Entries for May, 2007

Should Abortion Be A Litmus Test?

Should abortion be a litmus test?

LA Times: TX embryo case to overturn Roe v. Wade?

synopsized the dispute: Augusta wanted to take possession and have them implanted, agreeing to release Randy from any financial or parental obligation. Randy wanted the embryos destroyed, or at least frozen indefinitely. The dispute has now taken an interesting turn. Reported the LAT: Roman vs. Roman now rests with the Supreme Court of Texas, one […]

Big bad ultrasound

by Valerie Jane Watch out! It’s evil. It’s horrible. It will invade your body! It will destroy your life forever! Yes, it’s the horrible Ultrasound machine. According to the Associated Press earlier this month: Women seeking an abortion in South Carolina would be able, but not required, to view an ultrasound first under a compromise […]

Both Plan A and Plan B can = abortion

A study in the Feb. 23, 2007, issue of NRFC, found that emergency contraceptives comprised of the steroid Levonorgestrel, like YouTube on the historical and current modes of action of the birth control pill – the best explanation I’ve ever seen, and brief, too: [Video hat tip: Andrew]

Memorial Day: Remember Me

Do not complete this day without offering the least you can, tears of thanks. Better to watch in enlarged view here. [Hat tip: readers HisMan, Mike]

Weekend question

Are you pro-choice and anti-death penalty? Or are you pro-life and pro-death penalty? There are two other combinations possible. You get the idea. Please validate your position.

3 HPV vaccine deaths reported since March 2007

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System included 371 serious reactions. Of the 42 women who received the vaccine while pregnant, 18 experienced side effects ranging from spontaneous abortion to fetal abnormities…. [M]ore serious side effects reported include paralysis, Bells Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and seizures. “The FDA adverse event reports on the HPV vaccine read like a […]

The pregnant woman won

I wrote a reported two days ago O’Donnell broke her vow. Big surprise. That very day, O’Donnell and Hasselbeck got into a major disagreement on the air, after which it was reported O’Donnell immediately quit the show three weeks before her contract expired. I have seen news clips of the joust and thought it looked […]

Burlesque sex ed fundraiser

If those advocating comprehensive sex ed heard abstinence education devotees were holding a fundraiser with singing nuns for entertainment, they’d say, “It figures.” Well, that’s what I say about the June 7 “Indulgence” peep show will feature a “neo-burlesque performance” by Miss Exotic World 2005 Michelle L’amour (pictured right) and special guest Debby Herbenick, Time […]

Purists, explain what’s wrong with this law

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by Kelli

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At Carafem, staff members plan to greet clients with warm teas, comfortable robes and a matter-of-fact attitude.

“We don’t want to talk in hushed tones,” said Carafem president Christopher Purdy. “We use the A-word.”…

Because Carafem will offer only the abortion pill, not vacuum aspiration or other surgical procedures, prospective clients must be no more than 10 weeks pregnant….

After receiving counseling and some basic tests, Carafem clients will take an initial pill at the clinic. Purdy’s team expects to get them in and out quickly, within about 60 minutes. They will be sent home with a second set of pills to take the next day. The second dose induces the abortion, which resembles a miscarriage, typically within six hours.

By offering only pharmaceutical abortions, Purdy says, he can avoid purchasing expensive surgical equipment and keep prices low for clients. The average pharmaceutical abortion cost about $500 in the United States in 2011, Guttmacher figures show; Purdy plans to charge around $400.

Another striking aspect of the project is the design: The clinic will have wood floors and a natural wood tone on the walls that recalls high-end salons such as Aveda. Appointments, offered evenings and weekends, can be booked online or via a 24-hour hotline.

“It was important for us to try to present an upgraded, almost spa-like feel,” said Melissa S. Grant, vice president of health services for the clinic.

If the project is successful, Purdy says, he hopes to expand his model to other states.

“It’s fresh, it’s modern, it’s clean, it’s caring,” he said. “That’s the brand we’re trying to create.”

~ Sandhya Somashekhar, The Washington Post, March 30

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