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Crowdfunding Site Won’t Let You Raise Money For Abortion

GoFundMe has deleted the abortion fundraising project pictured here. Earlier this week, the company shut down the campaign of an Illinois woman, Bailey, who was trying to raise money for an abortion that she could not afford out of pocket. According to her page, she is “currently unemployed, completely broke, in debt, and in no [...]

In Pennsylvania, state laws require that abortions be performed by physicians. Violating this law carries up to seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine – as single mother, Jennifer Ann Whalen, 39, of Washingtonville, found out when she gave her daughter miscarriage-inducing pills to end a pregnancy her 16-year-old daughter did not want. The [...]

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who became a national political sensation by filibustering her state’s tough new restrictions on abortion, discloses in her upcoming memoir that she had an abortion in the 1990s after discovering that the fetus had a severe brain abnormality. In “Forgetting to be Afraid,” Davis also [...]

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.

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