Explaining “ninth month” abortions and feminism to the National Post (and everyone else)

  Rachael Harder, a Member of Parliament (MP) in Canada with a near perfect record voting against choice and abortion rights, was named as chair of the Committee on the Status of Women. The Liberal and NDP MPs on that committee left in protest. This action and the fact that the Liberal and NDP parties …

How the Texas law banning dilation and evacuation will kill and maim women

Sometimes a pregnancy half fails. The membranes rupture before viability and an infection sets up shop in the uterus. Medically the pregnancy has to end, whether the fetus is still alive or not does not matter. If an infected uterus is left unevacuated the bacteria will eventually spread to the blood stream and it will …

Florida issuing certificates of nonviable birth concerns me. Here’s why.

Florida just passed the “Grieving Families Act” that allows a parent to obtain a certificate of nonviable birth for a miscarriage between 9 and 20 weeks. At first blush this seems about helping families with closure and I guess this is why it received almost unanimous support across party lines, after all who doesn’t want to help …

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 …

Think Teen Vogue’s advice on post-abortion support is frivolous? Then you’re an idiot

People who know nothing about abortion or women but who think it is their business to control women’s reproduction are angry about Teen Vogue’s slide show, What to Get a Friend Post-Abortion. The piece was called vile and an attempt to normalize abortion (whatever that means, abortion is not normal or abnormal, it’s a procedure). …

An OB/GYN in Alabama treated a miscarriage. She’s getting sued for wrongful death.

Court documents tell us that on May 9, 2012 Kimberly Stinnett’s, a resident of Alabama, found out she was pregnant.  Two days later, on Friday, May 11, Ms. Stinnett had abdominal cramping and fever and the OB/GYN covering calls, Dr. Kennedy, instructed her to go to the emergency room . Upon admission Ms. Stinnett reported …

Dear Press, stop calling them “heartbeat” bills and call them “fetal pole cardiac activity” bills

Ohio is the latest state to attempt to pass a medically illiterate abortion “heartbeat” bill. It’s bad enough that these bills exist, but the press needs to do a better job of calling them what they are. If politicians want to play doctor they should be using medical terms. If they refuse to use the correct …

Term and partial birth abortions: the mythical arch-nemeses of the anti-choice movement

There is a lot of discussion this week about abortion due to Donald Trump reinforcing in front of millions of people the false belief that pregnant women are flocking to their OB/GYNS days before their due date to have their healthy fetuses ripped out with partial birth abortions. Despite multiple articles indicating this couldn’t be …

Donald Trump confuses birth with abortion and no, there are no ninth month abortions

The third and final Presidential debate focused very quickly on abortion. Clinton defended choice and Trump, not one to be bothered with facts, countered with this doozy of line: “I think it’s terrible if you go with what Hillary is saying in the ninth month you can take the baby and rip the baby out …