Posts tagged "abortion"

NY Judge Allows Abortion To Be Used As Evidence In Custody Case

If a woman has had an abortion, does that means she’s unfit for custody of her two children? That is what the lawyer for a high-powered investment banker appears to be arguing as she defends her client in family court.

Manuel (John) Mehos, a Houston banking bigwig, divorced Lisa Mehos after six year…

Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2013

Widower Of Irish Woman Who Died After Being Refused An Abortion Sues Doctors

Praveen Halappanavar, the widower of Savita Halappanavar, the woman who died in an Irish hospital last year after she was refused a medically necessary abortion, is suing the Health Service Executive. Savita, 31, died from septic shock caused by a dying fetus being kept in her womb for several days. Doctors reportedly refused to…

Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2013

Frisky Movie Review: “After Tiller” — On Women And The Abortion Providers Who Trust Them

A few months ago, I chatted with a newly pregnant friend over ice cream. Eventually, after we exhausted the areas of the politics of maternity leave and the excitement of decorating her baby’s room, our conversation turned to reproductive choice. Specifically, we talked about her decision to terminate her pregnancy if she and her husband…

Carrie Nelson / September 23, 2013

Pope: The Catholic Church Is “Obsessed” With Abortion, Gays

In an interview published by 16 Jesuit publications around the world, Pope Francis criticized the Catholic Church for being “obsessed” with abortion, gay marriage and birth control. “It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time,” the Pope said. “We have to find a new balance.” [New York Times]
Occidental…

Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2013

True Story: I Volunteered As An Abortion Clinic Escort

“Look at me. Look in my eyes. Let me tell you why I’m here. I’m here because I figure that the women who come here have already agonized over this decision enough. They have considered their own circumstances, looked at all the options, and come to the best possible decision that they can make. Once…

Caitlin Bancroft / September 9, 2013

Four Abortion Clinics Prepare To Close In Texas

Thanks to the new heap of abortion restrictions in Texas, four clinics which terminate pregnancies are preparing to soon close. The clinics will be forced to shut their doors because, as per the new law, the doctors do not have admitting privileges at local hospitals. [KXAN]
The Montana Supreme Court halted the hearing…

Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2013

Study: North & South Are Increasingly Polarized Over Abortion

Support for legal abortion has dropped in the South yet increased in New England over the past eight years, according to the findings in a new Pew Research Center poll. [PewResearch.org]
Due to the Texas constitution’s definition of marriage, the Texas National Guard is refusing to process same-sex benefits requests. Today is the…

Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2013

Couple’s Abortion Included In Their New York Times Wedding Announcement

Every week, one couple is lucky enough to get prime real estate in the Vows section, the New York Times’ wedding announcement page, where their romance is told in a long story, and friends and family contribute adorable anecdotes. I’ve read about many a bride and groom (or bride and bride, or groom and groom),…

Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2013

“Choice: Texas” Turns The State’s Abortion Struggles Into A Video Game

Texas’ most recent spate of anti-abortion legislation has effectively destroyed women’s access to reproductive healthcare in the state. Your chances of getting a safe abortion in Texas are now dependent on factors related to class and privilege: where you live, the flexibility of your job, access to transportation, and financial resources. It’s a terrifying reality,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 2, 2013

Alabama Republican Is Trying To Ban Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye From Schools

Alabama State Senator Bill Holtzclaw, under pressure from the Tea Party, is trying to remove The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison’s harrowing Nobel Prize-winning book about a young African-American girl, from schools because it contains scenes of sexual assault, which conservative Tea Party members argue is “child pornography.” They want to ban the book from schools because…

Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2013

Forget Miley, Here’s How To Talk To Your Sons About Robin Thicke

Last thing we’ll say on the subject, we swear: Parenting blogs are filled with articles tackling how to talk to your daughters about Miley Cyrus. But how do we talk to our sons about Robin Thicke? As writer Eric Clapp points out, “We need to call bullshit on attempts to end domestic violence and…

Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2013

Etsy Offers Tasteful, Rape-Positive “You’ve Just Been Roofied” Glass

Ain’t nothing like a date-rape joke, especially when it involves dishware, right? Etsy seller ThatGlassStore is selling a customized sandblast-etched drinking glass that reads “you’ve just been roofied” on its bottom. Because, as the store explains in its product description, “This glass holds a surprise for the unexpected person drinking from it.” Yes, rape certainly…

Julie Gerstein / August 28, 2013

BuzzFeed Publishes Anti-Planned Parenthood Article Written By Personhood USA

BuzzFeed actually ran a “listicle” written anti-abortion group Personhood USA, “8 Outrageous Things Planned Parenthood Was Caught Doing,” which includes items like “Taking money to abort African-American babies.” What the fuck, BuzzFeed? How the hell did this get editorially greenlit? [BuzzFeed]
Domonique Newburn, 32, a transgender woman and the star of a web-based…

Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2013

The GOP Is Now Trying To Lure Women Out Of The Kitchen

The GOP is worried about the lack of Republican women in Congress. This issue became a priority when the Republicans realized that they needed a friendly female face to put on their late-term abortion bans and ladies-can’t-be-trusted-with-their-own-bodies legislation. It doesn’t exactly look great when you can only find dudes that will vouch for the pro-life…

Mary Odell / August 7, 2013

Could North Carolina Temporarily Be Without An Abortion Clinic?

North Carolina has suspended the license of the one abortion provider in the state that is able to stay open following the passage of new abortion restrictions. Femcare, in Asheville, is expected to reopen once it improves upon 23 violations.  [Huffington PostRH Reality Check]
On things that look like feminism but aren’t. [MSNBC]…

Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2013

What’s An “Abortion Contract”?

Ever heard of an “abortion contract”? Well, NBA player J.J. Reddick reportedly had one. Reddick requested his ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Lopez, sign a legal agreement saying that she would have an abortion and that he would stay in a relationship with her for at least one year, otherwise he would pay her $25,000. You ca…

Jessica Wakeman / July 24, 2013

Pro-Choice Activists Go On “Freedom Ride” To 14 States With Only One Remaining Abortion Clinic

Abortion rights activists called Stop Patriarchy are going on a “freedom ride” (a reference to the Civil Rights movement that I’m not quite sure is appropriate) this summer and will visit the 14 states across the country which only have one abortion clinic. [US News & World Reports]
Clear Channel wouldn’t allow a…

Jessica Wakeman / July 23, 2013

Texas Wants To Ban Abortions After 6 Weeks Of Pregnancy

Today In “I Can’t Believe I’m From Texas”: Not only did Rick Perry just sign the bill that will close the majority of abortion clinics throughout Texas, but legislators are now trying to get all abortions banned after six weeks. Yep, you heard me. SIX WEEKS!

Daley Quinn / July 19, 2013

Governor Rick Perry Signs Anti-Abortion Bill HB2 Into Law As Protesters Chant, “Shame! Shame!”

This morning, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed devastating anti-abortion bill HB2 into law behind closed doors in an auditorium at the Texas State Capitol. As Perry and his cronies congratulated each other on passing a piece of legislation that will undoubtedly result in the deaths of some of their constituents, protesters camped outside the door…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 18, 2013

Superhero Texas State Senator Wendy Davis Is Raking In Political Donations

Since her famous filibuster to the Texas legislature over a restrictive anti-abortion bill, State Senator Wendy Davis has gained more than $1 million in political donations. [Reuters]
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced her candidacy today against the current Republican senator from Wyoming. [CBS News]
Here are the…

Daley Quinn / July 16, 2013
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