5 hours ago

State laws that criminalize abortion are part of a long history of maintaining White supremacy through reproductive control of Black and socially marginalized lives. Explore concrete public health strategies. #Race #PublicHealth #NICHDimpact #HealthDisparities #Abortion

Alex Wild
16 hours ago

The end game for Republicans is mass imprisonment of people who aren’t Christian in the right way.

It is very important people fight back, and to make sure oppressive bigots like Jonathan Mitchell can’t take two steps in public without being shamed loudly and denied service.

#Texas #abortion

22 hours ago

In Abortion Law's Wake, a Patchwork of Services Rises Texas Choice #Texas #Abortion #Help

Joe Sabín
22 hours ago

Women and girls should not be required to wait, seek permission, or justify the reason to access abortion care.

#Abortion is #HealthCare

Women and girls
should not be required
to wait,
seek permission, 
or justify the reason
to access abortion care
NaNdy Stalick
23 hours ago

They also want to make it illegal to use the _roads_ to go somewhere else for an #abortion

We need to un-gerrymander, redistrict #Texas and get a representative legislature.

Join me in funding abortions:

Black Mosquito
1 day ago
Für eine sichere Abtreibung Zuhause Aufkleber mit einer Hand die eine Tablette zwischen den Fingern hält und QR Codes die zur Website weiterleiten
Cory Doctorow
1 day ago

Ad-tech follows us into #abortion clinics and then sells the info to the cops back home in the #ForcedBirth states run by #HandmaidsTale LARPers:

And even if you have the good fortune to live in a state whose motto isn't "There's no 'I" in uter-US," ad-tech also lets anti-abortion propagandists trick you into visiting fake "clinics" who defraud you into giving birth by running out the clock on terminating your pregnancy:


1 day ago

Why you need an end-to-end encrypted #messenger

"A Nebraska woman who acquired #abortion pills that her teenage daughter used to end her pregnancy last year was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison

[…] a detective […] asked Celeste Burgess for the exact date her pregnancy ended. When she said she needed to check her #Facebook messages to remember, the detective obtained a warrant for messages she had exchanged with her mother. #Meta […] complied with the warrant"

European News 🇪🇺
1 day ago

Belgian Green MPs table abortion reform proposal

A bill to reform Belgium’s abortion laws, particularly by extending the legal period for abortion and decriminalising it, was tabled by two Ecolo-Green (EELV) MPs on Thursday.

#News #EuropeanNews #Europe #Belgium #Abortion #ProChoice #WomensRights

Courtney R.
2 days ago

If you donated to support a #Texas #abortion fund, the anti-abortion crusaders are coming for you.

"The attorney and architect of the Texas six-week abortion ban has asked several Texas abortion funds to hand over information about [...] the identity of every person – other than the patient themselves and their family members – who may have helped the patient get the abortion."

Miro Collas
2 days ago

Arkansas moves to install ‘monument to unborn children’ on state grounds | Arkansas | The Guardian

What hypocrites!

#Abortion #Arkansas

Cédric Herpson
2 days ago

28 September: World #abortion rights day.

It's a right that must always be defended and, unfortunately, all too often still has to be won.

What we need is for all the pro choice churches to make a declaration that life begins at birth and #abortion is acceptable under their religious beliefs. Let #SCOTUS deal with that.

Commissioner for Human Rights
2 days ago

International #SafeAbortion Day:

#HumanRights defenders are the driving forces of positive change in the field of #SRHR.

@coe states should protect and enable their work which contribute to ensuring access to safe #abortion care in #Europe.

International Safe Abortion Day 2023
Steve Dustcircle 🌹
2 days ago

Should #abortion law be paused while court case continues? #Ohio Supreme Court weighs arguments

Daniel AJ Sokolov
2 days ago

@brianklaas Access to legal #abortion was the biggest factor in reducing the #crime rate in the USA. With a lag of 1 generation, many predicted criminals just weren't born. So crime rates dropped.
Other countries also abolished #lead in fuel, and they did not see the same drop in crime rates as the US; these countries either had access to abortion before, or still didn't offer it.

Amnesty Duesseldorf
2 days ago

Der 28.09. ist der Internationale Aktionstag für das Recht auf sicheren und legalen Zugang zu Schwangerschaftsabbrüchen. 💚
#SafeAbortionDay #Abortion #Frauenrechte #MyBodyMyRights
Hier ein Factsheet zur aktuellen Situation in Deutschland 👇

3 days ago

I like my governor.

"Gov. #Newsom signed another round of #ReproductiveHealth bills into law incl legis that allows drs living under “hostile” laws in states where #abortion is banned to receive training in #California.

...comes as medical professionals in red states could face jail time for providing abortion care, and opportunities for abortion training are disappearing for obstetrician-gynecologists in places like Texas, where the procedure is banned"

"But they’re regurgitating some common anti-abortion myths to make their case." As Sherman notes, these myths include the "late-term abortion" canard, and mendacious chatter about "post-birth abortion" or abortion "up to the day of birth."

Obviously, Republicans are not really rebranding or reconsidering: they're looking for ways to run away from what they've long held, while continuing to hold steadfast to what they've long held.

They hope they can fool us.

#abortion #Republicans

"The post-Roe v Wade battle over abortion rights may just torpedo Republicans’ shot at the White House next year, and they know it.

Anti-abortion activists lost every abortion-related voter referendum last year, while ire over the fall of Roe has been credited with boosting Democrats in the 2022 midterms. Now, Republicans in the presidential primary are scrambling to figure out how to talk about and legislate abortion."

~ Carter Sherman

#abortion #Republicans

3 days ago

…in the mid of a pres race where the defendant is the leading #Republican contender & tied in “polls” w/the incumbent Dem (cuz…polls…believed? after 2016?) #Trump is accused of #illegally trying to keep (#Biden) out of #power.
#Chutkan …will try Trump in the same courthouse where she became a #UScitizen…, where she became a #federal #judge, where she blocked his admin on #DeathPenalty & #abortion policies & where she ordered his records be given to lawmakers investigating the…(insurrection).

Steven Saus [he/him]
3 days ago

From 27 Sep: Tennessee’s lost reproductive healthcare funding will go to Planned Parenthood after state was disqualified from Title X over not following federal guidelines about abortion. - #uspol #tennessee #plannedparenthood #abortion

#Political expert weighs in on how #abortion is impacting #Kentucky’s governor race

Angry Tea Lady
4 days ago

If hell is a thing I hope all the ppl who helped making women miserable just because they could despite all scientific evidence will end up there . This is going to have world wide repercussions. I saw an underage online friend getting harassed because she was happy to miscarry. Your social politics show you just want control and hate women and do nothing to help the ones in need. #facism, #misogynia and regress in human rights is not a brag #abortion #trump

Trump o' truth social 
Pro lifers had absolutely zero status on the subject of abortion until I came along. For 52 years everyone "talked," but got nothing. I GOT IT DONE! There would be no talk of a six week ban, or anything else, without me. Roe v. Wade allowed the killing of a baby at any time, including the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th month, and even after birth. They, therefore, are the RADICALS, not us, and now, because of our Supreme Court victory, the power has shifted and, for the first time, those fighting for the Pro Life movement have been given tremendous Power on this issue. Before our victory, they
nathans :ms_weed: :donor:
5 days ago

Lapointe: Abortion rights still enjoy Michigan momentum

Last year, abortion rights were torn from the U.S. Constitution by a right-wing Supreme Court packed with religious fundamentalists by former President Donald Trump.

Months later, however, Michigan progressives won a major battle against the extremists when they passed an amendment — Proposal 3 — to the state constitution to guarantee a woman’s right to choose.

But, this year, additional abortion rights in Michigan are threatened by those opposing the “Reproductive Health Act,” a package of 11 bills in the state legislature. These foes seek to maintain unnecessary regulations designed to discourage choice.

Nevertheless, on the national level, the Michigan momentum for abortion rights through voting is rippling through other states, including neighbors like Ohio and Wisconsin.

#USPol #Politics #News #Abortion #ProChoice #AbortionRights #ReproductiveRights #Michigan #GretchenWhitmer #Democrats

Georgiann Baldino
5 days ago

"Don’t fall for #Trump’s absurd attempt to skirt the #abortion issue."

Courtesy of MSNBC

Andrew Kuchling
5 days ago

I read the finalist short stories for #TheHugoAwards. It's not a great year, with only one story I really liked.

"Rabbit Test", by Samantha Mills, was clearly inspired by the repeal of Roe vs. Wade. It depicts the abortion struggle of 2091, when girls get tracker implants when they're 6, and non-linearly tours the history of abortion in the US from 1750 onward. It's moving & devastating. If I could send a single story to every member of Congress & make them read it, it would be this one.

#abortion #scifi

6 days ago

Mission Democracy PAC's new ad is excellent. I doubt that it will change a single person's mind, but it's worth a try.

#Politics #Hate #Nazis #Racism #Books #BookBurning #Education #Abortion #Corruption #Fascism #Advertising #Democracy

Raymond Scott Pert
6 days ago

#Chile's draft constitution calls into question right to abortion

> The #FarRight and right-wing representatives in the Constituent Assembly have introduced the protection of life before birth into the text under preparation. It will be put to a referendum on December 17. #abortion #womensrights #abortionrights

A demonstrator, with 'my body, my choice' painted on her body, during the Global Day of Action for Legal and Safe Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean, in Santiago (Chile), September 28, 2021. PABLO VERA / AFP
1 week ago

Something I'm working on today: We have to think of detainees charged with abortion-related crimes as political detainees precisely because “the personal is political,” that abortion and bodily autonomy are political issues. The struggle for the legalization of abortion is part and parcel to any program of police and prison abolition in the Philippines.

#abolition #abortion #Philippines

1 week ago

#Ohio Supreme Court allows 'unborn child' language to stay in #abortion ballot measure

The sharply divided court said only one element of the description is misleading and must be rewritten. The justices ruled that all other elements that were challenged, including the substitution of "unborn child" for "fetus," can remain.

1 week ago

@GottaLaff It’s Code Blue in Red America. #Abortion #voteblue

"In case you missed this story: a Nebraska mother was sentenced to two years in prison for providing abortion pills to her pregnant daughter. … This is the new America our Supreme Court has forced upon us, one in which Republican politicians loom over women in every aspect of their lives."

~ Max Burns

#abortion #Republicans #Nebraska

Raymond Scott Pert
1 week ago

US mother sentenced to two years in prison for giving daughter abortion pills | #Nebraska

> Jessica Burgess, a Nebraska mother accused of helping her teenage daughter use pills to end her pregnancy, was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison. #abortion #abortionrights #womensrights #christofascists #farright

According to prosecutors, after the pair bought pills to end the pregnancy, Celeste Burgess gave birth to a stillborn fetus. At the time, Nebraska law banned abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP
maeve harris
1 week ago

A mother in #Nebraska has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for providing #abortion pills to her 17 year old daughter. The daughter, now 19, has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and 2 years parole. It seems to me that providing her with a birth control implant would be more effective than parole, the threat of recidivism is nil.

Ang Black
1 week ago

US mother sentenced to two years in prison for giving daughter #abortion pills

> Jessica Burgess pleaded guilty in July to providing an abortion after 20 weeks and tampering with human remains


Court documents in the case revealed that Facebook’s parent company Meta supplied police with the private Facebook messages that Celeste and Jessica Burgess had sent one another. In one message, Celeste told Jessica: “Remember we burn the evidence.”
NaNdy Stalick
1 week ago

A woman in Nebraska is going to prison for two years for helping her daughter get #Abortion care at home.

1 week ago

America 2023.

Jessica Burgess, a #Nebraska mother accused of helping her teenage daughter use pills to end her pregnancy, was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison.

Burgess and her daughter, Celeste Burgess, stand accused of working together to end Celeste Burgess’s pregnancy in April 2022. #abortion #WomensRights #WomensReproductiveRights

BBC News
1 week ago

Good evening. It's 6PM, Friday, 22nd September. The headlines: #Ukraine's hospitals are treating frontline troops. An asteroid dust sample is heading to Earth. #Brazil's Supreme Court is debating #abortion. Police have found a drug stash at a Bronx nursery. President Zelensky has thanked #Canada for its support, and aid is being provided to Morocco's child earthquake survivors. #BBC #News

BBC News

"if you are scared to ask a friend or loved one to help you get an abortion, if you know someone coerced into remaining in an abusive relationship because they fear prosecution, if you cannot find an obstetrician in your state, if you have a relative who was left at the edge of death by doctors afraid to risk prosecution by violating an abortion ban—you have Donald Trump to thank."

#Trump #abortion

Adam Serwer warns us not to be fooled by Trump's dishonest attempt to paint himself as a moderate on abortion. He has never had a personal moral investment in the issue, but has cynically used it to drive votes and gain power. With these results:

"If you cannot get an abortion, if you fear leaving your state to get an abortion, if you are afraid to text your loved ones or type abortion into a search bar," (continued at /2)

#Trump #abortion

1 week ago

Irregular menstrual cycles – more common among young women, Hispanic women, and those with diabetes—make it difficult to detect pregnancy before the 6-week state abortion prohibitions. #NICHDimpact #Abortion #ReproductiveHealth #Race

1 week ago

@wdlindsy There is never, not ever, some politicians or church proposing draconian or even minimal measures on the men who impregnate women. If a man wants a vasectomy he can walk in and get one - no 3 day wait, no invasive ultrasound, no bunch of religious objectors outside the clinic, no laws to accuse him of a criminal action. Even when men are accused of assault, their victims are suspected and treated as false accusers. #prochoice #mybodymychoice #abortion

"Pro-life" people have consistently refused to hear this argument, because the "pro-life" movement is essentially about controlling women and their reproductivity — not about "saving life." It is about imposing some folks' moral (and pseudoscientific) views on everyone else by force of law. It is impossible to rebrand this movement as "pro-choice," because in its very foundations it is precisely the opposite of that.

And religionists think they know better….

#abortion #ProChoice #ProLife

The clear and persuasive argument Will Saletan makes for a pro-choice ethic is one many of us have tried to make to "pro-life" folks to no avail. Saletan notes that no one is closer to the situation than a pregnant person, and if you are going to argue that states should decide how to handle abortion because they're closer to the people, then you must go further and say that a pregnant person is closer than anyone to the situation.

#abortion #ProChoice #ProLife

1 week ago

Today in Labor History September 22, 1947: Norma McCorvey, American activist was born. She was the plaintiff in Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court ruling which legalized abortions in the U.S. She later became an anti-abortion activist. However, before she died, she admitted that she had been paid to speak out against abortion. She had also accepted money to renounce her lesbian identity. The video clip, above, is from the satirical film, Citizen Ruth, with Laura Dern portraying a McCorvey-like character.

#WorkingClass #LaborHistory #abortion #Choice #RoeVsWade

Raymond Scott Pert
1 week ago

#California sues anti-abortion organizations for unproven treatment to reverse medication abortions

> “Those who are struggling with the complex decision to get an abortion deserve support and trustworthy guidance — not lies and misinformation,” Bonta said. #abortion #abortionrights #womensrights

California Attorney General Rob Bonta fields questions during a press conference Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, in Los Angeles. Bonta has sued an anti-abortion group and a chain of anti-abortion counseling centers, saying the organizations misled women when they offered them unproven treatments to reverse medication abortions. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Natasha Jay 🇪🇺
1 week ago

The Independent: "Support for abortion rights hits record high in UK"

Quotes -
🔹​ "Researchers at the National Centre for Social Research discovered the overwhelming majority of Britons are in favour of a more liberal position than UK laws stipulate"

🔹​ "The British Social Attitudes polling, of more than 2,000 people, found 76 per cent of those surveyed support a woman’s right to have an abortion"

🔹​ "The new polling discovered an 'almost universal support for abortions being allowed when the woman’s health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy or when there is a strong chance of the baby having a serious health condition'"

🔹​ "While almost three quarters of those polled supported abortions in situations when the couple cannot afford to have more children"

#UK #Healthcare #BodilyAutonomy #WomensRights #Abortion

Dani 🌻
1 week ago

Brazil's Supreme Court is to begin voting on whether to decriminalise abortion. Currently, abortion is only allowed in three cases: that of rape, risk to the woman's life and anencephaly - when the foetus has an undeveloped brain.

If the Supreme Court votes in favour, abortion will be decriminalised up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.

#Brazil #Abortion

Greg W.
1 week ago

Showing Eighth Graders an Award-Winning Adaptation of Anne Frank’s Diary Now a Fireable Offense in Texas

Add this to the long list of things you’re not allowed to do in Texas

In Abbott’s #Texas, there are a lot of things people can’t do. They can’t get an #abortion after six weeks, And, according to recent events, they can’t teach middle school students about the #Holocaust using an illustrated adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary—or, they can, but they’ll be fired for it

cory hughart
1 week ago

Just found out that the outspokenly anti-abortion secretary of state of #Ohio Larose, colluding with the majority-Republican state Supreme Court, rewrote the citizen-lead #abortion amendment summary that will appear on the ballot in november.

This state's #government is a joke.

Murshed Zaheed
1 week ago

It is absolutely absurd to see some traditional media reporters letting Trump craft the narrative that he is some sort of moderate on #abortion rights after he along w/ Mitch McConnell hijacked the #SCOTUS enabling destruction of Roe.

Good piece from @CitizenCohn ushing back against the BS of Trump being a "moderate" on this issue.

Joshua Holland
1 week ago

“Unborn child”—uncut forced-birther propaganda—will appear on OH’s abortion referendum in the GOP’s latest move to thwart the will of the people.

But fortunately it won’t work. #abortion #gop

2 weeks ago

🤦🏻‍♀️🤬#Ohio #abortion rights activists suffer blow in suit over referendum language

A fetus will now be referred to as an ‘unborn child’ on a ballot measure to enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution

Kriszta Satori
2 weeks ago

#BBCNews - #Trump #abortion backlash spotlights a Republican balancing act

Cory Doctorow
2 weeks ago

They voted for the war in #Iraq, supported #NSA mass-surveillance, failed to use their majorities to codify #abortion rights, and waved through mega-merger after mega-merger.

By contrast, the left wing of the party has consistently fought monopoly, war, spying, privatized education and elite impunity - but forever in the shadow of the #triangulation wing, who hate the left far more than they hate #Republicans.


Jeri Dansky
2 weeks ago

Truly alarming news for anyone needing an #abortion in a state with anti-abortion laws:

“Scientists in Poland have reportedly developed lab tests that can detect whether people have taken abortion pills—and those tests are already being used to investigate pregnancy outcomes under the country’s abortion ban.”

Greg W.
2 weeks ago

In Poland, Testing Women for #Abortion Drugs Is a Reality. It Could Happen Here

Now there are reports that laboratory tests to detect abortion drugs have not only been created in Poland but are, in rare cases, also being used there to investigate the outcomes of pregnancies

Justyna Wydrzynska, a co-founder of the Abortion Dream Team, a Polish #abortionrights group, was sentenced to eight months of community service for providing abortion pills to a woman


Amadi Lovelace
2 weeks ago

Since the fall of Roe and the state banning #abortion, the West #Alabama Women’s Center has pivoted to full spectrum OBGYN #healthcare, for a largely impoverished patient population.

They recently spent $5,000 on 10 IUDs, for which they’ll recoup about $150 each, maximum, if patients are insured. Most are not. (Alabama has not expanded Medicaid.)

They are accepting donations to offset some of this cost, which will help them to keep providing this much needed care.

@MiriShuli @RollingStone not to mention that in the age of #SurveillanceCapitalism, social media giants and search provider’s’ algorithms can identify potential #abortion seekers by monitoring their searches, tracking their movements and even tapping their ‘private’ messages.