Browsing All posts tagged under »Vaginal Ultrasound«

Eggs Are People Too!

March 21, 2012


The Nation, March 21, 2012 by Patricia J. Williams It’s an interesting time to ponder the meaning of life and death in the eyes of the law. On one hand, Christian conservatives increasingly seek to sacralize embryos from the moment of conception. On the other, the Supreme Court just heard a case that, among other […]

In attempt to sway lawmakers, abortion foes demonstrate live ultrasounds inside Idaho Capitol

March 21, 2012


Washington Post, March 21, 2012 by Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Capitol was part medical clinic, part reality TV show and all cultural battlefield on Wednesday, as an anti-abortion advocate secured a basement meeting room to conduct live ultrasound procedures on six women before a mostly female audience of 150. Some were ejected […]

Idaho Lawmaker, Suggests Women Use Rape As Excuse For Abortions

March 20, 2012


Huffington Post, March 20, 2012 by Laura Bassett The sponsor of an Idaho mandatory ultrasound bill, state Sen. Chuck Winder, made some highly controversial comments Monday during his closing arguments, suggesting women might falsely use rape as an excuse to obtain an abortion. Just before the Idaho’s Senate passed the bill, which requires woman to […]

Key Findings: Threats to Choice

March 19, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice America, 2012 In 2011, anti-choice lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures across the country attacked women’s health and took every opportunity to restrict further the right to choose. In Congress, the anti-choice leadership of the House of Representatives declared blocking women’s access to legal abortion care a “top priority.” The House took eight […]

The GOP is obsessed with women’s bodies

March 17, 2012


The Globe and Mail, Saturday March 15, 2012 by Margaret Wente What’s the matter with the Republicans? Okay, don’t snicker – what isn’t the matter with them. But it’s a serious question. Republicans haven’t always been completely crazy; they used to talk about the economy, jobs and other things that matter to the U.S. electorate. […]

‘We Have No Choice’: One Woman’s Ordeal with Texas’ New Sonogram Law

March 15, 2012


Texas Observer, March 15, 2012 by Carolyn Jones Halfway through my pregnancy, I learned that my baby was ill. Profoundly so. My doctor gave us the news kindly, but still, my husband and I weren’t prepared. Just a few minutes earlier, we’d been smiling giddily at fellow expectant parents as we waited for the doctor […]

Key Abortion Restrictions in the States (Interactive Map)

March 6, 2012


Think Progress, March 6, 2012 by Igor Volsky Conservative lawmakers around country have introduced legislation that would not only limit women’s access to abortion services, but also severely interfere with their reproductive health decisions. The bills — ranging from requiring women to hear ultrasounds before undergoing an abortion to significantly limiting when physicians can perform […]

Is Virginia’s ultrasound bill the future of abortion regulation?

February 18, 2012


Washington Post, February 18, 2012 by Sarah Kliff A Virginia law that would mandate ultrasounds prior to an abortion is gaining steam — and coming under intense criticism — as it heads to Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell’s desk. Virginia’s House of Delegates and Senate have both passed the bill, while the governor has spoken favorably […]

Mandatory ultrasound bill giant step back for women

May 19, 2011


Houston Chronicle Opinion, May 7, 2011 by Beverly McPhail Sunday is Mother’s Day, when women are celebrated for their roles as loving and dedicated mothers. However, this year the celebration is diminished with the passage of the mandatory ultrasound bill, which attempts to control and constrain women’s very choices about becoming mothers. According to the […]