science
How could someone believe in a god when there’s no hard evidence supporting his existence? That’s a question I’m asked more often than I care to think about.
weekend
I huddled in my bathrobe on a towel and tried not to look at the trail of blood I’d left around the living room.
obvious child
The explanation presented of “You’re too early along and you need to wait” isn’t a real reason not to choose medication abortion.
abortion
In my 20s, I had an abortion in a Massachusetts clinic before the protection law was in place. It was like going to the doctor in a war zone.
abortion
The choice to have an abortion isn’t agonized over, and that is the film's most controversial element.
abortion
The cups of consideration and understanding reserved for someone who “lost a baby” are totally different from the disgust and judgment heaped onto someone who “killed a baby.”
abortion
On the surface, this isn't a terrible idea. Patients need to be able to participate in any medical procedure, including abortion, with informed consent. But there's more to it than that.
abortion
The heated political and religious discourse on the issue of whether or not abortion should be legal has made it taboo in films and TV, so it's not often that we see the issue honestly approached on screen.
abortion
The right hasn't really pulled any punches when it comes to making it clear that fetuses are more important than the women who carry them, though it curiously doesn't care a whit for children once they're born.
abortion
Can abortion cause emotional anguish? Absolutely. But is that the responsibility of the doctor performing the procedure?
abortion
abortion
abortion regulation
Just when I thought my beloved home state of Texas was the standard-bearer for attempts at stripping women of their legal rights, Louisiana swoops in and takes the proverbial cake.
planned parenthood
abortion
Some very sketchy "studies" conducted by anti-abortion groups and the conservative rumor mill created the myth that "90% of women change their mind about abortion after viewing an ultrasound."
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Jan 15, 2014 at 5:00pm | 98 comments

rh reality check
U.S. abortion providers have become de facto social workers, fundraisers, and travel agents, to name just a few of their ancillary roles.
hell houses
Despite the date rape, the domestic violence, and the murders -- all serious crimes committed by male characters -- it was the young woman who shouldered the blame for her family's eternal punishment in Hell.
abortion
Welcome to the Golden State, where the rents are stratospheric, the burritos are delicious, and abortion is that much more accessible.
abortion clinics
Those bitches were fat-shaming me! I was stunned. I needed kindness, not nurses analyzing my BMI.
abortion
And to me, the whole story is both inspiring and depressing at the same time.
abortion
There's another Kermit Gosnell out there racking up medical complaints right now, and no one is making a move to stop him.
reproductive rights
Gov. Pat McCrory offered the baked goods to a group of 17 pro-choice protesters outside his mansion. They didn't appreciate the gesture.