reproductive rights

Catelynn Lowell From “16 & Pregnant” Is An Anti-Abortion Extremist

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra from MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” have been, surprisingly, one of the more controversial couples on the two shows. Catelynn was the only…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Pediatricians Urged To Discuss, Prescribe Emergency Contraception To Teens

Pediatricians should discuss emergency contraception with their teenaged patients and even write advance prescriptions, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended earlier this week. The morning-after pill should be taken 120…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Vigil For Savita On Tuesday At Irish Embassy In NYC

Pro-choice activists will hold a candelit vigil outside the Irish Consulate in New York City tomorrow evening to remember Savita Halappanavar. The 31-year-old Indian woman died in an Irish…

Jessica Wakeman | November 19, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Did The Election Reinvigorate Pro-Choice Support?

All the rapey nonsense of the 2012 election seems to have reinvigorated support amongst Americans to identify themselves as “pro-choice.” We have to remember, though, that when asked about…

Jessica Wakeman | November 16, 2012 - 5:30 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | November 16, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Irish Woman Savita Halappanavar, 31, Dies Because Hospital Refuses Abortion

A young dentist named Savita Halappanavar died last month in Ireland because University Hospital Galway repeatedly refused to perform an abortion. Doctors would not terminate the clearly-failing pregnancy while she was undergoing…

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2012 - 12:40 pm

No Abortion Access? You’re At Increased Risk For Poverty

Denying women access to abortion services makes women more likely to fall below the poverty line in the subsequent years, according to a study out of the University of…

Jessica Wakeman | November 13, 2012 - 5:20 pm

The Soapbox: The Election Is Over But I’m Still Scared

Originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission.

It’s over.

For a while, I managed to hold it together. There was pie to eat and wine to drink…

Emily Heist Moss | November 9, 2012 - 12:00 pm

VA Candidate’s Campaign HQ Vandalized With “Baby Killer”

The campaign headquarters of Wayne Powell, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Eric Cantor, was vandalized with the words “baby killer” and “n***er lover.” Ugh, what is wrong with…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Roe Vs. Wade Is Not As Safe As You Think

Think Roe vs. Wade, which effectively legalized abortion in the U.S., is safe? Think again. [Ms. Magazine]
Blogger Kelsey Wallace disagrees with me about “hipster sexism” — here’s…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2012 - 5:20 pm

7 Things I Am Qualified To Explain To Middle-Aged Republican Men

It seems like every day another Republican politician is bloviating about the definition of rape as if he, a middle-aged man, is the true authority on the subject. As Tina Fey…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 30, 2012 - 10:00 am

Ireland’s First Abortion Provider Opens Next Week

A Marie Stopes International women’s reproductive health care clinic — sort of the Planned Parenthood across-the-pond — is opening next week in Belfast, Ireland. The clinic will be the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Candidate Co-Stars With Vaginal Probe In New Campaign Ad

It’s that time of year where you can’t turn on the television without another campaign ad intoning “… and then Barack Obama ate a live baby.” So I think this…

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Watch Australians Dance In A Pro-Choice Flash Mob!

I love any time activism is infused with joy. That’s why I’m loving these Australians who held a pro-choice flash mob where they all danced on the streets of Melbourne…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Anti-Abortion Legislator Encouraged His Mistress To Have … An Abortion

Slutty slut sluts should keep their legs closed if they aren’t prepared for an unwanted pregnancy resulting from sex. But the rules are a little different, obviously, if you are…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Free Birth Control Means Fewer Abortions, Says Study (Which Proves Common Sense)

A new study called “The Contraceptive Choice Project” outlined in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology tracked over 9,000 women in St. Louis and found free birth control led to drastically lower…

Jessica Wakeman | October 6, 2012 - 9:00 am

Guess Who Was Once Arrested For Blocking An Abortion Clinic Entrance?

This guessing game isn’t too hard: GOP pain-in-the-neck Rep. Todd Akin, of course. Akin has admitted he was once arrested for blocking an abortion clinic entrance. Aw, come on,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 28, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Some NYC Schools Administer Birth Control, Morning-After Pill To Students — So What?

Earlier this week, The New York Post dropped the “exclusive” that nurses at 13 New York City public schools can dispense the morning-after pill and provide oral and injectable birth…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Tagg Romney’s Gestational Surrogate Had An “Abortion Clause”

Hello, 2012 election! Here’s your friendly reminder that reproductive rights issues are not as black and white (i.e. BAD BAD BAD) as anti-abortion extremists might think. In fact, sometimes the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 21, 2012 - 1:20 pm

India To Outlaw Sex-Selective Abortions Of Girls

Even though India worships female goddesses, some of India’s expectant mothers have been pressured by a culture that privileges males into aborting their female fetuses. Authorities believe eight million girls…

Daley Quinn | September 19, 2012 - 4:20 pm
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