Tag: Reproductive Rights

The War on Women

A protestor dressed as a character from Hulu TV show “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on the bestselling novel by Margaret Atwood, after participating in a rally against one of the nation’s most restrictive bans on abortions on May 19, 2019 in Montgomery, Alabama.Photo: Julie Bennett (Getty Images) The Trump administration is waging a war on […]

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Anti-vaxxers Stole ‘My Body, My Choice’ from the Abortion Movement

Last week, environmental activist and anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. got on the phone with the Daily Beast to explain why he and actress Jessica Biel were lobbying against legislation that would limit medical exemptions from vaccines in California. Kennedy denied Biel’s association with the anti-vaxx movement—which had been revealed earlier that day in a […]

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Alabama: Where You Can Be Forced to Give Birth After Being Raped and Maybe Have to Parent the Child With Your Rapist

Protesters rally against one of the nation’s most restrictive bans on abortions on May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala.Photo: Julie Bennett (Getty) What is up with these Southern states when it comes to women’s rights? (And as a proud New Yorker with deep roots in the Tar Heel State, aka North Cackalacky, aka North Carolina, […]

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Spike Lee on Filming in Georgia After Abortion Ban: ‘They Got to Shut It Down’

Photo: Jordan Strauss (Invision/AP Photo) Ever since Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law a “heartbeat” bill that prohibits abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, Hollywood studios such as Disney, Netflix and Warner Bros. have expressed an unwillingness to continue filming in the state should the draconian legislation be implemented. Disney, Netflix […]

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Disney, Netflix React to Georgia’s Anti-Abortion Ban

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company Bob IgerPhoto: Manuel Balce Ceneta (AP Photo) As the country’s top producer of pecans, peanuts, and trap music, the state of Georgia is a bit of a paradox—case in point, it’s the birthplace of both the civil rights movement and the televised antics of Stevie […]

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Justice Clarence Thomas Slams Women Who Have Abortions as Heartless Eugenicists

Justice Clarence ThomasPhoto: Getty Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas slammed women who have abortions as heartless “eugenicists” in a 20-page opinion Tuesday opposing the high court’s majority decision not to overturn a lower court’s ruling that blocked Indiana abortion restrictions that would have stopped women from aborting due to a fetus’ sex, race or disability. […]

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Missouri Dangerously Close to Becoming First State Without Access to Abortion Clinics

Photo: Jacquelyn Martin (AP Photo) Last week, Gov. Mike Parson—in his efforts to position Missouri as “one of the strongest pro-life states in the country”—signed legislation that makes any doctor who performs an abortion within the state subject to up to 15 years imprisonment. Missouri Governor Signs Legislation Banning Abortions at 8 Weeks On Friday, […]

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Blow Struck: Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi’s ‘Hearbeat’ Abortion Law

Valencia Robinson with Mississippi In Action, a reproductive justice organization, addresses abortion rights advocates, May 21, 2019, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss.Photo: Rogelio V. Solis (Associated Press) Down goes Frazier — at least for now when it comes to Mississippi’s new so-called heartbeat law, which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. A […]

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Fight’s On: ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue to Stop Alabama’s Virtual Abortion Ban

A protester wears an “I stand with Planned Parenthood” shirt at a May 21, 2019, rally in Atlanta against recently passed abortion ban bills. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage (Getty) Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union on Friday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Alabama’s law that bans abortions except in cases of “serious” […]

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