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On The Issues published by Merle Hoffman - an online magazine of critical independent thinking
RH Reality Check
Pollitt in The Nation: "Just think of the damage religious mania (combined,
as it tends to be, with nationalism and patriarchy) has wrought around the globe
this year, the first of the new millennium--the World Trade Center attack, the
Taliban, suicide bombers in Israel versus yet more settlements on the West Bank.
And that's not even mentioning our own home-grown fanatics, like the recently
apprehended fugitive Clayton Lee Waagner, who threatened to murder forty-two abortion
clinic workers and who is the main suspect in some 550 anthrax-hoax letters to
clinics, or the mainstreaming of conservative religious views, as in the explosion
of abstinence-only sex education and theologically motivated restrictions on stem-cell
by Any Other Name by Dr. Barbara Santee.
don't have to go to Northern Ireland to find people familiar with daily terror.
Abortion providers have lived with it for decades." by Laura
to Feminist Women's Health Center and your contribution can underwrite an
abortion for a woman in need.
Treatment of Women by Adriene Sere. "The nature and range of crimes perpetrated
against Afghan women has no precedence in modern history."
and Feminist - Large women's health experiences, bigotry in a health care
Help Clinic Celebrates 25 Years - The early women's health movement.
Women and Sex - "For society to sanction research on
sexual function in women, people would have to view women's sexual desire as an
important issue." A recent report in the New York Times.
does Pro-Choice mean to You?
Abortion is OK - Let's de-stigmatize abortion,
to ensure true freedom of choice.
of Pregnancy - What if abortions were solely a woman-defined experience?
Versus Babies by Ann Furedi. published February 22, 2000 in The Guardian.
Ann Furedi is director of communications, British Pregnancy Advisory Service.
new publications about welfare - from The Institute for Women's Policy Research
- "Marriage Promotion and Low-Income Communities: An Examination of Real
Needs and Real Solutions," a Briefing Paper by Avis Jones-DeWeever
Among Children and Mothers in Low-Income Families," a Research-in-Brief by
Sunwha Lee, Gi-Taik Oh, and Melissa Sills
Computers & Women
- Did you know the first-ever computer programmers were six women?
Pay for women.
Village - A summary of the world - if we could shrink the earth's population
to a village of 100...
of Women's Bodies - cultural views and laws, from Aristotle to the present.
Initiative 120 - The Reproductive Privacy Act -
the current abortion law in WA state.
Wing Watch - almost unbelievable statements from religious and political extremists.
Wade - complete text of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
Roe v Wade Anniversary on Jan. 22 -
Celebrating 25 years of Freedom of Choice.
Statistics on the Status of Women
Herstory of the Feminist Women's Health Center in Washington
Herstory of Abortion and Politics in Washington State.
Twenty Years at A Woman's Choice Clinic in Yakima.
Firebombs and Violence: FWHC's Everett Clinic Destroyed.
of FWHC Expansion: Cedar River Clinic and Cascade
Media - Independent filmmaker, Dorothy Fadiman's important documentaries collectively
called "From the Back Alleys to the Supreme Court and Beyond."
Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories,
From Danger to Dignity: The Fight for Safe Abortion,
The Fragile Promise of Choice: Abortion in the U.S. Today,
Spanish-subtitled versions of the above trilogy,
Dear Dr. Spencer: Abortion in a Small Town
Jane - the story of an underground safe abortion network
when abortion was illegal.
honor of the 50th anniversary of the birth control pill, Women
Make Movies is proud to announce the availability of the documentary THE
PILL by Erna Buffie and Elise Swerhone. Special prices for groups involved
January 22 is the anniversary of Roe
v Wade, the Supreme Court decision making abortion legal.
Women in History
Women Only: Your Guide to Health Empowerment - book by Barbara
Seaman and Gary Null - includes a long section on the history and revolutionary
significance of self-help gynecology. Published in 1999.
Selected Articles from pastnewsletters:
Fall 2000 - FWHC's 20th Anniversary Issue:
Proud to Provide Abortion, Self Help,
Yakima Clinic History, Clinic
Violence, Expanded Services.
1999 - Remembering Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun,
announcing a new book called "Pride and Joy: The
Lives and Passions of Women Without Children.
Pro-Choice and Anti-Choice on the Same Street - Operation
Rescue pickets in Yakima. (June 1996)
Fire Bombs, Clinic Closed, Federal Court Lawsuit - What
happened when FWHC's Everett clinic was hit by 3 firebombs in 1983-84. Firebomb
4th World Conference on Women / NGO Forum - A first-hand
report on this incredible gathering of women in Sept. 1995 in China. By attendee
Beverly Whipple, FWHC's founder.
updated March 28, 2009
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