In June Medical Services v. Russo, the U.S. Supreme Court sent a resounding message to politicians all across the country: It is unconstitutional to impose medically unnecessary laws that place an undue burden on a person’s right to safe, legal abortion.
In West Virginia, two gynoticians take the cake this month for trying to legislate their way into doctors’ exam rooms: Delegate Brian Kurcba, a state legislator who explained how he believes children born from rape can be “beautiful”, and Rep. Alexander Mooney, who is pushing a bill that would ban all abortion nationwide.
In this excerpt from her post on Feministing.com, Jess Mack describes how her love of riot grrl band Sleater-Kinney helped her grow into the feminist and Planned Parenthood supporter that she is today.
Even when they’ve reached the top of the corporate hierarchy, our Power Players have not forgotten their roots. They leverage their power and influence to fund new initiatives and to empower a new generation of leadership. Thanks to these leaders, African-American issues are represented in boardrooms around the world.
Outnumbered hosts Stacey Dash and Andrea Tantaros shared their thoughts on the nationwide problem of sexual assault on college campuses — saying "good girls" avoid frat parties, and women who are raped are "bad girls" who "need to be kept away from liquor and boys."
The week that we celebrated the 42nd anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, Senator Lindsey Graham won the dubious distinction of gynotician for lamenting the, ahem, “definitional” problem with rape.