“Nobody warned me,” Emily, a pseudonym, told RH Reality Check. “They don’t tell you what’s normal recovering and you’re left to wonder, ‘Am I okay? When do I call the doctor and when do I just suffer?'”
Here are eleven shaming themes I’ve encountered, along with my responses, to help other pro-choice advocates prepare for the muck that’s likely to get slung our way as the right wing continues its crusade against reproductive health-care providers.
The movie should be lauded for its frank dialogue about choice and abortion.
Republican candidates took on vaccines in Wednesday night’s debate. They failed to clarify falsehoods, spouted misinformation, and put their own political aspirations ahead of the needs of young people in this country.
The Texas Latina’s arrest, which took place in the middle of a doctor’s visit, is about so much more than immigration policy.
The old trope of “you’ve had sex with everyone your partner has had sex with and everyone their partners had sex with” got a fancy website this week. But the math is useless, unless your goal is to shame someone for their sex life.
CNN’s latest poll has the same problem as so many before it: It’s not measuring attitudes about abortion so much as attitudes about female autonomy. By not being more exacting, the poll may do more to confuse than illuminate.
When law enforcement targets sex workers and the websites they use, mainstream outlets and organizations tend to give them a pass. But with the raid on Rentboy.com, that script has flipped.
As we move closer to the election, we must remember to continue calling out these attacks for what they are: a political rallying cry for an extremist agenda.
Two of the major anti-Planned Parenthood talking points, which anti-choicers have disseminated through mainstream media, are about advancing the idea that any sexual health services that aren’t about making babies doesn’t count as real health care.