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

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We get it: “Por-Lifers Love Fetuses
But what about the people, the women, who are already here?
Vote Pro-Choice
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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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Louisiana Legislature Passes Two More Anti-Choice Bills (Updated)

Louisiana Legislature Passes Two More Anti-Choice Bills (Updated) | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
One bill would ban abortion providers from teaching sex education in public schools, while the other would require women seeking an abortion to receive information written by the state about the alleged mental health risks associated with the procedure.
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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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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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New Bill Threatens Abortion Providers With Life In Prison

New Bill Threatens Abortion Providers With Life In Prison | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Doctors in South Dakota could face life in prison for performing virtually any abortion procedure under a new bill proposed by a Republican state lawmaker.

House Bill 1241 would make it a felony to perform any abortion procedure that causes a fet...
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Pro-Choice Groups: It's Time to Include Abortion Workers in the Movement

Pro-Choice Groups: It's Time to Include Abortion Workers in the Movement | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The movement already trusts us to provide abortion treatment, so why aren't we trusted with the defense of our own cause?
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Politicians: Erect & Standing Up, But Not For Women

Politicians: Erect & Standing Up, But Not For Women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Maybe you don't want to call it a "war on women". Maybe you find the word "war" to be over-the-top, despite the facts regarding bombings, shootings, rape, and other violent attacks against women, i...
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The State of Choice in the States

The State of Choice in the States | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Check out this infographic about pro-choice and anti-choice laws across the country, and learn about choice-related laws in your state!
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Short Story Contest

Short Story Contest | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Every decision has a story.  And as young people, we’re faced with plenty of tough decisions.  Do you have a unique story to tell? 


If you’re between the ages of 18 and 30, we hope you’ll consider entering the Choice Out Loud Short Story Contest.  Not only is this a great way to share a pro-choice story, your submission will be reviewed by our amazing judges and you could win one of our great cash prizes! 


Grand Prize: $2,000
Judges’ Choice:
  $1,000
People’s Choice:
  $1,000


HOW TO ENTER:  Write a story, 500 words or less, that features an unplanned pregnancy.  
It can be fiction, non-fiction or somewhere in between – how the story is told is up to you.  Choice is a critical thread that connects so much of our lives. We encourage you to think about the diverse reality of life in America, the circumstances that lead to an unintended pregnancy, the different choices women and men make when faced with this situation, and how a person’s decision may influence their future.

You should feel free to use inspirations from your own life or community. Write from the heart.


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Texas Congressman: Masturbating Fetuses Prove Need for Abortion Ban

Texas Congressman: Masturbating Fetuses Prove Need for Abortion Ban | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

“Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful,” said Burgess, a former OB/GYN. “They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?”

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Abortion and Magical Thinking | The Nation

Abortion and Magical Thinking | The Nation | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Anti-choicers think what they believe determines how abortion restrictions are enforced. They're dangerously wrong.

 

It takes a special kind of willful ignorance to oppose legal abortion these days. In fact, being disconnected from reality has become the most definitive characteristic of the anti-choice movement. Pregnancy from rape? The body can “shut that whole thing down.” Birth control? Just another kind of abortifacient. Then there are the made-up “post-abortion syndromes” and unsubstantiated links between abortion and breast cancer. But no kind of anti-choice rhetoric is more dangerous than the fantasy that making abortion illegal will not hurt women.

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North Dakota Accrues Steep Legal Fees Defending Medication Abortion Ban

North Dakota Accrues Steep Legal Fees Defending Medication Abortion Ban | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Residents of North Dakota are getting a lesson in just how expensive it is to defend an unconstitutional abortion ban.

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47,000 Women Die Each Year From Unsafe Abortions

47,000 Women Die Each Year From Unsafe Abortions | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

by TARA CULP-RESSLER, ThinkProgress

 

According to the Guttmacher Institute, complications from unsafe abortions in the developing world contribute to 47,000 preventable deaths each year.

 

In all parts of the world, women have abortions for similar reasons, often for the very same reasons that woman who have access to modern contraception choose to use birth control. Women want to be able to delay having children if they are financially unable to care for a child or additional children, if they are not in a stable relationship with a partner who can help them care for a child, or if they still need to finish their education. But contraception isn’t readily available in many of the countries where women are dying from botched abortion procedures. Guttmacher estimates that about 222 million women in the developing world are trying to avoid pregnancy, but aren’t using a modern form of contraception, putting themselves at risk for an unintended pregnancy and an unsafe abortion.

 

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The only good abortion is my abortion

The only good abortion is my abortion | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
As I write this, it is 1:17 am on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012. I am lying awake in bed, trying to decide whether or not to have an abortion. Of course, we don’t call it an abortion. We call it “a procedure” or a D&C.
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Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
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