Oh look, Kathleen Parker is making an argument against emergency contraception accessibility for younger girls. Fifteen-year-olds, where the Obama administration wants to set the limit, are girls, not women. And female parts do not a woman make any more than … Read more →
Remember our recent discussion about the alarming trend toward criminalizing the actions of pregnant women, including that of a teenage girl in Utah who paid someone to beat her up in an attempt to induce a miscarriage? Yeah, about that: … Read more →
I’ve come across an interesting confluence of articles about pregnancy and family planning today.The first is from Steph Herold at RH Reality Check, and it’s about ambivalence over pregnancy: [I]t’s not teens that have the highest unintended pregnancy rates, but young … Read more →
Major spoilers for Downton Abbey, Season 3 Episode 4. I’m presupposing knowledge of the series; my apologies to those who aren’t Downton watchers.
Yes, you read that title correctly. I first came across this story at Daily Kos, but got further details from The Colorado Independent. In 2006, a woman 7 months pregnant with twins suffered a massive heart attack. She was taken … Read more →
Today (or the 22nd, anyway) is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. People have been writing all sorts of interesting things, and unfortunately I haven’t had the time to read them all, but I just wanted to put out … Read more →
Pregnancy can certainly be scary. Even for those of us fortunate to have access to good medical care, pregnancy still presents a risk of serious health complications and death. For women in abusive relationships, abuse frequently escalates with the discovery … Read more →