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Meet The Doctor Who Performs Abortions In Wichita Following Dr. George Tiller’s Murder

Meet Chicago abortion provider Dr. Cheryl Chastine, who travels to Wichita, Kansas, every week to help women terminate pregnancies. Five years ago, Wichita doctor George Tiller was murdered at

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Toni Braxton Thinks God Punished Her For Abortion By Giving Son Autism

“I was suddenly faced with a choice I’d never thought I’d have to make. Amid my major misgivings about abortion, I eventually made the gut-wrenching decision… In my heart, I believed…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Missouri Legislature Advances 3-Day Waiting Period For Abortion

A Missouri bill mandating a three-day waiting period for an abortion is now sitting on the governor’s desk. The state’s Republican-controlled legislature advanced the bill, which would require a…

Jessica Wakeman | May 15, 2014 - 6:30 pm

South Carolina Advances Abortion Ban After 20 Weeks

A subcommittee in South Carolina’s state Senate has advanced a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill provides exceptions for pregnancies resulting from incest, rape and…

Jessica Wakeman | May 6, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Accuses Ex-Fiancée Of Having An Abortion On Facebook

Boxer champ/gross human being Floyd Mayweather, Jr. posted on Facebook Thursday morning an alleged sonogram that he claimed was from his ex-fiancée Shantel Jackson, with a caption that she…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2014 - 10:30 am

Google Admits Ads For “Crisis Pregnancy Ads” Are Deceptive Advertising

Google has agreed to remove search ads for some “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs) after admitting that the ads, which come up in searches for abortion, violate its policy against deceptive…

Jessica Wakeman | April 28, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Not Your Usual Rom-Com: Jenny Slate Is Having An Abortion In “Obvious Child”

Considering that one in three women will have an abortion during her lifetime, we don’t see too many on the big screen. Even in “Knocked Up” and “Juno,” two of…

Jessica Wakeman | April 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Tennessee May Soon Criminalize Drug-Addicted Pregnant Moms

Tennessee’s state legislature has approved a bill that would make it possible to charge pregnant women for assault if they use narcotics during their pregnancy. Critics of the bill…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2014 - 6:30 pm

South Carolina Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

A South Carolina state Senate panel has advanced a bill that justifies a pregnant woman using force against anyone who tries to harm her “unborn child.” Abortion rights supports…

Jessica Wakeman | April 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm

May I Interest You In A Back-Alley Abortion, Madame?

On the terrifying return of the back-alley abortion. [Huffington Post]
A trans woman student at a North Carolina college was hassled by campus security after she used the…

Jessica Wakeman | April 4, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Judge Strikes Down Arkansas’ Ban On Abortion After 12 Weeks

A federal judge stuck down part of an anti-abortion “fetal heartbeat” law in Arkansas which would ban abortions after 12 weeks. Instead, the judge said that fetal viability should…

Jessica Wakeman | March 18, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Montana Abortion Clinic That Survived A Firebombing Attack Was Broken Into & Vandalized

All Families Healthcare, the only clinic in Flathead Valley, Montana, which provides abortions as well as numerous other reproductive health surfaces to women, suffered a break-in and extensive vandalism on…

Jessica Wakeman | March 17, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Talking About Abortion At Book Club

One of the awesome things about having a new book out [The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality] is that sometimes people actually want to talk to you about…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Colorado Is Considering “Fetal Personhood” Bill To Ban Abortion

Colorado’s state legislature is considering a “fetal personhood” bill which would classify a fertilized egg as a “human being.” Such a bill would ban all abortions and possibly ban…

Jessica Wakeman | March 11, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Generic Version Of Plan B Emergency Contraception To Soon Be Available

Two generic versions of the emergency contraception Plan B “morning-after pill” will soon be available over-the-counter for women. The FDA issued a letter on Tuesday stating the purchase of the…

Jessica Wakeman | March 1, 2014 - 9:00 am

Spain Is Close To Banning Abortion

Spain is close to banning all abortions, except in the case of rape or severe risk to the mother’s health. [NPR]
A federal judge ruled that Kentucky must…

Jessica Wakeman | February 27, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: A Pregnant Person Is A Person First

Growing up, I thought the perfect host was a combination of Betty Crocker and Donna Reed: perfect clothes, perfect hair, perfect food, and perfect personality all coming together to ensure…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 27, 2014 - 2:00 pm

I Haven’t Had An Abortion, But I Would

It was a Tuesday afternoon and I was on my therapist’s couch. I described for her an incident over the weekend when I felt sad, deeply sad, for seemingly no…

Jessica Wakeman | February 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Not This Crap Again: Virginia Politician Calls Pregnant Women “Hosts”

You can count on me to never get in the way of you “preventing an unintentional pregnancy.” I’m not actually sure what that means, because if it’s “unintentional” you must…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 24, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Farrah Abraham Wanted An Abortion But Her Mom Said “That’s Not Going To Happen”

“She wanted to go get an abortion. … Then I turned to her and I just said, ‘We don’t believe in that. That’s a real person inside of you and…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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