Why does the Dept. of OB/GYN at the University of Utah offer a premarital exam for women?

Get ready for your wedding night with the University of Utah’s Department of OB/GYN! Say what??? Let me set the scene. There was a Reddit post two weeks ago from a woman whose fiancée insisted she have some kind of premarital exam checking her hymen to be performed by her father-in-law and witnessed by other […]

If Trump is the most pro life President he should ban breastfeeding

Hot of the heels of restricting federal funds for contraception for clinics that also offer abortion or refer women for abortions Donald Trump delivered the keynote address at the Susan B. Anthony List’s Campaign for “Life” (a.k.a forcing women to carry fetuses to term without providing them with any assistance to have a healthy pregnancy) Gag […]

What does the life of a mother mean to you Governor Bryant?

Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi signed the Gestational Age Act into law on March 19, 2018. This is a law that bans abortion after 15 weeks unless there is a “medical emergency” or a “severe fetal anomaly.” The law was placed on temporary hold March 20, 2018, how long the stay will last is not […]

Health and Human Services wants to define life as beginning at conception

The draft of the 2018-2022 strategic plan of the department of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just dropped. The mission of HHS is “to enhance the health and well-being of Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, […]

HR 36 is a 22 week abortion ban not a 20 week ban. Why the lie?

H.R. 36 the supposed “20 weeks ban” based on ignoring the scientific literature about fetal pain does not ban abortion at 20 weeks it bans abortion at 22 weeks. Why has no one made a big deal about this? It’s pretty important. Here is the relevant passage from the bill: Medicine does not use fertilization […]

Regarding reproductive rights we already have President Mike Pence

Among the chatter about the possible illegal activities of the Trump administration there is of course talk of impeachment. Some shake their heads and say no, President Mike Pence would be worse for reproductive rights. To this I say we already have Mike Pence’s misogynistic-fact-absent-forced-birth agenda in the White House. Nothing will get worse because […]

Trump appoints Charmaine Yoest, our index Aunt Lydia, to Health and Human Services

Trump has appointed Dr. Charmaine Yoest as Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at Health and Human Services (HHS). This is why you should care. Who is Dr. Charmaine Yoest. Let’s start with what she is not, a doctor. She has a Ph.D. in political science and is as science-abhorring-pro-life crazy as they come.  Regarding abortion […]

Rex Tillerson too fatigued to prevent nuclear war?

Several outlets are reporting that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is  64 years old, had to cut his diplomatic mission short in Korea due to fatigue. As as doctor I find this concerning. This is his second trip and it is already too exhausting? Is he acutely ill? Does he have a health condition […]