reproductive rights

Nine Times When TV and Film Characters Got an Abortion—And Their Friends Supported Them

It’s rare to see honest depictions of abortions onscreen. Read more »

In This Election, More Than Ever, Our Reproductive Rights Are At Stake

Justice Scalia's death could have a big impact on a crucial abortion rights case.  Read more »

Leaders Speak Out Against Co-Opting #BlackLivesMatter to Push Anti-Abortion Laws

Reproductive rights and racial justice are linked in crucial ways.  Read more »

The CDC's New Alcohol Guidelines Treat Women as "Pre-Pregnant"

What year is this, again? The agency recommends that doctors tell sexually active women to refrain from drinking or get on birth control. Read more »

"No Mas Bebés" Retraces the Stories of Mexican Women Who Were Sterilized Without Consent

In the 1970s, the LA county hospital sterilized the women after they gave birth by C-Section.  Read more »

Texas Grand Jury Indicts Two Members of Group That Targeted Planned Parenthood

Today in delicious irony, an investigation clears Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing and indicts two extremists instead. In a statement released after the indictments, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue noted that this is a welcome conclusion, but not a time to jump for joy.  Read more »

All Day Today, People Are Speaking Up to Support Abortion Rights

One in three women will have an abortion in their lifetime. Today's “1 in 3 abortion speakout” shares their stories.  Read more »

Planned Parenthood Files Lawsuit Against Duplicitous Video Group

The “anti-abortion extremists” are gettin' sued.  Read more »

Nineteen States Get Failing Grades for Reproductive Health

How does your state fare on access to abortion, birth control, and sex-ed?  Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »