Archive for the ‘reproductive rights’ Category

The Planned Parenthood Web site features a monthly listing of incidents of harassment that occur at Planned Parenthood facilities across the United States. These incidents range from non-violent protests to harassment, threats, vandalism and obstruction of pedestrian traffic. There are so many disturbing things about these reports that I’m not even sure where to begin. […]

Many businesses are now offering preferred parking spaces for pregnant women. These spaces are typically located closer to the store entrance, just beyond the handicapped parking, and are marked with signs that say “Expectant Mother Parking” or “Reserved for Expectant Mothers.” While this seems like a nice way to demonstrate a  business’ commitment to helping […]

On April 22, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled that 17-year-olds can now purchase the emergency contraception Plan B, according to a story from the Associated Press. This decision turns over restrictions made by the Bush administration to limit access to Plan B for women under the age of 18. In 2006, the FDA […]

There has been much media coverage in recent weeks surrounding Nadya Suleman, mother of six who recently gave birth to a set of octuplets. Suleman concieved the octuplets through a number of expensive and evasive fertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization. Her economic status and that of her family has been called into question due to the fact […]