by Susana Polo | 4:58 pm, February 7th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Susana Polo | 4:58 pm, February 7th, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:30 pm, January 26th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 4:59 pm, December 19th, 2012
Forget that Tyrannosaur. Everybody knows that velociraptors and kids were the real stars of Jurassic Park. (MondoTees)READ MORE
by Kellie Foxx-Gonzalez | 5:01 pm, July 2nd, 2012
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:34 pm, June 16th, 2012
by Susana Polo | 2:03 pm, June 15th, 2012
Earlier this week the Michigan House of Representatives passed a bill that would criminalize abortions in pregnancies older than 20 weeks in all cases including incest, rape, and severe birth defects, leaving exception only for the physical health of the mother; make it a crime to coerce a woman into having an abortion (but not, of course, to coerce a woman out of having an abortion, coercion is fine, apparently, if it’s going in the right direction); would limit access to abortion to women who are able to find the time, money, and transportation to have their doctor present for the procedure regardless of whether they are having surgery or simply being prescribed abortion-inducing medication; would require doctors who perform abortions to foot hundreds of thousands of dollars more in malpractice insurance costs in order to do so legally; and would require abortion clinics to maintain a surgical outpatient facility regardless of whether they provide surgical abortions, an unnecessary cost and effort that would force most uncomplying clinics to close. It’s being called the nations worst anti-abortion bill, which, unfortunately, is quite the claim to fame at the moment.
But before the bill passed, Lisa Brown (right) and Barb Byrum (left) were among the members of the House minority party (Democrat) who spoke against it, and, for their responses to the bill, both women have been indefinitely banned by the House Majority Leader from speaking on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives initially without official explanation. And naturally, since it was without explanation, theories have run rampant this week.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:41 pm, June 6th, 2012
Whenever amendments, resolutions, and other such proposed laws attempt to strictly include fertilized ova as persons in attempts to make abortion illegal, it is pointed out, and rightfully so, that not only does medically defined pregnancy not begin until that fertilized ova travels down its Fallopian tube and implants in the wall of the uterus, that the majority of birth control methods prevent implantation, rather than fertilization. Meaning, that such personhood amendments would actually outlaw an overwhelmingly large number of birth control options for women. Plan B, and other “morning-after” pills, however, usually get left out of those discussions, since it’s generally understood and even written on the box that they flat out prevent the implantation of fertilized ova instead of preventing fertilization.
But as the New York Times recently looked into, scientific studies show that morning after pills don’t work that way, and the FDA was straight-up labeling the boxes wrong.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 5:29 pm, April 1st, 2012
by Susana Polo | 3:34 pm, March 15th, 2012
I mean, considering some of the things anti-choice groups sometimes do out side of abortion clinics, yelling, shaming, getting in personal space, this could be worse. 40 Days of Life, the anti-choice group that is sponsoring the exorcism, has recently been accused of even filming people walking in and out of a London clinic they were picketing, which, if used in the right way, constitutes a pretty awful breach of privacy. They maintain they had the cameras on to film people who were insulting them, as they were there “to pray and to show there is love in the community out there.” A representative from the clinic said their protest was “on a scale we haven’t seen before.”
But most recently the organization has planned to exorcise an Ohio abortion clinic. On a Sunday. Which, like I said, is probably better than picketing it, because this particular clinic is closed on Sundays and no one will be there.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 2:42 pm, March 14th, 2012
Good afternoon, Mary Sue readers! Meet Virginia State Senator Ryan McDougle! He is one of the state lawmakers who has come out to ardently support the state’s mandatory transvaginal ultrasound bill, almost as if he had no idea what was really entailed in women’s health decisions that are usually made by women. He is pictured above speaking with some of his constituents, and he invites other constituents to visit him on his Facebook page! Some of them have, and they have some questions that concern their vaginas, ovaries, and uteri they have felt compelled to share with him, what with his sudden interest in the reproductive goings-on of strangers! Want to come take a look? There are screenshots!READ MORE