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In The Wake of the Las Vegas Shooting, Republicans Rally to Restrict Women’s Rights

Last week, we suffered the worst shooting in American history. Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. As we would expect, Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House rallied the troops and launched into action. War … Continue reading

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Turning the Anti-Abortion Tide

Check out my latest piece in The American Prospect. For the first time since the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton rulings established a constitutional right to an abortion in 1973, pro-life advocates find themselves squarely … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Sit-in

Check out my interview with Epoch Times on the role social media played in the sit-in. “Without platforms like Periscope and Facebook live, Americans may not have learned about—or witnessed—this political protest,” said Deana Rohlinger, professor of sociology at Florida State … Continue reading

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Politics and Planned Parenthood

Check out my piece in Contexts Magazine. It is currently available online here. politics and planned parenthood by Deana A. Rohlinger Planned Parenthood found itself caught in the middle of a political maelstrom last fall after the pro-life group, Center … Continue reading

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FDA Ruling Reshapes Abortion Battle

Read my piece in the The American Prospect. Here is a preview: FDA Ruling Reshapes Abortion Battle DEANA A. ROHLINGER MARCH 31, 2016 New federal labeling guidelines for the abortion pill deliver a major victory to the abortion-rights movement, and … Continue reading

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Op-Ed in The American Prospect: The Far-Reaching Consequences of the Supreme Court Abortion Rights Challenge

he abortion rights challenge known as Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which comes before the Supreme Court for oral arguments Wednesday, is the latest battle in the four-decade war over legal abortion in the United States. Pro-life and pro-choice activists … Continue reading

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Here’s Why Ammon Bundy’s Oregon Standoff Might Work (OP-ED in Fortune)

Occupations often make protestors look bad. Case in point: The armed militants, who last week seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in an effort to force the federal government to return the land to the people, are not exactly inspiring … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood: The Battle Continues

In the long term, Planned Parenthood should prepare itself for a public relations battle that, eventually, will have political and financial consequences. Continue reading

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Mainstream Media: Does It Affect Our Political Claims-Making?

Social scientists have long argued that mainstream media set the political agenda. It is not clear, however, if mass media affects how individuals make their claims. To explore this issue, myself, Christian Vaccaro, Miriam Sessions, and Heather Mauney, analyzed 2,509 … Continue reading

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The Attack on Planned Parenthood, Why Now?

This week antiabortion advocates gathered in Washington D.C. to urge Congress to defund Planned Parenthood. The controversy ignited this summer when the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress released a video that allegedly provides evidence that the organization sells fetal … Continue reading

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