reproductive rights

"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 »

Laws Restricting Abortion Access Don't Improve Health—They Hurt, Say Doctors

The Supreme Court hears from opponents of a controversial Texas law. Read more »

Ask Bear: Is It Okay To Be So, So Sad About My Miscarriage?

A reader wonders how to deal with the grief of a miscarriage at eight weeks.  Read more »

New Research Examines How Abortion Stories Are Told on TV

A new study examines the way abortion is represented on TV—when it's discussed at all.  Read more »

"Scandal" Stands Up for Abortion Rights

Shonda Rhimes’ show goes where TV rarely dares to explore: a political and personal discussion of abortion.  Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »