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Documentary: AFTER TILLER

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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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Republican Candidates Are to the Right of Mississippi on Birth Control & Abortion

photo via Flickr The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data yesterday showing that the US still has the highest teen pregnancy rates in the developed world. And the new global abortion study from the U.S.-based Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization (that’s published in the Jan. 19 issue of The Lancet) found that abortion […]

Pop Culture
The Ides of March: Awesome Except for That Unnecessary Retro Plot Twist

Before we get going, you need to know that this post contains monstrously huge plot spoilers for THE IDES OF MARCH. We’re not joking — scroll down at your peril. * * * The trouble is, it’s kind of hard to talk about THE IDES OF MARCH (out today on DVD, it was nominated but totally […]