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New young feminist blog alert: Abortion Gang

March 22nd, 2010 · 5 Comments

You know the drill: every few months, a national publication comes out with an article dissing young feminists and specifically calling out their lack of pro-choice activism.

A new blog is saying, “Excuse you.” Meant to make visible the young voices fighting for access to abortion care in the United States, the boldly named “Abortion Gang” is made up of some young, fierce feminists such as Shelby Knox, Stephanie of I Am Dr. Tiller, and Maya Dusenbery, Girldrive’s guest blogger from last week.

This blog is a breath of fresh air and much needed, especially in light of the new federal restrictions on abortion that Obama traded in exchange for passing the health care bill last night.

Tags: Generations · Girls with Drive · Grass Routes · Stop chastising young people

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Natural Treatment For Diabetes The Diabetes Rap // Mar 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    [...] New young feminist blog alert: Abortion Gang [...]

  • 2 FeministReview.org // Mar 22, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Despite my deep support of abortion rights and anti-natalism, as well as my admiration for the mission of the Abortion Gang blog, I have to say the name makes me a little uneasy. It plays a little too far into the idea that pro-choicers are a bunch of callous baby haters.

  • 3 Nona // Mar 23, 2010 at 7:52 am

    @FeministReview–yeah, I had that same thought…but I also think it’s kind of awesome that the name isn’t euphemistic. I mean, it’s not like their blog is called “We Love Abortions.” It’s just naming the cause for what it is: impassioned activists in favor of easy, safe access to abortion.

  • 4 Choosing the Abortion Gang.  | Abortion Gang. // Mar 30, 2010 at 9:15 am

    [...] blog the abortion gang instead of, say, crusaders for reproductive justice or avengers for choice. One person said the focus on abortion makes her uncomfortable, whereas another said she’s not convinced [...]

  • 5 ProChoiceGal // Mar 31, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Why does the name “abortion gang” make you uneasy? If you translate that to mean “IHateBabies.Org”, then there’s something wrong with YOUR interpretation of abortion, not our name. It’s time for pro-choicers to dump the idea that abortion is a naughty word. When you perpetuate the myth that abortion is some horrible procedure, you’re hurting women. You’re silencing women. Time to stop!

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