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  • Cassy Fiano has a fantastic reply to Jessica Valenti and her post about abortions for convenience:
  • The whole feminist philosophy is disgusting. They tell women to sleep around like men do. When women then get unintentionally pregnant (usually while unmarried), they tell the women to just kill the damn burden growing inside of you and throw it out like refuse….

    And NO, don’t you dare do any research about abortion, what your baby looks like, or the effect having an abortion can have on you. Just kill the damn thing and get back to your Womyn’s Studies classes because college is the MOST. IMPORTANT. THING. EVER!
    And no, you cannot do both, you must choose between being a pregnant, barefoot housewife in a kitchen or being a smart, single, feminist womyn with a degree in Gender Studies. If you have the baby you are contributing to the patriarchy! And you will be a victim! Do what we say! Don’t think for yourself!

  • NARAL President Nancy Keenan responds to the group of young pro-choice bloggers who were upset that Keenan told Newsweek she didn’t see the same passion on the abortion issue from young pro-choicers compared to young pro-lifers. Basically: I’m sorry. There are young people involved in the pro-choice movement. Let’s continue this discussion.
  • Live Action is getting some local media coverage from their most recently released undercover film showing a KY abortion clinic employee not reporting sexual abuse between a 14-year-old girl and a 31-year-old man. The abortion clinic is standing by the employee:
  • …[T]he clinic’s director, who goes by Ann, calls the whole thing a trap. She says that if someone under-age comes into the clinic, its normal procedure to tell them how to get a judicial bypass.
    Live Action says their biggest problem with the incident is when “Brianna” tells Wendy that her boyfriend is a little older. She says that he’s 31.
    Live Action says this should have been reported immediately to police because under KY law, it’s sexual abuse for a 14-year-old to have sex with a 31-year-old.
    Ann defends her employee and the clinic, however, saying it wasn’t a true counseling session. Brianna was talking to a receptionist, and not a trained counselor.

    View the video below:

  • Worst reason why emergency contraception doesn’t reduce pregnancies and abortions? Can someone make sense of this one at RH Reality Check?
  • Emergency contraceptive pills are now available in many countries, but have failed to have the desired impact on unwanted pregnancy rates. Why is this? Earlier barriers to access are becoming less and less prevalent.

    What? The reason ECs haven’t shown a reduction in pregnancies and abortion (even in studies where women have been given a pack of them to use whenever they want) is because earlier barriers to access are becoming less prevalent?

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