How will I explain Donald Trump's win to my daughter? Last night, seated between my 68-year-old mother and six-year-old daughter, I expected to watch the first woman get elected president of the United States.
Here's What to Expect from 'Emboldened' State Anti-Choice Lawmakers in 2017 - Rewire. Reproductive rights advocates are looking toward the upcoming year with both apprehension and resolve, as Republican governors in 33 states and Republican majorities in 66 legislative chambers across the country lay the groundwork for further assaults on reproductive rights.
Swimming in the Waters of Patriarchy: A Q&A With Anti-Domestic Abuse Advocate Karen McAndless-Davis - Rewire. When Canadian anti-domestic abuse advocates Jill Cory and Karen McAndless-Davis first self-published When Love Hurts in 2000, readers told them that the book had been “life-saving.”
In the introduction to the book’s new third edition, the friends and co-authors posit why: Abuse can be confusing, isolating, and overwhelming, so much so that survivors question their own judgment, mental health, and sometimes, whether they are being abused. When Love Hurts helps readers understand that they are not alone and also that they are not imagining a problem where none exist. Instead, the authors outline—in basic, easy-to-understand language—the many forms that abuse can take. U.N. Human Rights Expert Condemns Broad Range of Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture. WASHINGTON - Child marriage, forced pregnancy testing in schools, abuse of women seeking maternal health services and restrictive abortion laws can amount to torture or ill-treatment and must be eradicated, according to a new report by the U.N.
Special Rapporteur on Torture. In the report that covers a broad range of reproductive rights violations, the Special Rapporteur calls for the decriminalization of abortion and for states to ensure all women access to abortion services in cases of rape, incest, fatal fetal impairment and when pregnancy poses a risk to the woman’s life or physical or mental health. The report also calls on states to outlaw forced and coerced sterilization under all circumstances, eradicate child marriage and forced pregnancy testing in schools, as well as eliminate the mistreatment and abuse of women seeking maternal health care. Said Rebecca Brown, director of global advocacy at the Center for Reproductive Rights: The Scientist Who Said Periods Weren’t a Big Deal. By Becky Little For most of their lives, women experience menstruation.
Throughout history, it’s been argued that this biological fact makes women unfit to do things like go to space or run for political office. In the 1870s, physician Mary Putnam Jacobi made the case that it shouldn’t stop women from going to college. The man she was arguing against was Harvard University medical professor Edward H. Clarke. » Catholic hospital—in U.S.—risks woman’s life by refusing to terminate her pregnancy. Photo credit: The Irish Times By Jerry Coyne Most of you probably remember the tragic and preventable death of Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year old dentist who died in Ireland in 2012, killed by the policies of the Catholic Church.
The story is well known: Halappanavar contracted a serious infection at 17 weeks of pregnancy, one that would kill both her and the fetus if it were not removed. Grania’s post gives more details: Her husband recounts that repeated requests for termination (in reality, an evacuation of the uterus) were refused because the fetal heartbeat was still present, and they were told, “this is a Catholic country”. Texas Senators Consider 'Wrongful Birth' Law. Texas Senate Texas lawmakers took up an obscure medical malpractice claim on Thursday, one likely to become a point of contention during next year’s legislative session: “wrongful birth.”
The term refers to a Texas law that allows parents of a child born with severe defects to bring forward a “wrongful birth” negligence claim against their doctor if they feel they were not adequately warned about fetal health conditions. Parents who succeed in the civil process are entitled to monetary damages to cover the lifetime costs of raising their disabled child. Moving the dial on what’s possible: When it comes to extremely premature infants, what we can and what we should do are not always the same. Changes in what we can do always lead to new questions about what we should do—questions about what is prudent or loving or wise, about what serves human well-being or even that of the broader web of life.
Recent medical advances around resuscitation and life support for extremely premature infants are no exception, and new options have opened a set of difficult conversations that many would rather avoid. Earlier Viability. Think the US Leads on Women's Rights? UN Experts Say Think Again. A 10-day United Nations fact-finding mission in the U.S., which took a group of experts to Alabama, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, D.C., paints a dismal picture of "women's missing rights" in critical areas including healthcare, political representation, reproductive rights, and economic well-being.
"The United States, as economic leader of the world, lags behind in providing a safety net and a decent life for those of its women who do not have access to independent wealth, high salaries or economic support from a partner or family. "—UN Working Group "While the current administration has consistently expressed its unconditional support for the cause of women's equality, we regret to observe a gap between rhetoric and reality," the UN Working Group wrote in a statement issued by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
White GOP Lawmakers Behind Almost Every Anti-Choice Bill in 2017 - Rewire. There has been a concerted effort by conservative media and activists to portray the anti-choice movement not as a monolith, but as a diverse coalition.
The lawmakers carrying out the anti-choice movement’s policy objectives, however, are almost always white male Republicans. Of the 167 anti-choice bills introduced in January 2017, 71 percent (119 bills) were sponsored by white Republican men, while 25 percent (41 bills) were sponsored by white Republican women. Ninety percent of the 147 anti-choice bills introduced in the first month of 2016 were sponsored by white Republicans.
Reproductive rights advocates say this shines a light on Republican policymakers’ overarching priorities. Abortion foes find new ways to get details about patients, doctors. Planned Parenthood. Abortion ban linked to dangerous miscarriages at Catholic hospital, report claims. The woman inside the ambulance was miscarrying. That was clear from the foul-smelling fluid leaving her body. As the vehicle wailed toward the hospital, a doctor waiting for her arrival phoned a specialist, who was unequivocal: the baby would die. Case dismissed against activists in Planned Parenthood... HOUSTON - A Texas judge on Tuesday dismissed the last remaining charge against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.
District Judge Brock Thomas dismissed the tampering with government records charges against David Daleiden, 27, and Sandra Merritt, 63, at the request of the Harris County prosecutor's office, which determined that the grand jury had exceeded its authority by investigating the activists after clearing Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing. "The grand jury took the investigation where the facts led it, however Texas law limits what can be investigated after a grand jury extension order is issued," District Attorney Devon Anderson said in a statement. The 'Political Science of Being Pregnant' in Kentucky - Rewire. Heather Hyden fought back tears as she spoke before Kentucky Senate committee members last Wednesday, pleading with the lawmakers for more time.
The legislation under consideration at the hearing would ban abortion care after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and for Hyden there was more than politics at stake. Hyden, at 14 weeks pregnant, was still weighing options with her doctor after prenatal testing had detected possible abnormalities with the fetus. Ohio Republican Explains His “No” Vote On 20-Week Abortion Ban. Lawsuit Claims New Mexico Clinic Broke Informed Consent Laws - Rewire. A New Mexico women is suing an abortion provider, claiming Southwestern Women’s Options failed to inform her that the fetal tissue she donated to science would be used by the University of New Mexico (UNM).
Jessica Duran, 26, said at a press conference Monday that she “was never informed that my baby’s body was going to be used for research at the University of New Mexico,” according to a statement released by New Mexico Alliance for Life. The anti-choice organization said it has been investigating the university and the clinic for a year.
University of New Mexico (UNM) and Southwestern Women’s Options have been among those in the crosshairs of a Republican-led investigative panel that scientists warn is having a chilling effect on necessary research. Ex-Judge Points Out Legal Flaws Of Fetal 'Personhood' Poem By Lauren Zuniga (video) Congressional Republicans Pursue More Criminal Charges for Abortion Providers - Rewire. Missouri Lawmaker Looks to Repeal Anti-Choice Laws in 2017 - Rewire. Federal Courts Reverse Ohio Republicans On Planned Parenthood, “Golden Week” Texas Officials to Force Burial, Cremation of 'Fetal Remains' - Rewire. Texas health officials on Monday filed the final version of proposed rules requiring the remains of aborted or miscarried fetuses to be buried or cremated, despite criticism from funeral homes, abortion providers, and reproductive rights advocates.
The Men Feminists Left Behind. VID 20160102 204226. VID 20130425 121438. 7th Grade Girl Invents Advanced Medical Band-Aid. Study: Republican Doctors More Likely to Discourage Abortion Care - Rewire. Asked how they’d treat this hypothetical patient, Republican doctors were more likely to discourage the patient from having more abortions, the authors found. Republican physicians were also more likely to discuss mental health in relation to abortion care. Misogyny in politics. Welcome to End Violence Against Women International.
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