The Myth of “Pro-Life Feminism”
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The Myth of “Pro-Life Feminism”

Alright. Let’s get this out of the way right now. There is no such thing as “pro-life feminism.” It’s a myth. In her controversial Time article, Emily Buchanan, Executive Director of the anti-reproductive justice group the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List, argues that “pro-life and feminism aren’t mutually exclusive.” But that’s where she’s completely and utterly wrong. You can’t be a feminist without supporting reproductive justice. Continue reading

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Do Women’s Reasons for Having Abortions Matter? No…and Yes, and Here’s Why
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Do Women’s Reasons for Having Abortions Matter? No…and Yes, and Here’s Why

Originally published at Fem2pt0. About 10 years ago, I moved in with my boyfriend at the time. Should have been exciting, right? No. While things between us were good at first, he quickly turned abusive. Arguments rapidly escalated as he punched me in the stomach, kicked me and tried to choke me. I knew I … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

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

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 2011.  Sadly, I’m not talking about the past; I’m talking about abortion in 2011.  Legislators, … Continue reading

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Fight for Your Right: Choice Undermined by New Legislation

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 of reproductive choices.  Chocolate Madness raises awareness for reproductive rights in a fun and delicious … Continue reading