Category Archives: Blastocyst Liberation

Pro-Choice and Pro-Abortion

Because, sometimes abortion is a blessing. Valerie Tarico (boldface mine): I am pro-abortion like I’m pro-knee-replacement and pro-chemotherapy and pro-cataract surgery. As the last protection against ill-conceived childbearing when all else fails, abortion is part of a set of tools … Continue reading

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The Horrifying Irony of Anti-Abortionists Who Oppose the MMR Vaccine

While I’ve discussed this before, the opposition of anti-abortionists to the MMR vaccine–specifically the “R” component that protects against rubella–seems topical, especially since some prominent Republican politicians, to their everlasting shame, are playing footsie with anti-vaccinationism (boldface mine): As the … Continue reading

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Conservative Parsing of Rape and Misidentified Moral Agency

There’s an article at Politico about the knots conservatives are tying themselves into over abortion. Nothing particularly new, but this bit with ‘reformicon’ Ramesh Ponnuru is very telling (boldface mine): “The lengthy history of this debate makes pro-lifers nervous about … Continue reading

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I Think We Disagree About What ‘Works’ Means: The Birth Control Edition

Jill Filipovic talks to some protestors who oppose safe and legal abortion (boldface mine): “Abstinence,” Clark says. “It’s possible. I taught my daughters abstinence. It doesn’t mean I’ve been successful with my first two, but I have three more to … Continue reading

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Some Anti-Abortion Conservatives Have a Slight Jewish Problem

But, really, is there any other kind of synagogue (boldface mine)? In the first few days of planned protests in New Orleans, anti-choice activists have disrupted the community by targeting reproductive health-care clinics, personal residences, and even houses of worship … Continue reading

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“If They Can Control Your Reproductive Cycle…They Can Control You”

Texan lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de Putte–actually, her mother–distills the War on Contraception down to its essence (boldface mine): My mother is 82. Her perspective [on last summer’s filibuster] is very different than my perspective. My mom says, “Honey, … Continue reading

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Buffer Zones and When the Other Side Decides to Fight Back

Of all the decisions made by the Supreme Court over the last couple of weeks, the decision to overturn Massachusetts’ buffer zones in front of medical facilities that perform abortions might very well be the most disastrous. I’m not referring … Continue reading

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