Reproductive Justice

HPV Day and How Bachmann & Perry HPV Vaccine Debate Proves Neither Candidate Gives a Shit About Women’s Health

Posted on September 16, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

While I’m a novice political wonk, I’ve been resisting writing about the presidential campaigns of conservative douchebags Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Governor Rick Perry. Listening to their sexist, racist, ignorant rants makes me want to claw my ear drums out. … Continue reading →

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My Contraception Don’t Cost a Thing: Eliminating Co-Pays for Birth Control & Reproductive Healthcare Victory

Posted on August 2, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Fabulous reproductive justice news!  Just a mere few weeks ago, I wrote about the possibility for free birth control and reproductive health services if the government passed the recommendations released last month by the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of … Continue reading →

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Guest Post: Proponents of Anti-Choice Race-Baiting Billboards Speak to NPR

Posted on July 28, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Written by Morgan Hopkins.  Originally published at Hay Ladies!.  Reprinted with permission. The Texas-based anti-choice group, Life Always, has placed billboards in Chicago that read “Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted,” featuring a picture of President Obama. … Continue reading →

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Guest Post: This is the Movement of Our Generation: SisterSong “Let’s Talk About Sex” Conference

Posted on July 26, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Written by Nicole Clark. Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the Let’s Talk About Sex: Love, Legislation, & Leadership Conference, put together by the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida. I was invited … Continue reading →

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Not So Jagged Little Pill: Why Women Need No-Cost Birth Control for the “We’ve Got You Covered” Blog Carnival

Posted on July 21, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Birth control free of co-pays!  In a landmark decision yesterday, the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended all insurance plans offer contraceptives and other preventive services, free of charge under the new health care law that went … Continue reading →

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The NeverEnding Story: Abortion Restrictions Onslaught Continues with Historic Number of Anti-Choice Bills

Posted on July 19, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

I feel like I’ve stepped into a time warp, to a time when women had to struggle to get abortions. When women couldn’t afford to have them. When women don’t have complete control over their bodies. Sadly, I’m talking about … Continue reading →

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Why We Need Planned Parenthood: My Post for the “My Planned Parenthood” Blog Carnival

Posted on July 7, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Imagine you needed medical treatment.  Let’s say you needed insulin or heart surgery.  But no one in your state offered either medical service.  You’d be horrified, right?  Well now let’s imagine that same scenario only it’s for an abortion, or … Continue reading →

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Under Siege: Two Years After Dr. Tiller’s Murder Reproductive Rights at the Federal & State Level Still Under Attack

Posted on May 31, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Today marks the 2-year anniversary of the tragic death of Dr. Tiller, the courageous physician in Kansas who provided late-term abortions.  Risking his life, Dr. Tiller bravely helped women in need when they had nowhere else to turn.  Sadly, a … Continue reading →

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Bowling for Dollars: Raising Money for Abortion Access in Supposedly Liberal Massachusetts

Posted on May 6, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

I’m pissed off.  The House passed H.R. 3 and I’m tired of the bullshit.  I’m exasperated with white men (and some women) trying to tell ALL women what they can and cannot do with their bodies.  Governments don’t belong in … Continue reading →

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…: GOP Restricting Abortion and Still Attempting to Redefine Rape

Posted on May 4, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Today, the House votes on H.R. 3, the douchebag misogynistic legislation that would restrict abortion coverage and redefine rape.  Now for those of you who’ve been following the onslaught of anti-choice legislation (although I’ve gotta admit it’s been a nightmare … Continue reading →

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CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Bringing the Revolution Home

Posted on April 10, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Well, Everyone, this is my final post on the CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference at Hampshire College.  I can’t believe it’s over already!  I made it home and quickly passed out, exhausted yet rejuvenated from all of the amazing and inspiring … Continue reading →

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CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Politics of Population Control

Posted on April 10, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Hello, Everyone!  I’m here at the last day of CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference at Hampshire College.  I’m live-blogging the Politics of Population Control workshop.  The panelists challenged “the resurgences of population control as a response to global economic crises, climate … Continue reading →

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CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Written on the Body – Body Politics and the Media

Posted on April 9, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

So I’ve been SO overwhelmed by all of the awesomeness at CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference.  There are a ton of workshops happening simultaneously that I wish I could go to.  So I skipped out early on the Abortion Access in … Continue reading →

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CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Abortion Access in the U.S.

Posted on April 9, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Hi Everyone! This time I’m live-blogging from CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference at the Abortion Access in the U.S. workshop.  The panelists discussed the obstacles to reproductive services. Megan Shalvoy discussed crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), which serve as fronts for anti-choice … Continue reading →

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CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Sex Positive Feminism

Posted on April 9, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Bonjour!  Live-blogging once again at CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference at Hampshire College.  I’m participating in the interactive Sex Positive Feminism 101 workshop organized by staffers from HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive). We kicked things off by confronting stereotypes.  Audience members … Continue reading →

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CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Moving Beyond the Blog – Advancing Abortion Rights Online

Posted on April 9, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Hola!  As I’m live-blogging at CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference at Hampshire College, I’m listening to speakers at the Moving Beyond the Blog: Advancing Abortion Rights Online panel with activists and online reproductive justice advocates Michelle Kinsey Bruns, Steph Herold and … Continue reading →

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CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Live-Blogging Speaking Out for Reproductive Freedom

Posted on April 9, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Good Morning, Everyone! I’m back, live-blogging at CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference at Hampshire College.  I’m listening to speakers at the Speaking Out for Reproductive Freedom event.  There are reproductive justice activists here from 38 states! One of the first speakers … Continue reading →

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CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Live-Blogging International Reproductive Rights Panel

Posted on April 8, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Hi Everyone! I’m here live-blogging at CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference at Hampshire College.  I’m sitting in on an International Reproductive Rights Roundtable.  The anthropologist in me always wants to look at issues cross-culturally. The panel consists of: “Activists from different … Continue reading →

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And Justice For All: Off to CLPP’s Conference “From Abortion Rights to Social Justice”

Posted on April 8, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Well The Opinioness is off to another conference this weekend.  Road trip!!  Yep, headed back to my old stomping grounds of Western Mass for the 3-day Reproductive Justice Conference at Hampshire College.  Sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy … Continue reading →


These Boots Are Made for Walking: Walk for Choice Day Tomorrow to Stand Up Against Anti-Choice Legislation

Posted on February 25, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Just wanted to remind you all that tomorrow (Sat. 2/26) is Walk for Choice Day!  Across the country, people will stand up for reproductive rights by walking in cities such as NYC, Boston (my city hoowah!), Chicago, DC, Dallas, Atlanta, … Continue reading →

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Standing in the Way of Control: Why the GOP’s Ongoing Attacks on Planned Parenthood Affect Us All

Posted on February 22, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

For most of my working life, I’ve lived paycheck to paycheck.  As someone who worked full-time while putting myself through college, I never had a dime to spare.  I’d often forgo health insurance in order to have money in my … Continue reading →

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Attack of the Anti-Choice Clones: Federal & State Legislators Wage War on Women & Reproductive Justice…It’s Time to Fight Back

Posted on February 17, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Okay, this fucking batshit lunatic douchebaggery has GOT to stop!! You probably already know what I’m talking about.  And if you don’t, you’re in for a nightmarish awakening.  I’m referring to the assault on reproductive justice; the war being waged … Continue reading →

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Hands Off My Womb: Looking at New Legislation Aiming to Restrict Abortion Access on “Blog for Choice Day”

Posted on January 21, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

If you’ve been a loyal reader of my blog (a big thank you if you have!!), you probably know that I passionately believe in protecting abortion access and a woman’s right to choose.  With the 38th anniversary of Roe v. … Continue reading →

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There Ain’t No Easy Way Out: MTV’s “No Easy Decision” Features Teens Choosing Abortion & Bravely Sharing Stories

Posted on December 29, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

People feel a range of emotions and hold a wide swath of opinions when it comes to abortion.  But even amongst some who consider themselves pro-choice, they may not wish to discuss teens and abortion.  While we’re starting to see … Continue reading →

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Not Just Telling Stories: Women Speak Out About Their Abortions on Twitter as a Form of Activism

Posted on December 17, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

If you had an abortion, would you tell anyone?  Would you talk about with your friends or family?  Or might you discuss it online with strangers? A media frenzy soon followed after Steph Herold, an amazing pro-choice activist, tweeted the … Continue reading →

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Courage Under Fire: Documentary of Dr. Tiller’s Assassination Shows Violence Abortion Providers Must Face

Posted on October 29, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

What would you do if every day, going to work was maneuvering through a war zone?  How would you feel if just doing your job meant facing constant threats, harassment and violence?  For many doctors, nurses and staff who work … Continue reading →

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Smells Like GOP Spirit: Republican Candidates Wage Battle Against Reproductive Rights

Posted on October 8, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

I will never forget the conversation I had with my mother during the 2008 presidential election.  My mother instilled in me a love of politics.  She took me with her whenever she went to vote.  Every night, she and my … Continue reading →

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Primary Colors: Voice Your Choice and Rock Your Vote

Posted on September 14, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

So I’m a not-so-secret political junky.  Politics is fascinating as it touches our lives on a daily basis.  Primary elections are being held today in Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.  They’re important as they … Continue reading →

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Papa Don’t Preach: Is Forever 21′s New Maternity Line Glorifying Teen Motherhood?

Posted on July 30, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

At work the other day, my pregnant co-worker looked up from her computer aghast and cried, “Did you know that Forever 21 has a maternity line?!”  Although women far older than 21 (ahem…me!) certainly shop at the trendy clothing store, … Continue reading →

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All the Single Ladies vs. Putting a Ring On It: The Supposed War Between Single Women & Mothers

Posted on May 19, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

My mother, who lives in Florida, faces a daily barrage of questions from her friends regarding my marital status.  They want to know when I’m going to settle down, get married and have children.  Apparently to them, as a single … Continue reading →

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Jagged Little Pill: The Birth Control Pill Turns 50!

Posted on May 9, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Happy Birthday, Pill!  On this day in 1960, the FDA approved the birth control pill for public consumption, forever changing the way we view fertility.  After two years, 1.2 million women in America were using the contraception.  Today, approximately 12 … Continue reading →

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Sweet Child O’ Mine: Film ‘Obvious Child’ Features Pro-Choice Message

Posted on May 5, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

So there’s been a lot of dialogue here at Opinioness of the World about abortion lately.  And I plan to keep it going!  But this time, in a more lighthearted way. My fellow blogger (and dear friend!) Sarah at My … Continue reading →

Fight for Your Right: Choice Undermined by New Legislation

Posted on April 28, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Last night, I did my good deed for the week and volunteered at Chocolate Madness, the annual fundraiser for NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, an organization that lobbies for pro-choice legislation and legislators and advocates for increased access to the full spectrum … Continue reading →

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