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Actor Elizabeth Banks Advocates for Planned Parenthood and Reproductive Rights

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Check out Elizabeth Banks talking about reproductive rights in the video below. In this Obama for America PSA, she shares how Planned Parenthood was her healthcare provider after college when she couldn’t afford health insurance. Banks obtained birth control and says she doesn’t want to and shouldn’t have to discuss … Continue reading

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“Politicians Off My Poontang!” 3 Posters Sound a Rallying Cry for Reproductive Justice

Reproductive justice AND swearing like a sailor?? Do you love these 3 posters half as much as I do??? ColorLines reported California-based artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez designed these images with women of color (love that!) accompanied by colorful language. She created the posters on International Women’s Day in response to douchebag Rush Limbaugh’s bullshit … Continue reading

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Activist Sandra Fluke Comments on Rush Limbaugh’s Bullshit “Apology” & What His Slut-Shaming Reveals

  Sexism, misogyny and slut-shaming pervade our culture. Women’s bodies are continually policed and judged. Nothing shows that better than asshat pundit Rush Limbaugh’s recent slew of insults to activist Sandra Fluke. As you probably know by now, conservative radio pundit, aka misogynistic douchebag, Rush Limbaugh called activist Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute.” … Continue reading

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Inconceivable! ‘The Princess Bride’ Meets Reproductive Rights

Ha! Combining one of my fave funny films, The Princess Bride, with reproductive rights warms the cockles of this feminist cinephile’s heart. P.S. Any anti-choicers hiding behind religion don’t give a shit about “morality.” They care about mandating reproduction and controlling women’s bodies. Image via Women’s Campaign Forum Continue reading

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Losing My Religion: Catholic Bishops Attack Reproductive Rights, Hoping to Undermine Birth Control Coverage

As an atheist who was born Catholic, I’m all too aware of the Catholic Church’s ridiculous no birth control stance. While the U.S. contains far more religiosity in its laws and customs than many of us may realize or admit, politicians and lobbyists often forget one crucial thing. The separation of church and state. But … Continue reading

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

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 Medicine (IOM) under the Affordable Care Act passed last September.  Yesterday, the U.S. Department of … 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

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 into effect last September.  With half of all pregnancies unplanned, greater access to birth control … Continue reading