Given that a woman in Ireland was denied a life-saving abortion and consequently died, Ireland clearly needs to revisit their abortion restrictions. Abortion is already illegal in Ireland, reportedly already with a clause about exceptions for life of the mother that is clumsily worded. A new proposal to tighten up those life-saving loopholes is thankfully on the table. Yet, this proposed legislation creates another gaping loophole. A huge one, in which suicidal women who ask for abortions and are denied them could then be tossed into the loony bin to wait out the pregnancy that they tried to terminate. GOOD TIMES. More
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, if you can even call him a doctor, was originally facing eight murder charges for essentially conducting illegal abortions in his Pennsylvania practice. But now Judge Jeffrey Minehart, who is overseeing the grisly case in which women were left to die, has tossed out three charges against Gosnell. And all because the prosecutors reportedly didn’t provide enough evidence that these were “live” babies he was murdering. This already fraught term in the pro-choice vs. pro-life debates just got even messier. More
The horrific case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell of Pennsylvania abusing female patients in desperate need of quick and cheap abortions continues with even more gory details: now a young intern recalling the sound of “screeching” babies born from botched late-term abortions. Ashley Baldwin, then only 15 years old and completely unlicensed, claims that she was illegally giving intravenous medicine, as well as assisting in said abortions. And don’t forget the details of Dr. Gosnell puncturing cervixes and leaving women to die — all amidst cat feces.
You know what these hideous images remind me of? The days before Roe vs. Wade. More
While we seem to be taking huge steps backwards in women’s access to safe, affordable abortion in this country, France is moving forward with landmark legislation that will make contraception free and reimburse all women for abortion procedures. Did you hear that? France is making abortion free. More
The North Dakota legislature has been extremely busy this year passing every anti-abortion measure that they could dream up. And as the bills started to pile up on Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple’s desk, the main question became, “Which one would he sign?” Well, it looks like we have an answer. More
The North Dakota legislature has been very hard at work passing every extreme anti-abortion measure you’ve ever heard of and now, they’ve finally made it to the coup d’etat: Personhood. That’s right, according to both the House and State Senate of North Dakota, life begins at conception. All they need is for Republican Governor Jack Dalrympl to sign it, and the state would have unprecedented anti-choice laws on the books. More
As we’ve been discussing here at Mommyish, Arkansas recently passed the most extreme abortion ban in the country, prohibiting elective abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The law flies in the face of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that guarantees access to abortions for women up until the point of fetus viability, usually believed to be between 22 and 24 weeks. One of our commenters made a thoughtful argument for giving up the fight against second trimester abortions and focusing on safe and easy access for all to early abortion. Here’s why I respectfully disagree. More
The successful passage of Arkansas’s controversial and unconstitutional new abortion ban is rallying the anti-abortion movement and could provide serious momentum to similar ‘fetal heartbeat’ bills around the country. Hopefully, it will also spark enough outrage to demand that federal courts get involved and uphold a woman’s right to choose, guaranteed to her in Roe v. Wade. More
Now here is an ethics forest you may not be able to find your way out of. Surrogate Crystal Kelley, a mother of two herself, agreed to be the surrogate for a New York couple upon meeting them at a playground. But after various 21-week ultrasounds revealed that the baby had severe medical problems, the couple insisted that she get an abortion. Kelley had agreed to this clause in the contract she signed with the couple. But upon being pregnant, she had second thoughts. Understandably. More
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For years now, Republican-led state legislatures have been chipping away at abortion rights, making the process more difficult and expensive, regulating clinics that provide the procedure into oblivion. New Mexico even tried to deny rape victims abortions on the grounds that they would be ‘tampering with evidence.’ Now, Arkansas has enacted the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. And it’s time that someone stood up for a woman’s right to choose. More
I’m extremely pro-choice. I think abortions should be safe, legal and rare. I will always fight for a woman’s right to choose. I will always feel that the majority of doctors who provide abortions are brave, caring, and heroic. But this is not the case with Dr. Kermit Gosnell, and I have a feeling that the case of one horrible doctor and his barbaric procedures are going to give the entire pro-life movement more ammunition in the choice wars. More
Indiana is the latest state to threaten cumbersome and needlessly invasive medical procedures for women who choose to get an abortion. In fact, the state could jump ahead of other conservative states doing everything in their power to restrict a woman’s right to choose. More
The unidentified pregnant 16-year-old who was reportedly being forced to have an abortion by her parents will be threatened no longer. The latest development in the completely anti-choice manipulation of pro-choice legislation reveals that the abortion-pushing parents have officially agreed to knock it off. Her body. Not yours. More
So basically, they are trying to make safe and legal abortions impossible in Alabama, and McClurkin thinks the relatively safe abortion procedure is a “big surgery” because it’s removing an organ from a human body.
I understand that we all have differing opinions in the world. I know some of our readers are adamantly pro-life. I appreciate that and I don’t mind debating my views with people who hold differing views, but at least have the slightest awareness of basic human anatomy before you go spouting off your wacky-logic under the guise of fact.
A fetus is not an organ. Your brain, which is an organ, should have been able to tell you that. More