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To The Democrats: We Told You So

For years, feminist writers like me have been desperately trying to get the Democrats’ attention. Is what’s going on now finally enough?

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Denying Access to Plan B: An Act of Political Cowardice

On contemplating, again, what it feels like to be thrown under the bus by politicians who take women for granted.

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Hallelujah for Plan B!

The FDA thinks about making Plan B available to everyone–and avoiding those pharmacists who think they know better than you what you need.

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The Christian Medical Association Says: No Plan B for You, Harlot!

Christian Medical Association says that Ralph’s Thriftway Pharmacy is within its rights to refuse to stock Plan B contraception. I’m sorry. Why are you in the pharmacy business again?

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Pregnant Occupy Protester Miscarries After Being Beaten and Sprayed by Police

Crooks and Liars is reporting that 19-year old Jennifer Fox, who was beaten and sprayed last Thursday at the same OWS demonstration in which an 84-year old woman was sprayed, miscarried her three-month fetus on Sunday.

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The Message of Mississippi: Women are Not Full Human Beings

I wonder if you can imagine what it feels like to be told, again and again, what it means to be a girl. You’re not really a full human being: you’re a sexualized baby-making organism who, once we are post-menopausal and no longer attractive, there really is no use for.

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No Thanks, Lysistrata

You say you want a revolution? Well, Lysistrata seemed like a good idea at the time, but please count me out.

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Did I Kill My Baby Boy? And If I Had Been in MIssissippi, Would I Be Facing Prison?

If I had lived in Mississippi in 1996, would I have dared go to the hospital when I suffered a miscarriage? And if I had, would I be facing prison?

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HR 358, The Let Women Die Act of 2011, Is Tantamount to Legal Rape

When it comes down to it, these laws represent legal rape. If rape is the insertion of an object into the body of an unwilling person, then what else can you call laws insisting that a woman submit to pregnancy regardless of her age, the circumstances under which she became pregnant, her health, or her general well-being?

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My Confession: My Hysterectomy Was the Right Choice (for me)

I was told, before I had my hysterectomy, that I was a traitor to feminism and a bad person. I’m here now, five years later, to tell you that my hysterectomy was the best medical decision I’ve ever made.

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