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House Of Representatives Votes To De-fund Planned Parenthood

FUDGE. The House of Representatives voted 240-185 to block federal aid from Planned Parenthood.

According to The Washington Post, the pols are taking particular aim at funding through…

Jessica Wakeman | February 18, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Mom Wants Mentally Challenged Daughter Sterilized

Here’s a sticky wicket for you: the mother of a 21-year-old mentally challenged woman in Britain is asking a court for permission to sterilize her daughter so she will not…

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2011 - 5:20 pm

“Rolling Stone” Responds To Justin Bieber/Abortion Controversy

It must have been a slow news day yesterday, because the whole world stopped for Justin Bieber’s thoughts on abortion. While driving around with a “Rolling Stone” reporter in Atlanta,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2011 - 3:40 pm

South Dakota Bill Would Make Killing An Abortion Provider “Justifiable Homicide”

A committee in South Dakota’s House of Representatives has passed a bill that would broaden the legal definition of “justifiable homicide” to include murders done to prevent harm to a…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2011 - 6:00 pm

What The Hell Is An “Unbortion”?

Today in Anti-Abortion Activists Making Up Medical Terms That Don’t Actually Exist And Aren’t Used By Doctors News: the “unbortion.” (For past reference see: partial-birth abortion.”) What’s an “unbortion,” you…

Jessica Wakeman | February 11, 2011 - 5:00 pm

How To Stop Women From Having Sex

“To give [anti-abortion] campaigners more time to enjoy life instead of making stunt videos that have no point, here is a cut-out-and-keep list on how to stop women having sex,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Ohio Lawmaker Suggests No Abortion If You Can Hear A Heartbeat

Lynn Wachtmann, a Republican state representative from Ohio, will introduce a “Heartbeat Bill” on Wednesday that will criminalize abortion after the first detectable fetal heartbeat. [KFOR]
The CEO of…

Jessica Wakeman | February 8, 2011 - 7:20 pm

Chinese Woman Seeks Asylum In The U.S. Over Forced Birth Control

It’s worth a reminder sometimes that the term “reproductive rights” doesn’t just mean the right not not reproduce, like with abortion. Reproductive rights can also mean the right to produce,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Weekend Edition

Sometimes we nip into the prosecco a bit early on Fridays and don’t get around to our usual tasks. But fear not! I’ve complied a Today’s Lady News: Weekend Edition

Jessica Wakeman | February 6, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Planned Parenthood Fires Employee Caught In Sting Video

Planned Parenthood has fired the employee who was caught in a sting video by anti-abortion group Live Action. “The behavior we saw in the videotape was egregious and repugnant,”

Jessica Wakeman | February 2, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Anti-Abortion Extremists Try To Trick Planned Parenthood In A Fake Sex-Trafficking Sting

Another day, another story about abortion rights that will make you want to vomit. Yesterday, anti-abortion activist Live Action released an edited video of “sting operations” at Planned Parenthood, which…

Jessica Wakeman | February 2, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: How Does Your State Fare On Abortion Rights?

Where does your state stand on abortion rights? This post gives a state-by-state rundown of anti-abortion bills in all 50 states. [Ms. Magazine]
The senior human resources manager at…

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