Michigan passes ‘rape insurance’ bill. So what are you going to do about it?

Abandon hope all ye who enter here: Michigan has created a new ring of hell and it is called “rape insurance.” Call this the nexus of reproductive rights and rape culture. The Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act passed yesterday by the Michigan Legislature bans all insurance plans from covering abortion unless the woman’s life is in…

The Choice Ultimatum: Navigating the expanse between ‘brochoice’ and Gosnell

For some reason when I saw the Choice USA bro-choice campaign going viral across the interwebs last week I hung back and watched. On its face, there’s nothing wrong with doing a pro-choice campaign aimed at men. You’ve probably seen the Ryan Gosling meme with pro-choice messages, like this one circulated on Facebook by Choice…

NV lawmaker gets death threats after telling her abortion story during sex ed hearing

I suppose I should have seen it coming. As I sat listening to Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores’ compelling, raw testimony during an April 1 hearing on a comprehensive sex education bill (AB230), I should have paid closer attention to the gasps of horror that came from the opposing side. I should have recognized it as…