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New Study Confirms Obamacare's Birth Control Mandate Will Reduce Abortion Rate | ThinkProgress
A new study focusing on low-income women in St. Louis, MO concludes that expanding access to free contraception — just as the health care reform law does through its provision to provide birth control without a co-pay — leads to significantly lower rates of unintended teen pregnancy and abortion. Researchers found that when women weren’t prohibited by cost, they chose more effective, long-lasting forms of birth control and experienced many fewer unintended pregnancies as a result.
to:fb  pregnancy  abortion  contraception  health 
june 2013 by deusx
Reproductive Rights
Third, I see birth as a firm dividing line because until then the fetus inhabits a woman’s body. A woman’s body is private property – it’s hers. She shouldn’t be forced to let another creature live in it. Once that other creature is out of her body, that’s when it gets rights. Until then, any rights it gets would be taking away from the woman’s rights over her own body. And to me, that matters.
abortion  religion  rights  politics 
november 2012 by deusx
How I Lost Faith in the “Pro-Life” Movement
The reality is that so-called pro-life movement is not about saving babies. It’s about regulating sex. That’s why they oppose birth control. That’s why they want to ban abortion even though doing so will simply drive women to have dangerous back alley abortions. That’s why they want to penalize women who take public assistance and then dare to have sex, leaving an exemption for those who become pregnant from rape. It’s not about babies. If it were about babies, they would be making access to birth control widespread and free and creating a comprehensive social safety net so that no woman finds herself with a pregnancy she can’t afford. They would be raising money for research on why half of all zygotes fail to implant and working to prevent miscarriages. It’s not about babies. It’s about controlling women. It’s about making sure they have consequences for having unapproved sex.
abortion  to:fb  republicans  politics  babies  feminism  religion 
november 2012 by deusx
Lawmaker Barred After Vagina Comment
Michigan House Republicans prohibited state Rep. Lisa Brown (D) from speaking on the floor after she ended a speech against a bill restricting abortions by referencing her female anatomy, the Detroit News reports.
abortion  healthcare  politics  michigan 
june 2012 by deusx
15-Year-Old Girl Faces Life in Prison for a Miscarriage? Why Conservatives Are Criminalizing Pregnant Women | Gender | AlterNet
Gibbs is the first woman in Mississippi to be charged with murder relating to the loss of her unborn baby. But her case is by no means isolated. Across the US more and more prosecutions are being brought that seek to turn pregnant women into criminals.
abortion  women  whackos  law  murder  to:fb 
march 2012 by deusx
slacktivist » The ‘biblical view’ that’s younger than the Happy Meal
In 1979, McDonald’s introduced the Happy Meal.

Sometime after that, it was decided that the Bible teaches that human life begins at conception.
to:fb  religion  abortion  reproduction  christianity  politics 
february 2012 by deusx
Abortion saved my life - Abortion -
My two kids at home almost lost their mother because someone decided that my life was worth less than that of a fetus that was going to die anyway. My husband had told them exactly what my regular doctor said, and the ER doctor had already warned us what would have to happen. Yet none of this mattered when confronted by the idea that no one needs an abortion. You shouldn’t need to know the details of why a woman aborts to trust her to make the best decision for herself. I don’t regret my abortion, but I would also never use my situation to suggest that the only time another woman should have the procedure is when her life is at stake. After my family found out I’d had an abortion, I got a phone call from a cousin who felt the need to tell me I was wrong to have interfered with God’s plan. And in that moment I understood exactly what kind of people judge a woman’s reproductive choices.
abortion  health  medicine  religion 
february 2012 by deusx
Komen's Excuse for Defunding Planned Parenthood Applies to Bank of America Too -- So When Will it Sever Ties With BofA? | AlterNet
To sum up, Komen is perfectly content with accepting millions from an entity under investigation for fraud across the country but when it comes to dispensing a portion of those and other funds to an entity that saves lives but that's facing a sham of an investigation, Komen draws the line.
cancer  komen  politics  abortion 
february 2012 by deusx
10 things the iPhone Siri will help you get instead of an abortion | The Raw Story
It’s an experience that’s being replicated by women around the country: despite plentiful online information about actual places to get an abortion, Siri doesn’t seem to provide it. It’s a similar experience for women seeking emergency contraception: in New York City, Siri doesn’t know what Plan B is and, asked for emergency contraception, offers up a Google results page of definitions.

Didn't we learn from HAL 9000 that it doesn't really pay to give your tools their own opinionated personalities?
siri  mobile  speech  apple  iphone  ios  abortion 
november 2011 by deusx
Human Nature : Contraceptive Fudge: Addendum
"As a pharmacist, you have every right to refuse to fill contraceptive prescriptions. But your customers have every right to boycott your store, and your employer has every right to fire you. If you don't like your employer's policy, open your own pharmacy."
abortion  contraception  medicine  pharmacies  pharmacists 
august 2008 by deusx
Why I am an abortion doctor
"I can take a woman, in the biggest trouble she has ever experienced in her life, and by performing a five-minute operation, in comfort and dignity, I can give her back her life"
abortion  health  medicine 
february 2008 by deusx
Alas, a blog » Blog Archive » Do they really believe that abortion is murder?
"pro-choicers tend to think that the abortion criminalization movement is motivated by a desire - perhaps an unconscious desire - to punish women for having sex."
politics  morality  abortion 
july 2007 by deusx
Lacrimae Rerum » On abortion~
"As for my opinion, while an embryo is alive, it’s not a separate life. It’s the mother’s life."
abortion  prochoice  sex 
december 2006 by deusx
The pro-life case for contraception. By William Saletan - Slate Magazine
"From a pro-life standpoint, trading contraception for abstinence and a "culture of life" was a net loss."
abortion  religion  contraception  sex  politics  health 
september 2006 by deusx
The True Face of Abortion Opponents | Needlenose
"So thanks Dr. Science, for driving a nice little wedge between these people and their nasty little judgemental causes and ripping away their thinly-veiled morality facade (oops, did I say veiled?) I don't like abortions either. Nobody does. I wish they c
abortion  planb  health  christians  politics  reproduction  science  sex  christianity 
august 2006 by deusx
Science Fiction - What pro-lifers are missing in the stem-cell debate. By Michael Kinsley
"The vast majority of people who oppose stem-cell research either haven't thought it through, or have thought it through and don't care."
stemcells  abortion  religion  politics  health  medicine 
july 2006 by deusx
Virginity or Death!
"What is it with these right-wing Christians? Faced with a choice between sex and death, they choose death every time."
sex  abortion  hpv  religion  christianity  politics  republicans 
june 2006 by deusx
What Happens When There Is No Plan B?
"The conservative politics of the Bush administration forced me to have an abortion I didn't want."
bush  abortion  health  medicine 
june 2006 by deusx
Three Decades After Roe, a War We Can All Support - New York Times
"What we need is an explicit pro-choice war on the abortion rate, coupled with a political message that anyone who stands in the way, yammering about chastity or a "culture of life," is not just anti-choice, but pro-abortion. "
abortion  prochoice  politics  health 
january 2006 by deusx
Teen guilty of fetal murder
"An Angelina County jury deliberated just under four hours, finding him guilty on two counts of capital murder for his part in killing his unborn twins." This is so scary and disgusting.
abortion  texas  scary 
june 2005 by deusx
The Washington Monthly - BARBARISM IN TEXAS
"Prosecutors chose not to pursue the death penalty against Flores, meaning he received an automatic life sentence with parole possible after 40 years." 19-year-old guy in jail for stepping on girlfriend's stomach because abortion was unavailable.
texas  morons  law  abortion  scary 
june 2005 by deusx
Safe, Legal, and Never - Hillary Clinton's anti-abortion strategy. By William Saletan
"You don't have to be against motherhood to line up behind birth control as the best anti-abortion strategy. You just have to be for it."
abortion  politics 
january 2005 by deusx
Chicago economist links abortion to falling crime rates
" that links the legalization of abortion to the country’s falling crime rate in the 1990s..." Equally morbid, but makes sense to me-- fewer women stuck with unwanted kids they can't raise successfully, fewer damaged adults on all sides.
june 2004 by deusx
The Empty Cradle Will Rock
"How abortion is costing the Democrats voters--literally." Ugh. Morbid and disgusting anti-abortion stab. Alternately, I wonder if morons will outbreed smarter humans equipped with both restraint and more reproductive options.
abortion  politics 
june 2004 by deusx

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