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Pamela “Shark-Fu” Merritt
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It is not possible to support the prolife movement and be a feminist...
I've been busy, busy, BUSY! Resistance work is demanding, y'all. One of my recents activities was to participate in a panel at Catholic University in DC on whether prolife people can be feminist. It was a fascinating look at the friction between the prolife...

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Pondering happiness and joy in times of struggle…
I recently attended
the Rockwood Leadership Institute’s Art of Leadership training. This year I’m
honored to be a Rockwood Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice fellow (yay!),
so odds are I’ll be sharing some of my experiences along the way. Anyhoo, the ...

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Trump's Address to Congress Preparedness List of Needed Things...
Donald Trump is fixin to address a joint session of Congress
tonight.  This comes after he fed the political press with distractitude about how President Obama is behind leaks and recent protests at congressional
town halls. Blink. It’s been clear from jump...

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Reviving the fine art of bitchitude…
I’ve been away from this blog for a minute, tackling all
manner of offline challenges and getting a new direct action organization formed to
increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice off the ground. You can check out Reproaction here …and...

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That’s a win.
Congratulations go out to the activists, providers, and volunteers who worked so damn hard to defeat a horrible abortion restriction law in Texas way back in 2013, and who fought all the way to the victory at the US Supreme Court  yesterday! Way to work, pe...

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Why Political Platforms Must Center the Most Marginalized People
I just have to share SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective Executive Director Monica Simpson’s speech before the Democratic National Convention Platform Drafting Committee on June 17. Monica is such a gift to the movement. And I stand wi...

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Pondering what happened in the room where it happens...
The Missouri Democratic Party (MDP) recently held their state convention. Some shit went down. Not old school “shit”, like back in the days of Truman when folk would fist-fight and then kick a horse. I’m talking new-school shit, when people who are new to p...

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I'm back!
One of the reasons I’ve been missing in action online is that I’ve been busy as hell offline with my new organization Reproaction . I’m so excited to be part of an amazing team dedicated to building a culture of direct action to increase access to abortion ...

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SOTU 2016 Preparedness…
Y’all, I’ve been missing from the internets because I’ve been hard at work getting my new gig Reproaction up and running. I’m amazed at what we’ve been able to accomplish in just eight months! So exciting. Now that life has settled into a more predictable r...

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Let me know when we get to laugh and shake our heads...
Full disclosure: I was a constituent of former Missouri State Senator Jeff Smith. In 2009, Smith resigned from office, pled guilty to obstructing justice , and went to jail. Now he’s back with a new book. Let’s jump right on in, shall we? I haven’t read Jef...
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