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Jill Filipovic

Entries by Jill Filipovic

10 Reasons to Support Reproductive Justice on Roe Day

(13) Comments | Posted January 22, 2008 | 10:29 AM

35 years after Roe v. Wade solidified American womens' right to abortion, reproductive rights remain in limbo. And while abortion rights are crucial to women's health and autonomy, they are hardly the end-all be-all to reproductive justice -- even if the constant attacks on those rights (and on the people...

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Killing in the Name Of

(76) Comments | Posted October 15, 2007 | 3:31 PM

In November of last year, Nicaragua outlawed all abortions, even those deemed medically necessary. The Nicaraguan abortion ban was celebrated in "pro-life" circles, and supported by the Catholic and Evangelical churches.

The law has also killed at least 82 women since its institution. And it is just part of...

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Questions for Pro-Lifers

(435) Comments | Posted July 31, 2007 | 2:27 PM

I know there are at least a few HuffPo readers who self-identify as "pro-life." So here's a question for you: How much time should she do?

One goal of the anti-choice movement is to outlaw abortion. But, as Anna Quindlen points out, anti-choice activists are almost never...

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What the Trojan Ad Controversy Says About Women's Health

(5) Comments | Posted June 19, 2007 | 6:16 PM

A new ad for Trojan condoms emphasizes the importance of safer sex, and brands condom use as "evolved." But you won't be seeing the ad air on Fox or CBS -- apparently evolution isn't something they believe in.

There's a lot to dislike about the ad, beginning with...

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Terminating Women's Rights

(72) Comments | Posted April 19, 2007 | 10:43 PM

"For today, the women of this Nation still retain the liberty to control their destinies. But the signs are evident and very ominous, and a chill wind blows."

Justice Harry Blackmun penned those words in the 1989 abortion-rights case Webster v. Reproductive Health Services. Yesterday, his trepidations were validated. For...

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Resignation of Pro-Life Health Official is Just a Start

(83) Comments | Posted April 2, 2007 | 8:08 PM

Last week, women's health advocates celebrated the resignation of Eric Keroack from his position as deputy assistant secretary for population affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services. Keroack's job was to oversee $280 million in Title X funds, intended to "provide access to contraceptive supplies and...

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Womb for Rent

(22) Comments | Posted March 25, 2007 | 7:18 PM

How much is nine months of pregnancy, labor, and the birth of a child worth? Less than 10 cents an hour, according to the supposed "Culture of Life" warriors in Texas.

The "Adoption Incentive Program" -- otherwise known as the Texas Baby Purchasing Act of 2007 -- would...

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The Miss USA Pageant: How Far We Haven't Come

(54) Comments | Posted March 23, 2007 | 7:08 PM

In my least favorite line of an otherwise enjoyable movie, Dwayne in Little Miss Sunshine says, "You know what? Fuck beauty contests. Life is one fucking beauty contest after another. School, then college, then work... Fuck that."

The Miss USA pageant is airing tonight and I'm tempted to forgo thorough...

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