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    "Women deserve access to abortion services. We f**king do because we're not incubators. If you don't want to pay for health care for people that live in poverty, then you should help women who live in poverty to not have children that they are not able to provide for." ~ Cameron Esposito, comedian See the video here: www.huffingtonpos...

    "You can't stop abortion" Photo credit: Liora K.

    Jeb Bush: "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues."I mean, look what else you could buy with that kind of money...--A new luxury super-yacht--The development and marketing of the movie 'Avatar'--Two-and-a-half F-35 fighter jets--A bit more than half of the Koch brothers' campaign budget for the 2016 elections--16 hours of operations in Iraq at the height of the Iraq War.. But women's health issues? Half a billion dollars divided by the 159 m women in the U.S...

    Drops in Birth and Abortion Rates in Colorado Between 2009 and 2013, the years IUDs were readily available. Source: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

    States Ranked by Reproductive-Rights Composite Scores In terms of reproductive rights, South Dakota was ranked the worst, followed by Nebraska, Kansas, Idaho, and Tennessee. Oregon was deemed the best state for reproductive rights, followed by Vermont, Maryland, New Jersey, and Hawaii. The index used to evaluate states includes items such as mandates for counseling, waiting periods, the amount of funding available... Source: Institute for Women's Policy Research

    Abortion--In 1973 the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade cleared the way for legal abortions when many states had only just begun considering it. Of the 17 states that allowed any abortions prior to Roe, only four allowed women to end a pregnancy without providing a reason. By acting before a critical mass of states was in support, the Supreme Court pre-empted what had been a steady popular movement in the states toward abortion rights--Source: Guttmacher Institute

    In the First 3 Months of 2015, State legislators Introduced 332 Provisions to Restrict Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. Abortion restrictions were introduced in 43 states (and passed at least one chamber in 19 states) Source: Guttmacher Institute / Planned Parenthood

    52% of Abortion clinics reported threats and intimidation in 2014 Photo credit: Sarah Mirk (February 21, 2011) Source: Feminist Majority Foundation 2014 Clinic Survey (

    "Protest against discrimination of breastfeeding, June 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark" Women Working for Women is a project for public spaces that recovers the women's historic memory through portraits of female personalities who have forged change and fought to improve the situation for their gender. The project also includes visual registers based on press images of the female memory in public protest. Each image is the result of an investigation - Artist: Women Working for Women

    (2 of 2) How Safe Is Abortion? Abortion has a 99% safety record. Women experience serious complications less than 1% of the time. Source: The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG National) / Planned Parenthood

    (1of2) Abortion: The Real Story--Half of all pregnancies in the U.S. each year are unintended.-4 in 10 of those are ended by safe and legal abortions. -3 in 10 women in the U.S. have had an abortion. -The abortion rate in 2011 was the lowest rate since abortion became legal. And much of this decrease is because of improved contraception. -Abortion has no impact on future fertility, no harm to women's mental health, and no relationship to breast cancer. Source: ACOG National / Planned Parenthood

    Reproductive Justice: People Power to End Gender Oppression. Respect Our Bodies, Our Decisions, Our Families, Our Communities Artist: Melanie Cervantes

    Our Bodies, Our Decision "Reproductive Freedom for All" "Keep Abortion Safe, Legal" "Equal Access" Artist: Kristina Brown

    "Sterilization of Mothers Violates U.N. Charter Art. 25, Sec I & II. Vote No House Bill 20" [Click on this image to find a short video & analysis of the history of eugenics in the US, especially as it effected the lives of WoC] Women protest the “sterilization of mothers” in about 1971. While relatively well-off white women were demanding abortion rights, Black women and poor women generally were left alone to fend against sterilization. Photo credit: Southern Conference Educational Fund

    States where Sex and HIV Education, If Provided, Don't Have to Be Medically Accurate Source: Guttmacher Institute

    "So it seems like if they want to reduce abortion, the best thing to do would be to support contraception--but they're against contraception, too, because contraception and abortion decouple sexuality from procreation. That's why I think religious preoccupation with abortion is largely about controlling the sexuality of women." ~ Dr. Willie Parker

    "I believe that Planned Parenthood and the reproductive rights movement are natural partners for my community. I believe that we can advocate for bodily autonomy, for self-determination, for reproductive justice for all." ~ Janet Mock, Planned Parenthood Maggie Awards, August 6, 2014

    "I can't teach you about safe sex because it might encourage you to become promiscuous." "I can't tell you what airbags do. That information will make you think it's okay to start crashing into things." Artist: Brian McFadden, Big Fat Whale (

    (5 of 5) Abortion Facts and Statistics Sources: www.guttmacher.or... www.guttmacher.or... www.washingtonpos... www.guttmacher.or... ... Created by: pro-choice-or-no-...

    (4 of 5) Abortion Facts and Statistics -7 out of 10 Americans do not want to overturn Roe v. Wade -74% of people who obtained an abortion reported their reason for having an abortion was that having a child would interfere with their education, work, or their ability to care for dependents... -Post-abortion counseling hotline(866.4.EXHALE; 888.493.0092)Created by: pro-choice-or-no-...

    (3 of 5) Abortion Facts and Statistics -Planned Parenthood provides many services including providing contraception, cancer screening and prevention, STI/STD testing and treatment, abortion and other services. -Abortion only accounts for 3% of all of Planned Parenthood's services. -Abortion rates are at an all time low since 1973. Created by: pro-choice-or-no-...; sources on slide 5.

    (2 of 5) Abortion Facts and Statistics -The abortion pill, RU-486, can be used to terminate a pregnancy up to 63 days after your missed period. -Abortion is 14 times safer than childbirth. -In the United States, 98.9% of all abortions happen before 21 weeks of gestation. -Having an abortion does not increase the risk of breast cancer. Created by: pro-choice-or-no-...; sources on slide 5.

    (1 of 5) Abortion Facts and Statistics -Abortion has no long term physical effects when done safely and properly. -90% of people who have had an abortion reported feeling relief. -About 61% of abortions are obtained by people who have one or more children. -1 in 3 persons with uteri will have an abortion Created by: pro-choice-or-no-...; sources on slide 5.

    "If I can't control a woman's body, then I want that body to die." [follow this link to find a short clip and analysis of recent attempts to control women's sexual and reproductive behaviors www.thesociologic...]

    Uteri are more regulated than guns #reproductive politics