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Texas has passed a humiliating law that requires fetal remains from abortion or miscarriage to be buried or cremated

Under the new rule, hospitals, abortion clinics, and other health care facilities are prohibited from disposing of fetal remains in sanitary landfills. Instead, they must finance cremation or burial of the remains. Texas made this clarification in response to outrage about privacy concerns.

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Lena Dunham proves yet again she’s a terrible face for feminism

  • In the most recent episode of her Women of the Hour podcast, Lena Dunham reflected on a visit to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas.
  • In the segment, Dunham admits she’s never had an abortion but wished she had.
  • Twitter users immediately pointed out the obvious detail that having an abortion is not a thing to which one aspires
  • Nor do you need to have had one to be an advocate for reproductive freedom. Read more

It really bothers me when people say that abortion is “always a difficult choice”. 

What if it isn’t? What if the pregnant person always knew they would get an abortion if they got pregnant? What if they were relieved after the abortion? What if they were excited to sign the paperwork and get this over with? 

Normalize abortion. It’s a medical procedure. You don’t have to feel badly or tormented for getting one. 

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Donald Trump has just reinstated the global gag rule which will have huge effects on women’s health – not just abortion statistics – all over the world

Just 48 hours after millions of women across the world marched to advocate for their health and rights, Donald Trump has signed off on the first abortion restriction policy of his term. President Trump has reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which would block federal aid to foreign organizations that provide abortions or even abortion counseling.

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People are donating to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s name

Defenders of reproductive rights are settling in for what looks to be a difficult fight to ensure access to safe and legal abortions. Part of that fight means offering financial support to places like Planned Parenthood — but supporters aren’t just donating their money, they’re also ensuring that Mike Pence gets a handy reminder in the mail. Planned Parenthood acknowledged the move on Twitter.