anti-abortion

  • Feminism
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    Bad Chart Thursday: “Anatomy” Lesson for Feminists

    Complete, often willful, ignorance of biology is characteristic of the anti-choice forced birth movement, perhaps even more characteristic than religious faith. Yet this ignorance is equally fanciful, imagining fully formed babies inside women (often inside our stomachs, apparently), rape never leading to pregnancy because “the female body has ways to shut the whole thing down,” embryos and fetuses magically feeling…

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    The Uncensorship Project: Abortion Edition

    TW: Hate speech (esp. racism and misogyny), death threats, and other violent rhetoric. It will surprise no one that Rebecca Watson’s “Planned Parenthood is Not Selling Baby Parts, You Fucking Idiots” led to a flood of comments, emails, and tweets of outrage as well as the usual accusations of censorship for moderating comments and muting or blocking tweets. If you…

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    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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  • Pseudo-cide is Painless

    Via the excellent Museum of Hoaxes, I discovered two recent articles describing people faking deaths online. This piqued my interest, due in part to my long-established interest in scams and hoaxes, and also because we had a commenter on Skepchick last year who faked his own death. At the time, we didn’t discuss it here on Skepchick because we weren’t…

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