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Charmaine Yoest Tries to Give the War on Women a Pleasant Face

Emily Bazelon profiles Charmaine Yoest in the New York Times Magazine. Yoest knows that the anti-choice movement needs to improve its reputation, but despite this, she can’t give up on the overt sexism and the anti-contraception sentiments.

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Oklahoma Legislature Poised to Pass Personhood Bill

Oklahoma is on the verge of becoming the first state to pass a “personhood” bill. The state Senate has already passed the bill and the House is expected to pass the legislation as  early as today. 

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WI Senator Tells Women Who Can’t Afford Birth Control to Google “What If I Can’t Afford Birth Control?”

Teaparty Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told women to hop on the popular search engine in the event they were seeking birth control and could not afford it.  Well.. at least he didn’t tell them to Google “aspirin between the legs.”

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WI Senator Says Unplanned Pregnancies Are The ‘Woman’s Choice’

State Senator Glenn Grothman (R-WI)

Radio host, Rush Limbaugh, seems to be monopolizing the ire of women these days now that less well-known misogynists are operating under the radar. Wisconsin Republican state Senator, Glenn Grothman, for example.

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Anti-Choice Anti-Environmentalism

Anti-choice arguments against contraception are perfectly pitched to bring in conservatives who are motivated by the politics of resentment, as the anti-choice and anti-environmentalism alignment demonstrates.

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Why The Right Is Turning Extreme On Contraception

Nearly all women who have sex with men use contraception at some point. So why is anti-contraception sentiment becoming rapidly mainstream on the American right? It’s a combination of a mob mentality and a kneejerk hostility to sex.

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Jill Stanek Doesn’t Want to Prevent Abortions

Steven Waldman proposes the following hypothetical situation: more premarital sex and fewer abortions. Would pro-lifers accept this trade-off?

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Sexual Health Ignorance Comes From Above

How long is sex education going to be marginalized, hindered, or just ignored?

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CHIP and Contraception: Legislative Interference in Montana

Montana is one of only four states—along with North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Texas—that have legislative bans on the coverage of contraceptives by CHIP.

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The Trench Warfare of the HHS Rules

The Bush administration and the anti-choice movement have declared trench warfare against the women of America. The HHS rule change is nothing short of overriding the wishes and expectations of the larger population to cater to the fanatical religious right.

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