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My Afternoon as a Hobby Lobby Sidewalk Counselor

(In honor of the upcoming 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and the cultural issues it has produced, The Broad Side is cross-posting this piece by Aliza Worthington, originally published at The Worthington Post on August 1, 2014, on the practice of sidewalk counseling.) Back in June, I was inspired by a Supreme Court decision to […]

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My Morning as a Viagra Sidewalk Counselor

(In honor of the upcoming 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and the cultural issues it has produced, The Broad Side is cross-posting this piece by Aliza Worthington, originally published on July 3, 2014 on The Worthington Post, on the practice of sidewalk counseling.) On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that created […]

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Reproductive Justice Includes Racial Justice

The #BlackLivesMatter hashtag has been the victim of attempted hijackings by the anti-choice movement since its inception. Anti-choice activists coupled traditional slogans of their movement with hands-up imagery. It reminds me of the billboards that went up in Chicago, L.A. and New York City in neighborhoods of color a few years ago attempting to shame […]

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The Least Harm: Why I Support Safe Legal Abortion

Recently, I’ve been asked outright why I support legal abortion. I was startled. I’ve been a vocal supporter of abortion rights for so long that I’ve stopped thinking about the reasons why, much less articulating them. I tend to get sucked into debates where I argue the points at hand rather than getting to the […]

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6 Things You Need To Know Right Now: Procreation Is Primary

This was another week in which one news event dominated the airwaves — the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on two same-sex marriage cases. The first case to go before the Court related to California’s Proposition 8, a law that nullified the state supreme court’s decision that the California constitution protects the right to same-sex marriage. […]

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Recreational Abortions: No Such Term

When I think of the term abortion, I always think of a woman at a life altering crossroads of her life. A tough decision that women unfortunately have to make sometimes. I can honestly say, I don’t wish the thought process on anyone, because it is extremely difficult. In Iowa, lawmakers are hard at work […]

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Products of Conception

In spring 1987, I was the public relations director for a private women’s hospital in the southeast. One day that year started with a press conference about triplets conceived through a new In Vitro Fertilization program at the hospital. The day ended with me as a patient in the same facility, suffering a miscarriage from […]

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Jail That Woman! She Has To Give Birth!

The “bad” moms of Queensland, Australia are on notice — a new law is being considered that will put the “rights of the unborn child should be considered ahead of the mother,” according to the Queensland police union. The AAP reports: “Those children also deserve the right to a full life and health and should […]

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