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Donald Trump Galvanizes ‘Nasty Women’ Voters With Extreme, Incoherent Abortion Stance

The Republican presidential nominee “proved yet again that he’s a woman’s worst nightmare,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, responding to the third and final 2016 presidential debate.

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Tens of Thousands of Women Are on Strike and in the Streets in Poland Over Draconian Abortion Ban

Solidarity protests were held in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, London and elsewhere in Europe and in the United States.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 READ MORE



Supreme Court ‘Stops the Sham’ by Striking Down Texas Abortion Law

Women’s health advocates rejoiced Monday as controversial abortion restrictions were overturned because they pose an unconstitutional burden.

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 READ MORE



Punish Women Over Abortions, Mr. Trump? They Already Are Being Punished.

The candidate’s comment—which his campaign was quick to disavow—aligns with the right-wing offensive to put the procedure out of reach and expose women to prosecution.

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Thousands Rally as Supreme Court Hears Biggest Abortion Case in a Generation

Abortion providers in Texas argued in the Supreme Court on Wednesday against a sweeping law that would force clinics to meet stringent standards for facilities that perform the procedure. “Democracy Now!” spoke with protesters outside the court.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Creeping Restrictions on Abortion and Voting Are Going Unchecked

The media are failing to cover the insidious erosion of rights taking place mostly—but not exclusively—in Red states.

Posted on Nov 28, 2015 READ MORE



Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

What was lost during the endless battles over abortion, Katha Pollitt writes in her new book, was not only the right to abortion, but a larger feminist claim for sexual freedom, economic equality and social independence.

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 READ MORE



House Passes Bill Barring Federal Funds for Abortion

The House of Representatives voted last week to withhold federal financial assistance from Americans signing up for health insurance plans that cover abortion.

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 READ MORE



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Anti-Abortion Activists Try to Shut Kansas Clinic on Grounds It Draws Protests

In an absurd twist, Wichita anti-abortion activists’ petition to close down South Wind Women’s Center argues that their own protest tactics against the reproductive health facility would be too disruptive to the community.

Posted on Aug 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Fetuses Cannot Feel Pain

There’s been a recent uptick in the use of phrases such as “fetal pain” or “pain-capable unborn child” in anti-abortion rhetoric. Such discomfort, make no mistake, is scientifically impossible.

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 READ MORE


Pro-Choice Advocates Dare Texas Conservatives to Try Again

If Gov. Rick Perry calls another special session to attempt to pass a state Senate bill that would make legal abortion virtually impossible in Texas, he and his cohorts would face another surge of popular protest, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said Wednesday.

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


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‘Left, Right & Center’: Hurricane Todd

Missouri congressman and Senate hopeful Todd Akin’s ideas on abortion in rape cases dominated the political conversation this week when the Romney campaign was just hitting its stride on the issues it wants to talk about: the cost of Obamacare and a lagging economy. The “Left, Right & Center” commentators give their take on these matters and more in the show’s latest installment. 

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


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