This language of “informed consent” merely serves as a thinly veiled attempt at shaming women who seek abortion, a shaming made all the more hypocritical when carried out in the supposed name of women’s health and safety.
Porn actors should wear condoms as a rule; pushing personhood for fetuses in Florida doesn’t seem to be a winning idea; the number of premature infants being born in the U.S is decreasing; and a safe-sex flash mob?
Increasingly our politics and policies are shaped by lies and misinformation spread with the purpose of supporting a political agenda. The issue of abortion and mental health–discussed in this weekend’s Washington Post–illustrates the case.
A woman comes into a hospital, in labor, refuses to pre-consent to a c-section, and has her baby whisked away under charges of child neglect?
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland yesterday announced their lawsuit against LB594.
The accessibility and safety of VBACs or vaginal birth after cesarean section have become issues of controversy for pregnant women and a cause for birth and reproductive justice advocates. Now an independent panel has concluded that, in fact, VBACs should be more accessible – in most circumstances.
The anti-choice movement uses false concern about women of color in a classic effort to divide-and-conquer. Reproductive justice advocates say thanks but no thanks…we’ve got it covered.
Two women sterilized against their will have won large settlements in a court case in Prague that is seen as a first step toward securing justice for other victims of involuntary sterilization.
An Illinois state court issued an emergency order yesterday blocking a law that prevents teens from having an abortion unless they notify a parent or go to court.
Legislation pending in Michigan sparks worries about health insurers denying coverage to those infected and tested without their knowledge.