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Today’s Lady News: Ban Proposed On Abortion After 20 Weeks In Washington, D.C.

Utah Sen. Mike Like, a Republican supported by the Tea Party, has proposed a ban on abortion after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia. This “fetal pain” bill…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Virginia Advances Anti-Abortion “Fetal Personhood” And “Transvaginal Ultrasound” Bills

Virginia politicians advanced two extreme and extremely disturbing anti-abortion bills yesterday — Valentine’s Day, for God’s sake! One is a so-called “fetal personhood” amendment, which would criminalize all abortions by…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Chelsea Handler Talks About Her Abortion At Age 16

Chelsea Handler has never hidden the fact she became pregnant at age 16 and had an abortion. But this is the first I’ve heard her describe the circumstances in more…

Jessica Wakeman | February 9, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Karen Handel Resigns From Susan G. Komen For The Cure

Karen Handel has resigned from her position as senior vice president of public policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Handel’s resignation letter, after the jump: …

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2012 - 11:00 am

Today’s Lady News: Susan G. Komen Cancer Charity Halts Grants To Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the charity synonymous with breast cancer research, has halted grants to Planned Parenthood — seemingly caving to pressure from anti-abortion activists who have…

Jessica Wakeman | January 31, 2012 - 5:20 pm

North Carolina Politician Calls For Public Hanging Of Abortion Providers

A North Carolina politician sent an email to all his colleagues calling for “public hangings” of abortion providers as a deterrent.  Republican Rep. Larry Pittman wrote in an email:

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Abortion Is Safer Than Giving Birth, Says Study

Abortion is safer for American women than giving birth, according to a new study published yesterday in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. A woman is about 14 times more…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Suggests Pregnant Rape Victims “Make The Best Out Of A Bad Situation”

Rick Santorum visited Piers Morgan on Friday night and got to talking about abortion and everything he wants to do with your uterus. His cruel comments about how women…

Jessica Wakeman | January 23, 2012 - 5:20 pm

The Soapbox: On The 39th Anniversary Of “Roe Vs. Wade”

Yesterday, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I stopped to be grateful. I am grateful that my 22-year-old daughter has the right to her reproductive freedom and access to…

Andy Kopsa | January 23, 2012 - 1:00 pm

President Obama’s Statement On The Anniversary Of “Roe Vs. Wade”

“As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a woman’s health and reproductive freedom, but also affirms…

Jessica Wakeman | January 23, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Birth Control Will Be Covered By Most Employers, Obama Administration Announces

Most employers will be required to cover the full cost of contraception and other preventative services in their health plans under the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen…

Jessica Wakeman | January 20, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Maggie Gyllenhaal Supports Planned Parenthood, Only Makes Us Love Her More

“I’ve been a Planned Parenthood supporter my whole life — since my mom took me to a rally when I was in sixth grade. It’s chilling to think of…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2012 - 11:00 am
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