Posts tagged "abortion"

Thanks To Senator Wendy Davis And Texas’s Feminist Army, #SB5 Is Dead

Early this morning, after a 13-hour filibuster yesterday led by Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, Texas  Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst finally officially ruled that Senate Bill 5 -- the devastating anti-abortion bill that would decimate women’s access to reproductive healthcare -- had not come to a legal vote before midnight and was therefore dead. Shortly before…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 26, 2013

Images From Texas State Senator Wendy Davis’s Landmark Filibuster For Reproductive Rights

As of this writing, State Senator Wendy Davis is in her tenth hour of a 13-hour filibuster (you can watch here) against Senate Bill 5, a bill which would drastically limit Texas women's access to safe abortions. If the bill is put into law, 37 of Texas's 42 abortio…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 25, 2013

Watch Our Hero, Senator Wendy Davis, Filibuster To Stop Texas’ Anti-Abortion Bill SB5

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis is currently in the process of filibustering SB5, the devastating anti-abortion bill that would decimate women's access to reproductive healthcare. To stop the bill, Davis will need to speak continuously for 13 hours in order to run down the clock and prevent a vote. Texas law prevents her…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 25, 2013

5 Things You Need To Know About Texas’ Anti-Abortion Bills––And The “Feminist Army” Fighting Them

If you don't live in Texas, there's a good chance you've never heard of House Bill 60 (HB60) and Senate Bill 5 (SB5), a pair of rabid anti-abortion measures that aim to effectively outlaw abortion across the entire state. I've followed the HB60/SB5 saga through the articles and Twitter updates of Texas pro-choice activists (and…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 24, 2013

The Soapbox: Why Men Need Abortion As Much As Women Do

Liberal guys like me are often kind of squeamish when it comes to talking about abortion. I mean, we support it. We describe ourselves as pro-choice. We share the ridiculous things that asshole Republicans say on Facebook. (Did you hear the one about the masturbating fetus…?) If we’re straight, and we maybe decide…
By: Dan Solomon / June 19, 2013

House Of Representatives Passes Ban On Abortion After 20 Weeks

Yesterday, the Republican-dominated House of Representatives advanced a so-called "fetal pain" bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Fortunately, it is not expected to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate and President Obama would veto the bill. Thus, the bill is largely symbolic. The Orwellian-worded bill called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is based…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2013

Texas Congressman Says We Should Ban Abortion Because Fetuses Masturbate

Frisky staffers are not the only ones finding pleasure with their hands between their legs. According to former OB/GYN and now Texas Congressman Micheal Burgess (a Republican, natch), male fetuses are masturbating as well! “Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movement that are purposeful,” Burgess explained during a House…
By: Daley Quinn / June 18, 2013

Not This Crap Again: Men’s Brains Just Understand Finances Better, Says Republican Politician

"From the other side of the aisle I hear the conversation being about 'free this is free, we need to take it and it's free and we need to do it now' and that's sort of the fundamental message that my brain receives. Now, my brain being a man's brain sort of thinks differently, because…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2013

Wisconsin Governor Supports Mandating Transvaginal Ultrasounds For Abortion [UPDATE]

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is supporting an anti-abortion bill that is making its way through the state legislature which would require some women seeking first-trimester abortions to have transvaginal ultrasounds, which are performed by inserting a probe into the vagina. The forced transvaginal ultrasounds are medically unnecessary and are a popular ploy of anti-abortion folk…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2013

Not This Crap Again: Republican Trent Franks Says Pregnancy From Rape Is Rare

Wait, I thought the GOP attached nodes onto all white male Republicans' balls to deliver electric shocks as soon as their lips start to form the words "rape" and "pregnancy"? What happened? How did Rep. Trent Franks dodge that?! At a House Judiciary Committee hearing today, Rep. Franks of Arizona said his ba…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2013

Massachusetts Considers Easing Parental Consent Rules On Abortion

The Massachusetts Legislature’s Public Health Committee is considering a new bill to ease parental consent rules for abortion. According to Planned Parenthood League Of Massachusetts, young women in Massachusetts under age 18 need to acquire written permission from a parent or guardian to obtain an abortion; if she's unable to discuss thi…
By: Mary Odell / June 7, 2013

Beatriz, El Salvador Woman, Finally Has Emergency Abortion

Beatriz, a 22-year-old pregnant woman in El Salvador with serious health issues, has finally had an abortion that will hopefully save her life. The mother of a 14-month-old was 26 weeks pregnant with a fetus missing parts of its brain and skull; doctors had warned that Beatriz, who has kidney issues and lupus, could be…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2013

El Salvador’s Supreme Court Refuses To Allow Sick Pregnant Woman Beatriz A Lifesaving Abortion

Beatriz, a 22-year-old woman in El Salvador with severe health problems, was refused a lifesaving abortion of a fetus with severe birth defects by the Supreme Court of El Salvador yesterday. The country has a strict ban on all abortions, regardless of any threat to the health or life of the mother. Beatriz,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 30, 2013

Republican Staffer Tries To Get “Hot” Lady Democrat An Internship On The Hill

To: Tour Coordinators Subject: Hot D Intern Prospect One of my friends from college, [sic] just graduated and is trying to intern on the Hill this summer. She is a smoke show from FSU, but she happens to be a Dem so I’m having trouble finding her a spot. She’s a smart girl and ha…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2013

This Is A Photo Of Eight Men Discussing A Ban On Women’s Reproductive Health

Huffington Post reporter Laura Bassett snapped this photo Wednesday at a House of Representatives hearing regarding a proposed nationwide 20-week abortion ban spearheaded by Republican Rep. Trent Franks. If you look closely, you will see a dude, another dude, another dude, another dude, another dude, another dude, another dude, and yup, one…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 25, 2013

Republican Politician Shames Woman For Abortion, Said She Should Have Delivered Severely Disabled Baby

Yesterday, a woman named Christy Zink testifed before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcomittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice to discuss a bill proposed by Rep. Trent Franks to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Zink spoke about her difficult decision in 2009 to have an abortion at 22 weeks after she learned the fetus she…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2013

Arkansas Ban On Abortions After 12 Weeks Temporarily Blocked

A ban on abortions after 12 weeks in Arkansas — the earliest abortion ban in the country — has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge. [Politico] The state government of Illinois has advanced a comprehensive sex ed bill that requires teachers to teach "medically accurate and age-appropriate lesson[s]" on sexual health.
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 22, 2013

OB/GYN’s Son Accused Of Forging Dad’s Signature & Tricking Girlfriend To Abort Pregnancy Without Her Knowledge

A 28-year-old man gave the abortion pill to his six-weeks-pregnant girlfriend without her knowledge, causing her to have an abortion.  John Andrew Welden has been charged with first degree murder and product tampering. His girlfriend, Remee Lee, became pregnancy in February and was "elated" about it, according to the AP. But Welden didn't want her to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2013

Rep. Michele Bachmann Urges “Spiritual Warfare” Against Marriage Equality, Reproductive Rights

Rep. Michele Bachmann is urging Christians to engage in "spiritual warfare" to put their religious values in government, like banning marriage equality and criminalizing abortion. Scary, scary stuff. [Raw Story] In related I'm-moving-to-Canada news, North Carolina's state Senate has advanced a bill that erroneously lists abortion as a cause of premature birth.
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2013

Kermit Gosnell, Late Term Abortion Provider, Found Guilty Of Three Counts Of Murder

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia doctor whose clinic gained attention for his criminal performance of late-term abortions, was found guilty yesterday of three counts of first-degree murder. He had been accused of killing four babies and one woman, but was found guilty of only three of the babies' deaths. Gosnell, 72, operated an illegally-run clinic…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2013
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