reproductive rights

Four Things the Government Should Defund Instead of Planned Parenthood

What if Republicans actually cared about our health? They would defund abstinence-only education, for starters.  Read more »

"The Mama Sherpas" Shines a Light on the Skills of Midwives

The new documentary explores the role midwives play in improving how Americans deal with pregnancy and birth.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Blood & Guts

This week, we bring you three stories about the visceral realities of bodies. Read more »

In New Film “Grandma," Lily Tomlin Scoffs At Abortion Stigma

In the comedy, Lily Tomlin plays an acerbic poet who helps her granddaughter rustle up $500 to get an abortion.  The timing is unmistakable. State after state is passing laws limiting women’s rights to lawful abortions. White male politician after white male politician is busy... Read more »

Backtalk: Defunding Planned Parenthood & #TransHealthFail

On Backtalk, hosts Amy Lam and Sarah Mirk discuss the pop culture stories of the week, offering snappy analysis and heartfelt sighs. This week, we talk about the plan to defund Planned Parenthood (with special guest Planned Parenthood... Read more »

A Misleading Viral Video Picks a Bad Target: Women Who Donate Fetal Tissue

A deceptive new video accusing Planned Parenthood of “selling baby parts” has gone viral. Read more »

A Powerful New Comic Book Takes Aim at Abortion Stigma

Even where it’s legal and accessible, abortion can often be a difficult process. Read more »

The 20-Week Abortion Ban Shows How Little Politicians Care About Science

Photo by Sylvia McFadden. On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would ban abortion 20 weeks after conception across the United States.  Read more »

Sentenced to 41 Years in Prison for a Miscarriage

Indiana has finally succeeded in imprisoning a woman for suffering a miscarriage. On Monday, March 30, 2015, Purvi Patel was sentenced to 41 years in prison... 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 »

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 »

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 »