Pro-life rhetoric often focuses on fetal pain as a one of the foundational reasons why abortion is immoral. Yet the fact is that scientists aren’t in agreement about when—or if—fetuses experience pain. Politicians shouldn’t be able to use fetal pain as an excuse to pass legislation that takes away a woman’s bodily autonomy, simply because… Continue reading Does a fetus feel pain?
Democrats have called for the postponement of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. That’s a good thing for reproductive rights advocates, but it’s important to stay informed on the threat posed by the nominee. Kavanaugh still has a good chance of being appointed to our nation’s highest court, and, as there’s no limit on… Continue reading Brett Kavanaugh and Reproductive Rights
What are Crisis Pregnancy Centers Really? As women’s health providers we know that providing sensitive care and allowing our patients be empowered through making decisions about their health is the hallmark of well-being. Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) often advertise themselves as being places where women can receive medically accurate options counseling and support when they… Continue reading Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Abortion has been legal in the United States since the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade in 1973. Yet according to recent reports, the federal Department of Health and Human Services has been preventing undocumented women and teenagers from terminating their pregnancies, even in cases of rape and incest. One case in particular has… Continue reading Undocumented Teen Blocked from Abortion Care
Ireland upholds one of the most restrictive abortion doctrines in the world. The 8th amendment to the Irish constitution, which grants an unborn fetus and its mother an equal right to life, compels thousands of pregnant women to travel to other countries for abortions and reproductive health care every year. Yet Ireland’s regressive policy on… Continue reading Irish Referendum on Abortion Set for Summer 2018