Posts tagged "fetus"

Girl Born Pregnant With Twin Fetuses

Being born pregnant is so rare it has only been documented 200 times, but it does happen. Now researchers are reporting this week in the Hong Kong Medical Journal on the November 2010 case of a newborn girl thought to have two tumors in her abdomen that were found to be 8- to 10-week-old fetuse…
By: Newser / February 9, 2015

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

A 3D Replica Of Your Fetus Is A Thing You Can Get

No, that's not the world's creepiest ice cube — it's "Shape Of An Angel," a 3D ultrasound. An MRI scans your fetus and a tiny replica is printed out in a 3D printer, hovering midair in clear resin and encased in a jewelry box. (Because why not display your 3D fetus to guests inside a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2012

The Soapbox: In America, We Treat Our Moms Like Second-Class Citizens

Are you a mother? Do you know someone who is? You probably do, and that's why you should be very concerned about Alabama's chemical endangerment clause, which aims to protect fetuses from mothers who abuse drugs. Alabama's law -- and others like it -- signify a wave of legislation aimed at granting fetuses more…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 1, 2012

“Breaking Dawn”‘s Abortion Undertones

"Absolutely, and as a pro-choice feminist, that was certainly my concern going in. No matter what, I would not have done this movie if it violated my own beliefs — I would have just walked away — so I had to find a way into it that was in line with my own thinking and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2011

Fetuses “Testify” On Ohio Abortion Bill

Two fetuses — er, "unborn children," as anti-abortion folks call them — testified in Ohio today regarding a bill that would criminalize abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Very funny, Ohio.
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Ohio Lawmaker Suggests No Abortion If You Can Hear A Heartbeat

Lynn Wachtmann, a Republican state representative from Ohio, will introduce a "Heartbeat Bill" on Wednesday that will criminalize abortion after the first detectable fetal heartbeat. [KFOR] The CEO of Deutsche Bank, Josef Ackermann, said more women would add color and beauty to his boardroom. Because that's what we're here for: to look pretty…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 2011

Barbara Bush Didn’t Show Dubya A Fetus In A Jar — The Maid Did, Silly

Fresh off of telling Sarah Palin to stay up in Alaska, former First Lady Barbara Bush set the record straight with Larry King about her son's bizarro "fetus in a jar" story in his new memoir, Decisions Points.
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2010

Online Abortion Vote Is Likely An Anti-Choice Publicity Stunt

Pete and Alisha Arnold made national headlines when, via their site, BirthOrNot.com, the couple asked the public to vote on whether they should have a baby or an abortion. But it appears this was actually an anti-choice publicity stunt. I cannot handle this much nonsense after 4 p.m. on a Friday, but for you,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2010

Fetus Cupcakes Remind Your Guests How Tasty Babies Can Be

Some of the baby shower guests picked up their fetus cupcake decorated with an ultrasound scan and thought, How cute! At 30 weeks you can see his little nose and lips and fingers! Aww... And the rest just thought, Yum ... babies. [BuzzFeed]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 5, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Anti-Abortion Group Compares Fetuses To Slaves

Personhood Colorado, an anti-abortion group that tries to get fetuses designated as "people" so that abortion is legally considered murder, has a controversial new campaign comparing fetuses to slaves. Upcoming radio ads will be voiced by a fictional slave named George Stevens who will talk about how people are not property. Can you say "tasteless"?
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2010

Who Wants A Fetus Cocktail?

Juuuust kidding. This is actually an Italian public service announcement to discourage women from drinking when there's a bun in the oven and reads, simply, "When Mama drinks, baby drinks." The disturbing ads, which will appear on buses, billboards and in women's restrooms throughout the Veneto region, are in response to recent finding…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Virginia School Tries To Figure Out Who Gave “Fetus Dolls” To Kids

Wow, this will be one interesting faculty meeting: an employee at Oakwood Elementary School in Virginia was placed on administrative leave last Thursday after it was discovered that 4-inch-tall plastic human fetus dolls were handed out to third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students. Apparently, the fetus dolls, which were not instruction materials meant for class,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2010

Attack Of The Killer Pregnant Women!

On Tuesday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow a pregnant woman to use deadly force if someone threatens the life of her or the fetus she is carrying. It's apparently based on a case — in Michigan, mind you — where a pregnant woman was convicted of manslaughter…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2010

Hold Your Baby In Your Hand Before It’s Born

Pregnant women no longer have to wait nine months to carry their baby in their arms. Jorge Lopes invented a way to converts data from ultrasound machines and MRI scans into plaster models of the babies. Lopes uses 3-D technology to create the models, which are on display at the Royal College of Art i…
By: Annika Harris / June 29, 2009

South Dakota Sustains Guilt-Tripping Abortion Law

In a recent court decision, South Dakota will enforce a law that forces doctors into guilt-tripping their patients before performing an abortion. As if making the decision isn’t hard enough, now the government requires doctors to read an statement to women that says an abortion will “terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living…
By: Simcha / July 11, 2008