SCOTUS to rule soon on undue burden on abortion clinics

The US Supreme Court ruling on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt from Texas's HB2 that enacted draconian restrictions on abortion providers may come down as soon as Monday. What will the Supreme Court ruling on whether abortion TRAP laws (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) like TX HB2 mean for pregnant people across the country?Aron Ra and I got together on the Ra-Men Podcast with Heather Busby, the Executive Director of NARAL ProChoice Texas, to discuss the ramifications of th … [Read more...]

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More Good News from SCOTUS for Pro-Choice Advocates

Good News for Pro-Choice Texans and the rest of states affected by Draconian abortion clinic regulations. The Supreme Court has granted a stay to allow Texas's 18 remaining clinics to stay open until it decides whether it will hear testimony on how Texas HB2 puts an undue burden on the ability to obtain a safe, legal abortion. In some of the poorest parts of the state like the border with Mexico, there is no abortion clinic open within half a day's drive.The fight to keep abortion access … [Read more...]

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Secular Pro-Life Same Old Scare Tactics

If I were to tell you that a purportedly secular anti-abortion group was engaging in the very same fear mongering and harassment of abortion providers that the largely Christian dominated pro-life groups do; would you be surprised? The True Pooka's final report on Secular Pro-Life's tactics is posted.In addition to the other tactics Pooka documented, the group is promoting a campaign against abortion providers in the guise of concern for the safety of women. According to Pooka, in addition to … [Read more...]

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Secular Pro-Life (Anti-choice) Claim: Planned Parenthood Cheats Donors

Apparently, Secular Pro-Life is so irked by Planned Parenthood that they are willing to make unfounded charges about what they do with donations. True Pooka investigates...Now that you’re done reading I’m going to show you a magic trick I call; “Proper research done without confirmation bias followed by conclusions drawn based on experience and not ignorance.”Planned Parenthood issued a number of statements following the Komen incident. The following press release here gives a more thorough … [Read more...]

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Courtney Caldwell and Sarah Moglia joining me to discuss secular anti-choice arguments withMSS

So I won't be the "token woman" on this round of discussion on the Magic Sandwich Show.  Sarah Moglia has already weighed in on her opinion of secular arguments against abortion. Also Courtney Caldwell will be joining the discussion . I first became aware of her when she liveblogged the Wendy Davis filibuster.Should be an interesting discussion on this topic with well informed women on the topic of reproductive rights. Hopefully we can persuade more people to get off the fence and support r … [Read more...]

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What really matters…The So-Called Secular Arguments Against Choice

It is often difficult and awkward to move disagreements forward to where they become productive in the insular, organized atheist community. Especially for a family that is as actively involved as the Ra family, because a lot of times we know and like and often respect the people involved on a personal level. And to make matters more awkward so do our other atheists friends. So basically, we all collectively cringed about Dave Silverman's comment to conservatives about abortion rights, because … [Read more...]

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A professed pro-life feminist’s attempt to co-opt feminists of the past.

A "New Wave Feminist" pro-life advocate posted  three strategies aimed at abolishing abortion that she believes will, "make abolition a beautiful reality." They are...1. "Pro-Life Feminists"What does make an impression is when women who are self-described feminists adopt a pro-life position. It blows people’s minds a little bit. It’s the thing that started me on my road to conversion. Groups like Feminists for Life of America remind people that our early feminists were dead-set on freeing wom … [Read more...]

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