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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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Why ‘Personhood’ Lost, But an Anti-Abortion Tennessee Initiative Won

Tennessee flag

Why did “personhood” fail in Colorado and North Dakota, but a ballot initiative allowing radical anti-choice legislation in Tennessee succeed? Because people are moved to vote anti-choice not by “life,” but by disapproval of others’ sexual experiences.

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Conservatives Can’t Decide How to Feel About Street Harassment

Some conservatives want to defend street harassers as a way to get digs in at feminists. But they might be running up against more traditional conservatives who think it's gross behavior to protect women from.

Some conservatives want to defend street harassers as a way to get in digs at feminists. But they might be running up against more traditional right-wingers who think harassment is evidence of the dangerous world women must be protected from.

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Bloody Fetus Pictures Aren’t About Persuasion—They’re About Bullying

Anti-choice protesters are irate that San Antonio officials won't let them disgust people with bloody footage on a Jumbotron outside the Alamo. It's time to ask why anti-choicers keep trying these gross-out techniques when they have no reason to think they'll ever change people's minds.

Anti-choice protesters are irate that San Antonio officials won’t let them disgust people with bloody footage on a Jumbotron outside the Alamo. It’s time to ask why anti-choicers keep trying these gross-out techniques when they have no reason to think they’ll ever change people’s minds.

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What #GamerGate and the Anti-Choice Movement Have in Common

To really understand #GamerGate, it's important to see what it has in common with other misogynist, reactionary campaigns—in particular, the anti-choice movement.

To really understand #GamerGate, it’s important to see what it has in common with other misogynist, reactionary campaigns—in particular, the anti-choice movement.

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No, Repealing Obamacare Will Not Make It Easier to Access Birth Control

Many opponents of Obamacare have been offering over-the-counter birth control as an alternative. But here are the six main reasons why "Obamacare vs. over-the-counter birth control" is a false choice.

Many opponents of Obamacare have been offering over-the-counter birth control as an alternative. But here are the six main reasons why “Obamacare vs. over-the-counter birth control” is a false choice.

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