Abortion opponents have new tactic—and it could actually kill women – @ZoeSCarpenter

women - women hater

From thenation: One of the antichoice movement’s favorite things to talk about is protecting women. It’s their justification for laws requiring clinics that provide abortions only by pill to outfit themselves for surgery, and for laws that force women to listen to a narration of their own ultrasounds. It’s why, they say, abortion should be banned after 20 weeks, and […]

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Ireland: an incomplete list of gendered injustices against Irish women – @flyingteacosy

feminism - (prochoice) ireland

I hope Aoife (teacosy) doesn’t mind me posting her whole post here (essentially). The thing is: Ireland is still doing really, horribly badly on women’s rights. The main issue centers around abortion – it is still illegal to have an abortion in Ireland apart from in the most extreme of circumstances (and even then, several precedents have been set which disallows that too). The […]

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Catholic hospitals: “All five women had symptoms that indicated immediate delivery was safest option” – @kbeccaandrews

women - catholic hospitals, health

“This resulted in a 17-month pattern whereby women who were miscarrying were refused medical intervention, resulting in dangerous cases of sepsis, emotional trauma, and unnecessary surgery.” — Becca Andrews: motherjones: A report that documents five cases of women whose miscarriages were treated in this manner was leaked to the Guardian. None of the pregnancies had progressed past 20 weeks, making viability […]

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At least 100,000 Texans of reproductive age have attempted to self-induce an abortion

At least 100,000 Texans of reproductive age have attempted to self-induce an abortion (on feministing): There’s long been anecdotal evidence that with ever-increasing barriers to accessing in-clinic abortions, many Texans, particularly low-income Latinas living near the US-Mexico border, are turning to self-induced abortions. Now, a new study estimates that 100,000 and 240,000 Texans of reproductive age have ever attempted to […]

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Sex worker healthcare access in Ireland

feminism - (prochoice) never again

Guest post by Georgina Burke, a recently retired sex worker A couple of months ago, I found myself in probably the worst depressive episode I’ve had to date. One of those ones you can see coming for months, but you’re there trying to battle away at general life things and you don’t have the time to deal. It creeps up […]

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#womensstories: women are shouting out their abortion stories on twitter #ShoutYourAbortion

feminism - prochoice (i support people who have abortions)

Women on Twitter are sharing their stories about abortion using the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion. There are some really powerful accounts. And, importantly, a demonstration of agency and absence of shame and stigma. Here are some: Honestly, my abortion at 20 was one of the first responsible, non-self-destructive, grown-ass choices I ever made. #ShoutYourAbortion — Jessica Blankenship (@blanketboat) September 21, 2015 I […]

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