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Plan B Is OTC: Let’s Get Started On Those Sex Cults

I saw the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the Whore of Babylon stampeding down the street last night, and immediately I knew what had happened. (But I did go online to verify.) The Obama administration is giving up their pointless war on over-the-counter emergency contraception. While the pleasure of this…

Epilepsy drug has long-term effect on child IQ: study

A drug found to affect the cognitive ability of toddlers born to women who took the medication for epilepsy has a longer-term impact on their IQ, a study said on Wednesday. Researchers in the United States carried out follow-up tests among the same group of children whose investigation in 2009…

Dear GOP: You do know how pregnancy works, right?

In light of ABLC’s move to Raw Story, I decided to re-up a couple of posts for our new readers. This is the second of those posts.  I have been pregnant four times. These pregnancies led to the following four results, in this order: abortion, baby, miscarriage, baby. These pregnancies…

The obliviousness of our conservative dudely leaders

Posted at Think Progress:   During the House’s debate, Rep. Pete DeGraaf, a Mulvane Republican who supports the bill, told [Bollier]: “We do need to plan ahead, don’t we, in life?” Bollier asked him, “And so women need to plan ahead for issues that they have no control over with a…

Abstinence foundation paid Bristol Palin $262K, spent little on prevention programs

Tax documents reveal that an anti-teen pregnancy foundation paid Bristol Palin seven times what it spent on actual teen pregnancy prevention programs. Bristol Palin, the 20-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was appointed as a teen ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation in 2009. Actresses Jenny McCarthy and Hayden…

Exclusive: Key conservatives behind S. Dakota’s abortion law appear clueless as to what Planned Parenthood does

Abortion is already a heavily regulated medical procedure, but Republicans in South Dakota are poised to mandate the harshest regulations of any state yet, including a requirement that women visit an anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy center” before the procedure. The new requirements are part of a bill that cleared the state’s…

Taxpayers fund video game that teaches girls how not to score

Ever wish there were a video game where the point is to score as little as possible? If so, well, the Obama administration just may have several hundred thousand dollars for you. The University of Central Florida (UCF) is one such beneficiary, with a weird idea for a game and…

Male pregnancy and abortion: The sex life of pipefish

PARIS — A skinny little fish called the pipefish is high on the list of wildlife oddities, for the male of the species is the one which gets pregnant.…

Wingnut outrage, but over what she doesn’t even know

Thanks to Sir Charles for pointing me to this hilarious spaz of an op-ed by Kathleen Parker. If you really want to understand the wingnut mind, you have to really, truly understand that male power over women’s bodies is a holy principle to them, second only to the love of…

Yeah, But Stabbing Me In The Face Was Okay Because It Was Cute

Every year, thousands of women have pregnancies which result in terminally ill children being born, many of those children’s lives doomed to last no more than a few hours – or minutes – at most. They are faced with a series of brutal, terrible decisions, including whether or not to…

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