Haven't Had Your Soul Ripped Out Through Your Chest Today? Read This.

Sorry in advance for what I'm about to do to you lovely people, but I can't be alone in these feelings anymore. Ariel Levy's essay in the latest issue of the New Yorker is devastating, grim, bleak, and... beautiful. And it's the best thing I've read, on the internet or elsewhere, in a long time. » 11/11/13 6:45pm 11/11/13 6:45pm

Salvadoran Woman Who Miscarried Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail

When 19 year-old Glenda Xiomara Cruz showed up to her local public hospital mid-miscarriage, she had no idea that she was pregnant in the first place. A pregnancy test she took in May was negative, and her body did not seem to change much throughout the previous months.

But the hospital staff, suspecting her of… » 10/21/13 6:30pm 10/21/13 6:30pm

Gwyneth Paltrow Says She Nearly Died During a Miscarriage

During a very personal interview that the Mail's Sunday You magazine handles with surprising delicacy, Gwyneth Paltrow was asked whether she'd ever want to add another child to her cozy den of carbohydrate-free meals, yoga cocoons and Iron Man movies. Maybe, she said, but that near-death miscarriage experience has… » 3/17/13 11:30am 3/17/13 11:30am

Leaked Savita Halappanavar Report Makes the Hospital Look Really,…

Savita Halappanavar died in an Irish hospital last October, a full week after the 31-year-old dentist came in with back pain and was found to be miscarrying, because doctors refused to remove the fetus until its heartbeat officially stopped. Abortions are illegal in Ireland except in cases where the mother's life… » 2/14/13 1:55pm 2/14/13 1:55pm

Ireland Health Watchdog Organization To Investigate Death of Savita…

Ireland's government-funded Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) watchdog organization has announced that they're launching an investigation into the death of Savita Halappanavar, the 31-year-old dentist who was denied an abortion after doctors informed her that she would miscarry but could not remove the… » 11/24/12 12:30pm 11/24/12 12:30pm

Should You Tell Your Facebook Friends You've Had a Miscarriage?

People are comfortable sharing almost any kind of news on Facebook these days—from "I am so wasted right now" (good to know, bro) to "My dog/father/hairstylist/favorite physicist died today"—but there's one area that remains complicated, difficult to navigate Facebook territory: miscarriages. » 3/29/12 2:40pm 3/29/12 2:40pm

Jay-Z's Mention of Beyoncé's Miscarriage Is Actually Groundbreaking

Jay-Z's new track, "Glory," is notable not just because it celebrates his newborn daughter with wife Beyoncé, but also because it makes reference to a previous miscarriage — and it's incredibly rare that a male celebrity does that. As music critic Ann Powers questioned yesterday on Twitter: "Has a rapper ever spoken… » 1/10/12 3:30pm 1/10/12 3:30pm

Rick Santorum's Anti-Abortion Politics Would Have Killed His Own Wife…

Let's get down to brass tacks: Presidential candidate Rick Santorum, Personhood Pledge-signing, Griswold vs. Connecticut-opposing, Mr. Ban Abortion in All Circumstances With No Exception for the Life of the Mother, believes that the actions of his own wife should be treated as criminal. Why? Because, back in 1996, his… » 1/05/12 1:10pm 1/05/12 1:10pm

The Duggars' Video Message To Their Miscarried Child Is For You Too,…

When pictures leaked from the memorial service the Duggars held for Jubilee Shalom, the daughter they lost earlier this month, it was unclear if they were actually intended for public consumption. Now we have an answer, since the Duggars have posted a four and a half minute video featuring one of the shots on their… » 12/28/11 12:10pm 12/28/11 12:10pm

DIY Abortions Will Be 2012's Hottest New Trend


Hey, girls, wanna know what's going to be hot in 2012? With funding being slashed for Planned Parenthood left and right and a group of nutjobs who think zygotes and corporations are people running for President, next year it's going to be super hard to afford a fancy storebought abortion. What to do? Do it yourself,… » 12/20/11 7:20pm 12/20/11 7:20pm

Duggars Share Photos Of Miscarried Baby At Memorial

Few among us have never made a judgey comment about the Duggars, however everyone's trying to be sensitive in light of the sad news that Michelle Duggar suffered a miscarriage. But now there's this bit of holy shit: TMZ is running dead fetus photos that the Duggars distributed at Jubilee Shalom Duggar's memorial… » 12/14/11 9:05pm 12/14/11 9:05pm

Child Of Rape Victim Is Now A Charming Anti-Choice Personhood Fanatic

On November 8, Mississippians will vote on Initiative 26, an amendment to their state's constitution declares that life begins at the moment of conception. If enacted, the measure will effectively outlaw all abortion, IVF, embryonic stem cell research, and many forms of birth control. The driving force behind this and… » 10/21/11 5:15pm 10/21/11 5:15pm

Doctors May Be Diagnosing Healthy Pregnancies As Miscarriages

Usually when we talk about the misuse of ultrasound technology it has to do with women being forced into interacting with a fetus when they just want an abortion. However, a frightening new study found that the test doctors use to determine whether or not women have miscarried may be flawed. That means that women may… » 10/14/11 1:25pm 10/14/11 1:25pm

Woman Sues Over Ex-Boyfriend's Heinous Miscarriage Billboard

Last month, a billboard went up in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Carrying the endorsement of New Mexico Right To Life, it announced that a woman had decided to "kill our child." Now the woman, Nani Lawrence, who apparently had a miscarriage, has successfully sued to have the billboard taken down and be granted an order of… » 6/07/11 1:30pm 6/07/11 1:30pm