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Abortion in ShondaLand: How the TV Producer Is Flipping the Script on Reproductive Health-Care Storytelling

As there have been more and more abortion stories on television in the past few years, it’s important to recognize how groundbreaking Shonda Rhimes’ work truly has been. Rhimes is a board member of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, and is clearly invested in how abortion is portrayed in our popular entertainment. Indeed, her shows are unique in these portrayals.

As there have been more and more abortion stories on television in the past few years, it’s important to recognize how groundbreaking Shonda Rhimes’ work truly has been. Rhimes is a board member of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, and is clearly invested in how abortion is portrayed in our popular entertainment. Indeed, her shows are unique in these portrayals.

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Anti-Choice Threats Send #ShoutYourAbortion Founder Into Hiding (Updated)

The #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag seemed to strike a nerve with the Twitter users who heaped scorn and harassment on women who shared their stories.

The #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag seemed to strike a nerve with the Twitter users who heaped scorn and harassment on women who shared their stories.

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It’s Time Again to Eat a Taco, Drink a Beer, and Fund Abortion

On August 18, 2014, the Taco or Beer Challenge, a month-long celebration of reproductive freedom, became manifest in the world. The challenge is incredibly simple: You eat a taco or you drink a beer, and you donate to an abortion fund. Last year, we raised $30,000—let's see if we can do it again.

On August 18, 2014, the Taco or Beer Challenge, a month-long celebration of reproductive freedom, became manifest in the world. The challenge is incredibly simple: You eat a taco or you drink a beer, and you donate to an abortion fund. Last year, we raised $30,000—let’s see if we can do it again.

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Pro-Choice and Pregnant? Yeah, It’s Really Real

RH Reality Check has created a new Tumblr for abortion-rights activists to show off our pro-choice and pregnant, or pro-choice and parenting, selves. Here's Jodi at her baby shower in 1999, when she was pregnant with her son.

In response to a recent profile of NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue, in which she recounted how anti-choice advocates couldn’t handle her growing pregnant belly, we’ve created a new Tumblr to show off our pro-choice and pregnant, or pro-choice and parenting, selves. Join us!

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Poll: Most Americans Identify as ‘Pro-Choice’ for the First Time in Seven Years

For the first time since 2008, significantly more Americans described themselves as “pro-choice” than “pro-life” in a Gallup poll asking for their position on “the abortion issue.”

For the first time since 2008, significantly more Americans described themselves as “pro-choice” than “pro-life” in a Gallup poll asking for their position on “the abortion issue.”

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Stop Trying to Make Conservative Feminism Happen

Looking up to a Carly Fiorina-type doesn’t help you if you have to quit your job because you can’t afford child care.

Looking up to a Carly Fiorina-type doesn’t help you if you have to quit your job because you can’t afford child care.

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Pop-Up Abortion Storytelling Campaigns Showcase the Power of Youth Activism

Throughout the pop-up art campaigns, students say, labels like “pro-choice” and “pro-life” took a backseat to story-sharing—perhaps offering insight about ways that young activists, far from being apathetic or disinterested, are engaging their peers about issues of reproductive rights and justice.

Throughout these efforts, students say, labels like “pro-choice” and “pro-life” took a backseat to story-sharing—perhaps offering insight about ways that young activists, far from being apathetic or disinterested, are engaging their peers about issues of reproductive rights and justice.

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Human Trafficking Senate Compromise Will Deny Abortion Funding to Survivors

The compromise on the trafficking bill, which will clear the way for a confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch, was a limited victory for pro-choice advocates.

The compromise on the trafficking bill, which will clear the way for a confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch, was a limited victory for pro-choice advocates.

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Texas Latinas Protest at Fifth Circuit Court [Video]

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RH Reality Check Senior Political Reporter Andrea Grimes interviews reproductive justice activists from Texas’ Rio Grande Valley who traveled to New Orleans this week to witness the proceedings at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2.

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12 Ways Young People Organized for Human Rights in 2014

Contrary to a narrative that young people are apathetic or lazy or too busy texting to care about human rights, in fact young people are at the helm of the movement for justice for all people. I, for one, can't wait to see what they pull off in 2015.

Contrary to a narrative that young people are apathetic or lazy or too busy texting to care about human rights, in fact young people are at the helm of the movement for justice for all people. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they pull off in 2015.

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