Emily DiBenedetto

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10 Reasons Why I’m Pro-Life

While the pro-abortion side would like everyone to believe they are really pro-choice and not pro-abortion, it’s truly a deception. Making abortion …

Feminism

Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards on Her Abortion: 3 Kids Were ‘As Big As Our Family Needed to Be’

<b>Planned Parenthood President</b><p><b>Cecile Richards. (AP)</b><p>In an online interview with Yahoo! News’ Global Anchor Katie Couric, Planned Parenthood President …

An Abortion That Saved My Life

<i>Written by Susan Ito.</i><br>We had been married just less than a year in that spring of 1989. My husband had a medical conference in Washington. He left our …

Abortion or a baby born with disability: What choice would you make?

I saw my son's bleak future and knew I had to abort him<p>By<p>It’s the news every mother-to-be dreads: that their baby faces a life of terrible …

Pregnancy

I Am Pro-Abortion, Not Just Pro-Choice: 10 Reasons Why We Must Support the Procedure and the Choice

Recently, the Daily Kos published an article titled I Am Pro-Choice, Not Pro-Abortion. “Has anyone ever truly been pro-abortion?” one commenter asked.<p>…

Doctors say abortions do sometimes save women's lives

Abortions are sometimes needed to save the lives of pregnant women, several medical experts said in response to comments from Rep. Joe Walsh.<p>Abortions are sometimes needed to save the lives or health of pregnant women, several medical experts said Friday, countering comments that were made and then …

Terminating a Desired Pregnancy for Medical Reasons or Poor Prognosis

In the second trimester, doctors typically conduct a number of prenatal screening tests that can detect a variety of different chromosomal and …

Top 10 Reasons Abortion Should Be Legal

<b>Top 10 Reasons Abortion Should be Legal</b><p>Abortion is one of the hottest topics debated in the world today. By definition, an <i>abortion</i> is the conclusion …

Salon writer gives 10 reasons why she is proudly pro-abortion

For the most part, abortion advocates try to hide their undying love for abortion. They don’t want to scare off the vast majority of Americans who …

Abortion Is Legal in Italy, But It's Almost Impossible to Get One

Valentina Magnanti miscarried alone in a hospital bathroom after the doctor on shift refused to help her. While abortion remains technically legal in Italy, 70 percent of Italian gynecologists refuse to offer the procedure—with terrifying results for...<p>The unbearable pain began at four in an early …

Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves sounds a call to arms for Planned Parenthood

Last October at the CMJ Music Marathon, I was onstage at a car wash in Williamsburg (really), gearing up to play our band’s newest song, which I was …

Health Care

How Personal Abortion Stories Are Changing Today’s Fight for Reproductive Rights

reproductive rights<p>Today, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in <i>Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt</i>, a landmark case challenging Texas abortion legislation. But Stephanie Toti, the 37-year-old lawyer for the Center for Reproductive Rights making her debut before the high court, is far from …

The Supreme Court's Three Female Justices Are Fighting Tooth and Nail for Reproductive Rights

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard <i>Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt</i>, a challenge to Texas’s HB2, a wide-ranging bill whose purpose is largely to …

This Pop-Up Museum Chronicles The History Of Reproductive Rights In America

A piece of cotton root bark, a twisted metal coat hanger, and a pack of birth control pills are among the objects on display this week in a pop-up museum dedicated to the history of abortion rights and contraceptive access in America.<p>Read more on TakePart

‘The Provider’: A SXSW Film About Reproductive Rights You Need to See

(Courtesy of “The Provider”)<p>Last year, <b>Maya Cueva</b> was a student filmmaker working on her senior thesis. She and her fellow student directors chose to …

The President of Planned Parenthood Opens Up About Fighting for Reproductive Rights

Cecile Richards is no stranger to the violence, intimidation, and legislation that has threatened the women's rights movement. We talked with her about her efforts to provide affordable health care.<p><i>This article appeared in the March issue of VICE magazine. Click HERE to subscribe.</i><p>Cecile Richards, …

The Spectrum Of Reproductive Rights For Trans Women

“My decision to have children was taken from me”<p>For some of us, the denial of access to the body we live in can feel like a solitary occurrence. When the immediacy of our own needs can be suffocating, the universality of our experience is at risk of being lost. Purchasing illegal hormones as a …

We must fight back against the war on women's reproductive rights

Pro-choice campaigners have been left reeling in recent weeks

Northern Ireland

New Movie Shoots on the Front Lines of the Reproductive Rights Battle

Trapped tells the stories of abortion providers in the deep South.<p>A 13-year-old rape victim needs an abortion. She has driven four hours to San Antonio to get one. The clinic where she lives closed months before. To have the procedure, she'll have to be put to sleep. She's about five months …

In any war, you gotta have allies — including the one on abortion

This week, a couple of friends and I went to see geobiologist Hope Jahren speak about her memoir, <i>Lab Girl</i>, which deals with the experience of being, …

There are Muslim men fighting for the right to kill their wives

Groups of hard-line, right-wing Islamic extremists across Pakistan have banded together in protest to reclaim the right to abuse and kill their wives …

The Story So Far singer kicks fan off stage

The Story So Far’s singer dropkicked a fan for attempting to snap a selfie during the group’s recent concert.<p>After an woman hopped up on stage for a …

5 Reproductive Rights Breakthroughs That Are Changing Women’s Lives

On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that they would be easing the strict usage guidelines surrounding mifepristone, an abortion-inducing pill, making it a more accessible option in several key states—a set of changes that has far-reaching implications for American women. “This …

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In 6 graphs, here’s why young women don’t support Hillary Clinton as much as older women do

Every primary appears to bring Hillary Clinton steadily closer to the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. But Clinton hasn’t resonated much with young voters, including young women. In fact, Sanders beats Clinton among young voters overall by as much as 60 points, while Clinton loses young …

Government

Women in Europe are uniting to fight anti-abortion laws

LONDON — On Saturday afternoon, a group of women gathered outside London's West End Central Police Station to hand themselves in. Their crime, having …

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