Category Archives: Reproductive Health

Will At-Home Therapeutic Miscarriage Make Abortion Clinics Obsolete?

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At the turn of the millennium, the FDA approved a pill that could replace most abortions with early at-home therapeutic miscarriage.  When will that potential be realized?  Fifteen years ago, in September of the year 2000, the FDA approved a … Continue reading

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Birth Control for Men—Research Promising, Frustrated by Lack of Funding

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Birth control options for men lag behind options for women by almost a century. Can changing attitudes and a new generation of researchers change that? Maybe.  Three state-of-the-art birth control methods for women have annual pregnancy rates below 1 in … Continue reading

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Are #ShoutYourAbortion and #HayleysIUD the Next Phase of the Sexual Revolution?

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What prompts a young woman to shout her abortion or live tweet her IUD insertion? The most lasting effect of the smear campaign against Planned Parenthood may be this: Young women are done–beyond done–with being shamed for the fact that … Continue reading

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Conservative Opposition to Contraception and At-home Therapeutic Miscarriage Funnels Women to Clinic Abortions

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Clinic-based abortion would be almost obsolete were it not for conservative policies and priorities. Imagine that over the next fifteen years we could reduce abortion by 90 percent simply by improving pregnancy prevention. Imagine, further, that during this same fifteen … Continue reading

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Manipulate Much? A Professional Video Editor Discusses Carly Fiorina’s Claims and the Campaign against Planned Parenthood

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What did you really see and hear? Don’t be so sure you know the answer. Garth Spruiell has spent the last thirty years working as a professional video editor, most recently creating promotional content for The Weather Channel and before that tweaking everything … Continue reading

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Eleven Inane and Insulting Anti-abortion Arguments (and How I Shed the Shamers)

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If recent right-wing insanity has driven you over the edge and you’ve decided to tell the world that you think Planned Parenthood is a good place or abortion care is a good thing (or even decided to share a personal story), you will need … Continue reading

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What a Serious Anti-Abortion Movement Would Actually Look Like

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Forty years after Roe v. Wade, the anti-abortion movement is a radical failure by the very metrics that Pro-life leaders cite to inspire their base. What would an effective anti-abortion movement look like? U.S. women have obtained nearly 53 million … Continue reading

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