR station to quit accepting donations from Planned Parenthood. They apparently object to these broadcasts: Support for DUQ comes from Planned Parenthood, offering healthcare services to men, including screenings for cancer … Continue reading

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Aurora Planned Parenthood clinic to open

There was no fraud. Just as PP had been saying all along. The anti-choice nuts aren’t going to stop their clinic assaults, but this is a big piece of good news.

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Anti-Choice Criminals

Amanda has the story. It’s a really important addition to the conversations we’re having about the anti-choice attacks on Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois. You can also subscribe to Amanda’s podcast on iTunes.

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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