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"When Abortion Was Illegal" - an Academy Award-nominated documentary by Dorothy Fadiman

Emotions aside, if ever you wanted to understand why this right matters to so many women of so many different walks of life, this would be an excellent guide. It might appear a bit dated, considering when it was made, but it’s still just as powerful and relevant today as ever.

newsweek:

think-progress:

A legislator is calling for a sex strike, due to the worst anti-abortion bill in the nation up for consideration in Michigan right now. 

This is happening.

motherjones:

kharadar-mithadar:

“A society that does not accept the facts is a childish society, and a society that makes abortion illegal—and I believe that the PBAB is a calculated step in exactly that direction—is a cruel and backward society that makes being female a crime. It works in partnership with the illegal abortionist. It puts him in business, sends him his customers, and employs him to dispense crude, dirty, barbaric, savage punishment to those who break the law. And the ones who are punished by the illegal abortionist are always women: mothers, sisters, daughters, wives.

It’s no way to treat a lady.”

This is such an important article. Eleanor Cooney for Mother Jones on the “Partial-Birth” Abortion Ban and the necessity of having access to legal, safe abortions for all women regardless of circumstance, age, race, class, religion, number of months pregnant, reason for being pregnant, etc.

You must read this.

Yup yup yup.

A crafty state senator has done something so wonderful that we should all be cheering while simultaneously smacking our foreheads, because why didn’t we think of this earlier?

Well of course this is a war on birth control and abortions and everything, that’s what family planning is supposed to be about.
GOP Rep. Wayne Christian, via Feministing

Because in order to appreciate the magnitude of this problem, you need to hear the stories of those dealing with the resulting trauma.

I’d always been pro-choice, but I’d also always said I’d never get an abortion myself. Still, once I was actually pregnant, I was pretty sure from the beginning what I would do. And I felt better knowing that I could take a couple of pills and stop being pregnant that way, because I believed I wasn’t very far along. A friend who’d had an abortion two years earlier told me there’d be a sonogram, but it was just procedure and I’d barely even know it was happening. Looking back, that’s the only reason I stayed, because if I had known what a Planned Parenthood looked like I wouldn’t have stayed in the place where I ended up.

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