Posts tagged "sonogram"

Michigan Republicans Think Women Should Be Forced To Have Invasive, Medically Unnecessary Transvaginal Ultrasounds Before An Abortion

Women would be forced to have invasive, medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds two hours before having an abortion if Republicans in Michigan get their way. A male Republican in Michigan's state House of Representatives introduced a bill earlier this week similar to the one Virginia eventually backed-off of last year after public outcry.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2013

A 3D Replica Of Your Fetus Is A Thing You Can Get

No, that's not the world's creepiest ice cube — it's "Shape Of An Angel," a 3D ultrasound. An MRI scans your fetus and a tiny replica is printed out in a 3D printer, hovering midair in clear resin and encased in a jewelry box. (Because why not display your 3D fetus to guests inside a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2012

Sonogram Pregnancy Portraits Kinda Creep Me Out

I usually try really, really hard to not be judge-y of the choices pregnant women and parents make. Planning on giving birth on your couch? God speed (though I will probably choose to sit elsewhere the next time I come over).  Want to breastfeed your 4-year-old? In public? Have at it! Let your toddlers ru…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 18, 2012

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 required to position the screen of the ultrasound test facing the woman, although the woman is not required by law to look at it. She will…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2011

Anti-Abortion Activists Bring Ultrasounds To Congress

Anti-abortion activists will bring their "Voices from the Womb" project to Capital Hill on October 13 when they perform ultrasounds on expectant mothers to "introduce" congressional employees to fetuses at 12 weeks and 18 weeks. Their hope is that politicians will "hear the beating heart" and "clearly see their fingers and toes," which will make…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2011

Florida Wants Women To View Ultrasound Before An Abortion

The "Woman’s Right to Know Act" sounds so innocuous, doesn't it? Of course women have a right to know! Alas, when it comes to restricting abortion access, it's never innocuous. The "Woman’s Right to Know Act," passed by a Florida House subcommittee on Tuesday, would require women to view an ultrasound of her fetus before…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2011

Texas Politicians Want Rape Victims To Hear Description Of Fetus, Get Ultrasound Before Abortion

Texas, you are rivaling South Dakota in anti-abortion suckitude: the state's House of Representatives approved anti-abortion legislation that many would call downright cruel. A woman who is a victim of rape or incest, or one whose much-desired fetus has dangerous fetal abnormalities, would be required to get an ultrasound and listen to a description of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Will Texas Make Abortion More Difficult For Women?

Texas' state senate passed a bill last night which requires a woman seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound and be read a physical description of the fetus' current development. Women would not be required to look at the sonogram or listen to the heartbeat and there is an exception made for women or girl…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 18, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Texas Governor Takes Aim At Abortion Rights

Texas Governor Rick Perry wants to fast-track a bill requiring women seeking abortions to have a sonogram taken of the fetus, hear a doctor's description of its development, and listen to its heartbeat. Perry extolled the bill while speaking at an anti-abortion rally on the 38th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. [Yahoo News] A committee…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 26, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Don’t Abort The Next Son Of God, Ladies!

Be careful, pro-choice, ladies: you could be aborting the next son of God! [USA Today] A source claims Google gave a $6 million bonus to a female engineer who was simultaneously being wooed by Facebook and Google reportedly wanted to diversify the dude-liness of their team. [Gawker] If you haven't watched this video of a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2010

Quick Pic: Sonogram Cakes!

If you’re not quite artistic enough to make one of those diaper cake things people always give at baby showers, maybe this gift will be a little more up your alley. A sonogram cake! It may seem a little icky at first, but it’s totally foolproof and most likely delicious. Just get a pic of…

By: Justine Fields / July 30, 2009