Prolife, my @$$

George Tiller, advocate for reproductive rights for women, shot to death serving as usher at church

There are no words for how angry I am.

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Published in: on May 31, 2009 at 2:24 pm  Comments (1)  
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Help Stop the Attacks on Dr. George Tiller and His Clinic

We [at FMF] write to you today with news of the latest announced attacks against Dr. George Tiller and an opportunity to help this unique provider of safe and legal abortion to women in desperate need nationwide. Operation Rescue has just called for protests of Dr. Tiller’s clinic July 14-16. The protests were hastily called and not expected, since we had just successfully countered the group’s seige of Dr. Tiller in May. This time, Operation Rescue is threatening to draw hundreds of young people to join the protests to “stop abortion” in Wichita. (more…)

Published in: on July 12, 2007 at 3:09 pm  Comments (9)  

How Wrong Can You Get?

Melinda Henneberger demonstrates.

Why Pro-Choice Is a Bad Choice for Democrats

Published in: on June 22, 2007 at 11:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

Five to Four

As George W. Bush staggers toward the conclusion of his second term, he can point to at least one major and enduring project that has gone according to plan: the transformation of the Supreme Court. In the next week or so, the justices will begin their summer recess. The first full term in which Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., have served together will thus be completed, and the changes on the Court, and their implications for the nation, have been profound.

by Jeffrey Toobin

Published in: on June 21, 2007 at 10:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Loneliness and Shame of the Abortion Patient

Rather than expressing solidarity with others experiencing unwanted pregnancies, many abortion patients take pains to distinguish themselves as different from other women getting abortions.

By Carole Joffe and Kate Cosby

Published in: on May 26, 2007 at 5:57 pm  Leave a Comment  

Misjudging Women

by JESSICA ARONS

In response to the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, Congress has re-introduced the Freedom of Choice Act, or FOCA. Intended to codify the constitutional right to abortion, FOCA is a welcome effort to undo a series of federal and state encroachments on access to abortion that have built up over the last decade or so to the point where, for many women, abortion has become completely inaccessible despite the continuing validity of Roe v. Wade.

Let’s Talk About Sex

May 19, 2007
Guest Columnist
By ATUL GAWANDE

One statistic seems to me to give the lie to all the rhetoric about abortion, and it’s this: one in three women under the age of 45 have an abortion during their lifetime. One in three. All politicians — Democrat and Republican — say they want to make abortion at least rare (as Giuliani did in Wednesday’s debate). On, this they could reach agreement. But it’s clear they haven’t been serious; the U.S. has 1.3 million abortions a year. (more…)

Published in: on May 19, 2007 at 1:37 pm  Comments (4)  

Data Lacking on Abortion Method

Statistics on Late-Term Procedure Among Most Contested

Published in: on April 19, 2007 at 10:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

In Reversal, Justices Back Ban on Method of Abortion

The Supreme Court reversed course on abortion on Wednesday, upholding the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-to-4 decision that promises to reframe the abortion debate and define the young Roberts court.

Published in: on April 18, 2007 at 10:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

Death certificates on abortions proposed

House Judiciary Chairman Rob Briley, a Democrat, called Campfield’s proposal “the most preposterous bill I’ve seen” in an eight-year legislative career.

McCain: Roe V. Wade Should Be Overturned

“I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned,” the Arizona senator told about 800 people in South Carolina, one of the early voting states.

Published in: on February 18, 2007 at 10:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

SD House Passes Revised Abortion Ban

South Dakota’s House of Representatives passed the so-called “Women’s Health and Human Life Protection Act” by a vote of 45-25 yesterday

Published in: on February 17, 2007 at 6:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Better Access to Contraception Will Lower Abortion Rate

[Title from the ‘duh’ files…]
by Cynthia Tucker

Broaden access to birth control, sex education

Published in: on January 30, 2007 at 1:07 am  Leave a Comment  

Is There a Post-Abortion Syndrome?

“In America we have a big drug problem, and we don’t realize it’s because of abortion.”

Sex and the Single-Minded

January 20, 2007
Guest Columnist
By STACY SCHIFF

How to get a job in Washington, that balmy, bipartisan town: Direct an organization that opposes contraception on the grounds that it is “demeaning to women.” Compare premarital sex to heroin addiction. Advertise a link between breast cancer and abortion — a link that was refuted in 1997. Rant against sex ed. And hatch a loony theory about hormones.
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Published in: on January 20, 2007 at 12:38 am  Comments (1)  

Ohioans: Stand with me for women’s health

Help Senator Hagan fight Substitute House Bill 239 by writing to the members of the Senate Health Committee TODAY. This bill would limit access to abortion services for low-income women, even when their health is at risk or they are facing severe fetal abnormalities.

Make sure that the Health Committee knows that the pro-choice majority is opposed to this bill and wants our state government to focus on policies that help our families, not hurt them.

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Published in: on December 13, 2006 at 1:44 am  Leave a Comment