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NY Times Magazine: Abortion By Mail

Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts has found a way to take care of women in countries where abortion is illegal. Emily Bazelon reports: Eight years ago she started Women on Web, a “telemedicine support service” for women around the world who are seeking medical abortions. She and a small staff share a one-room office in Amsterdam [...]

The war on women in Texas is far from over, but a battle has been won. On Friday, a federal judge in Austin, TX blocked a new rule that would have forced more than half of the abortion clinics left in the state to close. The rule, which would have required all abortion clinics to [...]

Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins says it’s “immoral” to carry a fetus to term if it’s known the child would be born with Down’s Syndrome. His suggestion came in response to a woman who didn’t know what she’d do if she were pregnant with a child with Down’s: “Abort it and try again,” he suggested. “It [...]

Emily Letts counseled women who were considering abortions and never thought she, herself would get pregnant–at least not yet. But when she discovered she was pregnant she knew, in the blink of an eye, that that she would choose abortion. And she decided to videotape it to help destigmatize it for other women. She talked [...]

Anti-abortionists think Planned Parenthood is all about abortion, even though that is a fraction of what they do (and with no taxpayer dollars, thank you very much). Maybe before they scribble out their signs they should know exactly what and where they are protesting. The new Planned Parenthood location in South Minneapolis provides access to [...]

No phrase has been identified to replace it, but some women believe the term “pro-choice” isn’t broad enough. “The labels we’ve always used about pro-choice and pro-life — they’re outdated and they don’t mean anything,” said Janet Colm, 62, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Central North Carolina, as she prepared to take several [...]

It’s halfway to the $100,000 goal.

In a majority of the country it’s politicians, not doctors, who decide medical care. That’s because a wave of anti-choice legislation has completely reoriented the women’s health landscape, ensuring that medical professionals are forced to ignore their best judgment in order to remain compliant with the law, according to a new report from the National [...]

It’s called Not Alone, and allows women a to share their experiences and get support. After Emily Letts posted a video of her own abortion procedure on YouTube, she knew it would spark a discussion. She wanted to open up a space to talk honestly about the medical procedure. The 25-year-old New Jersey resident also [...]

While conservatives will tout this as a good thing, you can file this under the ongoing war on women. Anti-choicers claim that new restrictions are not intended to halt access to abortions, but that is an out-and-out lie. That is exactly what they’re intended to do. // < ![CDATA[ var icx_iframe_id = "84d910b2-c657-411b-86e3-bdf9ccc92b66"; // ]]> [...]

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