Tag Archives: reproductive rights

Reproductive Choice is About Much More than Abortion

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When it comes to freely-chosen parenthood, we sometimes miss the big picture. Imperfect people and imperfect birth control and imperfect pregnancy processes fail; and when they do, access to abortion is a moral good. Like health knowledge and reliable contraceptive … Continue reading

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Immigrant Doctor Leana Wen to Head Planned Parenthood

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For twelve years, Cecile Richards, daughter of former Texas governor Ann Richards, has been one of the most well-recognized faces in the fight for reproductive rights and healthcare access.  Under her leadership, Planned Parenthood’s signature pink logo and branding–Care. No … Continue reading

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Washington Wins Decade-Long Fight to Prevent Pharmacies from Denying Care—An Interview with Lisa M. Stone of Legal Voice

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The Supreme Court’s Stormans ruling is a big deal.  Here’s why. In June, bogus science and “religious freedom” claims—two of the Religious Right’s most powerful tools—got whomped by the Supreme Court in two separate cases, Whole Woman’s Health vs Hellerstadt … Continue reading

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Abortion Care as a Spiritual Ministry—An Interview with Dr. Willie Parker

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What kind of person becomes a full time abortion provider, traveling across state lines to end unhealthy or unwanted pregnancy despite screaming protesters threatening death and damnation? Whatever image you may have in mind, Dr. Willie Parker probably doesn’t fit … Continue reading

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Why Woman-as-Abortion-Victim is Even Worse than Endorsing Punishment

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Republican attempts to distance from “punishment” instead liken women to feeble minded children, incapable of adult moral agency or responsibility. If Donald Trump’s comment about punishing women for abortions exposed the bloated belly of the Pro-Life Priesthood, his retraction exposed … Continue reading

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Will Reproductive Rights Advocates Stand Up for Men?

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Frozen embryos open new questions about forced parenthood and whether men, too, might have rights under Roe v. Wade. Those of us on the Left like to say that we’re all “in it” together: rich, poor; white, brown; queer, straight; … Continue reading

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On 43rd Roe v Wade Anniversary, not Silence or Shame but Gratitude for Education, Love, and Motherhood

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If the wall of shame and stigma ruptures, abortion foes may find themselves up against something even more powerful. Love. This week, two generations after the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the U.S., many women will be commemorating the 1973 … Continue reading

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