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Terror in Charlotte

Terror in Charlotte

The posters have the word “WANTED” in large black letters at the top and contain the following language: “We would like to introduce you to Drs. X and Y [names withheld here]. Their specialties are Obstetrics, Gynecology and Murder. Not only do these two men assist women and deliver babies, but they also harm women...
More Outrage Over Stupak-Pitts

More Outrage Over Stupak-Pitts

“Our medical experts have determined that your life was not in danger and you could have carried the pregnancy to term. And, by the way, you owe us $9,000.”
The Cup’s Half Full for Middle Eastern Feminists

The Cup’s Half Full for Middle Eastern Feminists

Despite shortcomings in its enforcement, CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women)—the United Nations’ international women’s rights treaty—has brought progress to women in the Middle East, according to women leaders from the region at a recent panel celebrating of its 30th anniversary.

Abortion in the Crosshairs at Allentown

Note: this is the second in a series about the climate at abortion clinics in the aftermath of the murder of Dr. George Tiller “How do you prefer to die, by knife or by bullet?” This was a question posed to a clinic escort by a protestor at the Center on the day of Tiller’s...
A "Woman's Nation" Should Change Everything, But Will It!

A "Woman’s Nation" Should Change Everything, But Will It!

“Women hold up half the sky” is an old Chinese saying. The contemporary American version is this: Women for the first time in U.S. history constitute half of the nation’s paid labor force.
Anti-Abortion Protestors Stymie Police With Lawsuits

Anti-Abortion Protestors Stymie Police With Lawsuits

First in a series on escalating abortion clinic violence in the aftermath of Dr. George Tiller’s murder “In the old days, at least we knew what they were up to. If they were blockading us or firebombing us, we knew it. This is more insidious, more like a stealth strategy. And it is making life...
Hard Times = Hard Choices

Hard Times = Hard Choices

A new report from the Guttmacher Institute gives useful empirical backing for what most people already know: Bad economic times like the present significantly affect individual’s and couple’s reproductive decisions. (In fact, the only people who don’t seem to grasp this intuitively are rightwing Republicans