Posts tagged "womens health"

Republicans Asking Rep. Todd Akin To Drop Out Of Race

Republicans are calling on poorly informed Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of his Senatorial race in Missouri.  Like, begging him: Seriously, please, dude. You are making us look terrible.

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Everyone Thinks Rep. Todd Akin Is A Moron, Except For Those Who Don’t

Amelia is still down on the floor of her bathroom with her hand mirror, trying to find that anti-pregnancy rape mechanism thingamajig [APRMT] inside that will keep her from getting

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2012 - 11:40 am

Longtime Tennessee Abortion Clinic Forced To Close

A longtime abortion clinic in Tennessee is shutting down as the result of a new law called the Life Defense Act, which requires doctors have admitting privileges at local…

Jessica Wakeman | August 17, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Girl Talk: I Had An Abortion

This piece first appeared on Eyelid’s LiveJournal and has been reprinted with her permission. You can read some clarifying background info here.

So uh, don’t freak out, but I…

Eyelid | August 17, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Former Susan G. Komen Exec Karen Handel Writes Anti-Planned Parenthood Book

God bless America, the land where you can resign from your job in shame after doing something douchey and then turn around and blame it on the victim of your…

Jessica Wakeman | August 14, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Gay Rights, Planned Parenthood On Agenda At Democratic National Convention

Next month the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Democratic delegates will nominate President Barack Obama for their candidate. Such events are not just about…

Jessica Wakeman | August 10, 2012 - 3:40 pm

5 Reasons I’m Going To Planned Parenthood’s Youth Organizing & Policy Institutes – And You Should Go, Too

I’m one of the hundreds of people signed up to go to Planned Parenthood’s Youth Organizing & Policy Institutes this fall.  Here are the top five reasons I hope you’ll…

Elizabeth Reaser | August 10, 2012 - 11:00 am

Elizabeth Banks Stands Up For Planned Parenthood

Actress Elizabeth Banks continues to be a magical unicorn from my dreams with this just-released video in support of Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign. Banks talks about why she supports…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2012 - 5:40 pm

A Brief History Of The Pregnancy Test

I was commenting on how packaged pregnancy tests resemble fruit roll ups when my mother told me scientists once injected bunnies with a woman’s urine to determine whether or not…

Susan Finch | August 6, 2012 - 1:00 pm

To Fight Bone Loss, Drink Wine!

Move over, milk, there’s a more fun drink that helps keep women’s bones healthy as they get older: wine. Drinking the equivalent of two small glasses of wine each day…

Newser | August 3, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Court Block’s Arizona’s Ban On Abortions After 20 Weeks

Yesterday, a federal appeals court blocked Arizona from enforcing its ban on abortions after 20 weeks except in order to save the life of the mother or to avert…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2012 - 5:40 pm

D.C. Abortion Ban Proposed Literally The Day After Different D.C. Abortion Ban Is Defeated

It’s not like Congress has anything pressing to do, like encourage job growth! That’s the only reason why literally one day after the House of Representatives failed to advance a…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Ryan Lochte Thinks Women Look Hottest In …WHAT!?

Ladies love Ryan Lochte. And Ryan Lochte loves what on a woman? The (possibly?) most-watched Olympian recently sat down with Women’s Health for a quick interview, where he revealed what…

The Stir | August 1, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Doctors Must Inform Women Of Nonexistent Abortion-Suicide Link, Court Rules

Doctors in South Dakota must inform women of a nonexistent link between having an abortion and a risk of suicide, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling pertains…

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Judge Keeps Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic Open For Now

A federal judge has blocked parts of a law that would effectively force Missisippi’s one remaining abortion clinic to shut down. However, the judge allowed certain restrictions of the MS…

Jessica Wakeman | July 16, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Texas Wants To Ban Doctors From Even Talking About Abortion

Yes, seriously: Texas wants to ban doctors from even talking about — or as Texas puts it, “promoting” — abortion as an option.  Some people really believe ignorance is…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2012 - 5:40 pm

“Queen Of Clown Porn,” Hollie Stevens, Dies Of Breast Cancer At Age 30

I thought a post about the passing of an adult film actress who was known as the “Queen Of Clown Porn” could be interesting. But the illness and death of Hollie…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Judge Blocks Law That Would Have Closed Mississippi’s One Remaining Abortion Clinic

Women in in Mississippi can breathe easy, at least temporarily: at the eleventh hour on Sunday night, a federal judge blocked a law that would have effectively closed the state’s…

Jessica Wakeman | July 2, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Victory For Baltimore “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

“Crisis pregnancy centers” in Baltimore are having their First Amendment rights violated by being required to post notices that state they do not offer abortion referrals or birth…

Jessica Wakeman | June 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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