Pro-Choice Friday News Rundown

  • Some nutjob doctor in Oklahoma is behind the state’s charge to allow employers to deny women contraceptive coverage because, according to him, “Part of their identity is the potential to be a mother. They are being asked to suppress and radically contradict part of their own identity, and if that wasn’t bad enough, they are being asked to poison their bodies.” UM, WHAT?!?! (Ms. Magazine)
  • The Hawaii State Senate has voted for a bill that would require hospital emergency departments to offer emergency contraception to victims of sexual assault. (Hawaii News Now)
  • Despite declining fertility, women over age 40 still require effective contraception if they wish to avoid pregnancy. (Science Daily)
  • Arkansas went ahead and banned abortions after 12 weeks, which, by the way, is 100 percent unconstitutional. (The Atlantic)
  • They may not get away with it though! (ABC News)
  • A new study highlights the educational and economic divide among the growing number of women who use Plan B pills. (Salon)
  • Here are two nifty charts showing where all 50 states stand on abortion. (WaPo)
  • Kansas just passed 70 pages of anti-choice BS. (RH Reality Check)

One thought on “Pro-Choice Friday News Rundown

  1. Wow, Stacey, I had no idea that so many European countries have abortion laws that are just as restrictive as the one recently passed in Arkansas. But, as The Atlantic article points out, access to contraception is so much wider in those European countries.

    I remember reading a book once that discussed anti-abortion movements in other countries. It said they were flabbergasted by the tendency of their U.S. counterparts to be opposed to contraception as well. As they saw it, contraception was one way to reduce abortion, so they were in favor of it.

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