Topic: abortion

Medically Necessary Abortion Could Send El Salvadorian Woman To Jail

Medically Necessary Abortion Could Send El Salvadorian Woman To Jail

A 22-year-old El Salvadorian woman only known as Beatriz may go to jail if she chooses to save her own life. According to Amnesty International, Beatriz is 4.5 months pregnant, but doctors discovered that her fetus has anencephaly, meaning it is developing without a brain nor portions of the skull and will not be capable of being carried to term. She needs an abortion, but nobody will perform it nor grant doctors permission to do so. More »

It’s Baaaack: Personhood Mississippi Proposes New Ballot Initiative, Says Voters Were ‘Confused’ Last Time

It's Baaaack: Personhood Mississippi Proposes New Ballot Initiative, Says Voters Were 'Confused' Last Time

Apparently, Personhood is just like the villain in a horror movie franchise. You might think it’s dead, but it’ll keep coming back! The controversial anti-abortion initiative that seeks to legislate life beginning at conception was voted down in Mississippi, one of the most conservative states in the country, in 2011. In fact, the ballot measure wasn’t even close to passing with only 42% of voters in favor. But that hasn’t stopped Personhood Mississippi from bringing the measure back. More »

Ala. Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin Says Abortion Removes “The Largest Organ” In A Woman’s Body: A Baby

Ala. Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin Says Abortion Removes "The Largest Organ" In A Woman's Body: A Baby

In elementary school, you probably learned that the skin is the largest organ in the human body. Alabama state Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin would like you to know that’s wrong — at least, if you’re a lady, that is. Stupid patriarchal science classes! How could all those biased biology teachers have failed to tell us ladies that the largest organ in a woman’s body is a baby?????? Squeee! More »

Victoria Jackson Likens Sandy Hook Shooting To Abortion; Gives Mike Huckabee A Run For His Money

Victoria Jackson Likens Sandy Hook Shooting To Abortion; Gives Mike Huckabee A Run For His Money

As details about the Sandy Hook school shooting came out on Friday, a lot of people argued that it wasn’t the time to discuss politics and gun laws. But Victoria Jackson was busy making the argument that killing 20 first-graders is just like abortion. Because (insert sarcastic tone here) that’s almost as helpful and appropriate as Mike Huckabee blaming the massacre on separation of church and state. More »

Like Pregnant Kate Middleton, I Had Hyperemesis — And I Considered Abortion Because Of It

Like Pregnant Kate Middleton, I Had Hyperemesis â And I Considered Abortion Because Of It

Hearing news that Kate Middleton was pregnant should have brought me to my fairy tale knees. I loved Princess Diana. I am slightly obsessed with the monarchy (though mostly it’s all about Prince Harry). Except when I heard about the princess’s pregnancy—via text message from my sister-in-law, “Just heard Kate Middleton is pregnant and in hospital with hyperemesis gravidarum. You and the future Queen of England have something in common”—I wanted to weep for her. More »

Death Of Savita Sparks Debate, Protest Of Irish Catholic Abortion Law

Death Of Savita Sparks Debate, Protest Of Irish Catholic Abortion Law

The tragic death of a 31 year old dentist, Savita Halappanavar, earlier this week is looking to be a watershed event for Irish abortion law, sparking protests of Ireland’s policy on medical abortion causing fiery debates over Catholic abortion tenets. Overnight, Savita has become a popular twitter hashtag, and many are referring to the current abortion conversations simply as the “Savita debate.” More »

Romney Closes Gender Gap…Are Our Priorities Shifting From Abortion To Economics?

Romney Closes Gender Gap...Are Our Priorities Shifting From Abortion To Economics?

No matter what the Obama campaign wants you to believe, Mitt Romney has closed the gender gap and the polls are now split evenly amongst women and which candidate they are likely to vote for. With just eight days to go until election day, this is a pretty major blow to the Obama campaign which has been touting themselves as the ones who “get” women by standing up for their rights with abortion, birth control and health care. Maybe this signals that our priorities are changing. More »