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The Deeply Disturbing World of Modern Anti-Abortion Activism

Claiming that 10-year-old rape victims are better off being forced to give birth: Welcome to the anti-choice movement of 2013.

Blaming clinics for their own harassment, making violent insinuations, giving a convicted terrorist a leadership position, railroading good doctors out of business, and claiming that 10-year-old rape victims are better off being forced to give birth: Welcome to the anti-choice movement of 2013.

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Political Battles Over Abortion Are About So Much More

Why do Republicans think such a political tactic will work to get pro-choicers to stop caring about abortion rights?

While it is true that Republicans are attacking abortion rights at every turn, rhetorically, “abortion” is a dog whistle word to stir up conservative anxieties about sexual freedom.

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Texas Adoption Bill Shows How Little Anti-Choicers Think of Women

Anti-choicers know that calling women stupid or evil in public is bad politics. So why do bills like Sen. Eddie Lucio's, which would require women to take a three-hour webinar on adoption—implying women don't know what adoption is—keep cropping up?

Anti-choicers know that calling women stupid or evil in public is bad politics. So why do bills like Sen. Eddie Lucio’s, which would require women to take a three-hour webinar on adoption in order to get an abortion, keep cropping up?

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Anti-Rape Bill Could Create Wedge Between Different Anti-Feminist Factions

A bipartisan bill to prevent rapists from suing for custody for children conceived in rape should be the sort of thing that abortion opponents would support. Unfortunately for them, a lot of anti-feminists are hostile to legislation protecting women from stalking, harassment, and abuse.

A bipartisan bill to prevent rapists from suing for custody for children conceived in rape should be the sort of thing that abortion opponents would support. Unfortunately for them, a lot of anti-feminists are hostile to legislation protecting women from stalking, harassment, and abuse.

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New Texas Law Unfair, Increases Inequality

There is a larger theme of the anti-choice movement that the Texas decision really brings to the forefront: The profound commitment to unfairness and inequality that holds the anti-choice movement together. It's unfair to Texans, unfair to lower income women, and unfair to taxpayers.

There is a larger theme of the anti-choice movement that the Texas decision really brings to the forefront: The profound commitment to unfairness and inequality that holds the anti-choice movement together. It’s unfair to Texans, unfair to lower-income women, and unfair to taxpayers.

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Every Reason for an Abortion Is a Good Reason

(From the left) Bill O'Reilly, Kirsten Powers, and Kate Obenshain.

Both pro- and anti-choice activists often dwell on women’s reasons for abortion, even though they’re legally unimportant. Unfortunately, this discourse distracts from the real issue here, which is women’s basic right to bodily autonomy and self-determination.

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Memo to Trojan: Non-Married People Have Sex. Get Over It

Trojan has sexy new ads for its condoms, but they only show married couples. Why are we still afraid of talking about non-married sex, even though sex between non-married people is a near-universal behavior in America?

Trojan has sexy new ads for its condoms, but they only show married couples. Why are we still afraid of talking about non-married sex, even though sex between non-married people is a near-universal behavior in America?

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Who Really Controls Rick Perry and David Dewhurst?

Governor Rick Perry (left) and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.

Most Texans don’t want a special session to pass anti-choice legislation. So why are Rick Perry and David Dewhurst pushing for it? Because the religious right controls the Republican primary system, and ultimately owns the politicians who come out of it.

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Who Is to Blame for Rape, Hazing, and Bullying? It’s Simple: Rapists and Bullies, Not Victims

the concept of “hazing” is nothing but validating some kids bullying others for no other reason than their lower social status or younger age.

What will it take to get ordinary, everyday people to accept that sexual assault is a terrible crime? Over and over again, we’re seeing that when someone is sexually assaulted—especially a teenager—communities react by supporting the assailants and castigating the victims.

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Conservatives Double Down on the War on Women

With all the complaining about the phrase "war on women," you'd think conservatives would stop waging it. Instead, they're doubling down, and things are guaranteed to get worse before they get better. Time to buckle in for a long, arduous war to protect women's rights.

With all the complaining about the phrase “war on women,” you’d think conservatives would stop waging it. Instead, they’re doubling down, and things are guaranteed to get worse before they get better. Time to buckle in for a long, arduous war to protect women’s rights.

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