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How to Celebrate 38 Years of Roe v Wade (or Women Are People, Too)

Tomorrow is the 38th anniversary of Roe vs Wade becoming law of land.  And it is still being debated as if the Supreme Court had not ruled and as if it were still up to states and the US legislatures to take away a woman’s basic right to own her body. 

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One Last Firewall for Choice in Oklahoma?

Anti-choice politicians in Oklahoma have tried year after year to make it harder for women to access abortion despite the fact that and have been thwarted by the courts. Now there may be no check or balance on anti-choice legislation.

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Are Anti-Choice Legislators Gunning For Minnesota’s Version of Roe?

Right now, women in Minnesota are protected by state law if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned. But anti-choice legislators are aiming to change that.

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Pitts is the Pits: The Right to an Abortion About to Become Yet Another Privilege of the Rich (Only)

Pitts needs to be surrounded, diminished, shown to be unfeeling, harassed at every turn, picketed, criticized in his hometown papers and otherwise made to understand that the Pitts plan is the pits.

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Doctor Who Performed Illegal Abortions Indicted for Murder

A doctor who performed late abortions mostly on poor and immigrant women is facing eight counts of murder. How does stigma and fear around abortion contribute to such a deadly scenario?

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The Hyde Amendment: Denying Women’s Civil Rights

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said a “right delayed is a right denied.” The Hyde Amendment delays and sometimes entirely denies poor women access to abortion.

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Robin “Rocket Woman” Rothrock, R.I.P.

The death of Robin Rothrock, who ran an abortion clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana for many years, is a huge loss, not only, obviously, to her family and close friends, but also to the close-knit community of abortion providers who cherished her.

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Can We Ever Say a Woman Can’t Choose? A Response to Frances Kissling (CORRECTED)

Pro-choicers prefer women not to need late abortions, just as we’d prefer there not be any unintended pregnancies. But the answer can never be to refuse women abortions.

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Taking Stock: Some Choice Reflections at the Year End

Is the pro-choice movement doing enough to ensure access for poor women?  Ask yourself what more you can do, and act on at least some of the recommendations included here.

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European Court Finds Ireland’s Abortion Law Violates Rights of Pregnant Woman with Cancer

In a victory for Irish women, and to some degree women everywhere, the European Court of Human Rights today ruled that Ireland’s strict law forbidding abortions even in dire circumstances violated the right to life of a pregnant woman suffering from cancer.

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