pro choice

What If Guns Were As Hard To Get As Abortions?

When it comes to the debates surrounding gun control, many conservatives rely on an age-old argument: Regulating guns, or even banning them, won't stop people from finding a way to own one. This argument not only ignores the very purpose of laws, but…
By Marie Solis

The Power Of The Word “Abortion”

So many of our cultural attitudes are shaped by the language we use and the way we normalize ideas into our lexicon. That's why for Susan Yanow, a consultant to the reproductive rights organization Women Help Women, openly using the word "abortion" i…
By Bronwyn Isaac

19 Little Ways to Fight For Reproductive Health Care

It's been decades since the landmark court case Roe v. Wade decided that bans on abortion were unconstitutional, but the fight for reproductive health care is ongoing. Although abortion is, as always, one of the most controversial topics, we also hav…
By Claire Warner

These Abortion Restrictions Make No Sense, According To Science

Decades after the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional state laws banning abortions, the topic hasn't become any less controversial. Anti-abortion advocates nationwide have fought to ban the procedure ever since Roe v. Wade, and in some states, they …
By Claire Warner

What Young Republican Women Actually Think About Reproductive Rights

Since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election, divisions within the Democratic party have taken center stage. Many in the team that worked for Clinton's former Democratic contender, Bernie Sanders, have launched Our Revolution, a politica…
By Elizabeth Strassner

Davis Tackles If Feminists Have To Be Pro-Choice

Best known for her reproductive rights advocacy and her epic 13-hour filibuster, former Texas state senator Wendy Davis joined Bustle on Tuesday for a Facebook Live interview. Davis specifically discussed Deeds Not Words, her group to empower women t…
By Margaret Judson

19 Women On Trump's First 100 Days

Saturday, April 29 will be the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency. Trump's first 100 days, which included controversial measures like a travel ban and an executive order to help facilitate the construction of his infamous proposed wall along the …
By Elizabeth Strassner

What Bernie Sanders Doesn't Get About Women's Health

Few things in 2017 have surprised me less than the news that Bernie Sanders supported an anti-choice candidate for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. Last week, Sanders traveled to Omaha to campaign for Heath Mello, a man who supported measures, like a 20-wee…
By Elizabeth Strassner

Ivanka Trump Secretly Met With Cecile Richards

POLITICO reported Thursday that Ivanka Trump met with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards after the inauguration. Reports of the meeting are a notable development at a time when the First Daughter and White House employee has been accused of…
By Elizabeth Strassner

This New Abortion Bill From The Iowa GOP Is Terrifying

Donald Trump's federal budget and the now-defeated American Health Care Act placed the fight for abortion access squarely in Washington for the last several weeks. However, Republican lawmakers across the country have remained hard at work, chipping …
By Cate Carrejo

Feminists Shouldn't Celebrate Tomi Lahren's Reported Firing

At 24, Tomi Lahren is already one of the most recognizable — and controversial — names in cable news. She only became more of a lightning rod when her employer, entertainment network The Blaze, permanently suspended Lahren, one of its biggest stars, …
By Elizabeth Strassner

Defunding Planned Parenthood Hurts Pro-Life Women, Too

After lambasting Obamcare for the past seven years, Republicans have their shot at undoing the healthcare law. On Thursday, the House of Representatives will vote on "Trumpcare," or the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). Its passage would be a …
By Elizabeth Strassner

Tomi Lahren Is Not A Feminist Ally

The voice of millennial Republicans just had a major break from her party's position on reproductive rights, earning her praise from liberals and pro-choice advocates. But before you start tweeting about #TeamTomi, it's crucial to consider her politi…
By Cate Carrejo

Gorsuch Still Isn't Good Enough For NARAL

This week marks the start of a potential turning point in the highest court in the land, as the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch proceed. While the hearing is only expected to run the course of a few days, the repercussions of Gor…
By Bronwyn Isaac

The Founder Of Whole Women's Health On The Lasting Damage Of The Supreme Court Case

Texas House Bill 2 (HB2) was signed into law by then-governor Rick Perry in 2013 in a blaze of national controversy after then-State Senator Wendy Davis famously attempted to block the legislation through a filibuster. HB2 required abortion providers…
By Elizabeth Strassner

Planned Parenthood Isn't Just an Abortion Provider

Pro-choice advocates probably aren't surprised that the GOP plan to repeal Obamacare makes good on Paul Ryan's January promise to defund Planned Parenthood. Released earlier this week, the American Health Care Act does, indeed, include provisions to …
By Elizabeth Strassner

'Death By Delivery' Shows Our Maternal Care Shame

Expectant mothers in the United States have plenty to worry about, from concerns about medical costs and childcare expenses to wondering what, if any, parental leave they'll get. What millions of American mothers-to-be may not know, however, is that …
By Elizabeth Strassner

This Texas Pregnancy Bill is Absolutely Terrible

Another day, another poorly-considered anti-choice bill meandering through state legislatures. On Tuesday, Texas' Senate Committee on State Affairs passed the anti-choice Senate Bill 25. The legislation, which passed unanimously in committee, is a ne…
By Elizabeth Strassner

This Abortion Bill Proves More Women Need To Run

In this week's installment of "maybe male-dominated legislatures aren't the best judges of what a woman should have to do with her body," the Oklahoma state legislature is contemplating passing a law that would force women to get their sexual partner…
By Elizabeth Strassner

How To Talk To Your Pro-Life Parents

2016 had a lot of really, really bad side effects, but one of the good ones was the renewed commitment to civil political discourse with those who have opinions different than yours. However, this is much easier said than done when it comes to your f…
By Cate Carrejo