Posts tagged "reproductive rights"

These Are Some Of The Texas House Democrats Who Stand Against The State’s Anti-Abortion Legislation

Yesterday, the Texas state House of Representatives tentatively passed sweeping abortion restrictions, including a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and tougher rules for abortion clinics that will…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 10, 2013 - 11:40 am

Wisconsin Judge Blocks Abortion Law

A federal judge in Wisconsin temporarily blocked an aspect of a new law restricting abortion which would require doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30…

Jessica Wakeman | July 9, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Battle Over Abortion Restrictions Rages On In Texas

Texas is heatin’ up, and it isn’t just the weather: for the past few weeks, pro-choice and anti-abortion activists have battled it out outside the statehouse in Austin over the

Daley Quinn | July 9, 2013 - 4:30 pm

A True Account From Monday’s “Stand For Texas Women” Rally

After attending the “Stand With Texas Women”  rally in Austin on Monday, I think I have to reconsider my aversion to calling myself a Texas woman. The pro-choice rally, which…

Daley Quinn | July 4, 2013 - 12:00 pm

North Carolina’s State Senate Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

This morning, North Carolina’s state senate advanced a bill to further restrict abortion rights in the state. The bill the Senate voted on was supposed to be about prohibiting Islamic…

Jessica Wakeman | July 3, 2013 - 11:45 am

It’s Time For A Sex Strike, Texas Ladies

Pro-choice Texas women are being urged to hold a “Lysistratra”-style sex strike against their anti-abortion boyfriends and husbands over the SB5 anti-abortion bill. Y’all tell us if you need…

Jessica Wakeman | July 2, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Stand With Texas Women: Photos & Videos From Today’s Rally As Rick Perry Calls Special Session To Vote On SB5

Today, the Texas state legislature will vote on Senate Bill 5 in a special session called by Texas Governor Rick Perry, following last week’s successful filibuster of the bill, which…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 1, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Ohio Put A Lot Of Restrictions On Abortion Last Night

Last night, Ohio’s Governor John Kasich signed a host of restrictions on abortion into law, which went into effect today. Like other Republicans before him, Governor Kasich placed these legal…

Jessica Wakeman | July 1, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Study: Men Should Be Included In Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention

Men should be included in strategizing ways to prevent unplanned pregnancies, according to a new study by the Guttmacher Institute. Researchers looked at data from the 2006 to 2010 National…

Daley Quinn | June 27, 2013 - 10:20 am

Thanks To Senator Wendy Davis And Texas’s Feminist Army, #SB5 Is Dead

Early this morning, after a 13-hour filibuster yesterday led by Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, Texas  Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst finally officially ruled that Senate Bill 5 — the devastating anti-abortion bill that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 26, 2013 - 9:00 am

Pro-Choice Activist Secretly Tapes “Crisis Pregnancy Center” Counselor Lying

Kate, a 24-year-old pro-choice activist, went undercover at a so-called “crisis pregnancy center” in Cleveland and secretly taped the counselor doling out medically inaccurate advice, like how emergency contraception…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2013 - 7:30 pm

FDA Approves Morning-After Pill Plan B One-Step For Over The Counter Use

In an enormous victory for women and girls across the nation, the Food and Drug Administration finally approved the Plan B One-Step brand morning-after pill for over-the-counter use. Plan B…

Jessica Wakeman | June 21, 2013 - 11:20 am

The Soapbox: Why Men Need Abortion As Much As Women Do

Liberal guys like me are often kind of squeamish when it comes to talking about abortion. I mean, we support it. We describe ourselves as pro-choice. We share the ridiculous…

Dan Solomon | June 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm

House Of Representatives Passes Ban On Abortion After 20 Weeks

Yesterday, the Republican-dominated House of Representatives advanced a so-called “fetal pain” bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Fortunately, it is not expected to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Texas Congressman Says We Should Ban Abortion Because Fetuses Masturbate

Frisky staffers are not the only ones finding pleasure with their hands between their legs. According to former OB/GYN and now Texas Congressman Micheal Burgess (a Republican, natch), male fetuses…

Daley Quinn | June 18, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Wisconsin Governor Supports Mandating Transvaginal Ultrasounds For Abortion [UPDATE]

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is supporting an anti-abortion bill that is making its way through the state legislature which would require some women seeking first-trimester abortions to have transvaginal…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Not This Crap Again: Republican Trent Franks Says Pregnancy From Rape Is Rare

Wait, I thought the GOP attached nodes onto all white male Republicans’ balls to deliver electric shocks as soon as their lips start to form the words “rape” and “pregnancy”?

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Some Morning-After Pills Available Over The Counter, Appeals Court Rules

The two-pill version of the morning-after pill must be immediately available over-the-counter without age restrictions, a federal appeals court has ruled today. However, the court also upheld a “stay” on…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Beatriz, El Salvador Woman, Finally Has Emergency Abortion

Beatriz, a 22-year-old pregnant woman in El Salvador with serious health issues, has finally had an abortion that will hopefully save her life.

The mother of a 14-month-old…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2013 - 11:40 am

El Salvador Will Allow Beatriz An Emergency Abortion After All

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of El Salavador refused an appeal by a 22-year-old woman with serious health issues to have a lifesaving abortion. Beatriz is 26 weeks pregnant with…

Jessica Wakeman | May 31, 2013 - 12:20 pm
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