A recent attempt to censor use of the word “uterus” on the floor of the Florida statehouse tells a lot about what motivates the anti-choice movement: severe prudery and misogyny.
Meet Jerry Costello. He loves fetuses! More than women, apparently, since he’s a cosponsor of both the formerly-rape-redefining H.R. 3 and the currently let-women-die H.R. 358.
Meet Daniel Lipinski! He represents the 3rd Congressional district in Illinois, and has since 2005. He was preceded in that seat by…Bill Lipinski. Yes, that’s his dad. Yay, nepotism!
In anti-choicers latest stunt, a fetus is scheduled to testify in front of Ohio lawmakers in support of a bill that would make all abortions illegal after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.
Kanye West’s bad-mood-producing abortion tweet; NYC’s racist, anti-choice billboard; the Tea Party’s “we’re not interested in the culture wars” culture-war agenda setting thus far; and midwifery saves money!
How did Planned Parenthood come to be so demonized? This after all, is an organization once so mainstream that former presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower agreed to be co-chairs of an honorary advisory board in 1965.
MoveOn.org is taking on the GOP’s efforts to strip women of their basic rights and to eliminate access to reproductive health care.
Congressmen Henry Waxman and Frank Pallone ask Joe Pitts to withdraw H.R. 358 unless he can cite “constitutional authority,” a requirement imposed by the GOP majority in early January, and supposedly applicable to every piece of legislation in the 112th Congress except, apparently, those that strip women of their rights.
Ten Democrats are cosponsors of H.R.3, even with language redefining rape. Four of them apparently don’t care if pregnant women die. Sarah Jaffe takes a closer look at all. Number 2 is Mark Critz.
What saddens me now are women who want to make abortion either completely inaccessible or outlaw it altogether. Because I truly believe that most women, anti-choice or otherwise, are glad, in their hearts, to have a choice.