What’s most fascinating about the reactions to Emily Letts’ video of her abortion is the role fantasy plays in
criticisms from the right, and what that generally says about the state of debate over abortion in this country—specifically, the fantasy that there’s a “baby” or even a “fetus” involved in an abortion like Letts’.
There’s only one remaining abortion clinic in Missouri—a Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis—and anti-choice lawmakers are hell-bent on closing it, introducing nearly 40 anti-choice bills over the past two years.
The Green family of Oklahoma, who own and operate Hobby Lobby, says they’re suing the Department of Health and Human Services over the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act because of religious freedom. But their other political activities show that their real agenda is forcing their religious beliefs on you, any way they can.
For every odious anti-choice bill that passes into law, there are about a dozen others that fail, or never see the light of day. Here’s a list of some major bullets dodged so far this year in the state legislatures.
Straight white men benefit from sexual freedom and reproductive rights. So why do the majority of them continue to support politicians who want to take those things away? Because they know someone else will always have to pay the price.
Anti-abortion “abolitionists” believe the only way to end abortion is to convert the entire country to their version of Christianity, thereby making the very concept of abortion “unthinkable” to the masses.
At a hearing on women’s education in countries wracked by religious extremism, Rep. Randy K. Weber asked a conflict resolution expert if she was teaching Muslims about “the sanctity of life.”
Some 64 provisions have been introduced so far this year to expand or protect access to abortion, more than had been introduced in any year in the last quarter-century.
A hearing on the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program revealed impressive results for the low-income families it serves, and the money it saves taxpayers. But its funding runs out in six months.
A new report by People for the American Way examines the “globalization” of homophobia and offers chilling details about its spread.