Posts tagged "abortion"

This Woman’s Spoken Word Poem About Her Abortion Is Incredible

This is Leyla Josephine, a spoken word and performance artist based in Glasgow, Scotland, and the video above is her incredible spoken word poem about her abortion. Or rather, the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Society Fails A Teenager Who Wants An Abortion, Now Her Mom Is Going To Jail

You know how for the last, oh, several decades, pro-choice activists have been saying, “Look, if you make safe, doctor-supervised abortions harder to get, women are just going to go…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 18, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Tales Of An Abortion Doula

This fascinating essay about a woman’s experience as an abortion doula is a must-read. []
Today is the 51st anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that killed four…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Soapbox: The Problem With Wendy Davis’ Abortion Story

First, let me say that I’m a fan of Wendy Davis. I look forward to reading her recently debuted memoir, Forgetting to Be Afraid, and I admire her amazing energy,…

Julia Fawkes Stuart | September 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Opens Up About Abortion 17 Years Ago

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis had an abortion 17 years ago, she revealed in a memoir being published next week. In her book Forgetting To Be Afraid, Davis shares that in…

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Abortion Clinic Opening In New Mexico To Serve Embattled West Texas

Texas was hit hard by the state legislature’s abortion bills in 2013 which sought to shut down nearly all the clinics in the state by enacting a series of unnecessary

Jessica Wakeman | September 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Judges Fend Off Abortion Restrictions In Louisiana & Texas

A federal judge allowed a new abortion law to go into effect in Louisiana, which requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital no more…

Jessica Wakeman | September 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Professor Mireille Miller-Young Sentenced To Anger Management Classes For Stealing Anti-Abortion Protesters’ Sign

Back in March, Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor of feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara, made headlines for stealing a graphic anti-abortion sign from a group of protesters called Survivors Of…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Meet Mississippi’s Christian Abortion Provider

Meet Dr. Willie Parker, a Christian and one of the two providers who travels to Mississippi’s only abortion clinic to terminate unwanted pregnancies. He is, without a doubt, an…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2014 - 6:30 pm

North Carolina Teen Gave Birth After Secret Pregnancy & Buried Infant In Her Backyard

A teen girl in North Carolina kept her pregnancy a secret from everyone but her boyfriend, then buried their newborn in her backyard. Police said the infant appeared to have…

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

The Soapbox: On Who Is Deserving Of The Benefit Of The Doubt & Why Black Women Choose Abortion

A world without abortion is unsustainable for Black women. The barriers that exist to basic healthcare make it a fundamental necessity to have the constitutional right and unobstructed access to…

Shanelle Matthews | July 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Oh Hey, Texas: New Planned Parenthood Clinic To Open In Dallas

Planned Parenthood is opening a new abortion clinic in Dallas, Texas, that meets the state’s new laws requiring clinics to have the same standards of a “ambulatory surgical center.”

Jessica Wakeman | July 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Mayor Fires Obstetrician Who Refused To Inform Patient Carrying Badly Deformed Fetus About Abortion

The mayor of Warsaw, Poland, fired the obstetrician who heads a maternity hospital that refused to provide information about abortion to a patient carrying a badly deformed fetus. The…

Jessica Wakeman | July 9, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Missouri Governor Vetoes 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortion

Democratic Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri vetoed legislation requiring a woman to wait 72 hours before terminating a pregnancy. Such bills are meant to curb access to abortion, because…

Jessica Wakeman | July 2, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Anti-Abortion Protesters In Clinic Buffer Zones Case

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of anti-abortion protesters in a case regarding the First Amendment as it pertains to buffer zones around abortion clinics.

The state…

Jessica Wakeman | June 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Frisky Q&A: “Obvious Child” Star Jenny Slate On Abortion, Hollywood & Feminism

If you think you don’t know who Jenny Slate is, you just haven’t attached the name to the person. She’s Mona-Lisa on “Parks and Recreation”; Tammy on “Bob’s Burgers”; a…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2014 - 9:00 am

Florida Governor Signs Anti-Abortion Law

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law criminalizing a second- or third-trimester abortion after a doctor has determined a fetus could survive outside the womb. The law also removes…

Jessica Wakeman | June 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

6 Reasons You Need To See “Obvious Child”

It’s not often that I endorse dragging your butt to go see a movie in the theater. Tickets cost as much as a cocktail, theatergoers are rude, the floors are…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Meet The Doctor Who Performs Abortions In Wichita Following Dr. George Tiller’s Murder

Meet Chicago abortion provider Dr. Cheryl Chastine, who travels to Wichita, Kansas, every week to help women terminate pregnancies. Five years ago, Wichita doctor George Tiller was murdered at

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2014 - 6:00 pm

“Abortion Barbie” Posters Greet Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis In Los Angeles

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis flew to Los Angeles this week for a campaign fundraiser and was welcomed with warm temperatures, the promise of In-N-Out and, oh yeah, these “Abortion…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm
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