Los Angeles Premiere of ‘After Tiller’

Here’s some important event info for Vagina News readers in Los Angeles:

The LA Premiere of ‘After Tiller,’ a documentary about the four doctors in the US who provide late-term abortions, and the mortal danger they face every day, evidenced by the 2009 murder of one of their colleagues, Dr. George Tiller.

Friday 10/4, 7:30 PM at the Landmark NuArt Theater, tickets are $20. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, and proceeds benefit the wonderful Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP).

Tickets and information at http://oscilloscope.net/shop/tickets/index.php?event_id=1


Happy Vagina News Tuesday! We just passed the first anniversary of no co-pay contraception (thank you Obamacare) AND as of August 1, emergency contraception is available over-the-counter with no age restriction.

That means fewer unwanted pregnancies, which means fewer abortions. If you can’t get behind that, well I don’t even want to know you.

(Extra points if you caught the West Wing reference.)
Not sure about the new guidelines for emergency contraception products? Here’s the Emergency Contraception 101 infographic to guide you! (From http://ecotc.tumblr.com/ResourcesšŸ™‚

Thank you, San Francisco!

Crisis Pregnancy Centers (or CPCs) are faith-based,Ā anti-choice non-profit organizations that pretend to be health serviceĀ providers. They use false advertising (like ā€œPregnant? Scared? Alone? WeĀ can help!ā€ billboards) to lure in women seeking informationĀ and referrals for reproductive health options like birth control and abortion,Ā and then deliver medically inaccurate information and anti-choice propaganda.

San Francisco recently passed a ā€˜truth in advertisingā€™ law
that forbids CPCs from misrepresenting their services. One of the affected CPCs
challenged the ordinance, and last week, a federal court rejected their
argument, making San Francisco the first US city to force CPCs to be honest
about what they do.

Similar truth-in-advertising laws have been passed in
Baltimore & Montgomery County, Maryland, Austin, and New York. Each been
struck down in the face of legal challenges.