Tag: women

Senate Republicans Want to Protect Babies ‘Born Alive’ After an Abortion. That Doesn’t Happen.

Abortion politics are, to put it lightly, contentious. But in the coming weeks, the Senate will vote on what may be their third rail: abortions that occur late in pregnancy. On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set up votes for a 20-week ban on abortions and a bill known as the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors […]

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Shannen Doherty Calls Her Stage 4 Breast Cancer ‘a Bitter Pill to Swallow’

After almost three years in remission, Shannen Doherty’s cancer has returned. The actress, best known for her roles on ‘90s television hits Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed, disclosed that she has stage four cancer during a sit-down interview with ABC News anchor Amy Robach that aired Tuesday on Good Morning America. “I don’t think I’ve […]

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Trump Denied E. Jean Carroll’s Sexual Assault Allegation. Now She Wants His DNA.

Lawyers for advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who’s accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s, want him to hand over a genetic sample in an effort to determine whether his DNA is on a dress she wore during the alleged assault. On Thursday, Carroll’s attorneys served notice to a Trump lawyer, […]

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“Female Monthly Pills” and the Coded Language of Abortion Before Roe

Medication abortion is incredibly common in the United States; it’s also incredibly safe. And it’s because of this relative ease and safety, in fact, that conservative states are now targeting it in the same ways they have targeted providers and clinics in recent decades: In 18 states, a provider must be physically present to prescribe […]

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Harvey Weinstein Raped and Silenced Women for Decades, Prosecutors Allege in Graphic Opening Remarks

Harvey Weinstein viciously raped multiple women decades apart, relying on his status as a Hollywood power broker to make sure they’d never speak up about the abuse, Manhattan prosecutors told a jury in opening arguments in Weinstein’s criminal trial on Wednesday. Dozens of people have accused Weinstein, who is facing life in prison, of sexual […]

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