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Today’s Lady News: Why Is It Illegal To Give Yourself An Abortion?

Last week, a 20-year-old woman in New York City was arrested for aborting her 24-week-old fetus herself. At six months along, the woman would not have found a doctor…

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Gov’t Overrules FDA, Forbids Morning-After Pill From Going On Shelves

I knew I shouldn’t get my hopes up: the Secretary of  Health and Human Services (a woman!) has overruled the FDA’s recommendation to allow the morning-after pill to be sold…

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2011 - 1:40 pm

FDA Considers Putting The Morning-After Pill On Drugstore Shelves

Conservatives losing their marbles to start in five … four … three … two … one: the FDA has until tomorrow to decide whether the morning-after pill Plan B will…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: iPhone’s Siri Won’t Help You Find The Morning-After Pill

Siri on the iPhone won’t tell you where to find the morning-after pill, but it will help you find Viagra. [Reproductive Health Reality Check]
Plus, 10 things Siri…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Herman Cain Signs Anti-Abortion Pledge

Herman Cain has finally signed an anti-abortion pledge confirming he is “100 percent pro-life” and that “all human beings have intrinsic dignity.” Trying not to make a joke about…

Jessica Wakeman | November 23, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: How To Discuss Abortion Over Thanksgiving With Your Relatives

We all have relatives with whom we disagree on political or social issues. Mine is my dad. We, however, can spar in a friendly way about Barack Obama (him)…

Jessica Wakeman | November 21, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Mississippi’s “Fetal Personhood” Amendment Fails

That’s a relief.

Mississippi voters failed to pass an anti-abortion “fetal personhood” amendment, which would have defined the beginning of life at conception and therefore criminalized all abortions

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2011 - 11:00 am

Mississippi To Vote On Fetal Personhood Amendment Which Would Outlaw Birth Control And IVF

Tomorrow, Election Day, voters in Mississippi will vote on a fetal personhood amendment to define a fetus as a person in the state constitution, thereby criminalizing all abortion. Initiative 26…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Photo Of Boy With Down Syndrome Who “Survived Roe Vs. Wade” Spreading Around Facebook

A photograph of this adorable little boy is circling around Facebook. The boy has Down Syndrome and he’s holding a sign (written by someone who is not him) which reads:…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2011 - 5:20 pm

HBO Creating “Wichita,” A Drama About Murdered Abortion Provider Dr. George Tiller

HBO is developing a drama about an abortion provider in Wichita, Kansas, based, it seems, on the late Dr. George Tiller, who was murdered by anti-abortion extremist Scott Roeder in…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: House Passes “Protect Life Act”

Yesterday the House of Representatives passed the “Protect Life Act,” a bill that prohibits federal funds under Obama’s healthcare reform from going towards any health insurance plans that cover…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Pennsylvania House To Introduce Anti-Abortion Ultrasound Bill

Pennsylvania’s state House of Representatives will soon introduce an anti-abortion bill that requires a woman seeking an abortion have an ultrasound 24 hours before the procedure. The doctor is…

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2011 - 5:40 pm
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