With the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade a little over a month away, and the 2012 election right around the corner, I can’t help but think about the popularly speculated relationship between abortion rights and young people.
Up until the latter half of the twentieth century, arguments against abortion focused primarily on enforcing traditional gender roles for women, not on “saving babies.” We need to reclaim the debate by focusing on women.
Todd Stave, the landlord of the clinic where Dr. Carhart practices in Maryland, found that the best way to stop anti-choice harrasment was to use their own tactics against them. Carole Joffe interviews Stave for RHRC.
Recent behavior by anti-choice activists and anti-choice politicians demonstrates how little the anti-choice movement has to do with “life”, and how much opposition to abortion is rooted in a stew of shame and sexual obsession.
To me the abortion experiences of prolife women can offer us insight into understanding internalized stigma. They remind us of the empathy we must harness to improve abortion care for all women, especially those with the least access to social support.
The women I can’t explain. But the men, I totally get.
a Milwaukee County prosecutor is examining allegations that the anti-choice group Wisconsin Right to Life and Family Action offered gift cards valued at $25 to $75 to volunteers who hit targets for persuading voters to fill out absentee ballot applications in the recall primary elections held last month.
A Milwaukee county prosecutor is examining allegations that the anti-choice group Wisconsin Right to Life and Family Action offered gift cards valued at $25 to $75 to volunteers who hit targets for persuading voters to fill out absentee ballot applications in the recall primary elections held last month.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) have introduced a bill entitled the “Stop Deceptive Advertising in Women’s Services Act” (SDAWS), which would crack down on clinics (so-called crisis pregnancy centers) which falsely advertise themselves as a honest providers of information and services for women facing unintended and untenable pregnancies.
The Associated Press reports that a federal judge has blocked New York City from enforcing a new law designed to force pregnancy centers to disclose what services they offer.