Alison Tanner
Alison Tanner

Alison is a recent graduate of the University of California - Davis, where she studied political science and women's studies and served the student body as an ASUCD Senator. She is currently a legal assistant for the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project. Views expressed here are her own.

Nov. 13, 2013

'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 1 Episode 7 Recap: A Night Of Secrets

Is all this secrecy really such a good thing?

Nov. 6, 2013

'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 1 Episode 6 Recap: Thor is About to Rock 'S.H.I.E.L.D.'

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns this week as an alien disease threatens to kill characters we actually just started to care about.
Oct. 23, 2013

'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 1 Episode 5 Recap: Whose Side is Skye Really On?

Last night's episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. took the team to Asia on a mission to save a young man with unusual and dangerous powers.
Oct. 16, 2013

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 1 Episode 4 Recap: "Seduce Him"

In this week's episode of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', the team must neutralize a rogue agent.
Oct. 9, 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 3 Recap: The Origin Of Graviton

The Marvel Universe is not all rainbows and capes: in the third episode of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', witness the origin of Graviton. Spoilers abound.
Oct. 2, 2013

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 1 Episode 2 Recap: Skye is Good At Stuff, Too

In this week's episode, the team Agent Coulson goes on a high-flying Peruvian adventure. After all, nothing fosters team building like imminent disaster.

Sept. 25, 2013

'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Premiere Review: Adapting to a World of Superheroes

The highly anticipated pilot of ABC's 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' premiered Tuesday night, introducing us to the brave new world of the post-Avengers Marvel universe. (Spoiler alert!)
Sept. 13, 2013

Marvel's 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.': 5 Things to Know Before the Premier

ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is this year’s most highly anticipated fall premiere. Here's your full prep guide.
Aug. 15, 2013

Trijicon is the New HobbyLobby: Gun Company the Latest to Challenge Obamacare

Trijicon — a leading manufacturer of sights and rifle scopes for the U.S. military — has filed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception rule. Can you be pro-life and pro-gun?
June 3, 2013

4 Biggest Threats to Women's Health That Will End Up At the Supreme Court

The past few years have seen a dramatic increase in anti-reproductive rights cases. Which one will hit the courts first?
May 24, 2013

Arizona Abortion Law: What Arizona's Failed Abortion Ban Means For Roe v. Wade

Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, which was struck down by the Ninth Circuit Court on Monday, was explicitly designed to challenge Roe v. Wade. What's next?

May 7, 2013

"Know Your IX" is Holding Colleges Accountable For Covering Up Rape

Do you know your Title IX rights? If not, these college activists have a message for you.
April 12, 2013

Eden Foods Lawsuit Against Birth Control Mandate Prompts Severe Social Media Backlash

Eden Foods has teamed up with the Thomas More Law Center to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration's contraception rule, alienating shoppers at Whole Foods everywhere.
March 18, 2013

North Dakota Abortion Ban: Govenor Dalrymple Should Veto Frivolous, Costly Bills

North Dakota's legislators know their abortion bans won't stand up in court. Governor Dalrymple should stand up for North Dakota tax payers and veto these bills.
March 15, 2013

The Surprising Reproductive Rights Issue For Millennials: Judge Appointments

While activists and advocates are quick to fight against anti-abortion and anti-birth control legislation and lawmakers, they should be turning their attention to America's court system.
March 8, 2013

Arkansas 12-Week Abortion Ban is Clearly Unconstitutional

Governor Beebe and other critics have called this bill’s law “blatantly unconstitutional”. The Supreme Court agrees, as its past decisions clearly show.

March 4, 2013

Clapper v. Amnesty International USA: Court Rules Against Challenges to Warrantless Wiretapping

Due to increased government secrecy and limitations on court access, private citizens and civil liberties groups are finding it near impossible to challenge federal anti-terrorism policies.
Feb. 26, 2013

3 Ways Washington Should Honor Aaron Swartz

Last week, the White House announced that it will move to make publicly funded research available to the public more rapidly, but there is more to be done for true open access.
Feb. 23, 2013

Does South Dakota Know How Ironic Its Proposed Abortion Laws Are?

One South Dakota bill would extend the 72-hour waiting period for an abortion; another would allow doctors to refuse to test for fetal genetic illnesses if the woman might consider an abortion.
Feb. 21, 2013

Republican Doug Cox Rips Oklahoma's Anti-Abortion Bill — Because He Actually Understands Medicine

Many Republican politicians seem to think they're qualified to tell women what reproductive health choices to make, but Oklahoma State Representative Doug Cox, a medical doctor, actually is.