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Tag Archive | "Abortion"

Amy Schumer Doesn’t Feel Bad About Your Abortion

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: We fucking love Amy Schumer. She’s spit-your-drink funny and she’s feminist, whether she’s talking about casual sex or body image or fisting… or abortion. On this latter topic she particularly tickles us: We’d always assumed that a good abortion joke was hard to pull off, but [...]

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Will Roe V. Wade See Another Anniversary?

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Yesterday was the 41st anniversary of Roe V. Wade. Will there be a 42nd? Since abortion has been legal in this country for the entire lifespan of progressive women under 41 years old, they — we — have perhaps come to take Roe V. Wade for granted, to assume that this right is inalienable and [...]

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New Documentary: AFTER TILLER (Out Sept 20th)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


An official Sundance selection and winner at the Sarasota and the Full Frame Documentary film festivals, AFTER TILLER explores the controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. [...]

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The Things We Won by Re-Electing Obama

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


It’s a great day to be a progressive American! So happy to know we’re moving forward in the 21st century, not backward to the 1950s. Last night, the two of us gathered with friends, ate chili, drank beer, watched the results come in, and at 11:15pm poured the champagne and played “We Are the Champions” [...]

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Top 6 Reasons Your Heart & Genitals Want You to Vote for Obama

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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We know we may be preaching to the choir here, but just in case you need some more encouragement to register to vote (state-by-state deadlines start dropping in October!), to volunteer your time to the Obama campaign, and to actually vote on November 6th, 2012, here you go: 1. Romney represents the Republican Party, and the [...]

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Comment of the Week: Why Late-Term Abortion NEEDS to Be Legal

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


photo via Flickr In response to commenter/contributor Johnny’s questions “Why the hell would anyone wait 5 months to have an abortion?” and “When does abortion cross the line from pretty much safe to realistically hazardous for the mother?” in the¬†Vaginagate¬†discussion, Chingona had these very helpful answers: This interview with a [Christian] doctor who performs abortions [...]

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The Vaginagate Roundup

Monday, June 18, 2012


In case you missed it — in case you were wondering why all your friends were using the word “vagina” in their Facebook status updates over the weekend — late last week two representatives (both women) were banned from speaking in the Michigan House during a debate over a bill that bans all abortions after [...]

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Poll: Is There a “War on Women”?

Thursday, April 26, 2012


<a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/6169756/”>Is there a “war on women”?</a>

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Comment of the Week: Pro-Life But Pro-Sex Ed and Birth Control

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


photo via flickr Nuance is pretty rare in the national conversation about abortion. The headlines and protests can make it seem like there is no middle ground, no shades of grey. Which is why we found reader Dave‘s comment, in response to the post “Naked News: The Right’s War on Women/Porn/Ethics,” so refreshing. Sure, we [...]

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Doonesbury Takes on State-Rape

Thursday, March 15, 2012


This week’s Doonesbury comic¬†(in five installments over the course of the week) is taking a harsh, satirical look at how Republican legislation all across America (specifically in Texas) is undermining women’s reproductive rights — and many papers are either refusing to run it at all or else moving it to their editorial pages. The strip [...]

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