On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Bans across the Country Spark Interest in Mail-Order Abortions

“Sites that offer information on self-administering abortion pills have seen spikes in inquiries.”

Beyond the Back Alley: “Call the Midwife” and TV’s Stubborn Abortion Binary

To date, TV has told only a small, self-evident part of illegal abortion’s history. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Lawmakers Have Voted to Effectively Ban Abortion In Alabama

Republican lawmakers have made it abundantly clear that they have absolutely no idea how human bodies work. Read more »

Want to Fight Heartbeat Bills? Pay for Abortions

The National Network of Abortion Funds is a network of local grassroots organizations that make the legal right to abortion actually possible. Read more »

Bumped Off: What Will It Take to Destigmatize Teen Motherhood?

Young moms from less privileged backgrounds, as well as teen moms of color like me, are still waiting for positive reflections of ourselves on TV. Read more »

Heartbeat Bills Are Part of the Endgame for Roe v. Wade

Unprecedented levels of anti-abortion legislation at the state and national level are happening more frequently and becoming more extreme. Read more »

What Just Happened?: Ohio Just Effectively Banned Abortion

The six-week abortion ban known as the “heartbeat bill” is now law in Ohio. Read more »

How Planned Parenthood Became a Safe Haven for Queer Women

Until the mainstream medical community learns to recognize queer women’s right to affordable, queer-inclusive care, Planned Parenthood will remain an essential, valuable resource. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: You Say School Spirit, I Say Racism

The Covington Catholic students were on a “mission” to protest reproductive freedom that ended in the public taunting of people of color. Read more »

BitchTapes: Pro-Choice Anthems

Given the onslaught of anti-choice legislation, this playlist is right on time. Read more »

Flagged Down: “America First” Feminism Is Not the Future

Feminist resistance must be equally resolute in rejecting assaults on women’s rights wherever they occur. Read more »

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In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »