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Posting at PP

Just FYI, I have a post up at the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona blog, marking the anniversary of the Scheidler v. NOW Supreme Court cases.

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One More Abortion Access Post

I’m bowling for abortion access in Arizona this weekend. Because there are already too many barriers to such access in this state. They’re geographic, economic, legislative. Many are discriminatory. And while I’m also watching our state legislature and letting my

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Bowling for Abortion Access & Awkward Yoga Haikus

First off, I do not mean to spam you all with this. I may post once more closer to the date of the event, but no more between this and then. As I kid, I remember my parents being financially

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Bowling for Abortion Access

I am. Because Arizona is a big ol’ state with a lot of empty spaces and a lot of vulnerable populations (ethnic minorities, poor people, people in rural areas, undocumented people). Add to that an anti-choice legislature that systematically made

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Writing About Roe

There’s a lot I’ve said about Roe v. Wade — as well as other court decisions and pieces of legislation related to reproductive justice — over the years. And I’m sure I’ll continue to say more about them in the

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I AM Voting Pro Life

This is not, I am sure, an original thought in the social justice blogosphere. But. As I’m driving around this election season (you know, like Christmas shopping season — it all started in July!), I keep seeing these signs. Vote

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Links. And More Links.

Unhappy Birthday to the Amendment That Started the War on Women by Jessica Arons at The Daily Beast — “Earlier this year, when an all-male congressional panel debated whether employer health plans should have to cover birth control and Rush

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Thank You, Richard Nixon

For signing Title X — thereby providing family planning services to low income families and individuals — into law. More specifically, thank you for doing so to fulfill the promise that “no American woman should be denied access to family

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More Political Postings

I’m writing this on the last evening of the Democratic National Convention. Probably — I’m not watching TV and not keeping track of time zones — even as I’m writing this, Barack Obama is giving his speech to the DNC

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Getting Political

As some of you may know, I’ve been doing some blogging over at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona (PPAA). It’s important to me not only because I support Planned Parenthood’s mission and goals but also because it’s one way for

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This is the dog blogging.

Grey dog raising one front paw.

My human is off at the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona blog again. This time, she is writing about the thyroid screening services most Planned Parenthoods in Arizona offer. It’s part of a series designed to show Senator Jon Kyl

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More Links of Awesome

Gail Collins on Texas’s Abstinence Sex Education Problems at The Daily Beast — “It’s an ethos that celebrates everyone’s right to be left alone, with no government telling you what to do. It’s an intense, deep-felt creed of personal freedom

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I’m at Planned Parenthood Today!

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That is, I have a post up at the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona Blog today, to mark the fact that this Friday will be 20 Years Since Planned Parenthood v. Casey. (Robert Casey, the former governor of Pennsylvania, not

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Unless You’re There with Me

Dear Arizona Legislature, With all the lovely, vomitous anti-reproductive rights (because let’s face it, you’ve already decided that “merely” working to outlaw abortion is not extreme enough) bills you’ve been introducing lately, please do not think that Senate Bill 1009

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Guest Post: How I Became a Political Activist

Becky is 30 years old, engaged, and pissed off. She works in an office supplies store and will soon finish her BA in Technical Theater & Creative Writing. Afterward, she’ll probably… continue to work in the office supplies store. She

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Irresponsible

[Mentions sexual assault.] This post is part of Back Up Your Birth Control’s Blog for EC Day of Action. The theme of this year’s Day of Action is EC=BC, and it’s aimed at combating misinformation about emergency contraceptives. First, I

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To the People Against Funding Contraception

I get that you don’t want to pay for birth control. I get that in the religion you practice, you may well have a sincere belief that this is sinful. However, there are also people who have sincere beliefs that

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Quote of the Day

In a 1990 decision, Employment Division v. Smith, the Supreme Court disagreed. Even a sincere religious motivation, in the absence of some special circumstance like proof of government animus, does not merit exemption from a “valid and neutral law of

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Plan B in a vending machine?

When I first read this story, I have to admit, my first reaction was, “That is fabulous!” Basically, there is a vending machine in the campus health center at Shippenburg University in Pennsylvania, which, among other medications and devices, dispenses

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The Anti-Choice Desert

This post is part of NARAL’s Blog for Choice Day 2012. This year’s question is: What will you do to help elect pro-choice candidates in 2012? My pessimistic answer is “probably not enough.” I don’t say that because I’m not

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