On Friday, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted an injunction against the continued distribution of secretly recorded videos by anti-abortion activists. The deceptively edited videos—portions of which have already been released—David Daleiden’s Center for Medical Progress…
In a recommendation aimed at the reasonable and laudable purpose of decreasing the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome, the CDC has significantly overshot their mark by recommending that women who are (1) of childbearing age and (2) not on birth control stop drinking.
Like most of the pregnant population in the Western Hemisphere, I’ve spent the past weeks unusually engrossed by the spread of the Zika virus. In case you have not been joining me in Googling “Zika” while clutching your baby bump in terror, here’s the gist: the virus, spread by mosquitoes and multiplying in the…
Pregnant women in Brazil who are infected with Zika—a virus suspected of causing birth defects—are prohibited from having an abortion. That’s prompting a group of lawyers, activists, and scientists to demand that the country’s supreme court make an exception.
The Florida House of Representatives has decided to move forward with several bills that would all but ban abortions in the state, including one that would make performing an abortion a felony.
On Monday, the Supreme Court forbade North Dakota from enforcing a “fetal heart beat law” which would ban abortions if a heartbeat is detected, even as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, according to the Associated Press.
I bet pro-lifers were pretty P.O.ed this weekend when their events kept getting derailed by unwelcome intruders. First, D.C.’s March for Life was hampered by an inconvenient blizzard, then, San Francisco’s Walk for Life had to contend with a bunch of topless feminists.
On Wednesday, every licensed physician in the state of Oklahoma received an email from the Oklahoma Medical Board reminding them about HB 1409, a law requiring all doctors either performing an abortion or referring their patient to abortion services, to obtain “informed consent” at least 72 hours before the abortion…
Republican lawmakers in Ohio are planning on introducing legislation that would require women who have undergone abortions at clinics or been treated for a miscarriage to sign a form designating burial or cremation of the fetal remains.
Last week, a United Nations working group focused on discrimination against women in the United States published their findings—they are bad, bad findings.
Yesterday, we wrote about presidential candidate John Kasich’s abysmal record on reproductive rights in Ohio. Today, FiveThirtyEight published a great article breaking down the facts: since entering office in 2011, Kasich has signed into law all 16 anti-abortion measures introduced, and under his watch, just under…
A police official in Colorado Springs has identified the Planned Parenthood shooter as 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear. Dear entered a Planned Parenthood clinic Friday with an “assault-style rifle” and opened fire at the health center. After a nearly five-hour shootout, Dear was taken into custody last night. He killed…
Two new laws in California and Oregon will allow women to forgo with a visit to the gynecologist in order to obtain a prescription for birth control. The New York Times reports that in the next few months, women will be able to get a prescription for contraception directly from a pharmacist.
Between 100,000 and 240,000 Texas women ages 18 to 49 have attempted to terminate their own pregnancies without medical assistance, according to new research.
On Friday, the Peruvian government announced that attention to the victims of forced sterilization was now a matter of national interest. With the declaration comes the creation of a National Registry of Forced Sterilization Victims as a way to facilitate their care.
The excerpt below comes from The Feminist Utopia Project, an anthology of essays and art that imagines what a feminist world could look like, featuring contributions by Melissa Harris-Perry and Sheila Heti. Writer Gloria Malone lays out a fictional schedule for a young parent, with a simplicity that makes a radically…
Jessica Mann, a 33-year-old social worker, is in her third trimester of pregnancy with her third child. Instead of resting and getting ready for the baby, she is fighting a battle with her Catholic hospital, which has refused to grant her a potentially life-saving procedure.
At 3:30 a.m. on Friday morning, a Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman, WA was set on fire. Investigators have determined the cause of the fire to be arson.
Chris Christie, on the Prez 2016 stump, is out here asking the truly important questions such as, Is he a good Catholic? Even though has he used birth control other than the rhythm method?
The Los Angeles Superior Court issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday prohibiting the ironically-named Center for Medical Progress from releasing its latest video, which features officials from fetal tissue provider StemExpress.