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Interview: Birthright: A War Story Filmmakers Say “The Issue Is Not Abortion” When It Comes to the Erosion of Women’s Rights

I had the chance to speak with Birthright: A War Story's writer/director/co-Executive producer Civia Tamarkin and its co-Executive producer/writer Luchina Fisher about the film, as well as how the implications of the laws discussed go way beyond abortion.

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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 weekly recap of all news related to the hot-button issue of what lawmakers are allowing women to do with their bodies!

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Arkansas Wants You to Ask Your Rapist’s Permission Before You Can Get An Abortion

According to Arkansas bill H.B. 1566, known as the Tissue Disposal Mandate, it is now illegal for a woman to have an abortion without informing the man who impregnated her.

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The Week in Reproductive Justice: Sexist Dress Codes and Anti-Abortion License Plates

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.

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How Netflix’s GLOW Takes a Straightforward Approach to Abortion

"It’s really important, especially right now, to highlight that women should be able to make that choice," says Alison Brie who plays Ruth, "and that it doesn’t have to be the end of the world."

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Things We Saw Today: Wow, a Lot of PG-Rated Films Were Really Messed Up

Kevin Maher (the mind behind the "Monster Gaze" video we also shared) compiled some of the most terrifying moments of PG films that left a deep scar on our young psyches that we've never fully recovered from. Did you see any of your childhood nightmares?

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Republicans Understand So Little About Pregnancy & Abortion, They Voted to Let Pregnant Women Murder People

Pregnant women in New Hampshire were THIS CLOSE to being able to murder with impunity.

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What Alien: Covenant Has in Common With Anti-Abortion Legislation

Imagine a room full of androids. Not necessarily megalomaniacs like David, but human-like beings who are safe from facehuggers and alien viruses, making the decisions about preventing xenomorph attacks. Sounds like the horror movie it is, doesn’t it?

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A Group of Handmaids Sat in Chilling Silent Protest of an Ohio Anti-Abortion Bill

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

What clearer, more timely visual than these women from an all-too-realistic dystopia in which reproductive rights are a thing of the past?

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Birthright: A War Story Doc Offers Chilling Glimpse of the Real-Life Handmaid’s Tale We’re Living

There's a reason why watching Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale feels so eerily relevant. It's because we're currently living in a country in which what's depicted on that show or in that novel isn't too far off from what's actually happening in real life. Right now.

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Things We Saw Today: Marvel Celebrates The Gifted Series Order With Awesome New Teaser

There's a new Marvel show coming to town and it's called The Gifted.

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This is Jane Will Tell the Story of Chicago’s Underground Feminist Abortion Service In the Years Before Roe V. Wade

Too timely for comfort

Amazon has picked up the rights to a spec screenplay based on Laura Kaplan's nonfiction book, The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service.

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Shonda Rhimes’ Speech at Planned Parenthood Gala Will Inspire You to Fight at Full Speed

"So … we work. I will do my part. I will do champion-y things. As hard as I can. I will CONSCIOUSLY make an effort to do champion-y things. Because what I did before, that was me at half-speed. Me at full speed? Get out of the way, please."

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Looking at Who Gets to Talk When We Talk About Abortion Reveals Some Disturbing Trends

Who is having the public conversation on abortion and what are they getting wrong?

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The Scandal Cast Assembles to Discuss Olivia’s Abortion, Dropping Columbus Short and More

With Scandal prepping for its 100th episode set in an alternate reality, the cast, crew and creator/showrunner Shonda Rhimes gathered to reminisce about the political drama's most notable moments on and off the screen.

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An Anti-Abortion Crusade Appropriates “Abolitionists”

Meet the “abolitionists” of Abolish Abortion Texas, a Texas Anti-Abortion religious right crusade so ruthless that even other anti-abortion activists would just whistle tentatively at the idea of being affiliated with them.

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Tomi Lahren’s Show Stops Production After Pro-Choice Comments Made on The View

After writing about Tomi Lahren back in December, I silently promised myself that I would never write about her again. I didn't want to give her any more of a platform than she already has. However, now that Trump has become President, I believe that examining the Tomi Lahrens of the world is especially important in that it allows us to navigate our increasingly fraught path toward gender equality.

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Trump Tells Planned Parenthood They Can Keep Their Funding If They Stop Providing Abortions

The White House offered an insulting, implausible deal to Planned Parenthood.

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Feminism Around the World: Irish Women Set to Strike If Referendum on Abortion Ban Not Held by March 8th

There's a lot of striking going on these days (probably because there's so much injustice going on that's just begging to be protested). Check out what's happening in Ireland.

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Feminism Around the World: Peruvian Case Prompts UN to Affirm Abortion As A Human Right

So, access to safe and legal abortions is now a human right according to the United Nations.

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