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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...
No Dignity For NBC

No Dignity For NBC

Anyone who’s watched the long-running NBC series Law and Order—the original, not the spinoffs—knows that its stories are often “ripped from the headlines.” So it wasn’t all that surprising that the October 23 episode, entitled “Dignity,” was obviously inspired by the murder this past spring of Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in his church....
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
A Man Who Trusted Women

A Man Who Trusted Women

Originally Posted on RH Reality Check In her 28th week of a very wanted pregnancy in 2000, Miriam Kleiman, a government employee in Washington, D.C., and her husband, Jason, learned that their male fetus had a severe brain malformation. He would probably die shortly after birth. The couple immediately went for second, third and fourth...