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The ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’ Is Just as Extreme as the 20-Week Ban

To read news coverage of the anti-insurance bill that Republicans passed instead of a 20-week ban on abortion, you'd think the new bill is no big deal. In reality, though, it's just as bad in most ways.

To read news coverage of the anti-insurance bill that Republicans passed instead of a 20-week ban on abortion, you’d think the new bill is no big deal. In reality, though, it’s just as bad in most ways.

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Don’t Be Fooled By Joni Ernst’s Minor Mention of Abortion in Her SOTU Response

In contrast to last year's SOTU response, Joni Ernst barely nodded at the issue of abortion. But that doesn't mean congressional Republicans are letting it go. Instead, they are ready to vote on five bills meant to restrict reproductive rights.

In contrast to last year’s SOTU response, Joni Ernst barely nodded at the issue of abortion. But that doesn’t mean congressional Republicans are letting it go. Instead, they are ready to vote on five bills meant to restrict reproductive rights.

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Men’s ‘Abortion Regret’ Stories Are More About Controlling Women

Anti-choice websites now promote male "abortion regret" stories—which are mostly an exercise in encouraging men to try to control women's bodies, even with bullying.

Anti-choice websites now promote male “abortion regret” stories—which are mostly an exercise in encouraging men to try to control women’s bodies, even with bullying.

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No, Asking for Corporate Accountability or Subway Courtesy Is Not ‘Slut-Shaming’

Twice this week, conservatives have tried to draw false equivalences between slut-shaming and shaming behavior that causes actual harm. Here's why slut-shaming is wrong, but asking for accountability or courtesy is not wrong.

Twice this week, conservatives have tried to draw false equivalences between slut-shaming and discouraging behavior that causes actual harm. Here’s why slut-shaming is wrong, but asking for corporate transparency or public transit etiquette is not.

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Nicki Minaj and the Inevitable Politicization of Celebrity Abortions

Nicki Minaj told a nuanced story about her high school abortion, but most of the headlines suggested that she is, or should be, ashamed of the experience. Sadly, this is what happens all too often when women try to tell complex abortion stories in the public sphere.

Nicki Minaj told a nuanced story about her high school abortion, but most of the headlines suggested that she is, or should be, ashamed of the experience. Sadly, this is what happens all too often when women try to tell complex abortion stories in the public sphere.

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It’s Been a Terrible Year for Reproductive Rights

2014 will go down as the year anti-choicers' goal of ending legal abortion came within their grasp. It's also the year they opened up a new front in the "war on women" by starting preliminary legal attacks on contraception access.

2014 will go down as the year anti-choicers’ goal of ending legal abortion came within their grasp. It’s also the year they opened up a new front in the “war on women” by starting preliminary legal attacks on contraception access.

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Climate Change, Evolution, and Now Abortion: Why Conservatives Mislead About Facts

Abortion is overwhelmingly safe, but somehow conservatives' lies about its danger have become "fact" in laws and courts. In this, anti-choicers are borrowing a page from creationists and climate change denialists.

Abortion is overwhelmingly safe, but somehow conservatives’ lies about its danger have become “fact” in laws and courts. In this, anti-choicers are borrowing a page from creationists and climate change denialists.

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Divorce Rates Keep Declining. Thanks, Birth Control!

Feminism has led to lower divorce rates over the decades, because independent women have better marriages. Yet conservatives keep insisting that the struggle for equality is driving families apart.

Feminism has led to lower divorce rates over the decades, because independent women have better marriages. Yet conservatives keep insisting that the struggle for equality is driving families apart.

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Alabama Anti-Choicers Want to Regulate Abortion Clinics Like Sex Predators

Clinic escorts outside a Planned Parenthood facility.

Alabama anti-choicers are at it again, and this time they’re implying that abortion clinics are somehow a danger to children in the way sexual predators are. But the only way that could work is by magic.

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Defending Free Speech Does Not Mean Tolerating Harassment

Andrew Sullivan got completely unbent at the idea that Twitter might crack down on harassment. But the real censorship is coming from anti-feminists who use abusive campaigns in an effort to silence feminists.

Andrew Sullivan got completely unbent at the idea that Twitter might crack down on harassment. But the real censorship is coming from anti-feminists who use abusive campaigns in an effort to silence feminists.

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