August 27, 2012
You guys… if ever there was a sign from God(dess)… I think this is it.
(image via UniteWomen.org)

You guys… if ever there was a sign from God(dess)… I think this is it.

(image via UniteWomen.org)

June 14, 2012
Wouldn’t this be something…
think-progress:

A legislator is calling for a sex strike, due to the worst anti-abortion bill in the nation up for consideration in Michigan right now. 
5 reasons why Michigan’s bill is THE WORST. 

Wouldn’t this be something…

think-progress:

A legislator is calling for a sex strike, due to the worst anti-abortion bill in the nation up for consideration in Michigan right now. 

5 reasons why Michigan’s bill is THE WORST

(via twesg)

May 29, 2012
The Politics of Religion

In a dramatic stunt, some Catholic groups have filed lawsuits claiming that President Obama has violated their religious freedom by including contraceptives in health care coverage.

"…full of indignation but built on air."

"This is a clear partisan play. The real threat to religious liberty comes from the effort to impose one church’s doctrine on everyone."

May 24, 2012
Legislating Holy Scripture in Ohio >> The Revealer

My latest article for The Revealer:

Ohio just keeps embarrassing the buckeye out of me (and that’s only on Jezebel). I can’t get a break. This week, however, it’s more of a middling sigh-and-shake-my-head feeling than an outright pounding in my temples.

The culprit? Anti-abortion demonstrators protesting at the state Capitol. What are they protesting? The fact that the Republican-controlled state Senate won’t consider a measure effectively banning all abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

No, you read that correctly. Republican-controlled. Won’t pass. Fetal heartbeat abortion ban.

Read the full article here.

May 24, 2012
Arizona Congressman Who Proposed DC Abortion Ban Gets Hilarious Payback from Pissed Off DC Residents

And THIS is how you play the game of Politics. Tip of the cap, citizens of DC.

Trent Franks, the Arizona Republican who proposed a 20-week abortion ban in Washington, DC and then barred DC’s pro-choice female delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton from speaking out against the measure has a new problem on his hands: a flood of DC residents who are bringing their municipal complaints directly to the Congressman, who they’re calling “Mayor.” From potholes to rodent problems to public transportation complaints, DC residents have followed Franks’ lead and begun funneling their problems to him rather than the city’s own government. Well played, smartasses. Well fucking played.


May 24, 2012
Policies at Religiously Affiliated Hospitals Create Conflicts for Ob-Gyns, Study Finds

Hmmm… you don’t say…..

teddytutson:

Thirty-seven percent of ob-gyns at religiously affiliated hospitals have faced a conflict with their employer about religiously based policies on patient care, according to a study published in theAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. At Catholic hospitals, 52% of ob-gyns have experienced such conflicts, the study found.

April 10, 2012
Fierce.
destroythegop:

gardensgrey:

“And so what we’ve done is to force the Republicans and their conservative allies to reveal their true agenda. They don’t just want to wage a war on choice, they want to wage a war on contraception. They are against family planning. In the 21st Century, they want to prevent women from having access to the tools they should have to determine their own reproductive futures.
And I think it’s important to continue pointing that out. We cannot let them hide behind their positions without making it clear what their real agenda is. Because the fact is, today, the United States has one of the highest unintended pregnancy rates in the industrialized world. Half of all pregnancies are unintended and nearly half of those end in abortions.
Anyone truly committed to reducing the need for abortions should be committed to doing whatever it takes to reducing unintended pregnancies—regardless of politics and regardless of ideology.
And we know who’s paying the price for these policies–women around the world suffering because they no longer have access to reproductive care; women right here at home who want to plan their families and who want to prevent unintended pregnancies but no longer have access to contraception.
This is not just an affront to women’s rights—it is an affront to human rights, to our most fundamental values as a nation.”
Hillary Clinton, 2007

Love ya, Hill.

Fierce.

destroythegop:

gardensgrey:

“And so what we’ve done is to force the Republicans and their conservative allies to reveal their true agenda. They don’t just want to wage a war on choice, they want to wage a war on contraception. They are against family planning. In the 21st Century, they want to prevent women from having access to the tools they should have to determine their own reproductive futures.

And I think it’s important to continue pointing that out. We cannot let them hide behind their positions without making it clear what their real agenda is. Because the fact is, today, the United States has one of the highest unintended pregnancy rates in the industrialized world. Half of all pregnancies are unintended and nearly half of those end in abortions.

Anyone truly committed to reducing the need for abortions should be committed to doing whatever it takes to reducing unintended pregnancies—regardless of politics and regardless of ideology.

And we know who’s paying the price for these policies–women around the world suffering because they no longer have access to reproductive care; women right here at home who want to plan their families and who want to prevent unintended pregnancies but no longer have access to contraception.

This is not just an affront to women’s rights—it is an affront to human rights, to our most fundamental values as a nation.”

Hillary Clinton, 2007

Love ya, Hill.

March 30, 2012
CREEPIEST ACCURATE COVER EVER!!
destroythegop:

nefariousnewt:

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

rhrealitycheck:

As Planned Parenthood so appropriately phrased it: Does this make you uncomfortable?

And there was this tweet to @TexasObserver about this cover:

One reader’s impression: RT @amyvrwc: This cover is absolutely disgusting…it’s not satire, it’s crass and partisan.

To which I responded:

.@TexasObserver @amyvrwc The state of TX is forcing dildos into people’s vaginas w/out their consent. THAT is actually crass and disgusting.


If that photo doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will.

CREEPIEST ACCURATE COVER EVER!!

destroythegop:

nefariousnewt:

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

rhrealitycheck:

As Planned Parenthood so appropriately phrased it: Does this make you uncomfortable?

And there was this tweet to @TexasObserver about this cover:

One reader’s impression: RT : This cover is absolutely disgusting…it’s not satire, it’s crass and partisan.

To which I responded:

.  The state of TX is forcing dildos into people’s vaginas w/out their consent. THAT is actually crass and disgusting.

If that photo doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will.


March 30, 2012
Razing Arizona

The Arizona bill, (HB 2036), passed in thestate Senate on Thursday and will now go before the house. Like the proposals before it, Arizona’s legislation is modeled on the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” designed by the National Right to Life Committee. And like the other bills, it states that abortion would be banned 20 weeks into a pregnancy. But reproductive rights advocates point out that Arizona’s law would actually be more restrictive than others, as the bill states that the gestational age of the fetus should be “calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period of the pregnant woman.”


March 30, 2012

A message to Planned Parenthood Supporters from President Obama (by PPVotes)

BARACK! Somebody’s going to get some loving tonight!! You go, POTUS.

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