Irin Carmon
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10/27/11
12:27 AM
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Small point: That's referring to if the mother has cancer or another life-threatening condition whose treatment (say, radiation) would harm the fetus. With ectopic pregnancies, they say of course the mother's life will be saved. But if you look at the actual policies afoot in countries with similar bans in place, or Read more

10/27/11
12:23 AM
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Ha, this is true. That was a non-horror show interval. And thank you!

9/21/11
4:16 PM
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The details depend on local laws, but in principle you have free speech rights to be outside there, just like antichoice protesters currently exercise the right to be outside abortion clinics doing what they do.

9/21/11
4:08 PM
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She definitely had a surgical abortion. I don't think the clinic discussed with her how far along she was — from what I recall, they did a sonogram for their own purposes and then left it at that.

9/21/11
3:21 PM
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A judge found that it violated the free speech rights of the clinics and was too vague about definitions. There was a similar ruling in Maryland.

9/21/11
3:19 PM
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She thought she was two or three weeks pregnant because she believed she had gotten her period (could have been unrelated breathing) and earlier had a negative pregnancy test.

9/19/11
2:51 PM
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Define "huge news story everyone was talking about." They issued an open letter about it. It was in the New York Times three times in a week. The Guardian, the LATimes, etc etc all did pieces.

9/16/11
12:59 PM
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Absolutely. But it's a chicken and egg thing. All these (probably liberal pro-choice people) dancing around things because no one else will touch it. There's a big muddy, persuadable middle between the activist wings.

9/16/11
12:42 PM
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Yes, I know all these things, but wanted to hear them say it to my face. It wasn't always this way; it's a copout that's enabling the stigmatizers to keep this everyday thing on the margins.

9/16/11
12:32 PM
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It's not the story the book's author chose to create, though it's what ended up in the screenplay. And the context matters — no other story gets told in commercial American films, at least not since... Fast Times At Ridgemont High?

9/15/11
11:17 PM
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It's from the Summer's Eve ad we did a gajillion posts about, discussed here and linked too.

9/14/11
3:20 PM
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But I checked with an Australian! And it's the word they use in the video.

9/14/11
3:19 PM
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That is how I shop ("hunting"). I loathe what you refer to as "shopping" and do it online as much as possible. I must be a boy.

9/13/11
9:19 AM
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Unfortunately, Bachmann thinks the morning after pill is an abortion pill because she believes that a fertilized egg is a full human life, even if it doesn't implant. Emergency contraception can block implantation of a fertilized egg, though there's no way to know if it does. The medical definition of pregnancy begins Read more

9/7/11
1:31 PM
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To be fair, Arizona was first on the discriminatory immigration laws.

9/2/11
12:21 PM
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Well, it's a makeup company. They would have to be in a different business or not exist at all to not have that message.