Topic: abortion

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 »

I’m A Health Blogger, And Even I Don’t Think Reproductive Rights Are This Election’s #1 Issue

I'm A Health Blogger, And Even I Don't Think Reproductive Rights Are This Election's #1 Issue

Abortion has been a hotly-debated and controversial topic for months now in the race for the White House. President Obama is pro-choice, Mitt Romney is pro-life, and a lot of supporters on both sides have spoken candidly and even testily (ahem, Ann Romney) about it. Nevertheless, it comes as a major surprise that abortion is listed as the most important issue in the presidential election by a large share of women. Can we all just agree that it shouldn’t be? More »

Ann Romney Gives Flip Answer On Abortion To ‘Sharp Tongued’ Women Of ‘The View’

Ann Romney Gives Flip Answer On Abortion To 'Sharp Tongued' Women Of 'The View'

Oh dear. Here we go again. Ann Romney made a solo appearance on The View yesterday (Mitt was supposed to accompany her but blamed “scheduling conflicts” for his absence–but not before referring to the ladies on the show as “sharp tongued.”) Ann was pretty sharp-tongued herself though when she was asked about her stance on abortion and gave a flip response. More »

VP Debate: Joe Biden Totally Nailed It When Asked About Abortion

VP Debate: Joe Biden Totally Nailed It When Asked About Abortion

We learned a few things from last night’s vice presidential debate: Joe Biden has some crazy nice white teeth; Paul Ryan is capable of throwing some real in-your-face zingers (not to mention he’s still sexy as hell); and both of them have credible arguments for their abortion stance. But, we have to give it to Biden on that one–when asked about abortion and women’s rights, he totally nailed it. More »

Top 6 Promises Made At The DNC About Your Reproductive Health

Top 6 Promises Made At The DNC About Your Reproductive Health

Last night, President Obama asked for four more years to solve the “challenges that have built up over decades.” And while we are all familiar with the challenges of the economy, the job market and the budget deficit, another major challenge–that has gotten twisted and confused in some respects–is women’s reproductive health. It was impressive to hear from so many women and men this week about this issue, so in case you missed it all, here is a round-up of the most notable promises made at the DNC about women’s repro health. Do you believe them? More »

Democratic National Convention Addresses Women’s Reproductive Rights…And Nails It

Democratic National Convention Addresses Women's Reproductive Rights...And Nails It

After three days of the Republican National Convention last week with nary a mention of the issue so many republicans have been quick to judge–women’s reproductive rights, it was finally discussed last night at the Democratic National Convention. From abortion to birth control to rape, both Nancy Keenan and Michelle Obama addressed what felt like the elephant in the room last week. And they nailed it. More »

Why Is No One Talking About Women’s Reproductive Health At The Republican National Convention?

Why Is No One Talking About Women's Reproductive Health At The Republican National Convention?

Last night at the Republican National Convention, we heard Rep. Paul Ryan bash President Obama and his economic failures, and we listened as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice debated foreign policy. The night before, Ann Romney delivered her “power to the women’s purse strings” speech and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pretty much talked about how great he was. But what no one has talked about yet is women’s health and our reproductive rights. For something that’s been such a big deal lately with seemingly every male politician having something to say about our bodies, why is no one addressing this at the RNC? More »