war on women

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Arizona doctors required to give substandard care for medical abortion

Imagine you want health care. You go to your doctor who recommends a medication. Your doctor tells you that the medication used to be prescribed one way 14 years ago, but very rigorous, more recent studies indicate a lower dose is just as effective. And has fewer side effects. And is less expensive. You are … Continue reading

Texas Lieutenant Governor candidates think brain death shouldn’t apply in pregnancy

Yes, you read that right. The four horsemen of the apocalypse candidates for Lieutenant Governor in Texas think that you can’t be dead until you are not pregnant and dead. According to the Star-Telegram when the four candidates for Lieutenant Governor were asked about the Muñoz case, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, Land … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton cuts hair, loses negotiating skills.

Oscar De La Renta reports that he was unsuccessful when he told Hillary Clinton to cut her hair, so who is behind this whole new shorter ‘do fiasco? The world needs to know. It has been hush-hush ever since her mother first recognized her abilities. Being smart as a whip, a Yale graduate, a lawyer, and a … Continue reading

Anatomy of a coat hanger abortion

The coat hanger isn’t sterile. It isn’t even clean. If the woman, or girl, is alone she thrusts it blindly upwards into the vagina. She’s hoping it will get into her uterus and do something. She may or may not know that to get into the uterus the coat hanger has to navigate the small … Continue reading

OB/GYNs denounce Texas abortion legislation as dangerous precedent

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released the following statement today about Texas Senate Bill 1 and House BIll 2:   Washington, DC – The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) strongly opposes Senate Bill 1 (formerly Senate Bill 5 in the previous session) and House Bill 2 under consideration in the Texas … Continue reading

Mandatory ultrasound law was germane to filibuster of sb5

Last night people around the country were riveted by Sen. Wendy Davis (D- Fort Worth) and her filibuster against Texas Senate Bill (sb5). This bill would have resulted in legislation that dangerously interferes with the practice of medicine, could risk the lives of women, and would essentially limit abortion to 5 clinics in the state. … Continue reading

When judges force doctors to abandon evidence based medicine

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued a press release today regarding legislative interference and health care decisions. Specifically, the release states that: Government should not interfere with the patient-physician relationship without a substantial public health justification. The full Statement of Policy was approved by ACOG’s Executive Board. Some recent examples of government … Continue reading

6 reasons why Plan B should be available without an ID

The Food and Drug Administration just cleared Plan B for women ages 15 and up. Not only did the age limit get lowered, Plan B and its generic equivalents will be on the shelves with all the other over the counter medications. The caveat, you need ID. While I applaud the lowering the age limit … Continue reading

Dear Ireland, the answer to allowing medical necessary abortion isn’t an inquisition

The coroner and jury in the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar arrived at the same conclusions that I have long held: that the prohibitive Irish abortion law played a role. Ms. Halappanavar needed her uterus evacuated before Wednesday (preferably on the Monday), but under current Irish law a woman apparently has be waiting … Continue reading

Savita Halappanavar’s inquest: the three questions that must be answered

Savita Halappanavar was admitted at on a Sunday to Galway hospital at 17 weeks into her pregnancy with ruptured membranes, a dilated cervix, and an elevated white blood cell count (a marker of infection). It is clear that her diagnosis was chorioamnionitis, an infection of the fetal membranes. When left untreated the bacteria of chorioamnionitis march … Continue reading

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