Morning After Pill Available for All Ages – and Over the Counter

Morning After Pill

Birth control and its impact is back in the news. A battle has been ongoing for over a decade about who should have access to the morning after pill, and under what terms and circumstances should the pill be available. As of now, a federal judge, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman in Brooklyn, New York, has issued a ruling that the United States government must make the morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages.… [Read more]

40th Anniversary of Roe v Wade

Roe-v-Wade-protest: 40th Anniversary of Roe v Wade

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued the historic Roe v. Wade decision. In making its decision, the court overturned a Texas interpretation of abortion law and, as a result, made pregnancy termination legal in the United States. In a vote of 7–2 the Supreme Court held that a set of Texas statutes that criminalised abortion violated a woman’s constitutional right of privacy.… [Read more]

International Baby-Haters

Say No to Babies

I’m frankly not a fan of babies; working in a pediatric practice has cultivated a deep revulsion in me for them, and the looming threat of disastrous overconsumption, a phenomenon which their very existence precipitates, has made me genuinely fear what all these inane infants are capable of.

While declining birthrates are a hallmark of postindustrial societies and the spread of neoliberal norms, the global population is continuing to grow exponentially, threatening the ecological stability of our entire planet.… [Read more]

Mitt Romney the Woman Magnet?

Mitt - stiff

Woah woah woah, wait wait wait  . . . How in all that is unholy is Mitt Romney narrowing the gender gap with women – and unmarried women, to be specific? Has to be true; I read it just today on the Huffington Post.

According to the newest ABC News/Washington Post poll, Romney has risen 13% in the ranks, primarily due to a rise in support from women.… [Read more]

Sex and the Single Teen

birth control

Yet another state has yanked funding for Planned Parenthood due to the mistaken impression that all they do is provide abortions. One would think that Planned Parenthood is building an AbortionPlex, complete with waterslides and “Buy 9, Get Your 10th Abortion Free” card. What’s even more troubling? Some states are forcing public school districts to choose between abstinence-plus or abstinence-only education.… [Read more]

What’s the Big Deal with Contraceptives Anyway?

Rush Limbaugh and Viagra

I’ll tell you what’s the big deal – not having access to contraceptives due to trumped up religious dogma violates a woman’s right under the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  The 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states, ” Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof“.   … [Read more]

We’re In A Rush

Rush Limbaugh

If you can’t say something nice…

Authorities said a suspicious package was sent to the South Florida home of right-wing radio ‘personality’ Rush Limbaugh. They reported that the contents weren’t dangerous and didn’t contain hazardous materials. It turns out that the package contained materials for a business proposal that a fan and supporter didn’t make Rush aware of prior to shipping it to Rush’s home.… [Read more]

American Politics: Political Myopia At Its Best

birthcontrol

Turn on the television, read the Twitter stream, and listen to the firestorm erupting from political debates. Republican candidates are focused on topics such as birth control and the definition of marriage. Mud is being slung and fingers are figuratively being jabbed at each other’s chests. Each is claiming he will be the savior for this great nation.… [Read more]