Category Archives: Reproductive Rights

Happy Day After Blog for Choice Day

Via morchades.

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Blogging for Choice

When people say “choice” the first thing we tend to think of is abortions. Me, I’m never going to get an abortion — unless the universe really hates me, that is. You see, when I was 23 I got my … Continue reading

Posted in Carnivals, Blog Against -ism Days, etc., Childfree Issues, Feminism, Reproductive Rights | 3 Comments

Was the pill all that revolutionary?

My dad loves, and I mean loves, to talk about how the pill is what enabled women to become equal. He talks about it as if it’s the end-all-be-all of contraceptive and that something like women having a pill that … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Reproductive Rights, Sexual Health | 22 Comments

Early sex education

Is the vocabulary to properly talk about our own bodies too sophisticated a topic for children to be introduced to as early as kindergarten? Bill O’Reilly seems to think so, at least in regard to the word “uterus”, which apparently … Continue reading

Posted in Media and journalism, Religion, Reproductive Rights, Science, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics, USA | 10 Comments

I'm not going to be judgmental, I'm just judging you.

Australia’s Federal Health Minister, Tony Abbott, is one of my least favourite people. He’s been on an anti-abortion kick for the last few years, and the recent jewel in his attack is a government-funded pregnancy counselling hotline which allegedly aims … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Conservative, Feminism, Politics, Reproductive Rights | 6 Comments

Blog For Choice Day – Links, and a story of my own.

So, January 22 was Blog for Choice Day, and aside from a slight gripe about the US-centrism of the choice of date (the anniversary of Roe v. Wade), talking about the importance of reproductive freedom is, well, important. And there’s … Continue reading

Posted in Carnivals, Blog Against -ism Days, etc., Feminism, Reproductive Rights | 2 Comments

I <3 NY

[Crossposted to my Vox blog.]

It’s been a while since I’ve heard good news on the reproductive rights front – it’s been abortion bans and “conscience clauses” for so long.

Yesterday the New York Court of Appeals issued a decision in Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany v. Serio upholding a provision of the Women’s Health and Wellness Act which requires all but a narrowly defined category of religious institutions to provide insurance coverage for contraception if they provide prescription drug coverage. Continue reading

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Glamour: The new lies about women's health (No, really?)

In a move that is surprisingly good, Glamour has published an extensive and well written article that covers the governmental assault on women’s health. From the FDA to government funded abstinence only ed, the article is a long read, but … Continue reading

Posted in Media and journalism, Reproductive Rights, Science, Sexual Health, Skepticism, USA | 2 Comments

Hate Speech on Campus: Abortion Compared to Genocide

The Center for Biological Reform was invited to my school on Tuesday and Wednesday by Western for Life, my university’s anti-choice club. They put up a display comparing abortion to genocide in the center-most public area of campus. There were … Continue reading

Posted in Gender issues, Hate Speech on Campus, Religion, Reproductive Rights, The Evil -ism's | 2 Comments

A bumpersticker I'd want to have

So, I was driving home today and I was behind a van with a bunch of bumperstickers. The ones that caught my eye were, the yellow “Support our Soldiers” ribbon with “Support Pres. Bush!” penned in on the free side, … Continue reading

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