America’s levels of respect for women have seriously been called into question over the past week, following reports that shocking Hollywood sexual harassment and assault scandals had been swept under the rug for years, and dozens of brilliant women being overlooked to headline the Women’s Convention.Read More
Clinton’s response follows days of aggressively snide comments from the right, who have rallied behind Donald Trump, Jr. — suddenly a proponent of the “liberal,” “fake news” Times now that it’s published a report that can be used against Democrats — to call out the “hypocrisy” of any and every left-leaning celebrity who’s ever made a comment on politics if they have yet to formally challenge Weinstein to a duel.Read More
Wrapping up a tale dripping with all the irony of a literary masterpiece, GOP Rep. Tim Murphy of the House Pro-life caucus announced his retirement on Wednesday after a report that he pressured his mistress to have an abortion was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The report included a couple of text messages between Murphy and Shannon Edwards, the Pittsburgh-based forensic psychologist with whom Murphy admitted earlier this year to having an affair.Read More
"The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"
Funny that the statement from Trump’s White House should bring what “America’s children deserve” into the fold considering how just last week, Congress threw 9 million American children under the bus by allowing the Children’s Health Insurance Program to expire, but that’s really only the tip of the iceberg in terms of all that’s awful and fucked up about the bill.Read More
Yes, this is a real thing that we still need to worry about. In 2017.
Ohio state lawmakers want abortion to be “aggravated murder," Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill would cover abortion services for all women, and more!Read More
National Review Says Pro-Choice People Should Disavow “Forced Abortions,” Doesn’t Realize What “Pro-Choice” Means
It’s been a chaotic week rife with tragedy and heroism in Houston, rendering it difficult to pay attention to much else. But in other news, this week really highlighted the realities and struggles faced by women in the workplace.Read More
Last week, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee equated abortion clinics to Confederate monuments, suggesting people have as much right to take down Confederate statues as anti-choice extremists do clinics.Read More
Over the past few weeks, we’ve watched frightening Texas legislation move from the state House, to the state Senate, to the desk of the state’s radical anti-choice governor, who on Tuesday signed off on it. The bill will ban private insurance coverage of abortion for women even in cases of rape, unless women buy a supplement plan in advance, earning the bill the beloved colloquial title “rape insurance.”Read More
(Any steps back are too many.)
This past week has been a pretty hectic one in the sphere of American politics, but since Donald Trump was elected—nay, launched his presidential campaign in 2015—when hasn’t it been? The Department of Justice is busy investigating racism against white college applicants; Ivanka Trump is pissed people actually expect her to do things ever since that time she, you know, identified herself as a feminist activist; and Rosie O’Donnell is calling for women to form our own political party.Read More
Anti-Choice Pregnancy Center Must Post “This Is Not a Health Facility” Signs & More From the Week in Reproductive Justice
Oh, what a week it’s been in states across the country. Amidst a national health care battle to keep Planned Parenthood funded and not throw more than 20 million Americans off health care, as well as shocking discrimination toward the LGBTQ community from the Trump administration, all kinds of legislation good and bad soared through state legislatures. In one case, a federal judge even intervened.Read More
You might not typically associate engineering and tech with reproductive justice, but Jenn Rudiger at the D.C. Abortion Fund says that’s the most inspiring part of it all.Read More
Since the dawn of time, it’s always been abundantly clear that, at the heart of conservative opposition to abortion rights, is conservative opposition to women having sex without the purpose of having children. But if events this week have taught us anything, it’s that the debate is also fundamentally rooted in power and control.Read More
The Week in Reproductive Justice: Turns out That When You Cut Planned Parenthood Funding, Abortion Rates Go Up
Who could have guessed, except everyone.
Welcome to “The Week in Reproductive Justice,” a column that will run— you guessed it!—weekly at The Mary Sue, and offer an incisive roundup of all news related to the hot-button issue of what lawmakers are allowing women to do with our bodies.Read More
Sandra Fluke Pens Scathing Open Letter to Trump About Birth Control: You’re ‘Radicalizing Religious Liberty’
"Exactly what religion would a publicly traded corporation like Bank of America or Coca-Cola or General Electric have? The religion of the majority of shareholders? Its CEO? Its board? What if an employee takes a job at an agnostic telecommunications firm, but then new leadership is hired and the company announces it has a new religion affecting health care coverage for all employees?"Read More