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Restrictive Abortion Laws Take Effect in Mississippi and Florida

Restrictive Abortion Laws Take Effect in Mississippi and Florida

Mississippi law now bans abortion 20 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period, and a new Florida law went into effect banning abortion at any point in the pregnancy once a fetus is deemed viable unless two doctors certify in writing that it is necessary to protect the health and life of the woman.
New York Women's Equality Act Stalled For A Second Time

New York Women’s Equality Act Stalled For A Second Time

Although the State Senate passed nine planks of the WEA as separate bills, the full act ultimately did not move forward because Senate Republicans opposed a provision that would codify Roe v. Wade.
US Abortion Rate Decreases to Lowest Level Since 1973

US Abortion Rate Decreases to Lowest Level Since 1973

A Guttmacher Institute study released last week reveals that the abortion rate in the United States is at its lowest rate since 1973, when the Supreme Court recognized a woman's right to an abortion in Roe v. Wade.
Founding Feminists: January 22, 1973

Founding Feminists: January 22, 1973

A stunning and landmark victory today in the 152-year battle over abortion rights in the United States.
Personhood Measure Will Be on Colorado's Next Ballot

Personhood Measure Will Be on Colorado’s Next Ballot

Anti-abortion activists have collected enough signatures to include a "personhood" measure on Colorado's next state ballot in November 2014, even though Colorado voters have twice rejected personhood initiatives.
Hundreds March at Ohio Statehouse to Protest Anti-Woman Legislation

Hundreds March at Ohio Statehouse to Protest Anti-Woman Legislation

Hundreds of people marched on the Ohio state capital Wednesday and vowed to defeat anti-woman legislation and the politicians who support them.
Our Choice, Our Voice: On Speaking Out and Not Being Spoken Down To

Our Choice, Our Voice: On Speaking Out and Not Being Spoken Down To

Women want, and deserve, to make their own choices.
It's Her Choice

It’s Her Choice

There are myriad reasons why a woman has the right to choose which I couldn’t possibly begin to list here.
Our Constitutional Right to Abortion Regardless of Religion

Our Constitutional Right to Abortion Regardless of Religion

I was raised a Protestant fundamentalist during the 1960’s and the evils of abortion were never mentioned.
How US Policy Denies Life-Saving Care to Women Raped in War

How US Policy Denies Life-Saving Care to Women Raped in War

“I have nothing to give the child. How can I return to school? I am a woman with a bad reputation. I have no future. I cannot go to study anymore. I am a woman without a future.”
There Was Zero Question in My Mind

There Was Zero Question in My Mind

I did not want to be pregnant and definitely did not want a child. I felt no ambiguity or uncertainty about this. What I felt was determined.
I'm Pro-Choice Because Sophie Needed One

I’m Pro-Choice Because Sophie Needed One

I remember the panic in her voice when Sophie told me her period was late... 2 months late.
Let’s Make Access to Abortion Meaningful for All Women

Let’s Make Access to Abortion Meaningful for All Women

Meaningful access to abortion includes affordability, health care coverage, and physical access or proximity to a provider.
My Mother Wanted To Be An Astronaut

My Mother Wanted To Be An Astronaut

I do not thank my Mama for not aborting me anymore than I blame her for the miscarriage she had when I was in the 2nd grade. Another healthy baby girl joined our family years after and she has our Mama’s eyes.
The Fence

The Fence

In fact I believed, more so than ever, that it takes immeasurable courage and compassion, strength and caring, to choose to have a child—and equal amounts of the same to choose not to have a child.
My Abortion Story

My Abortion Story

I wish pro-lifers pushing new Texas laws understood: Hearing my little girl's heartbeat would have been unbearable.
Military Abortion Rights: Boxing In Women Who Serve

Military Abortion Rights: Boxing In Women Who Serve

Military families not only bear the full burden of costs for abortion care but, in some circumstances, are also actively blocked from receiving it even with out-of-pocket funds.
Graduate Baby Blues: When Pregnancy and College Don't Mix

Graduate Baby Blues: When Pregnancy and College Don’t Mix

This piece is my story about my journey to choice.
Our #AbortionMatters Blog Carnival

Our #AbortionMatters Blog Carnival

Consider this post home base for our weekend-long series!
Federal Judge Rules In Favor of Anti-Abortion Extremist Angel Dillard

Federal Judge Rules In Favor of Anti-Abortion Extremist Angel Dillard

A federal judge ruled Thursday that an anti-abortion extremist's threatening letter to a Wichita, KS Doctor is protected under the First Amendment and does not constitute as "true threat."