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Women on the Web

This website refers you to licensed doctor who can provide you with a medical abortion. After you complete the following online consultation and if there are no contraindications, the medical abortion (with the pills mifepristone and misoprostol) will be delivered to you. At this moment it can take 2-3 weeks before the packages arrives. A medical abortion can be done safely at home as long as you have good information and have access to emergency medical care in the rare case that there are complications.The doctor can only help you if:
  • you live in a country where access to safe abortion is restricted
  • you are less than 9 weeks pregnant
  • you have no severe illnesses
  • Before starting the consultation, do a pregnancy test and an ultrasound, if possible. The consultation consists of around 25 questions. At the end of the consultation you will be asked to give permission to disclose all your information to the doctor. All information will remain confidential.
  • [more inside]
    posted by Blasdelb on May 14, 2014 - 23 comments

    i didn't feel bad.

    how one woman destroyed the biggest pro-life myth by filming her own abortion
    posted by and they trembled before her fury on May 6, 2014 - 509 comments

    Wendy Davis and the hard road to the Texas Capitol

    Political narratives are necessarily reductive, invariably gauzy and thus often misleading. They tell two conflicting tales at the same time: I’m absolutely amazing and unique, and I’m just like you. But it seemed undeniable that female politicians were far more constrained than men in how they recounted their stories.... Bill Clinton could be seething with lifelong ambition; George W. Bush could be a beneficiary of immense privilege; Barack Obama could be a self-described outsider, marijuana smoker, community rabble-rouser. Any of these qualities might, if so espoused, disqualify a woman from high office. Meanwhile, no one ever stopped Clinton, Bush or Obama in his biographical tracks to say: “Wait. If you were out there, conquering the world, then you could not have been here, with your family.” Wendy Davis and the challenges of running for governor, as a woman and a Democrat, in Texas. [more inside]
    posted by mudpuppie on Feb 12, 2014 - 36 comments

    "Roe has been her life, but it's no longer much of a living."

    "Better known as the “Jane Roe” in the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, Norma McCorvey has led a conflicted life. Forty years ago, she was at the center of the court decision that famously legalized abortion. Today, she is a zealous anti-abortion advocate." Why did McCorvey turn against the cause she once championed? Tracing the life of an Accidental Activist. Via
    posted by zarq on Jan 24, 2013 - 39 comments

    Planned Parenthood moves away from the label "pro-choice."

    With the "Not in Her Shoes" video release, and just in advance of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood is reframing the debate about abortion. "...Pro-choice and pro-life labels don’t reflect the complexity of the conversation about abortion, and the way that Americans — especially young people — think and talk about abortion today."
    posted by Stewriffic on Jan 15, 2013 - 134 comments

    Undue Burden

    Jennie Linn McCormack "isn’t the only woman in recent years to be prosecuted for ending her own pregnancy. But her case could change the trajectory of abortion law in the United States": The Rise of DIY Abortions. [more inside]
    posted by zarq on Jan 3, 2013 - 66 comments

    "I am done making excuses for the pro-life movement."

    How I Lost Faith In The Pro-Life Movement: "What I want to share here is how I came to this realization. And if you, reader, are one of those who opposes abortion because you believe it is murder and you want to save the lives of unborn babies, well, I hope to persuade you that the pro-life movement is not actually your ally in this, that you have been misled, and that you would be more effective in decreasing the number of abortions that occur if you were to side with pro-choice progressives. If this is you, please hear me out before shaking your head." [more inside]
    posted by flex on Nov 7, 2012 - 544 comments

    THIS IS MY ABORTION

    Guardian "I took secret photos of my abortion to empower and educate women: Thisismyabortion.com shows that the reality of abortion is far from the vile and grotesque images used by the pro-life lobby"

    Interviews with Vice, Business Insider, Jessica Gottlieb, and Jane Dough. Criticism from Catholic Online, Jill Stanek, the Catholic View for Women, and The Blaze.
    posted by andoatnp on Jul 13, 2012 - 118 comments

    "I am lying awake in bed, trying to decide whether or not to have an abortion."

    "The only thing that makes my abortion decision different from anyone else’s abortion decision is that some people who are against abortion will think that my abortion is acceptable." Boing Boing's Maggie Koerth-Baker on what she's dubbed "The World's Shittiest Secret Society."
    posted by Kitty Stardust on Jun 20, 2012 - 20 comments

    Choice.

    "Pro-Choice" Americans at Record-Low 41% - Americans now tilt "pro-life" by nine-point margin, 50% to 41%. According to recent Gallup polling, 'the 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves "pro-life," one point shy of the record high, also from May 2009.' The decline in "Pro-Choice" views is seen across partisan groups, with Americans' self-identification as "pro-choice" drop across the three U.S. political groups. [more inside]
    posted by VikingSword on May 24, 2012 - 322 comments

    Betty Ford

    Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford--model, dancer, feminist, founder of one of the best-known substance abuse recovery centers in the world, and former First Lady of the United States--died Friday, July 8, at the age of 93. [more inside]
    posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 12, 2011 - 25 comments

    my secret healthcare superpower is invulnerability to other people’s cognitive dissonance.

    Hello! I am a person who is training to become an abortion provider. As you can imagine, it is really fucking weird to be one of me, especially lately!
    posted by emjaybee on Mar 4, 2011 - 190 comments

    Obama Administration Applies Stupak Amendment to High Risk Pools

    Although the Stupak amendment was defeated, women in the new high risk pools will be denied coverage for abortion. The "clarification" from the administration comes in the wake of a scuffle over Pennsylvania's plan to provide abortion coverage. Hopefully, building criticism will have an effect.
    posted by stoneweaver on Jul 16, 2010 - 24 comments

    Missionary Position: Facing West

    Pope Benedict XVI has announced the establishment of a new Vatican department dedicated to tackling what he called 'a grave crisis in the sense of the Christian faith and the role of the Church." The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of New Evangelisation will (per Archbishop Vincent Nichols,) focus on countries "in which, even though the Christian Gospel has shaped an entire culture," secularism now reigns, in what the Pope termed an "eclipse of a sense of God." [more inside]
    posted by zarq on Jul 1, 2010 - 165 comments

    First Pro-Choice ad to air on UK TV

    Marie Stopes International will tonight screen the first pro-choice Television advert to air in the UK - you can watch it on YouTube here. Debate on the appropriateness or otherwise if the advert has been predictably fierce. Meanwhile, Channel 4 have chosen not to screen the advert in Northern Ireland, prompting further arguments.
    posted by muggsy1079 on May 24, 2010 - 29 comments

    Abortion Not OK in OK

    Provoking pro-choice advocates, Oklahoma passed two highly restrictive abortion laws on Tuesday. One (rtf file) requires doctors to show women an ultrasound of their fetus and point out its physical characteristics — even if the patient was impregnated through rape or incest. The second (rtf file) stipulates that doctors cannot be sued if they decide to lie to an expectant mother regarding her baby's birth defects. A third requires clinics to post signs telling patients they cannot be forced to have an abortion. The first law prompted an immediate lawsuit from Tulsa's only abortion clinic. [more inside]
    posted by zarq on Apr 30, 2010 - 169 comments

    "Black Genocide"

    In the US, the conservative movement’s latest rallying cry against abortion claims pro-choice groups are conducting a systematic eugenics campaign to turn African Americans into an "endangered species." The idea is finding renewed traction and condemnation in Black communities. Several bloggers at RHRealityCheck are offering counter-arguments. [more inside]
    posted by zarq on Mar 2, 2010 - 151 comments

    They even pay postage.

    Notary fee: $3; County Clerk Recording Fee: $16; Protecting your land from abortionists forever? That'll cost ya $77. [more inside]
    posted by fontophilic on Oct 14, 2009 - 68 comments

    The complex feelings of many women who've had abortions

    "Every day I talk to people who have always been against abortion, . . . who are having an abortion. Or I talk to people who are pro-choice, [yet are] freaked out by [having an abortion]." Many women you know [have had an abortion]. Odds are, they never said a word about it to you. "We need to discuss the complex feelings of women who've had abortions." While many women experience only relief after an abortion, others may grieve for the lost pregnancy."Why flatten the decisions around abortion to just abortion?" [more inside]
    posted by cybercoitus interruptus on Jul 1, 2009 - 184 comments

    Hot Glazed Roe Nuts.

    Anti-choice group up in arms over Krispy Kreme's "abortion doughnuts" [sic] and [blech]. At least they're not supporting terrorists.

    In related news, other giveaways on Inauguration Day include free waffles in Portland, free coffee (Oren's "Beans You Can Believe IN") in Manhattan, and a free Berry Obama frozen yogurt in Chicago. A scoop of Ben & Jerry's Yes Pecan will still cost you full price.
    posted by ericbop on Jan 16, 2009 - 123 comments

    Juno no no

    What to Expect When You're Aborting: I'm 23. I'm knocked up. And I don't want to keep it. You can fuck yourself, Judd Apatow.
    posted by Rumple on Aug 22, 2008 - 189 comments

    I Am Emily X

    I Am Emily X is "the true-life diary of a frontline Planned Parenthood worker and activist", created in response to the 40 Days for Life Campaign. "*For their safety and protection, Emily X represents a small handful of Planned Parenthood workers and activists, who may or may not be named Emily."
    posted by mewithoutyou on Oct 12, 2007 - 13 comments

    "Family Values, My Ass!"

    "Family Values, My Ass!" That article in the Lexington Herald-Leader inspired me to look up the Nation article it referred to. Now I'm beginning to see why many women won't go to "evangelical Christian" MDs: this guy Hager (previously brought up on MetaFilter in 2003, in fact twice, and then again in 2004) is strongly anti-abortion -- so pro-conception that he tried to keep the "morning-after pill" known as "Plan B" away from women -- but he's apparently pro- sodomy and pro-rape. It almost sounds like fiction.
    posted by davy on May 13, 2005 - 86 comments

    Pro-nuance

    A right that ends in sorrow, aka the difficulty of standing up for something that really sucks. (via Amy Sullivan)
    posted by alms on Dec 16, 2004 - 73 comments

    Abortions Decreased Under Clinton - Increased Under Bush

    Abortions Decreased Under Clinton - Increased Under Bush 52,000 more abortions under Bush than under Clinton, reversing a ten-year trend that had resulted in a 17.4% decline in abortions.
    posted by eustacescrubb on Oct 14, 2004 - 44 comments

    Refusal of Caesarean=murder?

    Refusal of Caesarean=murder? Anyone seen/heard this? [Search didn't turn up anything, spare me if I overlooked.]
    posted by yoga on Mar 16, 2004 - 111 comments

    I'm Not Sorry

    I'mNotSorry.net is a website where women can share their positive experiences with abortion.
    posted by homunculus on Jan 25, 2004 - 106 comments

    Picture Hunt time!

    Picture Hunt time! How many women are in this picture? (more inside)
    posted by AaRdVarK on Nov 6, 2003 - 54 comments

    Interview with a suicide site owner

    This interview with a "pro-choice" suicide site owner is an interesting read. The website she runs was linked to a few suicides earlier this year, but she contends the site helps people cope and prevents more than it enables. [via k diggity]
    posted by mathowie on Jun 24, 2003 - 59 comments

    christian terrorist

    is eric rudolph a christian terrorist? via atrios and who are these christian identity people?: "We declare and will wage total war on the ungodly communist regime in New York and your legaslative bureaucratic lackey's in Washington. It is you who are responsible and preside over the murder of children and issue the policy of ungodly preversion thats destroying our people," - sound familiar?
    posted by specialk420 on Jun 2, 2003 - 35 comments

    This breaking story brings a new aspect to a complex debate. Reasearchers in a private clinic in the US have created human embryos specifically for the purpose of extracting stem cells. This seems a good platform on which to discuss the wider issue of the interaction between public/private research funding, technology and life. Here's hoping it won't just end up a pro-life/pro-choice bloodbath.
    posted by davehat on Jul 11, 2001 - 7 comments

    Health Care For Youngest Americans...or Sneak Attack On Pro-Choice Lobby?

    Health Care For Youngest Americans...or Sneak Attack On Pro-Choice Lobby? Interesting proposal from HHS...guaranteed to fan the flames of what has been called the "most divisive issue in modern America." Should a fetus be classified as a "beneficiary" of health care benefits under the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)? If this proposal is approved, will it forever change the debate?
    posted by davidmsc on Jul 7, 2001 - 10 comments

    Fetus is a person?

    Fetus is a person? The bill's supporters, predominantly Republicans during the debate, denied the measure is anti-abortion, and instead is aimed at punishing criminals who attack pregnant women. It exempts abortions performed with the woman's consent. Is that all it is or is there a set up for further laws, going into abortion and such?
    posted by tiaka on Apr 26, 2001 - 39 comments

    The truce shortlived.

    The truce shortlived. I thought what I was hearing was great news. But watching TV this afternoon I've seen a Caring Foundation and NARAL commercial back-to-back at least 3 times. It's been years since I've seen it this bad.
    posted by bkdelong on Jan 31, 2001 - 1 comment

    It's about time.

    It's about time. (More inside)
    posted by Steven Den Beste on Sep 28, 2000 - 21 comments

    Yikes.

    Yikes. What the hell is wrong with some people?
    posted by evilmaryellen on Aug 2, 2000 - 4 comments

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