abortion rights

  • Activism
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    The Story Behind Sarah’s Abortion

    I knew even before the two little lines appeared that I was pregnant. I’m not saying I had magic intuition or anything, just that I use a period tracker app that’s surprisingly accurate, I had sex on a day I was ovulating (it tells you that as well), & my period was late. It was the logical conclusion, but I will…

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  • Feminism

    Women in Secularism: Interview with Lindsay Beyerstein

    Women in Secularism 3 is coming up this May. The speakers list includes many admirable, accomplished women with whom I am humbled to be billed (including our very own Amy and Debbie). One of them is Lindsay Beyerstein, an accomplished journalist and all-around interesting person, as I found out last Skepticon. Without further ado, I present her comments on journalism, photography,…

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  • Featured

    Virginia Republican Makes Excellent Pro-Choice Argument

    The other week, Senator Steve Martin (R – Virginia) received a generic pro-choice Valentine’s Day greeting from the Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition. While being offended and taking action due to that offense is widely reviled among conservatives as a dirty liberal trait, the Senator decided to take to Facebook and express his disgust. I don’t expect to be in the room or…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: December 22 – December 28 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 79: That’s So Derivative Mindy continues learning about simple harmonic motion, with a brief calculus review. Skepticism as Survival It doesn’t fix everything, but skepticism has been a powerful tool in Grimalkin’s fight against depression. The Implications of Santa’s Race By pitting White Santa vs Black Santa, we’re ignoring all the other races Santa…

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  • Activism

    Assholes Outside Planned Parenthood

    I’m just back from Geek Girl Con and it was fan-freaking-tastic. Such a great convention, run by great people with a professionally run vendor room, brilliant panels, concerts, science activities and a literal bucket-load of other inspiring activities. This is my 3rd year going to GGC (I’ve been there since the first!) and I hope to be able to attend…

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