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How the Texas law banning dilation and evacuation will kill and maim women

Sometimes a pregnancy half fails. The membranes rupture before viability and an infection sets up shop in the uterus. Medically the pregnancy has to end, whether the fetus is still alive or not does not matter. If an infected uterus is left unevacuated the bacteria will eventually spread to the blood stream and it will … Continue reading

Florida issuing certificates of nonviable birth concerns me. Here’s why.

Florida just passed the “Grieving Families Act” that allows a parent to obtain a certificate of nonviable birth for a miscarriage between 9 and 20 weeks. At first blush this seems about helping families with closure and I guess this is why it received almost unanimous support across party lines, after all who doesn’t want to help … Continue reading

Regarding reproductive rights we already have President Mike Pence

Among the chatter about the possible illegal activities of the Trump administration there is of course talk of impeachment. Some shake their heads and say no, President Mike Pence would be worse for reproductive rights. To this I say we already have Mike Pence’s misogynistic-fact-absent-forced-birth agenda in the White House. Nothing will get worse because … Continue reading

Trump appoints Charmaine Yoest, our index Aunt Lydia, to Health and Human Services

Trump has appointed Dr. Charmaine Yoest as Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at Health and Human Services (HHS). This is why you should care. Who is Dr. Charmaine Yoest. Let’s start with what she is not, a doctor. She has a Ph.D. in political science and is as science-abhorring-pro-life crazy as they come.  Regarding abortion … Continue reading

Bill O’Reilly who targeted Dr. George Tiller now cries about character assassination

Fox has settled sexual assault suits against Bill O’Reilly.  This is fact. Another woman has come forward with similar claims and there is chatter that O’Reilly’s reign at Fox could be coming to and end. O’Reilly is outraged. These claims are apparently false and tantamount to character assassination!   Let those words sink in and … Continue reading

Think Teen Vogue’s advice on post-abortion support is frivolous? Then you’re an idiot

People who know nothing about abortion or women but who think it is their business to control women’s reproduction are angry about Teen Vogue’s slide show, What to Get a Friend Post-Abortion. The piece was called vile and an attempt to normalize abortion (whatever that means, abortion is not normal or abnormal, it’s a procedure). … Continue reading

An OB/GYN in Alabama treated a miscarriage. She’s getting sued for wrongful death.

Court documents tell us that on May 9, 2012 Kimberly Stinnett’s, a resident of Alabama, found out she was pregnant.  Two days later, on Friday, May 11, Ms. Stinnett had abdominal cramping and fever and the OB/GYN covering calls, Dr. Kennedy, instructed her to go to the emergency room . Upon admission Ms. Stinnett reported … Continue reading

Lena Dunham’s abortion privilege

Lena Dunham is under fire because of comments she made on her Podcast Women of the Hour. The episode, entitled Choice, begins with a thoughtful discussion of choice and how pro-life is a misnomer because those who self-identify that way are really just anti-choice. You can listen to the episode here (I’ve included a link in case … Continue reading

Dear Press, stop calling them “heartbeat” bills and call them “fetal pole cardiac activity” bills

Ohio is the latest state to attempt to pass a medically illiterate abortion “heartbeat” bill. It’s bad enough that these bills exist, but the press needs to do a better job of calling them what they are. If politicians want to play doctor they should be using medical terms. If they refuse to use the correct … Continue reading

Investigative panels, the newest anti-choice weapon and why we should be very afraid

  Dr. Warren Hern, a Colorado physician who provides abortions in the third trimester has detailed via STAT news that Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives wants him to provide all of his medical records from women getting abortions at or after 22 weeks to prove he is not illegally selling fetal … Continue reading

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