reproductive rights

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]
Scott…

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

Today’s Lady News: ACLU Challenges Nevada’s Attempt To Call A Fetus A “Person”

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in Nevada Supreme Court on Friday to challenge a ballot initiative seeking to ban abortions by calling a fetus a “person.”

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2010 - 8:30 pm

5 Things You Should Know About President Obama’s Executive Order On Abortion Limits

Yesterday President Obama signed historic health care reform (HCR) legislation into law. But today, as part of an agreement with anti-choice Democratic politicians whose support was needed to pass HCR,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 24, 2010 - 3:20 pm

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who introduced a bill to state government that would punish a woman for a miscarriage due to a “reckless act” has withdrawn the bill.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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 5, 2010 - 9:30 pm

“I’m Live-Tweeting My Abortion”

“I’m doing this to de-mystify abortion,” she says. “I’m doing this so other women know, ‘Hey, it’s not nearly as terrifying as I had myself worked up thinking it…

Jessica Wakeman | February 24, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Saints Linebacker Scott Fujita Jumps Into Tim Tebow Commerical Debate

Have you been following the Super Bowl kerfluffle? During the game, CBS will be airing an anti-abortion commercial from the conservative organization Focus on the Family starring Tim Tebow, but…

Jessica Wakeman | February 5, 2010 - 9:45 pm

Today’s Lady News: Jury Reaches Guilty Verdict For George Tiller’s Murderer

It only took 37 minutes for jurors in Wichita, Kansas, to convict Scott Roeder with first-degree murder in the death of Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider who Roeder…

Jessica Wakeman | January 29, 2010 - 9:00 pm

Women’s Groups Protest Tim Tebow’s Anti-Abortion Super Bowl Ad

You’ve probably heard by now that Tim Tebow, a former quarterback for the University of Florida and a vocal Christian, will be starring in an anti-abortion advertisement with his mother,…

Jessica Wakeman | January 26, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Today’s The 37th Anniversary Of Roe Vs. Wade

January 22 is a notable date in history most of us probably don’t discuss too much in school: Today is the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade

Jessica Wakeman | January 22, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Onion Spoof: Law Makes Woman Name Baby, Paint Nursery Before Getting An Abortion

This Onion News Network spoof is amazing: a bunch of talking heads discuss a fake Arkansas law requiring a woman to pick a baby name and paint her nursery…

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2010 - 1:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: Woman Has Beef With Florida Hospital Over Court-Ordered Bed Rest

Samantha Burton, 26, of Florida, hired the ACLU to strike down a court order sought by Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after she was confined to bed rest against her will during…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2010 - 9:00 pm

Judge Allows Killer Of Abortion Doctor To Make Controversial Plea

‘This’ is not going to be a debate about abortion,” Sedgwick Country District Judge Warren Wilbert said recently. But even if with the best of intentions, what he’s presiding over…

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Hillary Clinton: “We Cannot Accept The Ongoing Marginalization Of Half The World’s Population”

No one can deny Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been a longtime, committed supporter of the rights of women and girls globally—especially the right for women to plan their…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Today’s Lady News: All The Single Ladies (Buy Their Own Homes)

In the past 12 months, single gals were 21 percent of new home buyers while single men were just 10 percent. However, married couples are still the number one group…

Jessica Wakeman | January 7, 2010 - 9:45 pm

Today’s Lady News: What Is A “Necessity Defense”?

Yesterday a judge in Wichita, KS, ruled on the “necessity defense,” which anti-abortion extremist Scott Roeder has tried to use to justify murdering Dr. George Tiller, who performed abortions. The…

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2009 - 9:45 pm

Senators Introduce Anti-Abortion Amendment For Health Care Reform Bill

The House of Representatives’ version of the health care reform bill contained the Stupak-Pitts Amendment (explained in full here) to make sure health insurance doesn’t cover abortion.

Today,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2009 - 8:45 pm
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