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Anti-Choicers Will Deny How EC Works, Regardless of How Much Evidence You Give Them

The science is in and has been for awhile: Emergency contraception prevents fertilization. But anti-choicers continue to push quack science asserting the opposite. Why?

The science is in and has been for awhile: Emergency contraception prevents fertilization. But anti-choicers continue to push quack science asserting the opposite. Why?

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What North Dakota and Mississippi Reveal About Anti-Choice NIMBYism and Hypocrisy

anti-choice rally signs

Make no mistake, efforts to ban abortion have nothing to do with fetal life but are simply a symbolic gesture to enshrine fundamentalist piety about sex and gender roles into law, and punish those who don’t obey.

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How Abortion Restrictions Always Assume That Women Are Bad People

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One part of the strategy of anti-choicers is to demonize women who have abortions portraying them as “fickle, foolish, or lazy.” So it was just a matter of time before the implicit argument of the Arkansas ban would be made explicit by a legislator defending the law.

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Anti-Choicers Can’t Stop Saying Stupid Things About Rape

Rep. Todd Akin

Anti-choice politicians just can’t stop saying stupid things about rape. The problem, of course, is that the same misogyny that motivates opposition to reproductive rights also causes revolting and backwards attitudes about sexual violence, including the belief that women routinely lie about rape in order to conceal their sexual activity.

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Anti-Choicers Get Real About Their Loathing of Female Sexuality

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Time to dispense with the phony concerns for “life.” Now anti-choicers are just straight-up admitting they don’t think women should be having sex for any other reason but procreation.

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Anti-Choicers Shamelessly Abuse Dead Woman Because She Chose Medically-Indicated Surgery

About 150 anti-choicers hold and attend a prayer vigil, memorial service, and press conference outside of Dr. Carhart's clinic in Germantown, MD.

A patient at Dr. Carhart’s office in Germantown, MD passed away recently while undergoing a very late term (reported at 33 weeks) abortion. Her loss is devastating no doubt for her doctors as well as her family, but sadly, surgery is a risky undertaking. People die from all sorts of surgery, including minor surgeries like knee surgery.

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Iowa Anti-Choicers Admit They Want to Imprison Women for Abortion

Rep. Rob Bacon of Iowa

A little over a month into 2013, and one thing is absolutely certain: Anti-choice legislators aren’t going to let the damage that their war on women did to their fellow conservative politicians’ electoral prospects slow them down.

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Urban Legends vs. The Pill: How the Christian Right Uses Propaganda Against Reproductive Rights

Kevin Swanson. (Gay Star News)

Kevin Swanson’s bizarre radio comments claiming that women on the pill have “dead babies” lodged inside of them is part of a larger problem of Christian urban legends that get mixed in with reality and used as propaganda against reproductive rights.

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The Haves and Have-Nots of Abortion

(Tennessee Guerilla Women)

A lot of women seem to be embracing single motherhood because they’ve absorbed their community’s hostility to abortion. But college-educated liberal women generally feel okay about abortion to prevent it, leading to a growing economic and social rift between women.

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Millennials Don’t Know Roe, and That’s Okay

(Paperhat Consorcio)

It’s no big surprised that a majority of the under-30 set doesn’t know the name Roe v Wade. After all, they grew up in an era where the debate about reproductive rights was about more than legal abortion, but also contraception and sex education. 

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