Posts tagged "indiana"

Marriage Equality Emerges Victorious In Wisconsin & Indiana

A three-judge appeals court in Chicago, Illinois unanimously ruled yesterday that the same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. [AP] Following the Supreme Court's ruling that said buffer zones outside abortion clinics violated the free speech rights of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 5, 2014

14-Year-Old Pregnant Rape Victim Slutshamed By Indiana Community

This whole story is horrific: A 13-year-old girl in Ellwood, Indiana, was raped by a 17-year-old and became pregnant. She decided to carry the pregnancy to term because she is against abortion. Now her community has been slutshaming the teen over her traumatic rape and subsequent teen pregnancy, with people writing "slut" and "whore" o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 11, 2013

Man Vandalizes Indiana Planned Parenthood With An Ax

A 27-year-old man vandalized the Planned Parenthood clinic in Bloomington, Indiana, with an ax and splashed the clinic with red paint this morning. According to police, he targeted Planned Parenthood "due to abortions being performed there. He stated his intent was to damage the building because they ‘kill’ and ‘murder’ babies. He attributed his actio…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2013

Indiana Advances Bill Requiring 2 Transvaginal Ultrasounds Before & After Abortion, Then Changes It

Indiana's state Senate advanced a bill requiring a woman to get two transvaginal ultrasounds before taking the RU-486 abortion pill, one before and one afterwards. Fortunately, today they dropped that language, saying doctors should perform "appropriate testing" on women two weeks after the abortion pill is taken. Which could mean urine testing ... or a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2013

Pervy Pastor Photographed Himself With A Teen Girl, Had Sex With Her

What would Jesus do? Not photograph himself making out with a teenage girl almost 40 years younger than him, that's for sure. Megachurch pastor Jack Schaap from First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana, took cell phone photos of himself making out with a 17-year-old girl who is a member of his congregation. Last night, churchgoer…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Indiana Cuts Funding To Planned Parenthood

Millions in funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana has been cut off after Governor Mitch Daniels signed a bill yesterday, affecting services like STD testing, birth control, and cancer screenings via Pap smears. Indiana has become the first state in the U.S. to cut funding from PP clinics — the new pet project…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 11, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Indiana Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood

Indiana's state legislature voted yesterday to defund Planned Parenthood from roughly $3 million in family planning money. The state receives the funding from Title X, which allocates federal funds to family planning clinics, and uses it in eight of Indiana's 28 Planned Parenthoods in the state. Conservatives are upset that Planned Parenthood clinics get federal…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Indiana Removes Breast Cancer BS From Abortion Bill

Thank God, an Indiana state Senate committee has removed a provision from an anti-abortion bill that required women seeking abortions be told that terminating a pregnancy increased their risk for breast cancer. A link between abortion and breast cancer is completely medically unproven but continues to be spouted by anti-abortion extremists as fact.
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2011