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Five reasons why all abortion bans are harmful

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I’ll occasionally speak to people who support abortion rights but who think that there are certain areas in which abortion bans make sense. It typically has to do with gestational age; such folks believe that abortion bans “after a certain number of weeks of pregnancy” are permissible. That’s problematic for many reasons. I’ll outline just […]

We need to stand up for facts — not fiction

Facts Not Fiction

For nearly three years, I have been writing and speaking about abortion on behalf of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Comb through the articles that I’ve written and you’ll see an emphasis on facts. I cite research and statistics from medical and human rights organizations to explain why abortion is a secular issue. Abortion is […]

How to talk about the Supreme Court opinion leak

257806 How to talk about the Supreme Court opinion leak

I was lazily lounging on the couch with my husband and two dogs last night when the notification popped up on my phone: A majority draft opinion by the Supreme Court had been leaked. Frantically, I sat up and read the opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. Like so many of you, my heart stopped and […]

A somber reflection on abortion’s future after Texas ruling

Reproductive Choice is a Right A somber reflection on abortion’s future after Texas ruling

I woke up yesterday morning feeling particularly heavy. Maybe you’re feeling it, too. After all, it’s been just a few days since the Texas Supreme Court ruled that a particularly cruel abortion ban, SB 8, could remain in effect. Not only does SB 8 prohibit abortions at just six weeks of gestation, it also allows […]

Let’s support abortion workers in honor of a noteworthy day today

CelebrateAbortionProviders Let’s support abortion workers in honor of a noteworthy day today

Abortion clinic workers risk their lives on a regular basis. Today, National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, we show our appreciation and support for the individuals who stand up for justice every day. With the current legislative and judicial war against abortion rights, this day is needed more than ever. Since 1996, March 10 […]

Reproductive health is a state/church issue

Final Barbara Blog Web Reproductive health is a state/church issue

Note: This is the farewell column from FFRF Anne Nicol Gaylor Reproductive Rights Intern Barbara Alvarez. FFRF wishes to thank her for all her wonderful work and writing on abortion rights. There are many ways in which religion proves detrimental to reproductive health. Instead of adhering to evidence-based science, extremists — relying on religious texts, […]