Category: Reproductive rights

BECOMING GILEAD – Abortion bans in America by state

BECOMING GILEAD – Abortion bans in America by state

As has becoming glaringly obvious, the forced birth lobby in America has been operating in a well-coordinated fashion to end the legal right of women to seek an abortion. Like the Sons of Jacob in A Handmaid’s Tale, they want to take away a woman’s right to control her own reproductive decisions and hand those decisions over to misogynistic religious […]

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Collins: I ‘believe’ Dr. Ford but she is delusional

Collins: I ‘believe’ Dr. Ford but she is delusional

If you believe women are telling the truth, it’s harder to justify denying them control of their bodies What’s the point behind saying you “believe” Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and then immediately calling her delusional — besides justifying voting for someone who has been accused of sexual assault by someone of the sort of class and stature you don’t feel […]

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Putting a guy like Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court is exactly the point

Putting a guy like Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court is exactly the point

Women and people of color have to pay for the mistakes for their whole lives, but rich dudes get to spin between the raindrops We cannot underestimate how badly Republicans want to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, regardless of what they find out about him. Sean Trende, the analyst behind the “Missing White Voters” theory, compares putting a conservative on the Supreme […]

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Have fun, take action: Join Lady Parts Justice League’s Vagical Mystery Tour in Detroit July 12

Have fun, take action: Join Lady Parts Justice League’s Vagical Mystery Tour in Detroit July 12

Lizz Winstead and her comedy-driven reproductive rights organization returns for big laughs and serious action — get your tickets today!

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Lady Parts Justice League’s Vagical Mystery Tour brings entertainment and engagement to Detroit July 9

Lady Parts Justice League’s Vagical Mystery Tour brings entertainment and engagement to Detroit July 9

Get your tickets now to be part of all the fun and activism hosted by Lizz Winstead’s awesome repro rights organization. It’s a great time for a great cause. Lady Parts Justice League’s Vagical Mystery Tour hits the Magic Bag in Ferndale, Mich., on July 9 for an evening of comedy and camaraderie to raise awareness of reproductive rights and […]

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Bernie Sanders Kicks off Big Debate over Reproductive Rights

Bernie Sanders Kicks off Big Debate over Reproductive Rights

The Democratic Party is a big-tent party, which I think is one of its strengths. And I’m not a big fan of one-size-fits-all litmus tests. But Bernie Sanders’ decision to endorse and champion Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello, who opposes abortion rights, and question the progressive cred of Jon Ossoff, the rising (pro-choice) star running for Congress in Georgia, has […]

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Want to be sure you’re voting for pro-Choice candidates? There’s a website for that!

Want to be sure you’re voting for pro-Choice candidates? There’s a website for that!

The following guest post was written by Friend of the Blog (and the blogger) Linsey Pecikonis. Linsey is the Communications Lead at #VOTEPROCHOICE. Enjoy. In a few days, the 2016 election will come to an end. While a majority of us are still transfixed by a presidential election like no other, the key races across the country are decided much […]

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Eaton County women highlight GOP Rep. Tom Barrett’s efforts to prevent reproductive justice in our state

Eaton County women highlight GOP Rep. Tom Barrett’s efforts to prevent reproductive justice in our state

Yesterday, women from Eaton County held a press conference to highlight efforts by Republican Rep. Tom Barrett (MI-71) to deny women reproductive justice in their lives. In conjunction with the press conference, they released an issue guide (HERE) that details bills sponsored and supported by Barrett and two of his colleagues, John Bizon and Holly Hughes, that serve to impede […]

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Michigan Senate to vote on “fetal tissue” bills for no good reason

Michigan Senate to vote on “fetal tissue” bills for no good reason

A crusade that will waste time and taxpayer money will do nothing but appease those who oppose legal abortion. You’ve heard all the lies about Planned Parenthood — you know, the ones peddled in those deceptively edited videos that claimed Planned Parenthood sells baby parts? Despite the fact that these allegations have been proven false in state after state, and […]

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Stand with Planned Parenthood at family planning funding hearing in Lansing Jan. 27

Stand with Planned Parenthood at family planning funding hearing in Lansing Jan. 27

Help Planned Parenthood pack the hearing room with supporters and send a message to the Michigan Legislature. The attacks never end. On Wednesday, January 27th, the Michigan House Appropriations Committee will hear testimony on House Bill 4145. Sponsored by Representative Thomas Hooker, HB 4145 prohibits State of Michigan family planning funding from going to providers that offer abortion services. Once […]

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An inside look at restrictions on Michigan abortion care providers

An inside look at restrictions on Michigan abortion care providers

Laws and regulations imposed on clinics have nothing to do with patient care — and everything to do with limiting abortion access. In part one of this two-part series, I wrote about TRAP laws in Texas and across the country. The question of whether these sneaky, dangerous laws are Constitutional is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, because they restrict […]

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