In 140 characters, Penelope Trunk started a controversy around how women should react to a miscarriage. Is it best to suffer in silence? Are you ever allowed to be grateful? And above all, are you EVER allowed to discuss abortion?
By banning private insurers in the public exchange from covering “abortion services,” the Stupak Amendment will affect women with incomplete miscarriages. Like the one I faced last month.
Abortion’s absence from TV shows is hard to swallow when television has always been a medium for discussing social issues.
A chemical that’s damaging to reproductive health is everyone’s concern.
Now, for the umpteenth round of "keep your laws off my body."
Will my ob-gyn be able to tell that I’ve had an abortion? How will an abortion affect sex? Heather responds to women’s questions about post-abortion care.
Oh, William, you’ve come back.
We’ve had moments where we thought you had slipped away from us – taken in by the sometimes masterful, most times absurd, anti-choice propaganda. But I can tell – you’ve seen the light.
There exists a “drug drought” for pregnant women in this country and around the world, leaving women and their fetuses to face obstetric conditions and other medical problems using untested medication or no treatment at all.
After more than a hundred years of legally allowing women access to a therapeutic abortion, in October 2006 the Nicaraguan National Assembly banned this procedure in all circumstances. Now women’s health groups are working to mitigate the damage.
If abortion is criminalized, what should the punishment be for women who have one? Anna Quindlen examines abortion opponents’ refusal to confront the logical endpoint of criminalization.