Welcome to the Friday Femorandum, our weekly roundup of reproductive rights news.
Here’s what happened in reproductive politics this week:
The Obama Administration has issued a fix to ensure that women employed at terrible companies like Hobby Lobby maintain access to birth control in the wake of the Hobby Lobby v. Burwell ruling. The “accommodation to the accommodation”allows employers to write…
Telling someone who has been raped that, “giving it up for adoption” is a better alternative to abortion is sort of like telling someone with a parasite to “just let it hang out in your gut” for nine months.
When you need it out of you, you need it out of you.
Psychologically speaking, it’s a life or death situation.
Also, check out National Advocates for Pregnant Women, org that stands up for the rights of women (often the ones with the least means), debunks bad science and challenges religious extremists influencing laws in courts.
If you kill a person, you’re a murderer. If you steal, no one would hesitate to call you a thief. But in America, when you force yourself on someone sexually, some people will jump through flaming hoops not to call you a rapist.
As reported by Al Jazeera America, colleges across the country are replacing the word “rape” in their sexual assault policies with “non-consensual sex” because schools don’t want label students “rapists”.