tuesday cain
My dad came to my defense online, but for the first time I am outing myself publicly. I'm 14. Please stop calling me a whore.
science
How could someone believe in a god when there’s no hard evidence supporting his existence? That’s a question I’m asked more often than I care to think about.
abortion
If you had an abortion (or just support the right to), we want to hear your stories, whether you braved the dangers of illegal abortion pre-Roe v. Wade or took some mifepristone this morning.
in

May 8, 2012 at 9:00am | 853 comments

abortion
Is there a middle ground in the debate over abortion? I say there is -- and I'm proof of it.
abortion
A woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for having self-administered an abortion within a week of her due date. Was she wrong to do it? Plus, the secret origin story behind my hard-line pro-choice stance.
issues
Reason #1: It is a movie whose plot hinges on the very real dangers of illegal abortion.
abortion
pregnancy
I don't actually know many women who don't spend most of their pregnancy-testing time staring at the result window in a cold sweat.
in

Sep 12, 2012 at 12:00pm | 277 comments

ihtm contest
The next day I checked the mail to see that he had mailed me an envelope without even putting my name on it. Seriously. Because he didn’t know my name.
sb5
I promise you, one day I will go back to writing about clothes. Just not anytime soon. We are in serious danger right now as women.
in

Jun 28, 2013 at 2:30pm | 264 comments

abortion
Because really, what's funnier than some slut bleeding to death from her vagina, right?
abortion
He asked my weight and, after my reply, he told me that they might not be able to perform the abortion due to my size.
in

Nov 7, 2012 at 9:00am | 241 comments

abortion
The cups of consideration and understanding reserved for someone who “lost a baby” are totally different from the disgust and judgment heaped onto someone who “killed a baby.”
hell houses
Despite the date rape, the domestic violence, and the murders -- all serious crimes committed by male characters -- it was the young woman who shouldered the blame for her family's eternal punishment in Hell.
abortion
I think that refusing to approach abortion as a terrible and serious thing actually does more to destigmatize it and open up the conversation than all the hushed tones in the world.
in

May 23, 2012 at 1:00pm | 213 comments

abortion clinics
Those bitches were fat-shaming me! I was stunned. I needed kindness, not nurses analyzing my BMI.
abortion
The pain was radiant, white-hot, overwhelming. I was instantly sweating from every pore, and shaking. I had never felt anything so extreme.
abortion
There, there -- it's going to be okay. Don't worry your pretty little head about anything.
abortion
abortion
You, guys, she had THREE ABORTIONS. THREE! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
in

Jun 8, 2012 at 3:00pm | 200 comments

abortion
If you work as a pharmacist, OB/GYN, or medical-surgical nurse, there’s a chance you’ll be involved in abortion or contraceptive care. And you need to deal with that. If you don’t want to deal with it, pick another medical specialty.
rh reality check
U.S. abortion providers have become de facto social workers, fundraisers, and travel agents, to name just a few of their ancillary roles.