Posts Tagged war on women

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El Salvador denies woman a life-saving abortion

Update: you can donate to Beatriz’s cause and help her pay her legal and medical fees here.

In terrible news, the Supreme Court of El Salvador denied a 22-year old woman the abortion that could save her life on Wednesday.  “Beatriz,” the pseudonym for the 26-week pregnant woman, is 22 years-old, and has lupus and kidney problems that doctors say will get worse and possibly lead to serious illness or death. Her doctors want to abort her fetus, which has anencephaly, a severe birth defect in which parts of the brain and skull are missing, and has almost no chance of surviving after birth. If it does survive, it will survive for days at the most. Surely, ...

Update: you can donate to Beatriz’s cause and help her pay her legal and medical fees here.

In terrible news, the Supreme Court of El Salvador denied a 22-year old woman the abortion that could ...

Meet Alabama’s governor: an anti-choice, equal opportunity offender

Earlier today I blogged about Alabama’s new bill which places major restrictions on abortion clinics. Well, meet the man who will sign this bill into law, the charming champion of the war on women, Governor, Robert Bentley. Bentley is not only the duly sworn chief executive of his state, but a licensed physician, who like all physicians has taken an oath to do no harm and to only heal. But when he signs, he will be not only undermining the rights of women throughout his state but undermining their health.

Who is Robert Bentley MD? Well, he seems to be an equal opportunity harmer, degrading the lives of not only women but other groups that are not of his ...

Earlier today I blogged about Alabama’s new bill which places major restrictions on abortion clinics. Well, meet the man who will sign this bill into law, the charming champion of the war on women, Governor, ...

This week in abortion news

Bad News: Alabama passed a bill which pretends to be about protecting women but is actually aimed at shutting down abortion clinics on Tuesday. The governor has said he will sign the bill, ironically called the “Women’s Health and Safety Act,”  which requires that doctors preforming abortions be granted admitting privileges at local hospitals. Some of the doctors who perform abortions in Alabama are from out of state and thus aren’t affiliated with hospitals. The Alabama bill also requires that clinics meet standards of ambulatory surgery centers. Clinics would have to spend millions of dollars on unnecessary construction, equipment and supplies. These bills, which are less egregious and overtly anti-choice than the heartbeat bills passed in South Dakota ...

Bad News: Alabama passed a bill which pretends to be about protecting women but is actually aimed at shutting down abortion clinics on Tuesday. The governor has said he will sign the bill, ironically called the ...

Surprise! Another Republican says something offensive about rape (and there’s something you can do about it)

What is it in the Republicans’ drinking water that makes it so hard for them to refrain from making offensive and ignorant comments about rape? And what is it that makes a party, which largely disavows science, think it can speak with any authority about anything related to science. Perhaps, we’ll never know.

What we do know is that the head of the California Republican Assembly, Celeste Greig,  joined the impressive ranks of Republicans saying inane shit about rape earlier this month when she suggested that pregnancies resulting from rape are rare:

“Granted, the percentage of pregnancies due to rape is small because it’s an act of violence, because the body is traumatized…. I don’t know what percentage of pregnancies are ...

What is it in the Republicans’ drinking water that makes it so hard for them to refrain from making offensive and ignorant comments about rape? And what is it that makes a party, which largely disavows ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Infographics show major dearth of female bylines.

Conservatives are clearly scared of Ashley Judd’s political potential because they are trying to slut-shame her for her on-screen nude scenes.

Oberlin “hot bed of liberal activism” College cancels classes on Monday and holds a “day of solidarity” after a string of hate-related incidents and vandalism.

A handy review of the War on Women.

Zoe Saldana on playing Nina Simone.

Check out International Women’s Day – Bad Feminist Readings.

Remembering the African American women who marched for suffrage.

Terrible ad alert.

Infographics show major dearth of female bylines.

Conservatives are clearly scared of Ashley Judd’s political potential because they are trying to slut-shame her for her on-screen nude scenes.

Oberlin “hot bed of liberal activism” College

Want an RU 486 pill? That will be two forced trans-vaginal ultrasounds, please.

RU 486 is a non-surgical early abortion medication that comes in the form of a pill and is generally used to end a pregnancy up to 10 weeks from a woman’s last period. So, naturally, a bill, approved by Indiana’s state Senate Health and Provider Services Committee on Wednesday, would require clinics to conduct trans-vaginal ultrasounds on women both before and after dispensing the pill.  Senate Bill 371 passed by a vote of 7 to 5, and will next be voted on by the full state Senate. Specifically, the bill would require women to be presented with the sound and image of the fetal heartbeat before the abortion and to return for another ultrasound to ensure that she ...

RU 486 is a non-surgical early abortion medication that comes in the form of a pill and is generally used to end a pregnancy up to 10 weeks from a woman’s last period. So, naturally, a

Obama opposes Boy Scouts gay ban, homophobes support it

In a pre-Superbowl interview President Obama came out against the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on “gays.” CBS’s Scott Pelley said, “next week the board of the Boy Scouts of America is going to vote on whether to end their national ban on gays in scouting. Should scouting be open to the gays?” And Obama’s response was unequivocal: “Yes.” When asked, “why so,” Obama explained,

“My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life. And The Scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives. And I think ...

In a pre-Superbowl interview President Obama came out against the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on “gays.” CBS’s Scott Pelley said, “next week the board of the Boy Scouts of America is going to vote on whether ...

What We Missed

As Bangladeshis protest the deaths of over 120 people in a factory fire, a Fox host actually says the workers who were killed laboring under sweatshop conditions producing Wal Mart apparel were lucky to have the jobs.

The UN passes its first resolution condemning female genital mutilation.

In the latest from the War on Women, GOP lawmakers and anti-choice groups in Arkansas are working on passing bills limiting reproductive rights.

The ACLU is suing over the military policy to bar women from combat roles.

Four gay men and two of their mothers file a lawsuit today against a New Jersey conversion therapy group that claims to “treat” homosexuality and straighten people out.

Surprise! White male Republican Senators (and a white female Republican ...

As Bangladeshis protest the deaths of over 120 people in a factory fire, a Fox host actually says the workers who were killed laboring under sweatshop conditions producing Wal Mart apparel were lucky to have ...

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