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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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When American Debate About Abortion Was Sane and Why that Changed

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People would be surprised by how much less toxic gender politics were in the 1970s than they are now. Mary Ziegler teaches law at Florida State University, where she holds the Stearns Weaver Miller chair in the College of Law. … Continue reading

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Get Real. The “War on Women” is not a War, It’s an Assault

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Sexual assault and forced pregnancy have always been instruments of war; but the “war on women” is not a war. It’s just assault, straight up.     The so-called ‘war on women’ is not a war; it’s a one-sided assault. It is conservative … Continue reading

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