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Texas Bill Emotionally Blackmails Women Seeking Abortion

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Here we are almost 40 years after the Supreme Court’s historic Roe vs. Wade decision, and legislators are still threatening a woman's right to reproductive choice. Texas lawmakers just passed a bill requiring that women wishing to terminate a pregnancy must first undergo an ultrasound and then take some time to think about her decision. The state house approved the bill yesterday, and the state senate supported a similar anti-abortion measure last month. The final say will rest in the hands of Texas governor Rick Perry. Apparently, Perry praised Texas lawmakers for their vote -- which makes my stomach sink.

As an OB/GYN reading this CNN News story on International Women’s Day, my heart is breaking.

You may think it’s simple enough. A woman comes to her doctor and wants an abortion. Why not slap a scanner on her belly and take a sneak peek?

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Standing For What You Believe: An OB/GYN’s Thoughts on Abortion

Okay, I’m gonna go out on a limb here and write a post that literally scares the bejesus out of me. The other day, I was doing a podcast interview with Owning Pink blogger Stacey Curnow, and she asked me how it feels to write stuff like I did in my upcoming book What’s Up Down There? Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend, which is more about me and my vagina than you probably ever wanted to know. In this book, I write about the sexual dysfunction I suffered with my ex-husband, the HPV I contracted from my current husband, the porn my hubby and enjoy from time to time, the elective C-section I decided to have, and yes -- I write about the painful decision I had to make as an OB/GYN about whether or not to do abortions.

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5 Day After Emergency Contraception Pill Ella Approved By FDA

Have you ever been raped? Did the condom break? Did you have a random encounter with a sexy stranger when you hadn’t thought ahead to bring birth control? Did you forget to take your birth control pill? If so, you’re not alone. Half of pregnancies are unintended. When a woman winds up with an unplanned pregnancy, she’s faced with tough decisions. Should she rearrange her life to accommodate a pregnancy when she’s in the middle of law school? Should she have the baby and give it up for adoption, even though the father wants her to keep it? Should she drop out of high school to become a single mother? Should she terminate the pregnancy? These are not choices any woman wants to make.

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