It's time for media elites, and most especially male media elites, to stop expounding on abortion unless and until they know what they are talking about.
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Weiner, who considers Nora Ephron one of her biggest influences, evokes an Ephronian kind of raw humor, cynicism, commiseration, and straight talk in Hungry Heart: “You fall, you get hurt, you get up again.”
This week, more than a quarter of surveyed millennials say they've never been tested for sexually transmitted infections and Swedish sex educators propose sending condoms into space.
It's no surprise that Texas experienced a recent rise in maternal deaths after its legislators gutted reproductive-health policies. But it's also not a mystery about how to reverse course, and lawmakers can start with Medicaid.
The film arrives at a time when personal stories are center stage in the national conversation about abortion, including in the most recent Supreme Court decision, and rightly so. The people who actually have and provide abortions should be driving the narrative, not misinformation and political rhetoric.
Vicki Ringer, Planned Parenthood's South Carolina director of public affairs, told the Post and Courier that the proposed regulations were an attempt to “shame” people seeking abortion care.