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What Happens in Your State if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

In 1973, the Supreme Court decided in Roe v. Wade that a Texas state law restricting access to abortion was unconstitutional. If that decision were to be overturned by a future Supreme Court case (something anti-abortion advocates are working toward), states could once again enforce such laws.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Ohio Republicans Want The Death Penalty For Women Who Have Abortions

Nowhere is the war on women more visible than in the actions of anti-choice politicians and activists who are wasting millions of dollars in their quest to overturn Roe v. Wade. The latest attack on women’s rights comes from Ohio, where 20 House Republicans signed on to a measure that seeks to ban …Continue reading […]

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How to Tell a ‘Crisis Pregnancy Center’ from a Legitimate Abortion Clinic 

Last week a vandal, presumably a right-to-life activist, spray-painted “Baby Killer” across the front of a women’s health clinic. The catch? In a plot twist worthy of The Gift of The Magi, it turns out that the clinic was actually a “crisis pregnancy center,” or an anti-choice operation dedicated to talking women out…Read more… Continue […]

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Mike Pence Has Declared War On Women’s Bodies, Wants To End Abortion In “Our Time”

Vice President Mike Pence made a move forward on the “war on women” yesterday during his keynote speech in Tennessee at the 2018 National Religious Broadcasters Convention. With organizers Susan B. Anthony List and Life Issues Institute looking on, Pence launched into his anti-abortion rhetoric to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mitt Romney: A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

Since the rise of Trump, it’s been tempting to revise our collective memory of the 2012 election and make Mitt Romney seem like a good guy. After all, he smiles a lot, he seems like a loving grandfather, and he did invent Obamacare. I’ve gone easy on him too: on my second day of grad […]

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How Google Maps Leads Women Seeking Abortions Astray

If you’re searching for abortion care, be careful using Google Maps—you might end up at a crisis pregnancy center instead of a legit clinic. These facilities, where staff pressures clients to “choose life,” have been gaming results at the local level using keywords and the maps function. Gizmodo and Damn Joan have…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Arizona Republicans Are Using Shaming Tactics To Stop Abortions

Republican lawmakers in Arizona put forth Senate Bill 1394 that seeks to require more information about why a woman is getting an abortion. There are 11 proposed check boxes for women to look over and decide what best suits their decision to end their pregnancy. Reasons include: rape, extramarital …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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‘Abortion Reversal’ Is Not a Thing

A typical medication abortion involves two doses of pills. The first, mifepristone, blocks a hormone that the embryo or fetus needs to grow and thrive. The second, misoprostol, triggers the uterus to expel its contents. But there is a growing political movement to get people who have taken the first drug to undergo an…Read more… […]

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Hey Donald, Get The Hell Out Of My Womb

On Friday, March for Life organizers gathered in Washington to spread their anti-abortion messages, filled with alternative facts and incorrect findings, with the aim to shame women and take away our control of our own uteruses. President Donald Trump was there, making him the first President in 45 …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Difference Between Emergency Contraception and Abortion Pills

In a recent Black Mirror episode, one character (it’s not a spoiler if I don’t say who, right?) attempts to end another’s pregnancy with emergency contraception in her breakfast smoothie. Folks, EC and abortion pills are two totally different things.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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It’s Not Legal to Get an Abortion Online, But Maybe It Should Be

Almost half of all early abortions are done with the simple action of taking a few pills. The pills are safe to take at home, with very low rates of complications. So why can’t you get them through an online doctor’s service, like we can with birth control pills and other medication?Read more… Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Every Sperm is Sacred

The Banter Long Read: Earlier this week, the White House signaled its support for a bill that would criminalize all abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy…To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get unrestricted access to all our member’s content, and your support directly …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Liberal Man Secretly Impressed By Disgraced Congressman’s Mistress’s Looks and Age Difference

Yesterday Congressman Tim Murphy, Representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th district, resigned amidst a scandal after it was revealed he’d impregnated his mistress and then pressured her to get an abortion.

While opponents were quick to point out the hypocrisy of the “Family Values” and “Pro-Life” …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Quote From Unknown Person Perfectly Encapsulates America’s Gun Hypocrisy

This quote is being circulated on social media from an unknown source and unknown time. Regardless of whether it emerged in the wake of the horrendous tragedy in Las Vegas that saw over 500 people maimed or murdered by Stephen Paddock, it perhaps perfectly encapsulates the outrageous hypocrisy that …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Why the “Fetal Pain” Bill the House Just Voted on Is Junk Science

A bill titled the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” which would ban nearly all abortions up to 22 weeks gestation, just passed the House of Representatives in a 237-189 vote. But even though pain is bad and babies are good (I love babies, personally), this bill is a steaming pile of bullshit. Starting with…Read more… […]

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Trump Supports Congressional Abortion Ban in Defiance of Common Sense and Science

On Tuesday, the House passed a bill that would criminalize all abortions that occur after the 20th week of pregnancy. And today, President Trump signaled that he’d sign the bill if it makes it through the Senate and lands on his desk. But of course this is a matter of science, which means the …Continue […]

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This Tool Shows How Far You Would Have to Drive to Reach Your Nearest Abortion Clinic

You can get the rest of your health care at any hospital or clinic in town, but a variety of laws and issues mean abortion care is much harder to access. The Pudding has a new tool that shows just how far away you would have to go, depending on where you are in your […]

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How Abortion Creates A Society Of Entitled Women And Desperate Men

Is it a coincidence that the best countries to find women in are the same ones where abortion is a crime? Think Thailand, Brazil, Costa Rica, the Philippines, Poland, and Argentina. If not outright illegal, abortions are heavily restricted there, with massive fines if not jail sentences for doctors that violate the rules. In Thailand, […]

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How Many More Women Will Suffer at the Hands of New York’s Outdated Abortion Law?

Two weeks into May, on a record-breaking 91-degree day, a handful of men and women gathered in a windowless conference room in a Planned Parenthood center in lower Manhattan; they were there to learn about a little-known state abortion law that forces women in New York to give birth to babies who will die in […]

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Trump’s Likely Federal Family Planning Pick Is Anti-Contraception, Pro Threesomes With God

Donald Trump is reportedly adding another member to his administration that wants to see the destruction of the program that they’ve been charged with leading. Politico reports that Teresa Manning, an anti-contraception activist, will oversee the budget for the federal family planning program. Manning has previously…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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