Pro-Choice Friday News Rundown

  • Some fool who runs a dry cleaning business in Ohio decided to put “Choose Life” on their coat hangers. Yeah, coat hangers — tools sometimes used by women to self-abort when abortion isn’t legal or accessible. Tools that sometimes caused tragic, gruesome deaths. Poor taste doesn’t even begin to describe this BS. (RH Reality Check)
  • 2012 — the second-worst year for abortion rights since before Roe. (Alternet)
  • Another “fetal pain” bill bites the dust. (Think Progress)
  • As HHS birth control mandate comes into effect, religious freedom founders. Know why? ’Cause our reproductive health is more important than your religious opinion. So there. (WaPo)
  • On a related note, it’s time to start boycotting “Hobby Lobby.” (Daily Beast)
  • 2013 is starting off on a good note for the ladies, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. (Plain Dealer)
  • When it comes to Gen Y, or “millennials,” and the issue of choice, just what is their deal? (Salon)
  • Unlike the U.S., Most Countries Offer Birth Control Pills Over the Counter. We are sooo behind. (Think Progress)