US activists teaching women how to have abortions at home

In a conference room in a library, just past a room where aBible study was wrapping up, a group of people gathered to learn how to have anabortion at home. “So long as we have a safe option that can be accomplishedoutside of a clinical or medical setting, there’s no reason that shouldn’t alsobe available.”

SOURCE: Vice,article and photo by Carter Sherman, 22 January 2020


Nine states passed abortion bans last year; the courtshave not allowed any to take effect

Of 17 states that enacted restrictions in 2019, according tothe Guttmacher Institute, nine enacted particularly severe laws that narrowlylimit the window of time in which a woman can get an abortion, in some caseseffectively banning the procedure altogether. These particular laws havesparked widespread outrage and panic among abortion advocates, in many casesprohibiting abortion before many women even know they are pregnant.

SOURCE: MotherJones, by Abigail Weinberg, January 2020


No, we won’t be ‘celebrating’ the anniversary of ‘Roe’

This week, reproductive rights organizations across thenation host[ed] marches, rallies, fundraisers, and media events to commemoratethe 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision thatstruck down statewide bans on abortion. But my colleagues at the YellowhammerFund and I won’t be “celebrating” Roe in Alabama. We are done celebrating aruling and a movement that, while radically breaking down barriers for whitewomen of moderate means to access safe abortion services, systematically leftbehind those without economic resources – especially communities of color andpeople in poverty.

SOURCE: RewireNews, by Amanda Reyes, 21 January 2020


Mr. “Grab ’em by thepussy” spouts off about “the majesty of God’s creation” at US anti-abortionrally

“Donald Trump’sspeechwriters really pulled out all the rhetorical flourishes for his remarksat the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Mr. “Grab ‘em by thepussy” was spouting line after line about “the majesty of God’s creation” and“the splendor that radiates from each human soul” and “all of the blessingsthat will come from the beauty, talent, purpose, nobility, and grace of everyAmerican child.”

“Sure, dude.”

[Editor’s Note: Thisheadline and text are a quote.]

SOURCE: DailyKos, by Laura Clawson, 24 January 2020 ; PHOTO