Posts tagged "ultrasound"

Pat Robertson: Satanic Covens Use Facebook To Curse Unborn Children

Pat Robertson, who is still somehow not dead yet, fielded a question on Tuesday morning from a viewer concerned over her daughter’s predilection for posting her ultrasound pictures on Facebook.
Cynthia writes:
My daughter is pregnant with her first child (my first grandchild) and obviously there is a lot of rejoicing and excitement. Young parent…

Robyn Pennacchia / February 17, 2015

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 are masturbating as well!

“Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movement that are purposeful,” Burgess explained during a House…

Daley Quinn / June 18, 2013

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.

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…

Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2012

Whoa, Check Out “Texas Observer”‘s Provocative Cover On Anti-Abortion Politics

Tell us what you really think, Texas Observer. This is the magazine’s April 2012 cover: a provocative rebuke to Texas’ forced ultrasound law for women seeking an abortion and just who (faceless, white males) is behind it. I think it’s incredible. Thoughts? [TexasObserver.org]…

Jessica Wakeman / March 30, 2012

Idaho To Vote On Bill Forcing Ultrasound Before Abortion

Idaho’s state senate may vote as early as today on a bill that will force women to get a medically unnecessary ultrasound before terminating an unwanted pregnancy. Anti-abortion activists say forcing a woman to have an ultrasound gives her “more information” before an abortion. Pro-choice activists and doctors say this is just another a tactic…

Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2012

Virginia Advances Anti-Abortion “Fetal Personhood” And “Transvaginal Ultrasound” Bills

Virginia politicians advanced two extreme and extremely disturbing anti-abortion bills yesterday — Valentine’s Day, for God’s sake! One is a so-called “fetal personhood” amendment, which would criminalize all abortions by declaring that a fertilized egg is a person. 

The state’s Republican-controlled House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed the “fetal personhood” bill, which now head…

Jessica Wakeman / February 15, 2012

The Soapbox: On The 39th Anniversary Of “Roe Vs. Wade”

Yesterday, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I stopped to be grateful. I am grateful that my 22-year-old daughter has the right to her reproductive freedom and access to abortion. I am grateful that I was able to get an abortion when I needed one when having a child was not an option —…

Andy Kopsa / January 23, 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…

Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2011

Today’s Lady News: North Carolina’s Ultrasound Before Abortion Law Challenged

The ACLU and several other rights groups have filed a lawsuit against North Carolina’s new state law requiring a pregnant woman receive an ultrasound and hear an explanation about the fetus’ stage of development before terminating a pregnancy. The lawsuit argues that its unethical for abortion providers to require women to listen to “state-mandated…

Jessica Wakeman / October 4, 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…

Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2011

Doctors Can’t Force Texas Women To View Ultrasound Before Abortions, Judge Rules

A federal judge has struck down parts of an extreme Texas law going that would require a doctor to show a woman — including a rape victim — an ultrasound, describe the development of the fetus, and give her headphones to listen to a fetal heartbeat before an abortion. Doctors who refused to do these…

Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2011

Michigan Bill Would Require Doctors Offer “Keepsake Ultrasounds” To Women Seeking Abortions

There’s a now famous spoof from The Onion News Network about a fake Arkansas law that would require women to pick a baby name and paint her nursery pink or blue before having an abortion. Well, Michigan is marching towards making that spoof a reality: a Republican state senator has proposed a bill that would…

Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 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…

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…

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…

Jessica Wakeman / February 18, 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…

Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Missouri Women Seeking Abortion Must Legally Be Told Life Begins At Conception

A Missouri law will go into effect August 28 that requires doctors to give women seeking an abortion a pamphlet that reads, “The life of each human being begins at conception. Abortion will terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being.” The law also requires women to meet in person with a…

Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2010

Today’s Lady News: North Dakota Clinic Tries To Stop Mandatory Ultrasounds Before Abortions

The only abortion clinic in North Dakota wants thwart a state law requiring them to show a pregnant woman an ultrasound 24 hours before her abortion is scheduled. [Feministing]
Two Democrats, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT) and Rep. Tim Ryan (OH), introduced a bill today seeking “common ground” on abortion, called the “Preventing Unintended Pregnancies,…

Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2009

Cell Phone Works As An Ultrasound Machine

Washington University engineers have figured out how to turn a smartphone into an ultrasound machine. This cellphone displays data from a USB ultrasound probe, which could allow for increased prenatal care in developing countries as a cell phone and probe are easier to transport and cost less than a regular ultrasound machine. Researchers say we…

Annika Harris / May 13, 2009