Posts tagged "abortion pill"

WTF: Michele Bachmann Invents The “Morning-After Abortion Pill”

I purposefully did not watch CNN's Tea Party/Republican debate on Tuesday night because I knew I'd spend the whole time screaming at the TV. It was the right choice. (Like moi, you can read the transcript here.) Texas Governor Rick Perry wasted no time saying he made a "mistake" by requiring adolescent…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2011

Idaho Woman Challenges Anti-Abortion “Fetal Pain” Law

Earlier this year, a woman named Jennie Linn McCormack, 33, from Idaho, was charged with using abortion pills she bought over the Internet to terminate her pregnancy. When she realized she could not afford to travel to Salt Lake City, Utah for a surgical abortion at a clinic, McCormack purchased pills online from…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 2, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Planned Parenthood Ends Abortion At 3 Arizona Clinics

Planned Parenthood will no longer provide medical abortions (i.e. the abortion pill) at clinics in Prescott Valley, Flagstaff, and Yuma due to new state laws that restrict the practice. Anti-abortion advocates wanted clinics that do medical abortions, which involves swallowing a pill, to have the same clinic set-up and equipment as the clinics that perform…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2011

Health Care Reform Might Require Coverage Of Birth Control

For the past three years, I have not taken any birth control pills and instead solely relied on condoms for contraception. These past few years, I have been a full-time freelancer without health insurance and I have prioritized paying for my anti-depressant prescription — anywhere from $100 to $120 bucks a month, depending…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2011

“I’m Live-Tweeting My Abortion”

"I'm doing this to de-mystify abortion," she says. "I'm doing this so other women know, 'Hey, it's not nearly as terrifying as I had myself worked up thinking it was.' It's just not that bad." These are the words of Angie Jackson, a blogger and mother of a 4-year-old son. Her IUD birth…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2010

What’s Ellaone? And How Can It Keep Me From Getting Pregnant?

We've all heard about emergency contraception — also called "the morning after pill" — which is most effective when a woman takes it up to 72 hours (five) after unprotected sex to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Chances are, you or someone you know has taken EC after the condom broke, a sexual assault,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 5, 2010

Wife Gives Husband’s Mistress Abortion Pill

They say there's nothing like a woman scorned, but Brooklynite Kisha Jones' revenge was criminal and sadistic. When Jones learned her husband Anthony Jones had impregnated Monique Hunter, she allegedly took matters into her own hands to terminate the seven-month pregnancy. Jones reportedly used a stolen prescription pad to prescribe Cytotec, a drug used…
By: Annika Harris / December 8, 2009

Women On Waves’ Abortion Boat May Be Permanently Docked

The Women on Waves boat, a vessel which sailed to international waters outside countries where abortion is illegal and terminated pregnancies, may be docking for good. A little backstory: Founded in 1999, WoW is a Netherlands-based charity with a boat that docked 12 miles off the coast (which constitutes "international…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2009