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]

The Power of the Pill

Give ’em Hell, Jane!

My dad has been saying that to me for as long as I can remember. We’d sing along with “Stop and Smell the Roses” on the 8 Track , he’d pull up in front of the preschool, kiss me on the cheek and send me on my way with a “Give ’em Hell, Jane!”

I’ve always felt empowered.… [Read more]

War on Sex, Drugs: A Bunch o’ Malarkey

So Limbaugh called a female law student, Sandra Fluke, a prostitute.  Yes, and Bill Maher said “see you next Tuesday.”  I’ve been called worse, but that guy was on stage in front of a room full of drunk comics.  I was angry.  I was upset.  I wish I had been able to make an example of the situation like Ms.… [Read more]

What’s Good for the Goose…

Not long ago, a few brash and gutsy Democratic legislators stood up to Republican lawmakers who were trying to add insult to injury by forcing UAs on U.A.s- That would be “urinary analysis (also known as drug tests) on “Unemployed Americans.”  They went so far as to want those being screened for drug use to pay for the testing too!… [Read more]

What’s the Big Deal with Contraceptives Anyway?

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]