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Weekly Pulse: Rhythm Method Madness

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Seventeen percent of sexually active teenage girls said they used the rhythm method as a means of birt...

Weekly Pulse: Dr. George Tiller's Assassin Was No Lone Wolf

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger When Scott Roeder shot Dr. George Tiller in church last year, media accounts described him as a lone w...

Weekly Pulse: Prostate Health is Girly and Other Health Care Paradoxes

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger This week's health care news was full of mind-bending paradoxes: Prostate health is girly, abstinence-...

Weekly Pulse: Obama Signs Health Reform Bill, Backlash Begins

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, President Obama signed health care reform into law. As Mike Lillis explains in the Washingt...

The F Word: Stupak vs. The Nuns

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Will the Senate bill give more people more access to insurance? Probably. Will they be able to afford it? That's an open question. But will it save lives? No doubt. And that was the nuns' point.

Weekly Pulse: Nun Excommunicated for Approving Lifesaving Abortion

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A nun in Phoenix, Arizona was excommunicated for approving a lifesaving abortion. Sister Margaret McBr...

Weekly Pulse: SCOTUS Nominee Kagan a Cipher on Choice

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, President Barack Obama nominated solicitor general Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice ...

Oklahoma Supreme Court Tells Legislature: Stop Wasting Money on Unconstitutional Laws

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

After repeatedly introducing laws that violate the constitutional rights of women seeking reproductive health care, the Oklahoma legislature continues to waste taxpayer time and money.

Weekly Pulse: Obama to Promote Health Plan at Summit

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Obama to Promote Health Plan at SummitBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, the White House released its plan for h...

Iowa "Feticide" Law Could Be Used To Target Mothers

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

What kind of messages are we sending to pregnant women? Either seek help and risk being persecuted or remain fearful and do not seek out medical services. These aren't choices at all.

Weekly Pulse: Did Wiretappers Target Landrieu Over Health Care Deal?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger The conservative videographer who donned a pimp suit to embarrass the anti-poverty group ACORN was arr...

To Induce Or Not To Induce - Is That The Question?

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

Are there "good" reasons for inducing labor through medical intervention? It's a loaded question for which different providers may give you different answers.

Former Planned Parenthood Director's Holes In Story Revealed In Recent Radio Interview

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

How did Ms. Johnson become the director of a Planned Parenthood center that provides abortions up to 14 weeks without having seen an ultrasound image?

Uganda: Signs of Eroding Support for Anti-Gay Bill?

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amie Newman

Given the international outcry the proposition of this legislation has incited, it seems likely that the bill will not be signed into law in its current incarnation.

I Am Not a Pre-Existing Condition

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

Is the fact that women experience gender discrimination in health care even debatable? Many insurance companies even regard a C-section as a pre-existing condition. This must stop.

Laboring Under An Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth vs. The Real Thing

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

Elson has been working with pregnant women for many years; her answers to my questions and her perspective seem wonderfully balanced, rooted in a concern for what is best for women.

What's So Scary About Home Birth?

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

The Today Show presents homebirth as an option to be feared, but that's only because the unknown is often a scary venture. If you listen to women's experiences, It doesn't have to be that way.

Weekly Pulse: Mob Scene

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Republicans and their allies are pressuring Democratic healthcare reformers at townhall meetings around the country. Addie Stan has a blockbuster piece in AlterNet that exposes the network behind the mobs.

World Breastfeeding Week: Breastfeeding Is a Feminist Issue

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

Breastfeeding is not simply a "choice" women make. It is a decision women make based on a tremendous variety of social and medical factors.

Weekly Pulse: The Rocky Road to Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Obama must have been disappointed when the non-partisan CBO announced last week that the Dem's healthcare bills won't cut spending, as he won't sign a bill that doesn't contain cost cuts.

The Circle Continues: Dr. Carhart Takes On Tiller's Practice

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

Dr. Leroy Carhart, a physician who provides abortions for women in need and who for many years provided later term abortions in his home state of Nebr...

Breast, Bottle and The Beauty of Motherhood

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

The real focus should be on creating the societal support necessary for mothers to experience new motherhood as optimally as possible. Do we offer adequate paid family leave for new moms?

Will Tom Daschle Be What The Reproductive Rights Community Wants?

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

The former S. Dakota senator may please some inside-the-Beltway Democrats, but the reaction of reproductive and sexual health advocates working on the ground will be interesting to gauge.

Frames, Exceptions and Anti-Choice Aims Exposed

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

There is no public benefit to an endless back and forth about the morality of women's reproductive health decisions, when millions of women are faced with unintended pregnancies.

McCain Undone By Affect And Temperament
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The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Special Debate Edition In the much-anticipated final presidential debate of the 2008 campaign season, the man who landed the greatest number of punch...