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Ben Carson mansplains there is only a war on what’s inside of women not actually on women

This is what Dr. Ben Carson said about the GOP war on women: “There may be a war on what’s inside of women, but there is no war on women in this country.” Ben Carson: There a ‘war on what’s inside of women, but not a war on women’ http://t.co/s8OhF9psUq pic.twitter.com/Bop6NAYqIg — Raw Story (@RawStory) … Continue reading

Ben Carson has still not answered the right questions about his fetal tissue research

The Washington Post interviewed Dr. Ben Carson about my post from yesterday that disclosed his use of fetal tissue in research. Defending his work he told David Weigel, “If you’re killing babies and taking the tissue, that’s a very different thing than taking a dead specimen and keeping a record of it.”  But the tissue … Continue reading

Ben Carson did research on 17 week fetal tissue

Dr. Ben Carson, GOP nominee hopeful, told Fox’s Megyn Kelly that “There’s nothing that can’t be done without fetal tissue” and that the benefits of fetal tissue have been “over promised” and the results have “very much under-delivered.” Carson also said, “At 17 weeks, you’ve got a nice little nose and little fingers and hands … Continue reading

What Rand Paul and Ben Carson don’t know about GYN could fill several textbooks

Sen. Rand Paul and Ben Carson, two GOP hopefuls who are also physicians, have called for defunding of Planned Parenthood. Yesterday I spoke at the #WomenBetrayed Rally in DC about defunding @PPact. Thanks to @Students4LifeHQ https://t.co/KwbutpMkAK — Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 29, 2015 This is based not in science, but on heavily edited videos … Continue reading

Congress is trying to ban abortion at 22 weeks, not 20. It’s still wrong, but facts matter.

Headlines today suggest that congress is attempting to ban abortion at 20 weeks. Except they’re not. Congress might think they are enacting a 20 weeks ban. Many lay people might think they are. Many news sites might be calling it a 20 week ban. Life News might think it’s a 20 week ban. But it … Continue reading

When there is no one skilled enough to do a D & E

“Dr. Gunter, I think, uh, there’s a fetal skull in the abdomen,” my resident said with that hesitancy that says I want you to tell me I’m wrong. The first time you diagnose something that is very bad you actually hope you are mistaken and want someone more senior to reassure you that you are … Continue reading

Fetal heart beat bills and the babyfication of the embryo

The Ohio House just passed a “fetal heart beat” bill, which is the first step on the road to legislation that would ban abortion after embryonic cardiac activity. Embryonic cardiac activity is typically seen by 6 weeks gestation (42 days into the pregnancy or about 2 weeks after a missed period), which is before many … Continue reading

Your OB can get you jailed for a miscarriage and there’s not much you can do about it

Purvi Patel was sentenced today for having a premature delivery that ended in stillbirth. She was given 20 years in jail, 10 years suspended, and 5 years probation for neglect and 6 years for the feticide conviction that will run concurrently. For those unfamiliar with the case Ms. Patel received no prenatal care and was … Continue reading

If Purvi Patel delivered in hospital she could have declined neonatal care, but she delivered at home so faces jail

Purvi Patel faces 70 years in jail for delivering a premature baby at home and believing her fetus was stillborn. She was found guilty of feticide and neglect. I want to put these frightening abuses of her legal rights aside for a moment… The fact that she was questioned immediately after an anesthetic. We don’t … Continue reading

Purvi Patel faces 70 years in jail for a premature delivery

Purvi Patel was found guilty of both feticide and child neglect in Indiana in February and now faces 70 years in jail. A jury deliberated for about 5 hours even though there are no facts supporting either the feticide claim or the neglect, never mind the travesty that child neglect and feticide are incompatible charges. … Continue reading

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