Arizona's newest regulations against medicated abortion will remain blocked while the court battle continues.The court battle is over rules that were recently implemented by the state health department to comply with House Bill 2036, signed into law in 2012. A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ov ... More >>
Yet another new Arizona abortion law has resulted in a lawsuit.The latest lawsuit, filed by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Center for Reproductive Rights, alleges a new regulation that restricts how medicated abortions are administered is unconstitutional.David Brown, a staff attor ... More >>
Women's-health experts have issued guidelines that allow women to chose the option of a medicated abortion at up to nine weeks of pregnancy, but Arizona doctors won't be able to follow the protocol anymore.The Arizona Department of Health Services released new rules to comply with House Bill 2036, s ... More >>
Miriam Mendiola-Martinez, an undocumented immigrant who was shackled during her pregnancy after an arrest, has lost her lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. U.S. District Judge David Campbell ruled on Wednesday that Mendiola-Martinez was indeed restrained at times before and just aft ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal of a decision on Arizona's ban on abortions past 20 weeks of gestation, which was found by a lower court to be unconstitutional.The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had blocked the law from taking effect.
Good thing someone's been keeping track of what parents named their children last year.The Arizona Department of Health Services released the list of the 100 most-popular baby names for boys and girls, with number one being Liam for boys (369 new Liams in 2013) and Sophia for girls (581 of 'em).
A 16-year-old Mesa girl tossed her newborn baby out of a window in an attempt to hide her pregnancy from her family, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.The girl, whose name hasn't been released, has been charged with attempted murder and child abuse, as the newborn suffered a skull fr ... More >>
Last week was not exactly the greatest week ever for a couple members of Arizona's congressional delegation.There's Senator Jeff Flake, whose son Tanner "N1ggerKiller" Flake made tons of racist and homophobic remarks on the Internet, and then there's Representative Trent Franks, who made an ass of h ... More >>
Anti-abortion fanatic/Congressman Trent Franks' bone-headed argument that a "very low" number of rapes result in pregnancies ended up being a losing argument.Franks' bill banning abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy has since been changed, exempting victims of rape and incest.See also:-Franks: Not M ... More >>
A fellow running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts said what everyone else is thinking had a word or two to say about Arizona Republican Congressman Trent Franks, after Franks' bone-headed comment about rape not resulting in that many pregnancies."I think that he's a moron and he proves ... More >>
Anti-abortion fanatic/Congressman Trent Franks thinks the number of rapes that result in pregnancies is "very low."Franks' comments are now going viral across the county, although it's not surprising for us back home, who have heard Franks belittle Black people, Jews, and women in general, to make p ... More >>
Arizona had the largest decrease of teenagers giving birth over the last few years than any other state, according to numbers released by the National Center for Health Statistics.That's important, since teenagers have a higher risk of low birthweight, premature birth, babies dying in infancy, passi ... More >>
See also: Legislators Send 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill to GovernorSee also: Appeals Court Delays 20-Week Abortion Ban at Least Two More MonthsFor some reason, the rumor is being passed around again that Governor Jan Brewer signed legislation declaring a woman's pregnancy officially begins two weeks be ... More >>
See also: ACLU Trying to Stop 20-Week Abortion Ban; Says "No Court Has Ever Upheld" Such a Law A federal judge ruled that the Arizona law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy will be allowed to go into effect as scheduled on Thursday. The ACLU of Arizona and the Center for Reproductive Ri ... More >>
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a complaint in Arizona Federal District Court Thursday to knock down the Arizona law that will make it illegal for women to receive an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The threshold was set as the point at which fe ... More >>
Sometimes it's hard for people to realize the potential effects of all the anti-abortion bills that are always being tossed around at the Capitol until after they're passed into law.That's why a Nebraska woman has written a letter to Governor Jan Brewer, imploring her to veto House Bill 2036 if it l ... More >>
Congressman Trent Franks' idea of name-dropping historical figures in an abortion bill didn't make everyone happy.For some reason, a few legislators weren't fans of Arizona Congressman Trent Franks naming his bill for a federal ban on race/gender-based abortions after Frederick Douglass and Susan ... More >>
According to Texas Congressman Lamar Smith, "abortion is the leading cause of death in the black community" -- a claim he makes in a memo to House Republicans urging them to vote for a bill introduced by fagala-phobic Congressman Trent Franks that would make it illegal for a woman to end a pregna ... More >>
Fagala-phobic abortion bully Trent Franks today introduced a bill into Congress that, if it becomes law, would dictate when people in Washington D.C. are allowed to end a pregnancy.Franks, just to be clear, is a congressman from Arizona -- but that's not stopping him from playing morality cop in ... More >>
Fagala-fearing Arizona Congressman Trent Franks has reintroduced legislation that would place a federal ban on race/gender-based abortions -- which would be fantastic news if either were actually a problem in the United States.Franks today once again introduced his "Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act ... More >>
Disclaimer: Jon Kyl's apology for lying about abortion statistics is "not intended to be a factual statement" -- or it is? Senator Jon Kyl issued a statement yesterday apologizing for his attempt to redefine lying by following a lie with the disclaimer that his statement was not "intended to be a ... More >>
www.herestheproblem.comIf you're a pregnant teenager in Arizona, congratulations! Not for throwing away your youth by lettin' one slip past the goalie, but because your geographic location (and likely Arizona's astonishingly-high teen-pregnancy rate) allows you to be one of the most fashion ... More >>
Rick Renzi A federal jury yesterday handed a guilty verdict to Rick Renzi's accountant, Dwayne Lequire, for embezzling $796,000 from the former Congressman's company -- and conspiring with Renzi to do it. He faces up to 85 years in prison when he's sentenced on October 18. Th ... More >>
Beatie is legally a man, but no medical or chemical procedure has changed the fact that she's still a woman -- as her pregnancy proves beyond all doubt.
Lohan's blog has made headlines lately because -- well, because it's really written by Lindsay Lohan, but also because she 1) posted a tirade about her father, and 2) wrote a political blog that commented on Sarah Palin's announcement that her unmarr ... More >>
Move over, Dannielynn; Anna Nicole's Native son is alive and well on the Tohono O'odham reservation, and he may be the rightful heir to the tabloid temptress' millions
Putting pen to paper
Carolina's Mexican Food Restaurant
Stacey Beehler's doing the Terrible Twos. Times four.
Robrt Pela ponders pain-free childbirth and says "Ouch!"
Derrick Allen was ruined thanks to a shoddy investigation. It's time he be given his life back.
Cheryl Moore expected a healthy baby to come off the plane from Korea. She got Jamie instead. And then she and her family made a surprising choice.
Lotions and Potions
Fired AutoNation worker sues company for pregnancy discrimination
Language isn't the only thing getting lost in the translation as Hispanic patients struggle to communicate with English-speaking ER doctors
Once again, the Legislature wants to require minors to get a parent's permission for an abortion
SHE WAS ROBBED OF HER HEARING AT BIRTH. SHE WAS ROBBED OF A HOME LIFE BY AN INDEFFERENT MOTHER. SHE WA ROBBED OF HER VIRGINITY AT AGE 12, BECOMING A MOTHER AT AGE 14. AND DESPITE CLEAR EVIDENCE OF ABUSE, IT TOOK THE SYSTEM YEARS TO COME TO HER AID.
UNDER ITS "REUNIFICATION-FIRST" POSICY, THE STATE OF ARIZONA ROUTINELY FORCES CHILDREN TO LIVE WITH PARENTS WHO ARE UNFIT GUARDIANS BY ANY DEFINITION
THEY LOOKED TO RUSSIA FOR ADOPTIONS AND GOT HEARTACHES INSTEAD. NOW THERE ARE HAPPY ENDINGS.
TAMMI CARMODY THOUGHT SHE WS OVER THE PAIN OF CHILDBIRTH. THEN SHE GOT THE BILL.