reproductive rights

2028: Apparently the best way to educate teens about pregnancy is to dupe and terrify them.

Teens in Milwaukee, WI were treated to an elaborate hoax recently in the form of 2028, an alleged horror film that turned out to be a PSA about teen pregnancy. Here’s the trailer, though it... Read more »

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Pro Football, Anti-Choice

The Super Bowl, with its male posturing, scantily-clad cheerleaders, and rampant corporate sponsorships, has never been exactly a feminist’s dream come true. This year, however, there is one more reason to throw your remote at the screen and run... Read more »

Notre Dame Hires Pro-Choice Catholic as New Football Coach

Word came yesterday: The University of Notre Dame has hired Brian Kelly away from the University of Cincinnati to be its new... Read more »

Bunk Documentaries (1 of 2): The Right to Confuse

What's wrong with this picture? (Hint: it's not the competing fonts). This still, taken from the trailer of the film South Dakota: A Woman's Right to Choose might be the first time I've seen "a woman's right to choose" accompanying an in utero photo. Those are both articles of rhetoric from... Read more »

Adopt-ation: A feminist take on the state of the adoption industry

Do a quick search on the Internet and you'll see that there are lots more people waiting to adopt a healthy newborn these days than there are babies out there ready to be adopted. Gone are the (ahem) "good old days" when a pregnant woman finding herself in less than optimal circumstances could be... Read more »

Open Thread: Health Care Reform and the Stupak Amendment

On Saturday night the House of Representatives narrowly passed a health-care reform bill, changing the way Americans will access health insurance. Included in the bill was an amendment from Bart Stupak (D-MI... Read more »

Bibliobitch: Testimony of an Abortion Addict

Irene Vilar's extraordinary and incendiary new memoir, Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict, is a potential launching pad for a discussion about abortion that is more personal than political. Having terminated fifteen pregnancies in sixteen years, Vilar turns her experiences into... Read more »

Law & Order to air episode based on Dr. Tiller's murder

Tonight’s Law & Order episode will be based on the murder of Dr. George Tiller: a late-term abortion provider is murdered while attending church. The episode, titled “Dignity,”... Read more »

How did you celebrate Pro-Life Cupcake Day?

Here's how I spent mine: - Being disappointed upon discovering it wasn't Pro-Cupcake Life Day - Eating leftover cupcakes from Bitch's clothing swap/supporting a woman's right to choose - WONDERING WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE The Cupcakes for Life... 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 »