Category Archives: Reproductive Rights

El Salvador’s Cruel and Despicable War on Women

Last year, a 19-year-old woman went to a public hospital in El Salvador, bleeding and in terrible pain. Doctors told her she had a miscarriage. She hadn’t even known she was pregnant. Within four days, the hospital had reported her … Continue reading

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Pro-Choice Filibuster Against Awful Texas Abortion Law Cut Short

An attempt by Texas Democrats to filibuster a controversial proposed abortion law has failed. State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) began her filibuster at about 11 a.m. Tuesday and planned to continue for 13 hours until the midnight deadline for a … Continue reading

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Sex Is Not a Contract: The Case Against Compulsory Parenthood

Should a man who accidentally impregnates a woman be compelled to financially support the resulting child? That’s the question that Laurie Shrage, a professor of philosophy and women’s studies at Florida International University, asks in an essay for The New York … Continue reading

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Is a Man’s Opinion on Abortion Invalid Simply Because He’s a Man?

A woman blogging at Thought Catalog under the name “Sophie Martin” has written a post entitled “5 Things Men Are Not Allowed to Have An Opinion On.” I am primarily concerned with number one: Abortion. Martin advises men that “at no point is … Continue reading

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The Gosnell Case Demonstrates the Risks of Having Too Many Regulations

Earlier this week the trial of Kermit Gosnell came to an end in Philadelphia. The 72-year-old “doctor” is accused of murdering at least four infants by snipping their spinal cords with scissors, as well as running a “house of horrors” clinic where … Continue reading

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Freedom in the 50 States…For Rich White Business Owners

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has released its 2013 Freedom in the 50 States report, and this year North Dakota has taken the number one spot. So how did the state that just passed the nation’s strictest abortion law … Continue reading

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Gandhi Was Wrong About Birth Control

Salon.com has posted an essay Mahatma Gandhi wrote about birth control in 1939, and sadly this essay shows that Gandhi was no more enlightened than the average person of that time period (at least when it came to women’s reproductive … Continue reading

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