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Hobby Lobby Protest

The law, passed in 1993 with near-unanimous support, has become an excuse for bigotry, superstition and sectarianism.

anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

There’s no telling how far religious exemptions will go under Justice Alito’s ruling.

Abortion Clinic Protest

The court’s decision to invalidate the abortion clinic buffer zone limits the privacy women require as participants in a democracy.

stop abortion sign

While the Court did not strike down barrier zones in other states and cities, the people who brought us McCullen can take those statutes on next.

Pro-choice demonstration

The country’s abortion restrictions are under fire—and prochoice activists are surprisingly optimistic.

Buffer zone

At oral argument, members of the Supreme Court seemed suspicious that a thirty-five-foot buffer was necessary for safe entrance to reproductive health facilities.

Amid the bad news for women, the year had its bright moments.

Blogs

Alabama’s backdoor abortion ban was just declared unconstitutional. Will this decision send a message to anti-choice legislators elsewhere?

August 5, 2014

Senate legislation could put the pro-choice movement back on the offensive.

July 15, 2014

Margaret Sanger and Charlotte Perkins Gilman and John Dewey, oh my!

July 10, 2014

Senate Democrats fight the ruling that allows corporate executives to make healthcare decisions for female employees.

July 9, 2014

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is a victory for the forces of nonsense.

July 9, 2014

It only took a day for the Court’s “limited” Hobby Lobby decision to start to crack open.

July 2, 2014

The 5-4 decision strikes a blow against women’s rights and expands corporate power.

June 30, 2014

Massachusetts’s 35-foot buffer between health clinic patients and anti-abortion advocates has been ruled unconstitutional.

June 26, 2014

Nearly a third of American women will have an abortion at some point in their lives, but it’s an experience we almost never see on film.

June 5, 2014