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Anti-Abortion Terrorist Claims Threats Were ‘Divinely Inspired’

June 6, 2012


by Jessica PiekloJune 5, 2012 A domestic-terror trial in Kansas just got more interesting as Angel Dillard now claims the threats she made to abortion provider Dr. Mila Means were “divinely inspired” communications and are therefore entitled to constitutional speech and religious protections. Dillard is facing prosecution under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances […]

What PRENDA Would Mean to Women

May 29, 2012


Miriam Yeung, Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas and Eleanor Hinton HoyttPosted: 05/29/2012 On Wednesday, May 30, the United States House of Representatives will consider the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act.” Known as “PRENDA,” the latest version of the bill (there have been at least three) would ban abortions performed on the basis of sex. If this bill becomes law, a […]

Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: A Global Call To Action

May 28, 2012


by Jessica PiekloMay 28, 2012 Today is International Day of Action For Women’s Health and a renewed push to ensure that every woman and girl has her right to bodily autonomy recognized worldwide. To mark the day the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights is launching its Call for Action 2012: “Full Recognition of Young […]

“Pro-Choice” Americans at a record low

May 27, 2012


By Jill on 5.25.2012 According to a recent Gallup poll, the percentage of Americans who identify as “pro-choice” is at an all-time low of 41%. By contrast, 50% of Americans ID as pro-life. Of course, the pro-life/pro-choice monikers don’t really say much about one’s actual views on the legality or morality of abortion. Lots of […]

What really lies behind the ‘war on women’

May 25, 2012


It would be a mistake to see these attacks as simply a backlash against women. This is about empire struggling for social control Naomi, Thursday 24 May 2012 Planned Parenthood issued a statement describing ‘secret videotaping tactics’ as part of a ‘propaganda’ campaign against the group. Photograph: Craig Lassig/AP Are women suddenly running rampant […]

Gag Me: Stop a Global Reproductive Health Disaster

May 23, 2012


by Mindy TownsendMay 22, 2012 The opposition to abortion rights have become even more powerful in recent years. In 2011 alone, 69 anti-choice measures were passed in 26 states. While this is very bad news for women across the country, acceptance of this type of extreme morality policing has another victim: developing countries. Enter the […]

The Anti-Abortion Push To Criminalize Pregnancy

May 21, 2012


by Jessica PiekloMay 20, 2012 On Friday an Indiana state court granted Bei Bei Shuai’s bond request, just a week after the Indiana Supreme Court declined to review an earlier ruling holding that the state’s feticide laws may be used against pregnant women who harm themselves. Shuai’s case has mobilized women’s rights advocates nationwide, and […]