Want to Read More Writing by Women? Shebooks Wants to Publish Them

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In 2012, I took the plunge and wrote a book about the battle to end abortion and birth control access one red state at a time. It was a heart-wrenching, brain-numbing, hair-pulling, high-anxiety commitment. It was also one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done, and one I can’t wait to pursue again. […]

Heartbeat Bills Are the New Fad in Anti-Abortion Legislation

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So-called heartbeat bills, banning abortion from the point at which an embryonic heartbeat can be detected–usually by six weeks development–already have the reputation of being among the most unconstitutional restrictions to be proposed. They are also quickly becoming the most consistently proposed and failed pieces of abortion legislation. We are seeing a number of the […]

New York DA Drops “Self-Abortion” Charges

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The New York District Attorney is dropping charges against a woman accused of “self abortion” after a 24-week fetus was found in a dumpster. But that doesn’t mean they won’t continue pursuing the case. Via the AP: The Manhattan district attorney’s office said it was declining to prosecute Yaribely Almonte but continuing to investigate. Prosecutors […]

Need Birth Control? Don’t Bother Asking Apple’s Siri

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Want to use Apple’s new interactive “Siri” on your iPhone? “She” has tons of information–just as long as you don’t ask about birth control, abortion, emergency contraception or even mammograms. In asking Siri a few easy reproductive-health questions, it was discovered that she appears to have a blind spot when it comes to women’s health. […]

What Is Controversial About Birth Control?

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If you were planning a wedding for 300 guests, and you knew that one person attending was a strict vegetarian, would you order him or her a separate meal? Or would you simply decide not to have food at all? If it sounds like a ridiculous situation, in essence, that is what is being demanded […]