Despite many efforts to restrict a woman’s right to choose and limit access to reproductive-health care, we won many pro-choice victories for women’s reproductive rights in 2013! Join us in celebrating the holidays and these pro-choice wins - brought to you by our favorite Muppets:
2013 saw its fair share of attacks on women’s reproductive freedom. Clearly these anti-choice politicians aren’t heeding Ron Burgundy’s advice to “Stay classy.” We thought Burgundy and the rest of the KVWN Channel 4 News Team could help us deal with the most egregious statements on women’s health and reproductive rights from 2013.
The Supreme Court announced that it would take up two cases concerning the no-cost birth-control policy that’s part of the Affordable Care Act. We can all agree that medical decisions belong between you and your doctor, not your boss. Yet, the bosses in these cases and dozens more have filed suits arguing that it’s THEIR right to deny their employees birth-control coverage. Totally ridiculous, right? Check out seven bosses you would never want in charge of your reproductive-health care and access to birth control:
Did you see voters in Albuquerque give the boot to a ballot measure that would have banned abortion care after 20 weeks? This win is a big deal: extreme anti-choice forces threw everything they had into the fight…and they lost big time.
We can all agree that women never should be lied to when they need information about pregnancy – no matter where you stand on the issue of abortion. Right?
Who doesn’t look back on the early 2000s with nostalgia and immense gratitude that those late 90s-early 2000s butterfly hair clips are no longer in style? There were so many teen idols and pop sensations it was hard to keep track of them all. Here are some of our favorite pop stars from the last decade that you maybe didn’t realize are also pro-choice!
Colorado voters are going to see a repackaged version of “personhood” on their 2014 ballot. It’s a different tune, but the same song.
House Republicans have been taking a lot of heat in polls and the media lately for leading the government shutdown. But did you know that anti-choice leaders in the House tried to roll back access to birth control as a “bargaining chip” in their negotiations? Just this year, Congress has launched four legislative attacks on birth control.
Right now, abortion opponents are working to ban abortion care after 20 weeks in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This latest attack is actually part of a national trend.
Many comedians do more than make us laugh. They can spark conversations about current events, pop culture, and politics. That’s why we’re pretty excited that pro-choice comedian Katie Rich of The Second City is hosting our 19th annual Chicago #PowerofChoice Luncheon. We’re hoping for at least one “shutdown” joke.