Posts tagged "abortion"

Watch This Helpful Explainer About Planned Parenthood And The Senate Vote

The Senate is voting on funding for Planned Parenthood in the wake of a fake controversy, the Obama administration is backing Truvada for HIV prevention, Chinese activists are protesting the idea that a breast is a weapon, and two women are shaking up London’s art scene.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 3, 2015

Planned Parenthood Website Suffers Second Attack In A Week

Planned Parenthood’s website is down for the second time in a week after a group of what the organization is (justifiably, I think) calling “extremists” carried out a Distributed Denial of Service attack, flooding the site with traffic so that genuine visitors can’t access it.
Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Federatio…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 30, 2015

That BS Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Will Not Die

People are still taking the anti-abortion video seriously despite its factual inaccuracies, Second Star NYC has webseries featuring a full-figured lead actress, England’s government is putting young women at risk, Hunter S. Thompson’s once-assistant has released a novel about the gonzo journalist.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 27, 2015

Anti-Choicers Hack Planned Parenthood, Release Patient And Employee Info

This puts people in serious danger, given the violent history of the anti-choice movement. …

Robyn Pennacchia / July 27, 2015

95 Percent Of Women Don’t Regret Their Abortions

To further attempts to impose longer waiting periods and more stringent restrictions, abortion opponents have long used the argument that women suffer negative mental health after undergoing the procedure. That theory may have just been quashed by a new study that indicates 95 percent of women who’ve had an abortion felt their decision was the…

Newser / July 14, 2015

You Can Take Pride-Themed Selfies For A Good Cause

Laverne Cox and other icons are donating a dollar for each selfie taken in front of a pride mural!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 1, 2015

Texas Can’t Get Rid Of All The Abortion Clinics Just Yet, Rules SCOTUS

Hopefully this will eventually be permanent.

Robyn Pennacchia / June 29, 2015

Scott Walker Pretty Sure Rape Victims Only Concerned About Abortion In The “Initial Months”

Scott Walker sure knows a lot for someone who has never been a rape victim in need of an abortion.

Robyn Pennacchia / June 3, 2015

Qatar’s World Cup Construction Has Killed Hundreds Of Slave Workers

Obama says climate change is a national security threat; FIFA stays mum on slave worker deaths; Bush’s abortion policies suddenly seem pretty reasonable; Anne Pasternak is named chief curator at the Brooklyn Museum. All in Today’s Lady News — now click!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 20, 2015

OK Lawmaker Threatens To Set Himself On Fire Over Legal Abortions

During a debate last week on Senate Bill 548, meant to give 6 percent raises to Supreme Court Judges and other appellate judges using court fees, Oklahoma Representative Kevin Calvey threw a conniption fit over abortion. You know, because it’s never not a good time to throw a conniption fit over women exercising their reproductive…

Robyn Pennacchia / April 29, 2015

Indiana Passes Bill Outlawing Abortions Due To Birth Defects

Indiana passed a bill this week which would ban doctors from knowingly performing abortions when they knew the mother was doing so because of either the sex of the child or because the child was going to be born with a birth defect or disease.
The first reason here is, of course, entirely made up.

Robyn Pennacchia / February 27, 2015

British Soccer Fans Chant “We Are Racist” While Blocking Black Metro Passenger From Boarding

French prosecutors and British police are investigating an incident on Paris’ Metro in which British soccer fans blocked a Black passenger from boarding, chanting “We’re racist.” [The Guardian]
A brutal rape and murder is highlighting the contradictions in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policy and actual attitudes toward women. [The Daily Beast]
A new…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 18, 2015

House Passes “No Abortions For Poor Ladies” Bill On Roe v. Wade Anniversary

After backing down from a controversial bill that would make abortion illegal after 20 weeks, the Republican controlled House passed another anti-abortion bill today, called “The No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion” Act. Coincidentally, today is also the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that deemed abortion a decision to be made privately…

Robyn Pennacchia / January 22, 2015
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