abortion. morning after pill

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Donald Trump unveils plan to make abortion illegal again

Donald Trump released a letter dated September 2016 via the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) detailing his first actions against reproductive rights (see below for the full letter). His first four goals are: Nominating pro-life justices to the Supreme Court. This may not end abortion in 2017, but this is a defacto invitation for … 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

How does Plan B really work? Don’t ask the Supreme Court, ask an OB/GYN

Never has a medication been more misunderstood than poor Plan B (levonorgestrel or LNG), a post coital contraceptive (a.k.a. morning-after pill). It’s not just Justices Alito, Thomas, Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy and Dr. Hobby Lobby who fail to grasp the mechanism of action, but many other people are confused including journalists (the NY Times has an … Continue reading

The anti-science of the pro-life movement and Plan B

The use of Plan B is increasing in the United States. A new report from the National Center of Health Statistics tells us that between 2006-2010 11% of sexual experienced women reported using emergency contraception versus 4.2% in 2002. About half used the morning after pill because they had a contraception failure, like a broken … Continue reading

Siri didn’t stumble over abortion for me, but struggled over Trader Joe’s

Pro choice supporters have been abuzz and aghast over a piece making the viral rounds, that Siri (Apple’s voice activated system to answer everything we 21rst century technophiles are apparently too lazy to Google ourselves) is curiously silent over women’s reproductive health questions concerning emergency contraception (the morning after pill) and abortion, but replete with … Continue reading

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