Herstory
Follow
Find tag "abortion"
15.0K views | +6 today
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Crimes Against Humanity
Scoop.it!

Two Big Frauds: I Pretended to Be Pregnant at a Crisis Pregnancy Center

Two Big Frauds: I Pretended to Be Pregnant at a Crisis Pregnancy Center | Herstory | Scoop.it
In reality, however, they’re often the opposite: disseminating misinformation and, in the process, robbing women of their autonomy. And the best worst part of the situation is the fact that plenty of crisis pregnancy centers, in spite of their duplicity, are actually licensed community clinics, which gives them an added air of respectability.

So, in the interest of trying to understand what actually goes on in these inexplicably legal establishments, I decided to go undercover as a preggers patsy.

Via Rob Duke, Deanna Dahlsad
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Dare To Be A Feminist
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 19, 1:33 AM

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.

Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Lily Tomlin and Director Paul Weitz on how cinema's take on abortion has changed

Lily Tomlin and Director Paul Weitz on how cinema's take on abortion has changed | Herstory | Scoop.it
Check out all Slate’s interviews from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. In Paul Weitz’s Grandma, Elle (Lily Tomlin) bonds with her teenaged granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) when she comes to her seeking financial assistance for an abortion. Like last year’s indie hit Obvious Child, the film, which recently premiered at Sundance, deals honestly with...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Dare To Be A Feminist
Scoop.it!

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

We get it: “Pro-Lifers Love Fetuses But what... | Herstory | Scoop.it
We get it: “Por-Lifers Love Fetuses
But what about the people, the women, who are already here?
Vote Pro-Choice
eartheld:
“ helicine:
“ how do i get this picture of myself tumblr famous

i want this...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Dare To Be A Feminist
Scoop.it!

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 | Herstory | 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.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from In The Name Of God
Scoop.it!

Christian Doctor On Why He Performs Abortions: ‘I Came To A Deeper Understanding Of My Spirituality’

Christian Doctor On Why He Performs Abortions: ‘I Came To A Deeper Understanding Of My Spirituality’ | Herstory | Scoop.it
Dr. Willie Parker didn't perform abortions for the first 12 years of his practice. But then he changed his mind because of his faith.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Hobby Lobby Wants to Deny Insurance Coverage of Birth Control. It Should Stop Selling Knitting Needles, Too

Hobby Lobby Wants to Deny Insurance Coverage of Birth Control. It Should Stop Selling Knitting Needles, Too | Herstory | Scoop.it
While Hobby Lobby opposes offering contraceptive coverage, it does sell three types of knitting needles, just the kind that in the not-so-distant past, women who became pregnant and didn’t have access to legal abortion used to try and end their pregnancies themselves.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Dare To Be A Feminist
Scoop.it!

Kentucky Lawmaker Attempts to Define Abortion as Domestic Violence

Kentucky Lawmaker Attempts to Define Abortion as Domestic Violence | Herstory | Scoop.it
According to Kentucky Rep. Joe Fischer, who has attached a 20-week abortion ban to a domestic violence bill, "The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children.”
more...
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Scoop.it!

Politicians: Erect & Standing Up, But Not For Women

Politicians: Erect & Standing Up, But Not For Women | Herstory | 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...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
Scoop.it!

The Price of Being a Woman Online

The Price of Being a Woman Online | Herstory | Scoop.it
One writer's chronicle of online harassment is sadly familiar to many.

Via Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com, Eduardo Lucas, malek, Deanna Dahlsad
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Dare To Be A Feminist
Scoop.it!

Illegal Abortions Lead to Women’s Health Crisis in Haiti

Illegal Abortions Lead to Women’s Health Crisis in Haiti | Herstory | Scoop.it

After three days of vomiting, heavy bleeding and agonizing pain, she stumbled into a maternity hospital. Doctors rushed her into surgery where they stopped the bleeding, and repaired her perforated uterus, botched in the first abortion attempt...


Abortion is illegal in Haiti but women and girls are losing their uteruses and their lives as they turn to clandestine, increasingly deadly ways to terminate their pregnancies. These unsafe abortions are leading to a public health crisis in a region with one of the world’s highest rates of unintended pregnancies, experts say.

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

Is this the world we want, the America we are trying to build?

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 26, 2013 8:31 AM

Is this the world we want, the America we are trying to build?

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 26, 2013 8:35 AM

Is this the world we want, the America we are trying to build?

Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Totally Full Of Shit

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Totally Full Of Shit | Herstory | Scoop.it

Fed up with the news that your tax dollars are being diverted from legitimate women's health programs and into bullshit "crisis pregnancy centers?" Well, you're not alone!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Actor Mark Ruffalo Shares Personal Story For Mississippi Abortion Rights Rally

Actor Mark Ruffalo Shares Personal Story For Mississippi Abortion Rights Rally | Herstory | Scoop.it

I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children. I trust that they are decent enough and wise enough and worthy enough to carry the right of Abortion and not be forced to criminally exercise that Right at the risk of death or jail time.

There was no mistake us making Abortion legal and available on demand. That was what we call progress. Just like it was no mistake that we abolished institutional racism in this country around the same time. The easy thing to do is lay low, but then are we who we say we are? Do we actually stand for anything, if what we do stand for is under attack and we say nothing? There is nothing to be ashamed of here except to allow a radical and recessive group of people to bully and intimidate our mothers and sisters and daughters for exercising their right of choice. Or use terrorism and fanaticism to block their legal rights or take the lives of their caregivers. Or design legislation that would chip away at those rights disguised as reinforcing a woman’s health.

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

More men and women need to take a stand like this.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Dare To Be A Feminist
Scoop.it!

Abortion Restrictions Failing This Year in Court Challenges

Abortion Restrictions Failing This Year in Court Challenges | Herstory | Scoop.it
State legislatures trying to curtail
abortions have suffered a 0-for-8 losing streak after court
challenges to their new laws this year.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Coffee Party Feminists
Scoop.it!

What happens when a woman is denied an abortion?

What happens when a woman is denied an abortion? | Herstory | Scoop.it
In the New York Times on Wednesday, Joshua Lang took a detailed look at the work of demographer Diana Greene Foster, who has spent close to five years studying what happens to women who are denied abortions.

Via J'nene Solidarity Kay
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Misoprostol Is a Game-Changer for Safe Abortion and Maternal Health Care. Why Isn't it More Widely Available?

Misoprostol Is a Game-Changer for Safe Abortion and Maternal Health Care. Why Isn't it More Widely Available? | Herstory | Scoop.it
If we have a cheap and readily available drug that can prevent and treat the two largest causes of maternal mortality worldwide—postpartum hemorrhage and unsafe abortion—why have we not taken more advantage of it?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from BloodandButter
Scoop.it!

Pre-med Univ. of South Florida student charged with first degree murder for tricking girlfriend into taking abortion pill

Pre-med Univ. of South Florida student  charged with first degree murder for tricking girlfriend into taking abortion pill | Herstory | Scoop.it

Via Genevieve Valle, BloodandButter
more...
Genevieve Valle's curator insight, May 16, 2013 3:56 PM

Another horrendous crime out of Florida... This pre-med student, John Welden, sent his pregnant girlfriend to see his OB/GYN father. Welden told his girlfriend that his father diagnosed her with an infection requiring her to take antibiotics. Welden swapped the anibiotic pill for Cytotec, the abortion pill. He instructed his girlfriend to take the "antibiotics" three times a day for a week. His girlfriend only learned about the abortion pills when she showed up to the emergency room a week later, having aborted the pregnancy. Welden's girlfriend was six weeks pregnant and communicated her intent to carry the pregnancy to term to all of her friends and family. Federal authorities have since charged 28-year-old Welden with first degree murder and tampering. Normally, a 6 week old fetus would not be considered viable, but federal law provides otherwise. Under the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 (18 USC 1841), an "unborn child" is defined as “member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb.” The Act further provides that if an unborn child is killed during the commission of a federal crime, it will constitute murder. Here, Welden's tampering with his girlfriend's prescription (a federal crime) allows authorities to tack on a first degree murder charge. Welden faces life in prison for his crimes. It is not clear what role, if any, his OB/GYN father played in the commission of these crimes. 

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Dare To Be A Feminist
Scoop.it!

I Have A Heartbeat

I Have A Heartbeat | Herstory | Scoop.it

We never talk about people who need or want abortions as living things.  All the focus goes on embryos, because for some reason, they’re more important than the people who are carrying them.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Infuriated & Embarrassed To Be From This State (Abortion Laws In North Dakota)

Infuriated & Embarrassed To Be From This State (Abortion Laws In North Dakota) | Herstory | Scoop.it
After calling Gov. Dalrymple, I called my state legislators too. And then I sent this letter via email to all as well in response to all the insanity occurring in...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Dare To Be A Feminist
Scoop.it!

What about Rob Portman’s daughter? Why Republicans' new empathy on gays and immigration won't extend to reproductive rights

What about Rob Portman’s daughter? Why Republicans' new empathy on gays and immigration won't extend to reproductive rights | Herstory | Scoop.it

Abortion and access to contraception often get lumped with marriage equality as “social issues,” but there are reasons why they’ve played out differently. Take Portman’s own reasoning in his Op-Ed this morning: “We conservatives believe in personal liberty and minimal government interference in people’s lives. We also consider the family unit to be the fundamental building block of society. We should encourage people to make long-term commitments to each other and build families, so as to foster strong, stable communities and promote personal responsibility.” In other words, gay and lesbian people are joining what Portman considers to be, and has historically been, a conservative institution — much like the military, where they’d already been serving in secret.

 

Although family planning used to be considered a conservative issue, there is still something more radical and terrifying about a woman not wanting to be a mother, or wanting to be a mother on her own terms. There will always be people who consider it the same as murder of a fully developed person in the world. There is still far more empathy for an embryo or fetus than for the living woman.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 18, 2013 2:35 PM

It's that last line of what I've quoted from the article which has upset me so deeply for what's now become my entire life.

Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
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
Other Topics
A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.