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But…but…rapes don’t lead to pregnancy. Right, Todd Akin?

Proposed bill would criminalize an abortion after a rape as destroying evidence. But since we all know that uteri have a magic rape-sperm shield, then the crime to which the fetus would be evidence of would be reporting a false rape. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Roe

Forty years ago today, the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade. American women of child bearing age today have never known a time when abortion was illegal. Jill from Feministe.com wrote a good piece in the Guardian about it. In … Continue reading

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Pregnancy discrimination

…for lack of a better term. A new study from the National Advocates for Pregnant Women is to release a new study examining cases of arrests, detentions, forced medical procedures, and other violations of women’s rights. Rights denied because she … Continue reading

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Victims for Todd Akin

Seriously, what the shit? Todd Akin has a political ad that is pretty much “I had an abortion. I was raped. And I support Todd Akin.” Oh, ok. Since one rape survivor is voting for Akin (for reasons unexplained in … Continue reading

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When Evangelicals Were Pro-Choice

  This post on CNN traces a little of the history of the religious opposition to abortion. In 1968, Prof. Bruce Waltke of the Dallas Theological Seminary explained that life begins at birth: God does not regard the fetus as … Continue reading

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A letter to those who would deny women the opportunity to control their own lives

This letter. Wow. Amazing doesn’t begin to cover it. Trigger warning for sexual assault, and maybe just having a vagina generally.  After reading it, I wanted to cry and throw up. I want to find a quote to show you, … Continue reading

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War on military women

If you doubted the war on women, or doubted where it was going, consider this. The short of it, a single mother was kicked out of the Air Force and had her scholarship revoked. Why? Because she deigned to give … Continue reading

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God intended it to happen

“I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen,” says a fascist from Indiana. I’m experiencing rape fatigue, so I can’t even.

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Mehdi Hasan and abortion: So tell me, is this the right response?

Mehdi Hasan and abortion: So tell me, is this the right response?. I thought this was fantastic and just wanted to share.

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No. Just no.

I take back everything I said in my last post. A movie based on the book needs to be true to the book. It pissed me off that Peter Jackson made it so Boromir was so influenced by the ring, … Continue reading

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