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If Trump is the most pro life President he should ban breastfeeding

Hot of the heels of restricting federal funds for contraception for clinics that also offer abortion or refer women for abortions Donald Trump delivered the keynote address at the Susan B. Anthony List’s Campaign for “Life” (a.k.a forcing women to carry fetuses to term without providing them with any assistance to have a healthy pregnancy) Gag … Continue reading

What does the life of a mother mean to you Governor Bryant?

Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi signed the Gestational Age Act into law on March 19, 2018. This is a law that bans abortion after 15 weeks unless there is a “medical emergency” or a “severe fetal anomaly.” The law was placed on temporary hold March 20, 2018, how long the stay will last is not … Continue reading

Are there too many women in OB/GYN?

The LA Times recently published a piece on the lack of men in OB/GYN. Only 17% of new trainees (residents) in OB/GYN are men and the male OB/GYN physicians who weighed in worried that this “lack of diversity could weaken the field.” Apparently it sends a “horrible message to men” and with the lack of … Continue reading

Health and Human Services wants to define life as beginning at conception

The draft of the 2018-2022 strategic plan of the department of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just dropped. The mission of HHS is “to enhance the health and well-being of Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, … Continue reading

HR 36 is a 22 week abortion ban not a 20 week ban. Why the lie?

H.R. 36 the supposed “20 weeks ban” based on ignoring the scientific literature about fetal pain does not ban abortion at 20 weeks it bans abortion at 22 weeks. Why has no one made a big deal about this? It’s pretty important. Here is the relevant passage from the bill: Medicine does not use fertilization … 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

Rex Tillerson too fatigued to prevent nuclear war?

Several outlets are reporting that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is  64 years old, had to cut his diplomatic mission short in Korea due to fatigue. As as doctor I find this concerning. This is his second trip and it is already too exhausting? Is he acutely ill? Does he have a health condition … Continue reading

As secretary of HHS Tom Price can redefine preventative care to not include contraception

Since the election I have been asked repeatedly, “So what happens next” when it comes to reproductive rights. Will Roe v. Wade fall? Will abortion become illegal? Will birth control become unaffordable or worse, will the most effective methods (intra uterine devices or IUDs) be falsely reclassified as abortifacients? While those appear to be the … Continue reading

Use your privilege and share one factual post on health every day

I admit I have been in a bit of a fugue since the election. The months before felt like one big game of whack-a-mole with lies about health care coming fast and furious from our now President Elect and his minions. Many in the press did not help. The media created headlines that offered the possibility … Continue reading

Pantsuits on ladies. A call to arms for modern suffrage.

I started November 8th so hopeful. The polls were a comfortable 78. I wore my new berry colored pantsuit purchased especially for the election. I even wore my suffragette sash to work. The last face I saw before stepping into my office was a young woman in her 20’s who gave me a thumbs up … Continue reading

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