Topic: abortion

Thank God People In Arizona Are Fighting This Law That’s Trying To Limit The Use Of Abortion Drugs

Thank God People In Arizona Are Fighting This Law That's Trying To Limit The Use Of Abortion Drugs

Two women’s healthcare providers in Arizona have been forced to file a federal lawsuit because of new regulations that would severely limit a woman’s access to RU-486, the most popular abortion-inducing drug in the state. Arizona refuses to accept that existing laws support a woman’s right to choice – and is taking unconstitutional measures to change that. More »

Mom May Go To Prison For Buying Her Daughter A DIY Abortion Because We Are Back To The Good ‘Ol Back Alley Days

Mom May Go To Prison For Buying Her Daughter A DIY Abortion Because We Are Back To The Good 'Ol Back Alley Days

I’m not Jennifer Whalen, but as a mom I can assume the 38-year-old mother from Washington, Pennsylvania didn’t make the decision to order the abortion medications  misoprostol and mifepristone online for her 16-year-old daughter lightly. Having your daughter face an unwanted pregnancy can’t be an easy thing for any mom to go through, and I’m sure Whalen, who is an unregistered nurse, spent a lot of time contemplating this whole thing before she spent 45 dollars on buying the drugs in January of 2012. More »

I Won’t Be Telling An Abortion Story Because It’s Nobody’s Business And That’s The Point

I Won't Be Telling An Abortion Story Because It's Nobody's Business And That's The Point

Every time I read one of these personal anecdotes – there’s a part of me that wonders why we have to share these deeply personal stories. Not because I’m against choice – because I’m not. Quite the opposite, actually. I’m feverishly pro-choice. I just hate what inevitably happens with these personal declarations of women. I feel that ultimately, they are dissected for motivation. Who are we explaining ourselves to and why?
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