Category Archives: health care

Breaking News From The Mo’Fuckery And Bullshit Desk

I don’t know, I guess all women’s health news should just be reclassified through the Mo’Fuckery And Bullshit Desk. Emily Ramshaw at the Texas Tribune reports that Texas has now officially banned Planned Parenthood from receiving federal women’s health funds … Continue reading

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Backlash Against Forced Transvaginal Ultrasound Laws Gain Steam

Irin Carmon over at Salon addresses the increasing political and pop-culture backlash against forced transvaginal ultrasound laws, which we are all too familiar with now here in Texas. (Well, we’re familiar with the laws, less so the backlash, since ugh, … Continue reading

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Breaking News From The Mo’Fuckery And Bullshit Desk

First, the goodish news: ultrasounds don’t actually do shit to coerce women not to have abortions, they’re just a stupid hassle. From the American Independent: But as more states inject mandatory ultrasound policies into their abortion laws, a group of … Continue reading

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Meet The Anti-Choice Judge Behind Texas’ Forced Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Decision

The Texas ObserverĀ ran a piece late yesterday about the 5th Circuit’s decision to go ahead and allow Texas’ forced trans-vaginal ultrasound law to be enforced while its constitutionality is challenged in court, and it contains some pretty interesting (but hardly … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Really Clear About What A Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Is

What is a trans-vaginal ultrasound, besides a medical procedure that Texas law requires doctors perform on abortion-seeking Texans whether they want it or not? Well, it sure isn’t jelly-on-the-belly. A trans-vaginal ultrasound is a penetrative procedure that studies have shown … Continue reading

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Texas’ Forced Trans-Vaginal Sonogram Law Can Be Enforced While Challenged In Court, 5th Circuit Rules

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals is totally down with forcing doctors to tell women needless and harmful lies about consequences of abortion that don’t exist and have not been scientifically proven. They’ve ruled that Texas can enforce its … Continue reading

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North Texas Pharmacy Refuses To Sell E.C. To Grown Ass Man

Anna Merlan at the Dallas ObserverĀ brings us this ridiculous tale of ridiculous ridonkbaggery: a North Texas man trying to buy emergency contraception for his wife was denied the pill by the pharmacist because, uh, he is a legal person over … Continue reading

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Why Republican Candidates Are Terrible For Women, Broken Down With Like, Facts And Shit

Just came across two articles that I think are pretty good brainfodder if you, like me, anticipate having a lot of discussions with conservative family members in the next year about how great Rick Perry/Herman Cain/Whoever would be for the … Continue reading

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This Is What A Crisis Pregnancy Center Press Release Looks Like, “4 U”!

Recently NARAL Pro-Choice America has been investigating North Carolina’s 122 crisis pregnancy centers, where religious fanatics make an adorable, Jesus-based game out of shaming women who believe they can come to them for medical treatment and sound, objective advice. It’s … Continue reading

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Why “Save The Tatas” Is Gross, Demeaning and Counter-Productive

I’m sorry I’ve been such a shit with HayLadies! updates this week, y’all. But in my internetive exploits I did run across this amazing post on Speaker’s Corner in the ATX about “Save The Tatas” and related breast cancer awareness … Continue reading

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