"Obviously, people should support reproductive rights for the sake of women’s health and well-being. But it’s also important to understand that while the attacks on reproductive rights are quite sincere—antis really are upset that you have sex without their permission!—the issue is part and parcel of a larger campaign to end the long American tradition of religious plurality, of understanding that the best way for religious freedom to be protected is for everyone to stay in their own lanes. It’s about giving fundamentalists not just the right to practice their own faith but the ‘right’ to foist their faith on you."
— Why Did Anti-Choice Activists Harass Unitarians in New Orleans?
"the belief that you should never have sex unless you’re open to having kids is so arbitrary, much like arguing you shouldn’t watch Game of Thrones unless you’re training to sword fight."
— Ladies who don’t use contraception have had it with you 99% that do, you dirty girls.
"Nonetheless, over the weekend, the mayor of New Orleans issued an official proclamation of welcome to the protesters, signing a certificate thanking the anti-choice group for its “service” to the city. That prompted more than 500 New Orleans residents to sign a petition asking the mayor to reconsider."
Abortion Protesters Interrupt Church Service, Tell Pro-Choice Worshippers To ‘Repent’ | ThinkProgress
mayor mitch landrieu signed a certificate THANKING a militant anti-abortion group for terrorizing new orleans?
no no no no no no no.
"Would Cruz support France’s policies that enable women to be fully reimbursed for the cost of their abortion and that guarantees girls ages 15 to 18 free birth control? Or Belgium’s policy that enables young people to be reimbursed for the cost of emergency contraception? Or the broad exceptions both countries make for cases of rape, incest, and fetal impairment, to preserve woman’s physical or mental health, and for social or economic reasons? He absolutely would not."
— The Senate flunks basic biology: Inside a disgraceful hearing - Salon.com
"Operation Save America, formerly Operation Rescue National, began its week-long demonstration Saturday protesting New Orleans’ Causeway Medical Clinic and what the group has ascertained to be the private residence of an abortion provider."
Hundreds of Anti-Choice Protesters Descend on New Orleans
"The bill goes into detail about the specific abortion-only regulations that would not be allowed, but the general principle is that if you don’t require it for other outpatient procedures, you can’t require it for abortion. Want to force women seeking abortion to listen to a script full of lies and then make them wait 24 or 48 hours to think it over? Better be prepared to do the same for people who need colonoscopies. Want to require a bunch of unnecessary visits before a woman is allowed to have a procedure? Now you need to do that for a biopsy, too. Want to force abortion clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center standards and abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges? Well, dentists will have to meet the same standards before they can drill a tooth."
Women’s Health Protection Act: A brilliant bill to protect women’s abortion rights.
WHAT A NOVEL IDEA
"In that particular pregnancy at that particular time in the Deep South, there would have been enormous pressure to marry the father of that baby. I would have ended up living in this working-class suburban parish of New Orleans with a baby and a marginally employed husband. I almost certainly would have been a victim of domestic violence — that guy did go on to be arrested for his anger-management issues. I want to start crying just thinking about it. That woman, that other life, would have been so truncated, would have been so … I don’t even know if I would be alive now."
I’m a Mother, and I Had an Abortion
these are important stories
"Does the very fact that schools choose to address rape via disciplinary panel send the message that rape isn’t particularly serious, and instead is in the same league as cheating on an exam or copying Wikipedia into an essay? It’s hard to imagine, for example, a college deciding to deal with student trafficking high volumes of cocaine or committing armed robbery via disciplinary proceedings."
— Are Campus Disciplinary Hearings Really the Right Way to Try a Rape Case?
"Americans (mostly men) hunt big game all the time. Sixty percent of all lions killed for sport in Africa are shipped back to the U.S. And most trophy hunters escape our notice. Jones is the Internet villain du jour because she upends our expectations. Or, to put it more bluntly, because she is bright, shiny, young and female."
Kendall Jones: The Texas cheerleader and big game hunter makes people very mad.
this sums up my feelings on the Kendall Jones story.