Let’s go into the weekend celebrating the rare occurrence of some good abortion news! The Alaska Supreme Court has deemed a new state law, which requires teens to notify their parents before getting an abortion, unconstitutional.
Last year, Purvi Patel was sentenced to 20 years in jail for feticide and neglect of a dependent, after going to a hospital for severe bleeding and telling doctors that she had delivered a stillborn baby at home and put the remains in a dumpster. On Friday, the Indiana Court of Appeals decided to vacate the feticide…
read this story about the minefield for anti-choice nutters that she slipped into the Whole Women’s Health ruling via her concurring opinion.
I simplified this a fair amount due to it being morning and me being a bit tired. But I would really like this argument to die, please. (x-post of my comment on the Slot article.)
The D.C. measure at issue is the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act. Passed last year by the D.C. Council and signed into law in January by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), the measure broadens the definition of discrimination to include an employee’s reproductive health decisions. Under the law,…
Today's the day in 1973 that the Supreme Court issued its decision that the right to privacy extends to a woman's decision to have an abortion. In reading up on it, I found it interesting that the court explicity rejected a "fetal right to life" argument, and deemed abortion a fundamental right, requiring laws…
I haven't posted in a few months, and I'm not sure if anyone here even recognizes me anymore. I've missed GT during my social media hiatus, and look forward to reemerging from my pregnancy & new mom hiatus. For those who did follow my story, my rainbow baby came into the world on 10/15/14 - 14 months after my…
Recently elected Premier Brian Gallant: "We have identified the barriers and are proceeding to eliminate them in order to respect our legal obligations under the Supreme Court of Canada ruling and the Canada Health Act regarding a woman's right to choose."
"There's a vast feminist industrial complex that is addicted to institutionalized panic." Also, WHAT ABOUT MEN?
If you want to get an idea of what one of the newer Jezebel staff writers is like, here is Jia writing about Shark Tank.
Science of Us is a relatively new feature from NYMag, and they've been covering a lot of women's issues this week, along with NY Mag's ovaries week. It's worth a look. Here are most of the stories from this week.
Richard Dawkins is at it again. This time he is making pronouncements on what women should do if they find out they are pregnant with a child with Down Syndrome.
Jay Michealson argues that a major reason that LGBT rights have gained so much ground over the past 10 years while women's rights have devolved is that the activism for women's rights has very much played to the base while LGBT activism has very much gotten all warm and fuzzy and palatable to the middle.
It's fucking absurd that this is even necessary, but thankfully, this woman is doing her bit to help keep women informed.
The modern religious right formed, practically overnight, as a rapid response to the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade. Or, at least, that's how the story goes. The reality, Randall Balmer, a Dartmouth professor writing for Politico Magazine, says, is actually a little less savory to 21st century…