Monthly Archives: April 2005

Breast Cancer Drug Offers New Hope

TweetAccording to a study conducted by the US National Cancer Institute that included more than 5,000 patients, a new treatment drug for breast cancer has a chance of (along with standard chemotherapy) bettering the chances of recurrence after surgery by more than half. The drug, called Herceptin, is made by the biotechnology company Genentech Inc., [...]
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Spanish Parliament Passes Gay Marriage Bill; Like Usual, Our Country Sucks

Tweet Last Friday, Spain’s parliament accepted the right for same-sex couples to marry and adopt children, reports BBC News. Now the Senate just has to pass the bill, which is expected within weeks. In addition to a previous post on the new socialist (and feminist) Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s efforts to create a [...]
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Since when are pro-choicers not “real women”?

TweetA cadre of anti-choice women are descending upon Washington today for “REAL Women’s Voices,” a lobby day against abortion rights. Sponsored by the Family Research Council, the National Right to Life, Concerned Women for America and other conservative groups, the event’s “real women” speakers include such political heavyweights as Rachel Campos-Duffy of Real World: San [...]
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Need an abortion? Get a note from your parents…

TweetYes, I’m serious. Check this out from the Houston Chronicle: Young women would need written permission from their parents to get an abortion, and the court process to bypass that consent would be much tougher under a bill passed by a House committee late Monday.While current state law mandates that minors notify their parents of [...]
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Goin’ to the chapel? Not without passing this DV course

TweetRomanian men who want to get married will have to complete a course on domestic violence first. The Telegraph (U.K.) is reporting that the three-day course is designed to deter men from abusing their wives. If they won’t attend the course, the government won’t issue the marriage license. There are also classes geared toward women, [...]
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