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Some ladies are far more articulate than I can be…
Anti-Choice is Anti-Women

Some ladies are far more articulate than I can be…

Anti-Choice is Anti-Women

thedailywhat:

Bold Statement of the Day: And here we have the current home page of The Huffington Post, which has provoked 7,000 comments and counting… [huffpo]

thedailywhat:

Bold Statement of the Day: And here we have the current home page of The Huffington Post, which has provoked 7,000 comments and counting… 

[huffpo]

There’s a clear choice for women in this election. 

There’s a clear choice for women in this election. 

Over Two Decades, Abortion Rate Dropped For Women In Their 20s Because Of Contraception Access
Between 1990 and 2008, pregnancy and abortion rates for women in their twenties dropped dramatically, a new study revealed today. Pregnancy rates fell by 18 percent, while abortion rates dropped by a third.
One of the biggest influencing factors in this decrease is the growing accessibility, use, and options for birth control. Contraceptive use is thebest way to prevent abortions in the U.S. Over time, young women have gotten greater access to a larger number of pregnancy prevention methods.
President Obama’s new policy that expands access to birth control will help ensure that more women can get contraception when they need it.
Currently, over half of pregnancies are unintended in the United States. Growing access to prevention methods will lead to a decrease in such unintended pregnancies.

Over Two Decades, Abortion Rate Dropped For Women In Their 20s Because Of Contraception Access

Between 1990 and 2008, pregnancy and abortion rates for women in their twenties dropped dramatically, a new study revealed today. Pregnancy rates fell by 18 percent, while abortion rates dropped by a third.

One of the biggest influencing factors in this decrease is the growing accessibility, use, and options for birth control. Contraceptive use is thebest way to prevent abortions in the U.S. Over time, young women have gotten greater access to a larger number of pregnancy prevention methods.

President Obama’s new policy that expands access to birth control will help ensure that more women can get contraception when they need it.

Currently, over half of pregnancies are unintended in the United States. Growing access to prevention methods will lead to a decrease in such unintended pregnancies.

Among 35 major national print publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, men had 81 percent of the quotes in stories about abortion, the research group said Thursday, while women had 12 percent, and organizations had 7 percent.

In stories about birth control, men scored 75 percent of the quotes, with women getting 19 percent and organizations getting 6 percent. Stories about Planned Parenthood had a similar ratio, with men getting 67 percent, women getting 26 percent, and organizations getting 7 percent.

Women fared a bit better in stories about women’s rights, getting 31 percent of the quotes compared with 52 percent for men and 17 percent for organizations.

Canada’s teen birth and abortion rate drops by 36.9 per cent
Better access to contraception, higher quality sex education and shifting social norms have contributed to a 36.9 per cent decline in Canada’s teen birth and abortion rate between 1996 and 2006, according to a report released today by the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada.
America’s emphasis on abstinence-only sex ed “tends to result in a higher percentage of teens becoming pregnant,” as does the country’s lack of universal health care. Poverty is another factor.
Among the four countries compared for 2006, Canada boasted the lowest teen birth and abortion rate per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19 (27.9), followed by Sweden (31.4), England/Wales (60.3), and the United States (61.2).

Canada’s teen birth and abortion rate drops by 36.9 per cent

Better access to contraception, higher quality sex education and shifting social norms have contributed to a 36.9 per cent decline in Canada’s teen birth and abortion rate between 1996 and 2006, according to a report released today by the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada.

America’s emphasis on abstinence-only sex ed “tends to result in a higher percentage of teens becoming pregnant,” as does the country’s lack of universal health care. Poverty is another factor.

Among the four countries compared for 2006, Canada boasted the lowest teen birth and abortion rate per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19 (27.9), followed by Sweden (31.4), England/Wales (60.3), and the United States (61.2).

Viagra is a wonderful medical advancement in that can help couples with sexual disfunction issues…it can even help in producing life.
Minnesota Senator Paul Gazelka (R) calls viagra a drug for life, but sponsored an anti-abortion bill that limits women’s health choices. (via think-progress)

Fired Up! Republicans Are Taking the Country Back … in Time

One of the battle cries of the far right is this: ‘We want to take our country back.’ Maybe you dismissed that as meaning, back from the Democrats. But you notice, they don’t say, ‘we want to take our government back.’ They say… ‘our country.’

And based on the evidence pouring out of state legislatures, that is what the Republican revolution of 2010 has set out to do — take the country back — back in time. Back to those golden days before civil rights and gender equality. It was so much easier back then, wasn’t it?

Today is International Women’s Day, and Republicans in Congress are celebrating by continuing their War Against Women by debating yet another bill that would restrict abortion rights. This new bill would make it illegal for anyone but a parent to accompany a young woman across state lines to seek an abortion — even if her parents are absent or abusive.
When will the assault on women stop? Republicans in Congress used abortion and Planned Parenthood funding as a bargaining chip during budget negotiations and almost shut down the government in the process. They introduced mandatory ultrasound bills, tried to narrow the definition of rape to include only “forcible rape” and barred the District of Columbia from being able to use its own locally raised funds to help low-income women pay for abortions.
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Today is International Women’s Day, and Republicans in Congress are celebrating by continuing their War Against Women by debating yet another bill that would restrict abortion rights. This new bill would make it illegal for anyone but a parent to accompany a young woman across state lines to seek an abortion — even if her parents are absent or abusive.

When will the assault on women stop? Republicans in Congress used abortion and Planned Parenthood funding as a bargaining chip during budget negotiations and almost shut down the government in the process. They introduced mandatory ultrasound bills, tried to narrow the definition of rape to include only “forcible rape” and barred the District of Columbia from being able to use its own locally raised funds to help low-income women pay for abortions.

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think-progress:

Virginia is poised to pass legislation that would require women to endure this invasive ultrasound, for no medical reason, before receiving an abortion. 

think-progress:

Virginia is poised to pass legislation that would require women to endure this invasive ultrasound, for no medical reason, before receiving an abortion. 

theeconomist:

Daily chart: global abortion rates. Having fallen precipitously during the 1990s, the global abortion rate has now stalled, according to a new paper. In some parts of the world, the number of abortions termed as “unsafe” is on the rise. Laws that restrict abortion did not seem to lower the number of procedures—on the contrary, restrictive laws were associated with higher abortion rates.

theeconomist:

Daily chart: global abortion rates. Having fallen precipitously during the 1990s, the global abortion rate has now stalled, according to a new paper. In some parts of the world, the number of abortions termed as “unsafe” is on the rise. Laws that restrict abortion did not seem to lower the number of procedures—on the contrary, restrictive laws were associated with higher abortion rates.