Posts tagged "womens health"

Mommie Dearest: Let’s Talk About The Placenta

It always amuses me when something concerning pregnancy, birth, or parenting pops up as a “trend.” Odds are, that “trend” has been in practice for ages, but most likely in non-urban,…

Avital Norman Nathman | May 7, 2014 - 2:00 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

Here, Dr. Drew, Take My “Garbage Bag Diagnosis” — Really, I Want You To Take It

Last week, a caller on the syndicated call-in radio program “Loveline” prefaced his question by listing the symptoms of his fiancée’s endometriosis. The radio show’s host, Dr. Drew, cut him

Collier Meyerson | April 30, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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

Cardinal Dolan: Women Can Get Birth Control “At 7-11″

Catholic Cardinal Dolan said non-religious businesses shouldn’t be required to cover contraception in their health care plans, because women can get their birth control at “7-11 or any shop…

Jessica Wakeman | April 21, 2014 - 6:00 pm

7 Things You Can Do In Your 20s To Keep Your Eyesight From Going To Pot Later On

Good vision is something that many of us take for granted, but that can change in the blink of an eye! There are simple things we should be doing, even…

Mona Finston For Prevent Blindness | April 19, 2014 - 11:00 am

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

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Affordable Care Act’s Contraception Coverage

Today the Supreme Court heard challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to cover preventative care, which was filed by Christian owners of secular businesses who object to covering certain

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2014 - 6:30 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

While We Fight For Birth Control Coverage, Medicare Is Spending Millions On Penis Pumps

We know that conservative Republicans go batshit insane over the idea of the Affordable Healthcare Act covering preventative health care like birth control. But thanks to “The Daily Show,” we…

Claire Hannum | March 13, 2014 - 4:30 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

Kickass Woman of the Day: British Teen Fahma Mohamed Takes A Stand Against Female Genital Mutilation

Fahma Mohamed, a 17-year-old British student, is determined to make female genital mutation (FGM) a thing of the past in the UK. The process is intended to prevent sex from…

Claire Hannum | February 6, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Family Of Brain Dead Pregnant Woman Being Kept Alive By Texas Hospital Goes To Court

Yesterday, the family of Marlise Munoz filed an emergency motion against the Texas hospital asking them to take her off life support so they can bury her body. Thirty-three-year-old Marlise,…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Ladies: Mike Huckabee Says If You Use Contraception, You Can’t Control Your Libido

“If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each…

Jessica Wakeman | January 23, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Sarah Silverman & Zach Galifianakis Raise $20,000 For The Texas Abortion Fund

Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Retta, Jen Kirkman and others raised around $20,000 at a comedy show on Sunday night called “A Night Of A Thousand Vaginas” to benefit the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Kansas School Removes Sex Ed Poster Because It’s About Sex

Incredible news, everyone! A “concerned parent” in Kansas just discovered something groundbreaking: if you hide the suggestion of sexual activity from 13-year-olds entirely, it will prevent them from engaging in…

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

Israel Might Cover Cost Of Abortions Next Year For All Women Age 20 To 33

Throughout 2014, Israel could cover the cost of all abortions for women age 20 to 33, regardless of their reason for needing the procedure.

Is it just me…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2013 - 5:30 pm
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