Posts tagged "womens health"

Today’s Lady News: ACLU Sues Catholic Bishops Over Abortion Policies At Hospitals

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Catholic bishops for denying medical care to women by refusing to provide the morning-after pill and perform abortions in…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2013 - 6:30 pm

WTF: Pregnant Mother With Bipolar Disorder Sedated, Baby Forcibly Taken From Womb Via C-Section

This story is all kinds of fucked up: a pregnant woman in Essex, UK, was sedated and had her baby forcibly taken from her womb via C-section because she was…

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2013 - 11:00 am

Supreme Court To Take Up Hobby Lobby Birth Control Case

The case filed by Hobby Lobby, a craft store owned by Christians who don’t believe in birth control and refuses to cover it under the Affordable Care Act, is…

Jessica Wakeman | November 26, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Bad News: The Morning After Pill Could Be Less Effective For Women Over 165 Lbs

A European company making a morning-after pill similar to Plan B says it has found its product, Norvelo, to be less effective for women over 165 lbs. and to…

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

Albuquerque Voters Defeat 20-Week Ban On Abortions

Voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico defeated a proposed ban on abortion after 20 weeks in a special election yesterday. The ban would have criminalized all abortions after 20 weeks, including those…

Jessica Wakeman | November 20, 2013 - 11:46 am

Albuquerque, New Mexico Votes Today On 20-Week Abortion Ban

Voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will decide via special election today whether to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.  If the measure passes, Albuquerque will become the  first…

Jessica Wakeman | November 19, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Ireland’s Ban On Abortion Will Be Challenged At The U.N.

Amanda Mellet, a 38-year-old Irishwoman, is filing a petition with the United Nations Human Rights Committee to challenge her country’s ban on abortion. In Ireland, a predominantly Catholic country, abortion…

Claire Hannum | November 13, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Texas Religious Right Now Basically Advocates Kidnapping Women Who Seek Abortions

Fund Texas Women, a nonprofit that helps support women who seek abortions, has warned that anti-choicers are encouraging members of Christian groups in Texas — where abortion rights have just

Jessica Wakeman | November 11, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Not This Crap Again: Horrible Gynecologist Secretly Took Pictures Of His Patients During Exams

How’s this for horrifying? A Baltimore gynecologist was found to have taken thousands of secret photos between his patients’ legs during exams over the course of his career. Dr. Nikita Levy,…

Claire Hannum | November 7, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Appeals Court Allows Texas Anti-Abortion Law To Go Into Effect

Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled that parts of a new anti-abortion law in Texas were unconstitutional and could not go into effect on Tuesday.  That part of the

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2013 - 11:20 am

Texas AG Calls For Repeal Of Abortion Court Decision

Like clockwork, a Texas Attorney General has asked an appeals court to reinstate the part of a new anti-abortion law which was ruled unconstitutional just yesterday. I’m shocked, shocked!

Jessica Wakeman | October 29, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Significant Part Of Texas Abortion Law Is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules

Parts of a new anti-abortion law in Texas are unconstitutional and will not go into effect, a federal judge has ruled. The laws, expected to be enacted on Tuesday,…

Jessica Wakeman | October 28, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Most Women Have Never Been Asked About Domestic Violence By Their Doctors

A whopping 76 percent of women have never been asked about domestic violence during a medical exam, according to a shocking new study from More magazine and the Verizon…

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Virginia’s GOP Candidate Ken Cuccinelli Donated Money To “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has donated money to so-called “crisis pregnancy centers,” anti-abortion groups which present themselves as being medical clinics. CPCs will stop at nothing to…

Jessica Wakeman | October 23, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Colorado Anti-Choicers Get Enough Signatures For Fetal Personhood Ballot Initiative

Anti-abortion activists have been successful in collecting enough signatures to get a fetal personhood ballot initiative for the 2014 election.The initiative will ask voters if they would like to change…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2013 - 4:30 pm

California Has A New Law About Abortion & It’s Actually Good

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill yesterday which authorizes nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform first-trimester abortions. It’s the only bill in the country this year that…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Widower Of Irish Woman Who Died After Being Refused An Abortion Sues Doctors

Praveen Halappanavar, the widower of Savita Halappanavar, the woman who died in an Irish hospital last year after she was refused a medically necessary abortion, is suing the Health…

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Frisky Movie Review: “After Tiller” — On Women And The Abortion Providers Who Trust Them

A few months ago, I chatted with a newly pregnant friend over ice cream. Eventually, after we exhausted the areas of the politics of maternity leave and the excitement of…

Carrie Nelson | September 23, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Pregnant CrossFit Mom Lea-Ann Ellison Inspires Internet Ire For Lifting Weights At Eight Months

Pregnancy is one of life’s beautiful passages. It’s also when a pregnant woman can never do anything right, according to some people. The latest mom-to-be to get raked over the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 20, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Study: North & South Are Increasingly Polarized Over Abortion

Support for legal abortion has dropped in the South yet increased in New England over the past eight years, according to the findings in a new Pew Research Center…

Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2013 - 7:30 pm
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