Category Archives: pregnancy

Preach On, Jacquielynn Floyd!

At last, Bill Zedler’s one-man-abortion-requirement-machine is getting play in the mainstream media: the Dallas Morning News picked up the story on Friday, and today columnist Jacquielynn Floyd has a scathing take on what the Zedler requirements are really about: shaming, pressuring, … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Texas Women’s Health Program

By the end of April, the Texas Women’s Health Program will either be a thing of the past or a shadow of its former self, as I report today for RHRealityCheck.org. No matter what any Republican tells you, the Obama … Continue reading

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I’m On San Francisco Public Radio Today!

If you’re in San Francisco, tune into 91.7 FM for Your Call at 10 am today, wherein I’ll be on the radio show talking about reproductive rights, joined by Jodi Jacobson from Reproductive Health Reality Check. You can also listen … Continue reading

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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 Observer 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 Observer 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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