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Pop-Up Abortion Storytelling Campaigns Showcase the Power of Youth Activism

Pop-Up Abortion Storytelling Campaigns Showcase the Power of Youth Activism | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Throughout these efforts, students say, labels like “pro-choice” and “pro-life” took a backseat to story-sharing—perhaps offering insight about ways that young activists, far from being apathetic or disinterested, are engaging their peers about issues of reproductive rights and justice.
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Satanic Temple: Missouri Anti-Choice Restrictions an 'Affront' to Religious Freedom

Satanic Temple: Missouri Anti-Choice Restrictions an 'Affront' to Religious Freedom | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The Satanic Temple last week filed a lawsuit against Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, alleging that the state’s abortion restrictions violate temple members’ freedom of religion.
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Can You Change a Woman’s Mind in the Walk Up to an Abortion Clinic?

Can You Change a Woman’s Mind in the Walk Up to an Abortion Clinic? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court has given pro-life advocates free rein to spread their message, even if it distresses patients. But getting people to listen is more complicated.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg interviewed by Irin Carmon about gender equality, reproductive rights, & more.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses the energy and staying power her job entails and what she considers unfinished business in the fight for gender equality.

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Ginsburg discusses the economic impact of abortion restrictions: “We will never see a day when women of means are not able to get a safe abortion in this country.”


Complete interview & transcript here.

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Last Year, 52 Percent of Abortion Clinics Faced Threats and Intimidation

Last Year, 52 Percent of Abortion Clinics Faced Threats and Intimidation | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Four decades after Roe v. Wade, a survey shows abortion clinics are under attack.


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Watch: Pregnant woman shuts down anti-abortion protesters in the most amazing way

Watch: Pregnant woman shuts down anti-abortion protesters in the most amazing way | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

This video shows anti-abortion protesters filming outside an abortion clinic in a London street. And getting shut down by a pregnant passerby.

It was posted on YouTube yesterday by journalist and activist Sunny Hundal.

Hundal then tweeted it with the caption: ‘Today I saw this pregnant woman blasting anti-abortion protesters for intimidating women at a clinic.’

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Pro-Lifers' Existential Crisis

Pro-Lifers' Existential Crisis | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

For liberals, one of the few bright spots of this week's election was the resounding defeat of two so-called "personhood" ballot initiatives, which would have extended constitutional rights to embryos.


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Polls: Voters Connect Abortion Access and Economic Opportunities

Polls: Voters Connect Abortion Access and Economic Opportunities | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
In one poll of New York and Pennsylvania voters, three-quarters of respondents said that a woman’s ability to control whether to have children is linked to equality and financial stability.

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The right’s new abortion scam: Fetuses get lawyers while women and girls are left stranded

The right’s new abortion scam: Fetuses get lawyers while women and girls are left stranded | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
A new law in Alabama can put minors on trial for seeking an abortion -- and provides fetuses with legal counsel
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EMILY's List — States With More Abortion Laws Have Less Support...

EMILY's List — States With More Abortion Laws Have Less Support... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
States With More Abortion Laws Have Less Support For Women And Children’s Health: Report

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J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, October 2, 2014 4:34 PM

This makes no sense unless the restriction on abortion is not motivated by a love of children. 

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We get it: “Por-Lifers Love Fetuses But what...

We get it: “Por-Lifers Love Fetuses But what... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
We get it: “Por-Lifers Love Fetuses
But what about the people, the women, who are already here?
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Hold Up, So How Does This Work?

Hold Up, So How Does This Work? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

You find yourself a fucking taco, or a fucking beer, or a fucking taco and a beer, then you eat the fucking taco or drink the fucking beer or eat and drink both the fucking taco and the beer, and then you donate some money to an abortion fund. You fucking film yourself doing this shit and then you send us the fucking video and we put it on the fucking internet.


Fuck yeah to you for donating to to groups that work to keep abortion legal and accessible! Fuck yeah! You’re great! They’re great! We 100% percent completely and totally encourage you to donate your money and your time to groups that do important political work, and to organizations that provide much-needed services like pap smears, contraception and STI testing and treatment.

However, the Taco Or Beer Challenge founders regret to inform you that you also can’t win the Taco Or Beer Challenge by only doing this, because winning the Taco Or Beer Challenge depends entirely on you donating to an abortion fund, which is a fund that pays for people’s abortions or directly related logistical expenses.

(Caveat: yes indeedy, some Planned Parenthood affiliates and locations do have their own abortion funds! They totally count toward the challenge! Please be sure to specify which fund you donated to when you submit your badass taco or beer photo/video!) 

Why are abortion funds so important, and why are they the sole non-negotiable part of the Taco Or Beer Challenge? Because abortion stigma is real, and the Taco Or Beer Challenge is about encouraging people to give abortion stigma a big fucking taco-covered middle finger by being loud and proud about directly funding abortion.

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The Future of Abortion Is Here—No Clinic Needed

The Future of Abortion Is Here—No Clinic Needed | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
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AlterNet / By Allegra Kirkland

The Dutch organization Women on Web sends abortion pills to women in countries that restrict or ban the procedure.

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How the right to bear arms can protect the right to abortion

How the right to bear arms can protect the right to abortion | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"The right to abortion cannot be exercised without a medical professional, and the right to keep and bear arms means little if there is no one from whom to acquire the handgun or ammunition," a judge said.
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Federal judge: Abortion like right to bear arms

Federal judge: Abortion like right to bear arms | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Likening abortion to the right to bear arms, a federal judge strikes down Alabama provision restricting which doctors can perform the procedure.


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Revisiting the issue in the court's Monday ruling, Thompson said, "The court was struck by a parallel in some respects between the right of women to decide to terminate a pregnancy and the right of the individual to keep and bear firearms, including handguns, in her home for the purposes of self-defense."

Both rights are controversial, and there are opponents of each who, based on moral or ethical convictions, feel they should not be rights and deserve no constitutional protection. Each protected right is also held by the individual, but neither right can be realized "without the assistance of someone else," he wrote.

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How many people really, truly believe that abortion is murder?

How many people really, truly believe that abortion is murder? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Not many, if you look at the evidence.
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Freedom Whore – Abortion, Shame, and The Right To Deny Me My Rights by Martha Plimpton

Freedom Whore – Abortion, Shame, and The Right To Deny Me My Rights by Martha Plimpton | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Many people might end up taking issue with my point of view here or how I’m expressing it. That will happen. I can’t, nor am I intending to, speak for every single person affected by the majestic tentacles of misogyny and patriarchy that reach out in all directions and attempt to suffocate the life out of any sense of shared outrage or mutual support of each other’s struggle with either. Plus, I admit, my thinking is not particularly nuanced on a day like today. Like a lot of people, I’m mostly just pissed.

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No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and

No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your ‘religious freedom.’ If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.


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What (Many) Sex Workers Don't Want To Talk About

What (Many) Sex Workers Don't Want To Talk About | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
There are things, personal things, many sex workers don't want to talk about; including me. And that's a pity. Because it holds the sex worker movement back. Most cultural shifts regarding unequal ...

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Reflections on the Fifth Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. George Tiller

Reflections on the Fifth Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. George Tiller | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The road ahead for abortion providers and their allies to not only preserve George Tiller’s specialized service, but simply to stay open, is hardly an easy one. But many of those who knew Dr. Tiller as a colleague and friend are no doubt fortified by remembering one of his favorite sayings: “Attitude is everything.”
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Sarah Silverman on anti-choice lawmakers: “It’s goo. It’s goo that they’re so worried about”

Sarah Silverman on anti-choice lawmakers: “It’s goo. It’s goo that they’re so worried about” | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
And guess what! It's OK to define a pregnancy as "goo," but it's also OK not to! Life is complicated!
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New Hampshire Governor to Sign Bill Creating Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone

New Hampshire Governor to Sign Bill Creating Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
On Thursday, the state senate voted on final passage of a bill that would create a 25-foot buffer zone around the five clinics in the state that provide abortion services.
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Four Ways to Create Culture Change Around Abortion

Four Ways to Create Culture Change Around Abortion | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Culture change is distinct from policy change and health-care access, but it’s just as important. It’s difficult to imagine long-term policy gains without doing the hard work to change norms, beliefs, and behavior.
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In Alabama, Access to Abortion Through the Entire South Is on Trial

In Alabama, Access to Abortion Through the Entire South Is on Trial | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Abortion is on trial this week in Alabama. Technically speaking, the witnesses are appearing before federal District Judge Myron Thompson to discuss a new state law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. That sounds reasonable, I know, but it isn’t, and it’s also...
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How the Director of North Dakota's Only Abortion Clinic Found an Unexpected Ally

How the Director of North Dakota's Only Abortion Clinic Found an Unexpected Ally | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"Clinics like Red River need to remain open, or women's lives will be at risk."
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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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