Pro-Choice Friday News Rundown

  • Exactly How Much Money Have “Fiscal Conservatives” Wasted Defending Unconstitutional Abortion Laws? Hint: LOTS! (Jezebel)
  • Abortion fund hotline volunteer talks about the economics of stigma. (RH Reality Check)
  • Do pregnant black women receive worse medical treatment than whites? (The Grio)
  • Rather than comply with a federal mandate that its insurance plan provide free birth control, the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio has dickishly decided to drop health insurance coverage for students. (MSNBC)
  • In case you hadn’t heard, horrendously craptastic Arizona Rep. Trent Franks is pushing a bill to ban abortion care at 20 weeks in D.C. — even though he’s an Arizona congressman and has no constituents outside of Arizona. Well, his Republican cronies in the House are silencing the voice of Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, an elected official actually serving the District of Columbia, by denying her the right to testify at the hearing. That’s our democracy for ya. If you’re not an old, wealthy white guy with no uterus, your concerns about women’s health and rights are clearly not welcome. (NARAL Blog for Choice)
  • Undecided Women Voters, Don’t Be Fooled: Your Control of Birth IS ABOUT Jobs (Fem 2.0)
  • According to a new Gallup poll, the number of Americans who identify as “pro-choice” is at a record low. (ABC News)
  • When Access to Abortion Is Too Difficult, Women Turn to Do-It-Yourself Means (RH Reality Check)
  • Pro-choice trailblazer and women’s health advocate Jean Pakter has passed away. (NYT)