Tag: Medicine

Kansas Should Serve as a Warning to Virginia Women

This is a guest post by Dr. James Kenley.
These regulations, which demanded precise sizes for janitorial closets, no-variance room temperatures, and other ridiculous requirements, were purportedly established to protect the health and safety of women, but in truth had one and only one purpose: to shut down the three existing abortion facilities in the state.

Banning Circumcision in San Francisco

There’s a proposed measure in San Francisco, California to ban the circumcising of boys under the age of 18. Various Jewish and Muslim groups and individuals have filed suit, asking the judge to remove the initiative from the November ballot.…

Some people deserve bad reputations.

Andrew Wakefield is one of them. He’s the guy who promoted faulty research that implicates vaccines in the onset of autism, and encouraged parents not to vaccinate their kids. As a result, diseases that were nearly eradicated have returned, and…

Righteous Providers, Medical Pariahs?

When we talk about the stigma associated with abortion, the conversation is often about the experiences of women who choose the procedure. Sometimes we talk about abortion providers, specifically the harassment and violence they endure to courageously provide women with…

Standing with Planned Parenthood

This week, the anti-choice group Live Action released a series of (often heavily edited) videos where an actor posing as a pimp and actresses posing as sex workers went into Planned Parenthood clinics asking for care. Their story made it…

Answering William Saletan on Abortion

As much as William Saletan’s writing on abortion drives me slightly up a wall because of his tendency to forget that there’s an actual woman involved instead of just an interesting moral quandary, I do respect his willingness to engage…