Category Archives: Blastocyst Liberation

“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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Slut Pills and the Scourge of ‘Consequence-Free Sex’

Movement conservative commentator Erick Erickson, who inexplicably used to be paid money by CNN to opine about things, tweeted this about the Hobby Lobby decision, which allows corporations to not cover birth control in the healthcare they provide: My religion … Continue reading

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Shorter Supreme Court: Catholicism and Fundamentalism Are OK, But Christian Scientists and Jehovah’s Witnesses Iz Weird

Like Echnide, I can’t really understand the Supreme Court majority’s logic in the Hobby Lobby case: Here’s the part of the majority (the five Conservatives of the Court) opinion which made my teeth hurt: In any event, our decision in … Continue reading

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One Law for Abortion and One Law for Banks

Barbara O’Brien makes the smartest comment I’ve read about the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down Massachusetts’ buffer zone law that protects patients (boldface mine): Let’s try a thought experiment: Let’s say a number of people decide that banks … Continue reading

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Fighting the Imaginary Demons in Their Heads: The Prenatal Care Edition

You might remember when The Onion jokingly described an imaginary Planned Parenthood ‘Abortionplex’, complete with a “state-of-the-art facility, which features an IMAX movie theater as well as multiple fetus incinerators.” Yes, it’s satire, but, as you might imagine, a conservative … Continue reading

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No, the Culture Wars Are Not Over, As All Is Not Quiet on the Contraception Front

Noah Smith writes: The Culture War is over, and the liberals have won. With the legalization and broad acceptance of gay marriage, the last great bastion of government-supported traditionalism in Western society has been swept away. Elsewhere, the armies of … Continue reading

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Nothing in Movement Conservatism Makes Sense Except in the Light of Creationism: The Contraception Edition

With apologies to Theodosius Dobzhanksy. Amanda Marcotte describes what happens when the Gish Gallop collides with reproductive health: Conservative: I don’t want to pay for your abortifacients! Liberal: Look, there are two lies in there. One, you are not “paying … Continue reading

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“Now is the time to make an adequate income a reality for all of God’s children”: The Need to Politicize MLK Day

(from here) Consider the above picture when thinking about increasing the minimum wage. Or a living wage. Or treating workers as people. Never forget that King was murdered in Memphis while he was supporting striking sanitation workers. Forty-five years after … Continue reading

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Virginia’s New Governor and the Democrats’ Faustian Bargain

Having grown up in the Commonwealth of Virginia at a time when the choice was between the segregationist theocrat and the de facto Republican (aka ‘the Democrat’), I am well accustomed to choosing the lesser of two evils. More recently, … Continue reading

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