Posted inReproductive rights

Abortion is not a luxury: Reproductive freedom and the midterms

Reading Time: 3 minutes This morning, I listened to an abortion procedure on NPR, and it was a powerful thing. A patient at a Michigan clinic consented to having her procedure recorded. She wanted to underscore its life-or-death importance in a climate where Michigan citizens will vote next week for an amendment that would enshrine abortion rights into the […]

Posted inPolitics

Lindsey Graham proposes national abortion ban

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lindsey Graham has always been a staunch opponent of abortion rights. Now, he’s proposing new anti-abortion legislation that would ban the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy nationwide.  Graham’s proposal comes at a difficult time for Republicans, who have been losing steam in midterm polls, hobbled by the extreme unpopularity of the Supreme Court’s summer […]

Posted inLaw

The GOP lawmaker who condemned an extreme anti-abortion bill isn’t a hero

Reading Time: 3 minutes How extreme are GOP abortion bans? So extreme that some Republicans are even daring to publicly question whether their colleagues’ Christian faith is sincere. That’s what South Carolina State Sen. Katrina Shealy did this week after her male Republican colleagues fought to remove exceptions for rape and incest in their near-total abortion bans. As it […]

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‘Nobody should go through what I went through’—the traumatic pregnancy

Reading Time: 6 minutes CN: Sexual assault Christian crisis pregnancy centers claim to be of service to women in need. Do they serve the actual needs of women, or simply advance a particular religious agenda?  I spoke to Rebecca Trotter, a self-described “mom, writer, thinker, talker, teacher, and Christian” whose personal experience when faced with a traumatic pregnancy sheds […]

Posted inReproductive rights

Florida: Teen is not ‘mature’ enough for abortion, but mature enough to give birth

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Florida appellate court ruled that a pregnant 16-year-old was “not sufficiently mature” to access abortion services. The teen herself argued in her petition that she was “not ready to have a baby,” as she is still in school, does not have a job, and the father cannot assist her.  Court records say that the […]

Posted inReproductive rights

Kentucky judge slams ‘theocratic’ laws in ruling protecting abortion rights

Reading Time: 3 minutes On Friday morning, Jefferson Circuit Judge Mitch Perry ruled that abortion procedures could continue in the state of Kentucky, issuing an injunction requested by two women’s health clinics in Louisville, partly because he didn’t buy the “theocratic” religious argument that life begins at conception. Attorney General Daniel Cameron wants to use the overturning of Roe […]

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