Posts tagged "reproductive rights"

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who introduced a bill to state government that would punish a woman for a miscarriage due to a “reckless act” has withdrawn the bill.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


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

Why Are Abortion-Rights Activists Sending Coat Hangers To Politicians?

It’s not to hang their nice suit jackets, that’s for sure! Here’s some straight-to-the-point activism: a cell phone company, CREDO Mobile, is mailing coat hangers to all the democratic members…

Jessica Wakeman | November 19, 2009 - 6:20 pm

Republican National Committee’s Health Insurance Plan Covered Abortion

The Republican National Committee’s health plan with the insurance company Cigna has covered abortion since 1991, according to an investigation by the online news site Politico. Cigna’s health coverage plan…

Jessica Wakeman | November 13, 2009 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Speaks Out Against The Stupak Amendment

In this video clip, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks out against the health care reform bill’s Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which limits how private insurance companies can offer coverage for abortion.

Jessica Wakeman | November 10, 2009 - 9:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Is Emma Thompson Finally Off Team Polanski?

Emma Thompson initially signed a petition calling for Roman Polanski’s freedom, but has she had a change of heart? A reader at the blog Shakesville may have convinced her to…

Jessica Wakeman | November 4, 2009 - 9:45 pm

What All Women Need To Know About Health Care Reform And Abortion

Have you been following health care reform? Earlier this autumn, I was rushing home from work to watch Hardball every night. Then all those “town hall” people screaming about Nazism…

Jessica Wakeman | November 4, 2009 - 4:20 pm
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