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Is Preventing Surrogacy Feminist? No, It’s Anti-Choice

Criminalizing freely chosen reproductive actions is not part of the feminist project.

The Kansas legislature is considering a bill that would make surrogate parents, gestational carriers, and anyone who assists them liable to up to a $10,000 fine or imprisonment of one year. But despite what some supporters of the legislation may say, criminalizing freely chosen reproductive actions is not part of the feminist project.

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New York State Assembly Passes Women’s Equality Act

The New York State Assembly chamber.

The ten-point agenda would codify a woman’s right to choose an abortion, attempt to reduce gender-based pay discrimination, and strengthen protections for survivors of abuse.

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NOW And Feminist Majority Endorse Obama-Biden Ticket For 2012

President Obama Reuters/Jim Young

Both women’s rights organizations announce their support of the presidential reelection campaign.

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Terry v. Newman

The dispute between Randall Terry and Troy Newman sheds light on the way that activism can satisfy a person’s hunger for attention and influence—how it can become a power trip.

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Roundup: Surgeon General’s View on Abortion

Surgeon General’s View on Abortion; NOW Fights with Anti-choice Activists in Kansas; New "Sexting" Legislation in New Jersey

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NOW Flogs Kennedy For Obama Endorsement

The endorsements were flying yesterday as Obama raked in the support of the holy trinity of the Kennedy family – Ted, Caroline and Patrick. And one of New York’s NOW chapters didn’t like it one bit.

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