abortion

Today’s Lady News: North Dakota Clinic Tries To Stop Mandatory Ultrasounds Before Abortions

The only abortion clinic in North Dakota wants thwart a state law requiring them to show a pregnant woman an ultrasound 24 hours before her abortion is scheduled. [Feministing]

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2009 - 11:00 am

Quickies!: Joe Jackson Used In Child Abuse Ad

A center for victims of child abuse in São Paulo has used a newspaper clipping of Joe Jackson in its ad, saying Michael got the ultimate revenge by leaving his…

Carrie Wasterlain | July 20, 2009 - 9:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Taxpayer Money Might Pay For Abortions

Taxpayer money might pay for abortions under Obama’s proposed health care plan, according to Peter Orzag, the White House budget director. However, Orzag added that using taxpayer money that…

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Should A Man Have A Say In What A Woman Does With An Accidental Pregnancy?

Remember that abortion party we told you about? The general reaction to that little shindig was, um, “Appalled!” But, as I’ve never heard of one before, I don’t think it’s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 16, 2009 - 5:50 pm

“Jane Roe” Arrested Outside Sotomayor’s Supreme Court Hearing

Norma McCorvey, the woman who served as the plaintiff in the Roe vs. Wade decision which effectively legalized abortion across America, was arrested today with anti-abortion protesters outside of Sonia

Jessica Wakeman | July 14, 2009 - 10:30 am

The Friday Roundup: It Happened This Week On The Frisky

Another busy week at The Frisky! We had our work cut out for us following all the Michael Jackson-related news, but we found time to blog about a few other…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2009 - 7:50 pm

The Only Woman On The Supreme Court: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Tells All

A lot of people are happy that Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but Emily Bazelon from Slate found someone in particular who is pretty psyched: the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 9, 2009 - 7:00 pm

An Abortion Party?

What would you do if you needed an abortion and couldn’t afford it? Well, according to Byard Duncan over at Alternet, a female friend of his threw an abortion party.

Nikki Dowling | July 9, 2009 - 6:40 pm

7th Grader Is Forced To Take Off A Pro-Life T-Shirt

A California 7th grader is fighting for her right to…wear a T-shirt. Anna Amador is representing her daughter in the lawsuit against McSwain Elementary School after her daughter was forced…

Daniela Guernica | July 7, 2009 - 2:40 pm

Lower Abortion Rates By Paying Women To Stay Pregnant? I Think Not.

Last week, The New York Times uploaded a “Bloggingheads” discussion between Slate writer William Saletan and Beliefnet’s Steve Waldman, on the topic of reducing abortions. The ideas that arise from…

Carrie Wasterlain | July 1, 2009 - 3:20 pm

What’s The Link Between Abortion, Miscarriages And Premature Births?

One abortion or miscarriage raises the risk of giving birth to a premature baby by 20 percent, while two abortions or miscarriages raises the same risk by 90 percent, according…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2009 - 1:40 pm

Will There Be Enough Doctors Who Can Provide The Next Generation Of Women Abortions?

In high school I read John Irving’s excellent book, The Cider House Rules, in which the protagonist, a young man named Homer, is raised in an orphanage under the care…

Jessica Wakeman | June 15, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Why Is The Face Of Abortion Always A Woman’s?

Abortion unexpectedly plunged back into the news in recent weeks with the murder of Dr. George Tiller, who performed late-term abortions in Wichita, Kansas.

Everyone but the most…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2009 - 3:45 pm

Anti-Abortion Group Dabbles In Real Estate

A Kansas-based anti-abortion group called Operation Rescue has dreamed up a new way to stop abortions: they’re buying clinics. Their headquarters in Wichita, Kansas are in a former abortion clinic,…

Nikki Dowling | June 10, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Slain Abortion Provider Dr. Tiller’s Clinic Closed Permanently

The Wichita clinic formerly run by Dr. George Tiller, who was murdered by anti-choice crusader Scott Roeder on May 31, has closed permanently. As a result, the closest abortion provider…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2009 - 7:15 pm

What Exactly Were These Abortions Dr. Tiller Performed?

A 51-year-old anti-abortion activist is in custody in Wichita, KS, after he allegedly shot and killed Dr. George Tiller, 67. Tiller, who had provided abortions to women for over 30…

Jessica Wakeman | June 1, 2009 - 4:00 pm

What’s Pro-Life About Murdering Doctors? Abortion Doctor Killed In Kansas

Dr. George Tiller, who, among other things, administered abortions at his Wichita, Kansas women’s clinic, was shot and killed today in front of his church. He was one of the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 31, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Will Sonia Sotomayor Be Pro-Choice? Looks Like Maybe Not.

We think it’s pretty dope that Sonia Sotomayor, Obama’s pick for Supreme Court justice, is (a) a lady and (b) could the first person of Hispanic descent to don Supreme…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 28, 2009 - 7:15 pm

20-Year-Old Lila Rose Emerges As Anti-Abortion Crusader

After using clandestine tactics to investigate Planned Parenthood, Lila Rose, 20, has become known as an anti-abortion crusader. She staged her own sting at the clinics to prove her claim…

Annika Harris | May 28, 2009 - 4:45 pm

Meghan McCain Thinks The GOP Doesn’t Understand Sex

Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain is like an unpredictable lover. Sometimes her columns hit the spot. Others leave me utterly unfulfilled. When she ably took down Laura Ingraham for making…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 8, 2009 - 3:00 pm
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