There are no words for how angry I am.
We [at FMF] write to you today with news of the latest announced attacks against Dr. George Tiller and an opportunity to help this unique provider of safe and legal abortion to women in desperate need nationwide. Operation Rescue has just called for protests of Dr. Tiller’s clinic July 14-16. The protests were hastily called and not expected, since we had just successfully countered the group’s seige of Dr. Tiller in May. This time, Operation Rescue is threatening to draw hundreds of young people to join the protests to “stop abortion” in Wichita. (more…)
The body found Saturday in a park was that of 26-year-old Jessie Davis, whose due date was July 3, the Summit County Medical Examiner’s office said. Bobby Cutts Jr., who authorities suspect is the father of the unborn child, is charged with two counts of murder.
What is the most common cause of death for pregnant women? Homicide.
Melinda Henneberger demonstrates.
Rather than expressing solidarity with others experiencing unwanted pregnancies, many abortion patients take pains to distinguish themselves as different from other women getting abortions.
By Carole Joffe and Kate Cosby
by JESSICA ARONS
In response to the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, Congress has re-introduced the Freedom of Choice Act, or FOCA. Intended to codify the constitutional right to abortion, FOCA is a welcome effort to undo a series of federal and state encroachments on access to abortion that have built up over the last decade or so to the point where, for many women, abortion has become completely inaccessible despite the continuing validity of Roe v. Wade.
May 19, 2007
By ATUL GAWANDE
One statistic seems to me to give the lie to all the rhetoric about abortion, and it’s this: one in three women under the age of 45 have an abortion during their lifetime. One in three. All politicians — Democrat and Republican — say they want to make abortion at least rare (as Giuliani did in Wednesday’s debate). On, this they could reach agreement. But it’s clear they haven’t been serious; the U.S. has 1.3 million abortions a year. (more…)
February 25, 2007
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
President Bush’s budget request this month proposes that the U.S. cut spending on global maternal and child health programs to $346 million, or just $1.15 per person in the U.S.
To understand what the cuts mean, meet Simeesh Segaye.
We can’t let one more rape survivor go through what a 21-year-old woman in Tampa Florida, just had to endure.