This Week in Lady Reads

What do butts, sea turtles, and disconcerting wedding dress names have in common? You’ll find them all in this week’s lady reads! Read More This Week in Lady Reads

When Abortion Was Illegal

Well now, you didn’t think being a woman was going to be easy, did you? – When Abortion Was Illegal

When I was in my early twenties, I had a medication-based abortion after my birth control had failed. Read More When Abortion Was Illegal

Right Decides Ohio’s “Heartbeat Bill” is a Terrible Strategy, Puts Legislation on Hold

I had been planning to write a stirring defense of bureaucracy for my Thursday politics post. But then I came across this link about Ohio’s “heartbeat bill” on my tumblr dash and had to pause for a moment while my brain exploded. Read More Right Decides Ohio’s “Heartbeat Bill” is a Terrible Strategy, Puts Legislation on Hold

A Call to Action: What has Planned Parenthood Done for You?

As Ginger and Jill mentioned this past week, the House of Representatives voted to eliminate all federal funding to Planned Parenthood. Read More A Call to Action: What has Planned Parenthood Done for You?

I Stand With Planned Parenthood

So  you probably already heard that late Friday afternoon, the House of Representatives voted to cut all funding from Planned Parenthood. On a practical level, this isn’t so very terrifying because we can feel relatively safe in the fact the Senate will most likely shoot this bill down and, even if they don’t, Obama will most likely veto it before damage can really be done. Read More I Stand With Planned Parenthood

When the GOP Tries to Invade Your Uterus

Under the circumstances, this headline is only exaggerated in the sense that John Boehner & Co. have no known plans to shrink themselves and march up the skirts of American women everywhere. Less literal interpretations apply perfectly, however, to a new law the Republican party, specifically the blood-lustey Republican Representatives who hold a majority in the House, is trying to foist onto, by all accounts, an outraged female constituency. Read More When the GOP Tries to Invade Your Uterus