Browsing All posts tagged under »reproductive health«

One Among Many Women Whose Stories Michigan Lawmakers Don’t Want Us to Hear

June 8, 2012


RH Reality Check, June 8, 2012 by Angi Becker Stevens When she was pregnant with her second child, Jenni Lane of Ann Arbor, MI, was given a routine ultrasound at 18 weeks. Jenni, her husband, and their young daughter were delighted to learn they would be adding a baby boy to their family. But later […]

Members Of New GOP Women’s Caucus Voted Against Equality For Women

May 22, 2012


Think Progress, May 22, 2012 by Josh Israel The 24 Republican Congresswomen in the U.S. House announcedyesterday that they have joined to form the Women’s Policy Committee, a caucus aimed at “raising the profile of GOP women in their roles as lawmakers, highlighting their diverse achievements and providing a unique, unified voice on a wide […]

Use Republicans’ Tricks Against Them: 14 Pro-Women Laws Dems Should Fight for, Even if They Won’t Pass

May 18, 2012


AlterNet, May 18, 2012 by Irin Carmon We are at a political moment that yields headlines like Politico’s recent “GOP scrambles to assuage women’s groups.” Such copy must have delighted Democrats on the Hill: It means they had managed to back Republicans into a corner. Said scramble was over the Violence Against Women Act, which contains expanded protections that […]

Melinda Gates’ New Crusade: Investing Billions in Women’s Health

May 7, 2012


The Daily Beast, May 7, 2012 by Michelle Goldberg She plans to use the Gates Foundation’s billions to revolutionize contraception worldwide. The Catholic right is pushing back. Is she ready for the political firestorm ahead? In the 12 years since Melinda Gates and her husband, Bill, created the Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic organization, […]

Okla. governor inks another anti-abortion bill

May 1, 2012

0, May 1, 2012 by AP OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill that places new restrictions on doctors who prescribe abortion inducing drugs.  Fallin signed 11 bills on Tuesday, including one requiring physicians who prescribe RU-486 — or mifepristone — to be physically present when the drug is first provided […]

Holding Birth Control Hostage

April 30, 2012


Mother Jones, April 30, 2012 by Stephanie Mencimer Doctors still require women to submit to cancer screenings and pelvic exams to get birth control pills. Scientists say that shouldn’t happen. Recently, my doctor gave me an ultimatum: Come in for a pelvic exam, or I won’t refill your birth control pills. The problem arose after […]

No One Called Me a Slut

April 14, 2012


New York Times, April 14, 2012 by Susan Heath TWO weeks ago, a bomb went off outside a Wisconsin abortion center. In recent years, several states have passed or tried to pass laws requiring women seeking legal, constitutionally protected procedures to first undergo medical examinations. A young woman has been called a slut after testifying […]

Whose personhood?

April 9, 2012


Duke Chronicle, April 9, 2012 by Joline Doedens As a self-proclaimed theory nerd, I have spent the majority of my Duke career trying to answer what may seem like superfluous questions. What is epistemology? Phenomenology? Post-structuralism? All of these lead to the ultimate question: What is a person? Needless to say, I never anticipated that […]

Georgia Rep Wants To Force Women To Carry Stillborn Fetuses…Like Cows Do

March 13, 2012


Blisstree, March 13, 2012 by Deborah Dunham In today’s news about more men who want to control women’s bodies, Georgia’s state representative, Terry England, wants to force us to carry stillborn fetuses to term–just like cows and pigs do, he says. Because, you know, women are just like barnyard animals. England was speaking on the […]

Susie Essman Wisely Suggests We Turn Our Uteruses Into Corporations

January 27, 2012


Jezebel, January 27, 2012 by Cassie Murdoch If anyone could school the Republicans on reproductive rights, it’d probably be Susie Essman’s no-bullshit character on Curb Your Enthusiasm. She’d insult them so hard their heads would spin, and then she’d have them under her command. It’s too bad she’s fictional, but fortunately the real Susie Essman […]