reproductive rights

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

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

Today’s Lady News: Illinois’ Parental Notification For Abortion Law Is Delayed

Illinois’ controversial parental notification law for minors seeking an abortion has been delayed at least until Wednesday morning as officials meet to verify that girls can waive the notification process…

Jessica Wakeman | November 3, 2009 - 9:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: A Lawsuit Is Filed In Illinois Over Parental Notification Law For Abortions

A Chicago doctor and a women’s health clinic have filed a lawsuit in Illinois over a “parental notification law.” If the law goes into effect on Nov. 3, it would…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2009 - 7:45 pm

I Call B.S. On “Abortion Addiction”

Irene Vilar rebelled against her “controlling” husband in the most unique of ways: by having abortions. Lots of ‘em. From ages 16 to 33, Vilar said she had 15 abortions…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2009 - 3:29 pm

Unsafe Abortions Kill 70,000 Women Every Year

Unsafe abortions kill 70,000 women each year, according to a recent study of 197 countries by the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute. The three-year study also found abortions are happening in countries…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2009 - 1:10 pm

It’s National Pro-Life Cupcakes Day!

Cupcakes! Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Makes me think of Sex and the City … birthday parties … sugary frosting … abortion.

Wait … wha?! Unless this is a…

Jessica Wakeman | October 9, 2009 - 2:15 pm

Today’s Lady News: Young OB/GYNs Worry About Doing Abortions

Out of concern for their safety, young OB/GYN students admit to reconsidering whether or not they’ll do abortions after the recent murder of Dr. George Tiller, a physician in Kansas…

Jessica Wakeman | September 1, 2009 - 8:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: North Dakota Clinic Tries To Stop Mandatory Ultrasounds Before Abortions

The only abortion clinic in North Dakota wants thwart a state law requiring them to show a pregnant woman an ultrasound 24 hours before her abortion is scheduled. [Feministing]

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2009 - 11:00 am

Today’s Lady News: Taxpayer Money Might Pay For Abortions

Taxpayer money might pay for abortions under Obama’s proposed health care plan, according to Peter Orzag, the White House budget director. However, Orzag added that using taxpayer money that…

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2009 - 7:30 pm

The Only Woman On The Supreme Court: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Tells All

A lot of people are happy that Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but Emily Bazelon from Slate found someone in particular who is pretty psyched: the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 9, 2009 - 7:00 pm
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