Posts tagged "reproductive rights"

Abortion Clinic Documentary “12th & Delaware” Debuts Tonight On HBO

A few weeks ago, I was privileged to attend a screening of “12th & Delaware,” a new documentary that screened to critical acclaim at Sundance and debuts tonight…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: “Family Guy” Abortion Episode Will Finally Air — On DVD

A “Family Guy” episode in which Lois considers getting an abortion, called “Partial Terms of Endearment,” will be included on a 20th Century Fox DVD release in September. The…

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Missouri Women Seeking Abortion Must Legally Be Told Life Begins At Conception

A Missouri law will go into effect August 28 that requires doctors to give women seeking an abortion a pamphlet that reads, “The life of each human being begins…

Jessica Wakeman | July 15, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Judge Blocks Mental Health Screening For Abortion Law

A federal judge has blocked a new Nebraska law that would require a mental health screening for a woman who is seeking an abortion. [Journal Star]
Ex-Miss America 2008…

Jessica Wakeman | July 14, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: “Friday Night Lights” Teen Character Chooses An Abortion

Wow, so “Friday Night Lights” did have an abortion on the show. After getting pregnant by one of the boys on the football team, 10th grader Becky decided to…

Jessica Wakeman | July 12, 2010 - 8:30 pm

The Myth That Abortion Causes Breast Cancer Is Circling Yet Again

Some rumors just don’t go away: Richard Gere shoved gerbils up his butt. The Clintons had their enemies whacked. Abortion causes breast cancer.

A recent study of 300 women…

Jessica Wakeman | June 24, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Were You Clueless About Sex Growing Up?

My first introduction to s-e-x was at the New England Aquarium in Boston when I was in 4th grade. My friends and I were on a Girl Scout trip and…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Today’s Lady News: Abortion By Computer?

Abortion providers in Des Moines, Iowa are using videoconferencing — or “telemedicine” — to administer RU-486, the abortion pill. Women can sit next to a nurse at a clinic…

Jessica Wakeman | June 11, 2010 - 8:00 pm

13-Year-Old Pennsylvania Girl Gives Herself An Abortion

A 13-year-old in Pennsylvania was hospitalized this weekend after giving herself a “home abortion” with a pencil last Wednesday. Police say the girl, whose identity is being kept secret due…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2010 - 12:10 pm

This Is The Abortion Ad British Pro-Lifers Got So Upset About

Marie Stopes International, a women’s reproductive health care organization in Britain that is similar to America’s Planned Parenthood, ran a commercial on British TV on Monday night that…

Jessica Wakeman | May 25, 2010 - 7:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Italians Claim Premature Baby Lived Through Abortion

The Italian Ministry of Health has announced that three separate investigations have been launched after a claim that this weekend, a premature baby survived an abortion at 22 weeks (or…

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Oklahoma Pols Override Governor’s Vetoes On Scary Abortion Bills

The Oklahoma Legislature voted today to override two vetoes on bills restricting abortion, which Governor Brad Henry had vetoed last week. One bill requires a doctor to show a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Protesting Abortion Rights: There’s An App For That!

You have to hand it to the American Life League (an anti-abortion organization) for coming up with a clever way to draw attention to their cause: they thought up the

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Hmm, Do You Think Your Reproductive Rights “Don’t Need Defending”?

Hey, Newsweek subscribers, brace yourselves for a really annoying article in the upcoming April 26th issue: We young folks are “lukewarm” on reproductive rights and “don’t think abortion rights need…

Jessica Wakeman | April 19, 2010 - 5:50 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2010 - 11:10 am

Today’s Lady News: Nebraska To Require Mental Health Screening For Abortion

Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval to a bill today that will require mental health screening for women seeking an abortion. The language of the bill specifies doctors need to…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Scott Roeder Sentenced For Murdering Abortion Provider Dr. George Tiller

Yesterday Kansas District Judge Warren Wilbert sentenced Scott Roeder, the anti-abortion extremist who killed abortion provider Dr. George Tiller at his church in May, to the harshest possible sentence. Roeder…

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Mississippi Will Vote On Abortion Ban In 2011

Mississippi voters will mull a proposed ban on abortions in their 2011 election, since abortion opponents collected enough signatures to put the proposal on the ballot. [AP]

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2010 - 8:30 pm
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