Support the Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act – TheHumanist.com

The Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act would prohibit infringing on a person’s right to travel to another state to obtain an abortion, and protect any person, entity, or healthcare provider that assists them in doing so. This bill makes clear that pregnant people should not have to jump through hoops or have their…

Human rights violations against intersex people: civil society urges Human Rights Council resolution

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptKQfFlR2x0&ab_channel=ilgaworld[/embed] “In most countries, intersex children are routinely subjected to unnecessary medical treatments, surgeries, and other interventions without expressed personal free and informed consent due to stigma and misconceptions about their sex characteristics. “The impacts of these practices – and their framing as human rights violations and abuses – have been highlighted by several human…

The Columbia OB-GYN Who Sexually Assaulted Patients for More Than 20 Years — ProPublica

For decades, patients warned Columbia about the behavior of obstetrician Robert Hadden. One even called 911 and had him arrested. Columbia let him keep working. Source: The Columbia OB-GYN Who Sexually Assaulted Patients for More Than 20 Years — ProPublica

Most human embryos naturally die after conception – restrictive abortion laws fail to take this embryo loss into account

…an important biological feature of human embryos has been left out of a lot of ethical and even scientific discussion informing reproductive policy – most human embryos die before anyone, including doctors, even know they exist. This embryo loss typically occurs in the first two months after fertilization, before the clump of cells has developed…

Former Minister Admits to Murder of Detroit Trans Woman Kelly Stough

A former minister in Michigan pleaded guilty to the 2018 murder of Black transgender woman Kelly Stough, who was active in the local Detroit ballroom scene, authorities announced.Albert Weathers, 50, a former pastor at the Logos Church in Detroit, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and a felony firearm count in the case of Stough, 36,…

Amid transgender care bans, exceptions made for surgery on intersex children – ABC News

When Sean Saifa Wall was 13, a doctor recommended to his mother that Wall’s male-typical genitals be removed and that he begin feminizing hormone therapy.He says his late mother agreed to the surgery and treatment, but Wall adds that his mother picked the wrong gender for him.”Receiving my medical records and really learning about what…

Over-the-counter birth control pill approved for sale in U.S.

Over-the-counter birth control pill approved for sale in U.S.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66GakbjBY4k&ab_channel=PBSNewsHour[/embed] U.S. regulators approved the nation’s first over-the-counter birth control pill. The FDA signed off on Opill, a once-a-day tablet available by prescription since 1973 that will soon be readily available online and in stores. The move is being applauded by medical societies and women’s health groups who pushed for wider access. Geoff Bennett discussed…

How to build a zero-waste economy | Grist

How to build a zero-waste economy

It wasn’t until Sarah Paiji Yoo became a new mother that her journey into plastic-free living really began. Specifically, it was the switch to baby formula that changed her worldview. Yoo had been breastfeeding her son for a few months and was looking to transition him to a dissolvable formula in 2018. But she found…

What Can Ex–Abortion Doctor Yashica Robinson in Alabama Do?

A year ago, the patients in the waiting area at the Alabama Women’s Center on Sparkman Drive in Huntsville were separated into two rooms. In one, the staff put people whose abortion procedures had already begun through taking a dose of misoprostol. In the other were the ten or 15 who had come for their…

Woman jailed over illegal abortion loses appeal

A woman imprisoned for more than two years for taking abortion pills outside of the legal time-limit has had an appeal against her sentence rejected.Carla Foster, a mother of three, from Barlaston, Staffs, took abortion-inducing drugs when rules were relaxed during the first Covid lockdown, when she was between 32 and 34 weeks pregnant.The 44-year-old…

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