reproductive rights

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 »

What Does California's New Sex-Ed Law Mean?

The state now requires students to get comprehensive sex education, rather than abstinence-only lessons.   Read more »

The Latest Investigation of Planned Parenthood Shows It Did Absolutely Nothing Illegal

The “unfounded” allegations seek to discredit the organization and divert resources away from patient services, says Washington's attorney general.  Read more »

For Undocumented Women Seeking Reproductive Healthcare, Policing and Politics Create a Maze of Barriers

Racism, policing of immigrants, and the recent restrictions on affordable healthcare lead to preventable deaths. Read more »

A New Video Series Encourages You to #ShoutYourAbortion

Thousands of people shared their stories of abortion on the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion. Read more »

California Now Requires Crisis Pregnancy Centers to Say They're Not Real Medical Clinics

A new California law tries to stop misleading centers that refuse to discuss abortion from posing as licensed medical facilities.  Read more »

Backtalk: Planned Parenthood Drama & White Feminism

Sarah rants about Congress grilling Planned Parenthood and Amy's “white feminism” siren goes off. 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 »

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 »

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 »