Violent anti-choice rhetoric must end, or anti-abortion violence never will

The man arrested in the Planned Parenthood shooting allegedly told police no more newborn parts. Can we stop pretending that pro-life lies dont having an impact? Words matter. When we dehumanize people when we call them demons, ogres, and assassins we make it easier for others to do them harm. Lets not feign that we…

‘Global gag rule’ could have dire impact in Latin american states, activists warn

Reinstatement of policy by Donald Trump could have chilling impact in region that already has high rates of teenage pregnancy and maternal mortality Donald Trumps reversal of abortion-related aid policy will have a chilling impact on Latin american states, say family-planning campaigners in a region that already has some of the worlds highest rates of…

Amnesty chief calls Latin America’s abortion laws violence against females

Salil Shetty, Amnesty Internationals secretary general, advises Argentina to reform harsh legislation and says human rights have degenerated across region Latin America’s draconian abortion policies have resulted in the needless deaths of thousands of women, said Amnesty International’s secretary general, Salil Shetty, as he called for a decisive push for legalization of the procedure across…

Are you pro-choice? It’s time to shout it from the rooftops | Jean Hannah Edelstein

A majority of Americans supporting Roe v Wade, and yet so many of us remain quiet about our opinions. Its hour for that to end, writes freelance journalist Jean Hannah Edelstein A DIY surgical abortion is not a nice thing to talk about. It involves the insertion of the wire from a coat hanger- or…

Professor forced into hiding by death threats over Brazil abortion hearing

Campaigner involved in case that could lead to legal abortion in first 12 weeks of pregnancy enters protection programme Days before a Brazilian supreme court hearing on a move that could eventually decriminalise abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, a leading feminist campaigner is in hiding after receiving death threats. Debora Diniz, a…

UN recurs criticism of Ireland’s ‘cruel and inhumane’ abortion laws

Human rights committee discoveries in favour of Siobhn Whelan, who was denied abortion despite fatal foetal disorder diagnosis The United Nations has again ruled that Irelands abortion laws have subjected a woman to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment. It is the second time in 12 months that the UNs human rights committee has denounced the…

Is Oklahoma trying to be America’s least progressive state?

As a budget crisis bites, liberals and some conservatives wonder if rightwing fears over abortion and transgender rights are tipping their state into chaos Sitting in a barge on a pond in northern Oklahoma, on a weekend away, Troy Stevenson took a phone call about the news from Washington. He resigned himself to a busy…

If Roe v. Wade Goes, Women May Have to Drive Hours for Abortions. Its Already Happening in North Dakota

Holly Alvarado was 22 and simply weeks from deployment in the U.S. military when she realized she was pregnant. She knew she wasn’t in a place emotionally or financially to have a child. She called a Schemed Parenthood and asked how–and where–she could get an abortion. At the time, Alvarado was stationed in Grand Forks,…

NARAL’s outrage at Trump’s HHS nominee demonstrates they’re ‘pure unapologetic evil’

Donald Trump has nominated pharmaceutical exec Alex Azar to replace Tom Price as HHS secretary: Happy to announce, I am nominating Alex Azar to be the next HHS Secretary. He will be a superstar for better healthcare and lower medication costs! — Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2017 Could Azar’s ties to the…

Republican push ahead with plans to hinder insurance coverage for abortions

A proposed bill would enforce a far-reaching prohibit on private insurance coverage for abortions under Obamacare, and could see tens of thousands lose out Republicans in Congress are advancing a bill that imposes a far-reaching prohibition on private insurance coverage for abortion services for as long as the Affordable Care Act remains in effect and…