reproductive rights

Douchebag Decree: Utah's "Protecting Unborn Children" Amendment

 Can a law be a douchebag? You bet it can! Read more »

Fearing Violence, a Hospital Told a Doctor to Shut Up About Abortion

Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper has filed a civil rights complaint against her employer, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, after she was ordered to shut up about abortion. Read more »

New Novel “Terrible Virtue” Tells the Story of Margaret Sanger’s Life

The book aims to present a complicated portrait, but feels rushed and misses a chance for real nuance.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Volunteers

From a teenager farmworker in Seattle to the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, stories about going above and beyond.  Writer Rafia Zakaria explores the complicated dynamics of voluntourism—the trend of people from richer countries combining international travel and... Read more »

The High Stakes of Zubik v. Burwell for Anti-Discrimination Laws

The birth control case facing the Supreme Court could wind up rolling back civil rights protections of LGBT people, too.  Read more »

Amid All the Hubbub Over the Presidential Race, Abortion Restrictions Slip Into State Legislatures

A new law in Indiana requires abortion providers to pay for the cremation or burial of all fetal materials. What?!  Read more »

A Republican PAC Is Now Running "Vote Against Trump" Attack Ads

The ad uses Trump's own descriptions of women against him, as women read quotes like “fat pig” and “bimbo.” Read more »

Backtalk: Kesha & Abortion Rights

This week, we talk about the Supreme Court hearings on laws like the Texas anti-abortion legislation that have forced all but ten clinics to close in the nation’s second largest state. And we discuss a judge’s ruling in pop star Kesha’s case to get out of... Read more »

In Horror Film "The Witch," Terror Stems from Puritanical Control of Women

The film about supernatural forces holds an all-too-real horror.  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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »