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New Evidence Undermines The Entire Premise Of Anti-Abortion Laws

As the Supreme Court deliberates over one of the most critical abortion rights cases of the last several decades, a newly-published study has revealed findings with profound implications for the abortion debate as a whole: In contrast to what abortion opponents claim, recent reductions in the U.S. abortion rate are attributable almost entirely to a … Continue reading

Unintended Pregnancy Plunges To Lowest Rate In 30 Years, Thanks To IUDs

A new study finds that the unintended pregnancy rate in the United States declined by 18 percent between 2008 and 2011, falling to the lowest rate in more than three decades. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, attributes the dramatic decline in unintended pregnancies to the increasing use of long-acting reversible … Continue reading

STUDY: Up To 240,000 Texas Women Have Resorted To Self-Induced Abortion As Anti-Choice Laws Force Clinic Closures

With the massive increase in state level anti-abortion laws over the past five years, women’s access to safe and legal abortion care has become severely limited across large swaths of the country. This is especially true in Texas, where a series of restrictive anti-abortion measures have forced more than half of the state’s 41 abortion … Continue reading

Maternal Mortality Rates Drop Worldwide, Except In The United States

While maternal mortality rates across the world have fallen by nearly 50% over the last 25 years, rates in the United States have risen during that same time period, according to a new global survey published Thursday by the United Nations and World Bank. Maternal mortality is defined as the death of a woman during … Continue reading

Arkansas Pastor: A Woman Doesn’t Have ‘The Right Over Her Own Body’ Because It ‘Belongs To God’

In a sermon delivered last weekend, the pastor of an Arkansas mega-church denounced the very existence of women’s reproductive rights, telling his congregation that a woman does not have “the right over her own body” because it actually “belongs to God”. During Sunday services at Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas (which also happens to be … Continue reading

Birth Control Returns To The High Court: SCOTUS To Hear New Challenge To Obamacare’s Contraceptive Coverage

For the fourth time in three years, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a series of challenges to the Affordable Care Act. And for the second time, the target is birth control coverage. The Justices announced Friday that they would review a group of seven cases, brought by religiously affiliated nonprofits, all of … Continue reading

Ben Carson Compares Abortion To Slavery, Says Women Are Like Slave Owners

Dr. Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon-turned-anti-establishment Republican presidential contender, compared abortion to slavery in an interview on Sunday, saying that he would “love” to see abortion outlawed with no exceptions made for women who are victims of rape or incest. Insisting that he is a “reasonable person,” Carson went on to lay out a number of … Continue reading

Watch Bill Nye Use Science To Disprove Anti-Abortion Logic

  “When it comes to women’s rights with respect to their reproduction, I think you should leave it to women.” That’s what Bill Nye has to say in his latest educational video, “Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies?” In the video, which you can and absolutely should watch above, Nye explains … Continue reading

Massive New Survey Confirms Appalling Truths About Campus Sexual Assault

Nearly a quarter of undergraduate women have been victims of sexual assault while enrolled in college, but few incidents are ever formally reported to authorities, according to a massive new study of American universities. The findings, released Monday, are just the latest reminder of an uncomfortable truth facing university leaders nationwide: Sexual violence is alarmingly … Continue reading

GOP Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Supports Denying Abortion To Child Rape Victim

GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on Sunday expressed his support for the decision to deny an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim in Paraguay, saying that while what happened was a “terrible tragedy,” it is best not to “compound the tragedy by taking another life.” In an appearance on CNN’s “State … Continue reading

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