Posts tagged "miscarriage"

Indiana Sentences Purvi Patel To 30 Years In Prison For A Miscarriage

Plus, find out the woman responsible for making Vice suddenly great.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 1, 2015

Lindsay Lohan Reveals She Suffered A Miscarriage

On the final episode of her reality show "Lindsay," Lindsay Lohan revealed she suffered a miscarriage during filming, explaining that's why she took two weeks off from work.  "I was sick and that mentally messes with you," she said. LiLo doesn't reveal, though, who the father would have been.  [Page Six] Uma Thurman's reportedly called…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 21, 2014

Vanessa Carlton Confesses On Facebook She Miscarried An Ectopic Pregnancy

Vanessa Carlton recently confessed via a Facebook Note to her fans that she recently had a miscarriage. Explaining why she is rescheduling several upcoming tour dates,  Carlton revealed she had an ectopic/fallopian pregnancy — meaning her embryo settled in one of her fallopian tubes instead of the uterus.  …

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2013

The Soapbox: “Mad Men,” Pregnancy, And The Nuance Of Choice

This post contains spoilers! Sunday nights are no longer full of Monday dread. I have something to look forward to at the very end of the weekend: a mind-bending episode of "Mad Men." The show you love, full of characters you hate, and issues you hope to only deal with through barrier of your TV…

By: Sarah Gray / April 17, 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Up About Miscarriage

Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that she got pregnant again after Apple, 8, and Moses, 6, but miscarried her third pregnancy. "I had a really bad experience when I was pregnant with my third," Paltrow said. "It didn't work out and I nearly died." She also said that even if her marriage with Chris Martin doesn't work…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 18, 2013

Protests In Ireland Over 31-Year-Old Woman Refused Medical Care During Miscarriage

Earlier this week, the world reacted to the news that a hospital in Ireland refused medical care to a woman during her miscarriage and she eventually died from blood poisoning. Savita Halappanavar, a dentist, began slowly and painfully miscarrying at 17 weeks into her pregnancy, but University Hospital Galway refused to terminate the pregnancy because…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 16, 2012

Girl Talk: I Had A Miscarriage

As I lay on the floor next to my boyfriend getting ready for to play another round of Dance Central on our Xbox, I thought to myself , Something is wrong with you. You are too happy. Less than 72 hrs before, I had a miscarriage. I lost the baby we were so excited to…

By: Kristol Roberts / March 22, 2012

Duggar Family Sends Video Message (With Anti-Abortion Undertones) To Miscarried Baby Jubilee

I don't think it's anyone's business to tell parents who have suffered a miscarriage how to behave. People express grief in all sorts of ways, even ways you might consider distasteful. That said, a video message to miscarried baby Jubilee Shalom Duggar strikes me as pro-life messaging first and foremost. "So often in society, babie…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 28, 2011

Boyfriend Buys Billboard To Humiliate Ex After Her Alleged Abortion

The biggest a**hole in the world is this guy: Greg Fultz took out a billboard in New Mexico with a photograph of himself holding the outline of a baby, which reads, "This Would Have Been a Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To NOT KILL Our Child!" The kicker? Greg…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 7, 2011

What The Hell Is An “Unbortion”?

Today in Anti-Abortion Activists Making Up Medical Terms That Don't Actually Exist And Aren't Used By Doctors News: the "unbortion." (For past reference see: partial-birth abortion.") What's an "unbortion," you ask? An "unbortion" is what Resurrection Medical Center, a Roman Catholic hospital in Chicago, calls it when anti-abortion activists persuade a woman who is partway…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 11, 2011

Lisa Ling Opens Up About Her Miscarriage

"I felt more like a failure than I'd felt in a very long time. We actually [hadn't] been trying that long ... I don't know that I took it as seriously as I should have because it happened so fast. But then when I heard the doctor say there was no heartbeat it was like—bam—like…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 10, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Why George W. Bush Opposes Abortion

In an interview with Matt Lauer, President George W. Bush said that he became anti-abortion when his mother, Barbara Bush, showed him a fetus in a jar that she had just miscarried. A fetus in a jar, people! Dubya wrote about the incident in his new memoir, Decision Points, and told Lauer, "There's no questio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 8, 2010

Why We Appreciate Celebrity Women For Opening Up About Miscarriages

I was very sad to read over the weekend that Lily Allen had a miscarriage six months into her pregnancy. Apparently, she felt stomach pains on Thursday and was rushed to the hospital, but doctors were unable to save the baby. Her rep put out a short and sweet statement: "It is with great sadne…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 1, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Utah Ditches Bill Criminalizing Miscarriage

The Utah legislator who introduced a bill to state government that would punish a woman for a miscarriage due to a "reckless act" has withdrawn the bill. The bill was intended to punish women for illegally aborting fetuses, based on the case of a 17-year-old girl who was seven months pregnant and paid a ma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Utah Bill Would Criminalize Miscarriage From “Reckless” Acts

Utah's House of Representatives and Senate have approved a bill which would criminalize miscarriage caused by an "intentional, knowing, or reckless" act, such as drinking while pregnant. The bill is in response to a 17-year-old Utah girl who, while seven months pregnant, paid a man $150 to beat her up and induce a miscarriage. The…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2010

A TMI Tweet About Work, Wisconsin & A Woman’s Right To Choose

Have you been keeping up with how the media’s all atwitter over a tweet sent by blogger and entrepreneur Penelope Trunk? She wrote a very strange message on her Twitter, essentially telling the world that she was in a board meeting and was having a miscarriage. The response to this 140-character blurb has been extreme,…

By: Jessica Goldberg / October 1, 2009

What’s The Link Between Abortion, Miscarriages And Premature Births?

One abortion or miscarriage raises the risk of giving birth to a premature baby by 20 percent, while two abortions or miscarriages raises the same risk by 90 percent, according to Dr. Robbert van Oppenraaij of the Erasmus MC University Medical Center in The Netherlands. Dr. van Oppenraaij presented his findings, which are based o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2009

Jane Pratt’s Rough Ride

Jane Pratt used to be my hero, back when I had heroes. She became the youngest Editor-in-Chief ever when she was hired to edit Sassy, the coolest teen mag ever and always, when she was only 24. She then went on to edit, Jane, targeted at 20-something women -- both of these magazines, Sassy especially,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 2, 2008

The Yale Abortion Artist: Well Now We Feel Stupid.

Grrr. So. That Yale art student and her abortion project? Totally BS. Kudos to gillybeans for smelling a stinker. Yale issued a statement today saying that Aliza Shvarts' story was a fake, but still a part of her real art project. Um, making us feel stupid? Sort of. The statement read: "The entire project i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 18, 2008