Tag Archives: women’s health

FLORIDA: “Abolitionists” Launch 2018 Ballot Initiative Calling For Executing Women Who Have Abortions

And their doctors, too. From the press release issued today by Christian Newswire: The political committee Abolish Abortion Florida (AAFL) has launched a ballot initiative to amend the state’s constitution to punish abortion as capital murder. Under the proposed amendment, anyone who performs or procures an abortion would be charged with first degree, pre-meditated murder. “Abortion” would include any abortifacient ...

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Marco Rubio: No Abortions For Zika-Infected Women

Politico reports: Sen. Marco Rubio said Saturday that he doesn’t believe a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus should have the right to an abortion — even if she had reason to believe the child would be born with severe microcephaly. “I understand a lot of people disagree with my view – but I believe that all human life ...

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law

A huge defeat for the right. NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down one of the nation’s toughest restrictions on abortion, a Texas law that women’s groups said would have forced more than three-quarters of the state’s clinics to shut down. The decision was 5-3. Passed in 2013, the law said clinics providing abortion services must ...

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FDA Approves “Female Viagra” [VIDEO]

TIME Magazine reports: The first drug to treat a lack of female sexual desire has been approved by federal authorities. The drug flibanserin, which has been coined “female Viagra,” was approved Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug is intended to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD)—a persistent lack of libido—in premenopausal women. The agency had ...

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House Votes To Restrict Abortion Funding Despite Promise Of White House Veto

Via the Associated Press: Republicans have muscled legislation through the House tightening federal restrictions on abortions, as thousands of abortion foes staged their annual protest march just down the street. The House approved the broadened abortion curbs by a near party-line 242-179 vote. The White House warned that President Barack Obama would veto the measure, all but ensuring that it ...

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How To Find Girl Scout Cookies

As I reported yesterday, a coalition of anti-gay and wingnut groups has launched a national boycott of Girl Scout cookies, which are lovingly baked by Satan, according to the haters. You can find your closest Girl Scout cookie seller by downloading this smartphone app. In New York City, the Girl Scouts will launch National Cookie Weekend on Friday at Grand ...

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Hello Flo

This is Ad Week‘s ad of the day. Feminine-hygiene products have come along way from being squeamish even just about the V-word. This hilariously written long-form spot for Hello Flo, a tampon subscription service, is full of great lines and comic visuals, as it tells the amusing story of a pre-teen girl who’s the first to get her period at ...

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Full Frontal Freedom – Women’s Rights

A parody of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, created in support of Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis.

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Hail Satan?

All of Teabagistan went into an uproar last night after a handful of pro-choice activists allegedly chanted “Hail Satan” as a group of anti-abortion activists sang Amazing Grace in the rotunda of the Texas Capitol. I’ve watched the video several times and as far as I can tell only one woman says it to the camera, but you wouldn’t know ...

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Ms. Magazine Cheers Brian Sims

“If you didn’t already know that Sims was the first openly gay member elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, in 2012, you might have guessed it from that remark. After all, shouldn’t it be the straight males in the Pennsylvania House, who care most about women’s reproductive health? But no: Those men helped pass House Bill 818, which would ban ...

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Republicans On Rape: A Compilation

Created by radio host David Pakman.

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Women To GOP: You Don’t Own Me

Openly lesbian pop icon Lesley Gore opens a clip of dozens of women lip-syncing her 1964 classic, You Don’t Own Me. Keep an eye out for a couple of lesbian gals and trans chanteuse Justin Bond. (Via Boy Culture)

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Obama: Romney Is Dangerous For Women

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At The DNC Women’s Caucus

Attendees at the DNC Women’s Caucus this morning had to go through metal detectors at the convention center, something none of the other caucuses (labor, veterans, LBGT, etc) have had to do. I asked a press officer if the added precaution was because abortion rights would be on the agenda, but she didn’t want to discuss that.NOTE: Everybody must go ...

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MICHIGAN: Silenced Legislator Performs Vagina Monolouges On Capitol Steps

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On Sale At Netroots Nation

From the same artist I blogged about yesterday.

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On Sale At Netroots Nation

Copies signed by the artist: $15.

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Maureen Dowd On Catholic Lawsuit

“The church insists it’s an argument about religious freedom, not birth control. But, really, it’s about birth control, and women’s lower caste in the church. It’s about conservative bishops targeting Democratic candidates who support contraception and abortion rights as a matter of public policy. And it’s about a church that is obsessed with sex in ways it shouldn’t be, and ...

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Dolan: Obama Is Strangling Our Religious Freedom To Control Women’s Bodies

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Anti-Abortion Activists Force “Conscience Protections” For Kansas Pharmacists

Kansas has become the fifth state to allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense emergency contraception. Focus On The Family cheers: The Health Care Rights of Conscience Act prevents anyone from being forced to prescribe, distribute or administer drugs they “reasonably believe” could kill a preborn child. Supporters said the bill updates a 1969 law preventing people from being required to ...

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