Tag: health care providers

Birth fears

Sometime in December I expect to push a human being out of my vagina. Am I afraid? I’m a little afraid of complications. Premature labour, pre-eclampsia, shoulder dystocia… those are all somewhat frightening things. I’m not at all afraid of…

First, Do No Harm

Jay has an excellent post up about the complexities of abortion, and how anti-choice politics and ideologies compromise women’s basic medical care. A taste: “Any other pregnancies?” Such a simple question. She was cuddling her five-week-old, happily describing how much…

The terrorism that dare not speak its name

Why is it that the media and the government never calls the “pro-life” groups who plant bombs at women’s clinics what they are: terrorists? From the AP article, entitled “Explosive found at Austin women’s clinic”: AUSTIN — A package left…

Jailing Pregnant Women for Child Abuse

It’s happening all over the country, and it’s bad for women everywhere. Women with untreated drug and alcohol problems have been arrested and jailed for the potential harm that their addictions may do to their fetuses. Which, as the authors…

“Panty-Sniffing” Kansas AG Thwarted

A federal judge has ruled that sweaty little bastard Kansas AG Phil Kline, who sought to obtain the medical records of thousands of women and girls who sought abortions and justified it as an effort to enforce child-rape reporting laws,…

No Necking in Kansas

Crazy Kansas Attorney General Phil Kline is at it again. First, he was subpoenaing women’s private medical records. Then, he was attempted to ban Medicaid funding of abortion and defined “life” as beginning at conception. But he’s not finished. But…