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Category Archive: Reproductive Health

Jun 12 2014

Sadomasochism isn’t a dirty word.

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Today Planned Parenthood supporters and opponents spoke out on Twitter with the hashtag #SexEd. The tweetfest was organized by the anti-abortion organization, Live Action, to denounce the Lurid! Disgusting! Immoral! Dangerous! advice given by Planned Parenthood counselers to a young woman who pretended to have honest questions for them about BDSM. She filmed the clinic workers – …

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Nov 30 2012

Sex Ed – We’re Doin It Wrong

I was recently accepted as a volunteer for Planned Parenthood of Minnesota-North Dakota-South Dakota. One of the requirements for becoming a volunteer was attending four classes. The first two were introductions to the organization; the third and fourth were educational sessions focused on the basics of sexual transmitted infections (STIs), reproductive health and contraception. It …

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Jul 11 2012

Minnesota 2011 Annual Abortion Report

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Last Tuesday several news sources reported some version of this headline: Minnesota abortions at 37-year low That particular headline came from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Every year since Abortion reporting has been in place since 1973 when Roe v. Wade made the procedure legal in the United States. States have their own unique reporting laws for …

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Mar 14 2012

Giving God the Heisman

I’ve been really disgusted with the Kalley Yanta’s Minnesota Marriage Minute videos. Mostly because they make bigotry, fear and hate look so damn good, professional and reasonable. I’ve been meaning to post about them, but it’s been a chore to watch her maple syrup-sweet, disingenuous arguments. This morning I was going to do it. I …

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Mar 05 2012

Pharmacy Fail. No really, please fail.

I found this video in an article entitled The Evangelical Christian Movement – Goals and Methods over at Feministe: I’m trying to unpack how I feel about this. I’ve got a couple of thoughts rolling around in my head:

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Feb 29 2012

Why We Need Sex Ed NOW

I was sent this infographic by a new group called Public Health Resources. According to their website, the group’s purpose is to provide a source of information and resources for people who are interested in pursuing a degree in public health. The infographic is called Why We Need Sex Ed Now. Here’s what the creators …

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Feb 13 2012

Does not mean what you think it means…

Princess Bride Funny

There’s always room for Princess Bride comixed. Seen flying around teh Facebook today.

Jul 28 2011

10 Things Amanda Marcotte Would Tell Anti-Choicers

This is a genius list. But first, recent abortion wars news: Every day I read about absurd pieces of legislation that are specifically written to limit access to abortion or reproductive choice. Today’s Bill-O’-Fun-and-Oppression comes out of North Carolina. Earlier this week the NC House managed to override the state governor’s veto on a bill …

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Apr 22 2011

Planned Parenthood on Good Friday

Good Friday protesting is a tradition at the Highland Park Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, MN. Every year on this day a prayer vigil is held and hundreds of anti-choice supporters gather to pray to God for an end to abortion. In response, hundreds of pro-choice supporters gather to walk and cheer their support for …

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Apr 13 2011

Clinic Escorting

In March I underwent clinic escort training for a women’s health center in Minneapolis. I am a strong supporter of a woman’s right to obtain affordable, confidential and safe abortions, and I believe that all people should have access to and information about sexual and reproductive health care. Being a clinic escort is one way for me …

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