Attorney General Tom Horne wants to take a legal battle against Planned Parenthood of Arizona all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The two are fighting over a law passed by the Arizona Legislature in 2012 that would force physicians to follow the original FDA approval guidelines for a med ... More >>
The annual Dining Out for Life fundraiser will take place this week on Thursday, April 24. On that day, dozens of local restaurants have pledged to donate anywhere from 10 percent to 50 percent of their proceeds to the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS. The money raised from diners on Thursday will go t ... More >>
A federal judge denied Planned Parenthood's request for a temporary injunction against new abortion regulations that limit the use of abortions by medication in the state.The new regulations take effect today.
The 23-year-old Glendale woman we told you about yesterday, Anna Areola-Hernandez, or "Tiny Hernandez," as she called herself on Facebook, gave a 13-year-old boy she met an undisclosed STD -- and she believes she's pregnant with his child. Police say she's been in contact with other minor boys.
After a new state law in 2011 seriously limited the number of places in Arizona where abortions could be performed, Planned Parenthood once again is providing abortion services in Flagstaff.Planned Parenthood stopped providing abortion services at several of its Arizona locations after those new reg ... More >>
It looks like there's a story behind the thoughts of a Phoenix mother who admitted to killing her 6-day-old girl because she "had too many kids already."Perhaps it's what that mother, Nina Koistinen, learned at the Laestadian Lutheran "Church" -- some would reach for the word cult -- which people fa ... More >>
After spending a year studying 156 penises in Uganda, researchers say male circumcision reduces bacteria on the penis, and perhaps is the reason why circumcision can protect men from contracting HIV.Scientists have been studying the relationship between circumcision and rates of HIV for more than tw ... More >>
We love dining out at local restaurants. Not only do we get to nosh on good eats, we also leave with a nice case of the warm fuzzies for giving our hard-earned dollars to a local business owners. See also: - Mark Tarbell, Beau MacMillan, and Barbara Fenzl to Team Up with Childsplay on April 13 - G ... More >>
Amid heavy dissent from the public over Arizona's bill allowing employers to drop coverage for contraception in their health care plans if they have "religious objections," House Bill 2625 was voted down by the Senate late last month.Thanks to those gems of procedure in the Arizona Legislature, Sena ... More >>
The Arizona Senate is currently considering a bill that would keep all of the existing prescription drug coverage for any medications your doctor prescribes for you, unless it's contraception.It's been the law in Arizona since 2003 that prescription contraception is treated just like any other m ... More >>
The Arizona Senate is currently considering a bill -- which has already been passed by the House -- that would keep all of the existing prescription drug coverage you're getting through your employer or health insurance company... if you're a dude.If you're a woman, and Jesus or a similar figure ... More >>
Behold, sluts! You can now combine your love of live music with your desire to get the government to cover your floozy behavior. Just kidding. Sort of. On March 15, those of you who aren't at Radiohead can visit Crescent Ballroom with Crash Coordinates, French Girls, Chicano Power Revival, Barefo ... More >>
If you live in a rural part of Arizona and want to get an abortion, best of luck to you -- new abortion laws that pro-choice advocates say will make it extremely difficult for people in the boonies to get an abortion go into effect today, compliments of the Arizona state Legislature and Governor ... More >>
www.donkeytees.comThanks to "dangerous" new laws passed by the Arizona Legislature this year -- and a recent court decision that overturned an injunction on laws passed in 2009 -- Planned Parenthood announced today that it will discontinue abortion services in six Arizona cities."Under the guise ... More >>
In anticipation of this weekend's (forecasted) rainy weather, I have compiled a list of the best locally generated songs to listen to during an Arizona monsoon. While plenty of bands nation and worldwide have created excellent songs to listen to during a storm, I am looking to some of Arizona's fin ... More >>
www.zazzle.com Most Arizona lawmakers sure don't.Planned Parenthood announced today that it's filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of two abortion bills signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer earlier this year that make it more difficult for Arizona women to end a pregnancy.As ... 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.time.comStephen Colbert invented "truthiness." Senator Jon Kyl redefined lying as a remark that's "not intended to be a factual statement." Colbert for Senate 2012.Stephen Colbert, the late night dispenser of all things "truthiness," is continuing to wage war against Arizona Senator Jon Kyl o ... More >>
www.persephonemagazine.comDisclaimer: whatever Senator Jon Kyl says is "not intended to be a factual statement."As the United States government creeped closer to shutting down on Friday because far-right-wing-nuts don't like abortion, Senator Jon Kyl took to the Senate floor to give a less-than-" ... More >>
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Brian Willner is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl with special needs.The Avondale Police Department -- after a two week investigation -- has arrested the director of the Aqua Fria High School's special education program after a 15-year-old student with special needs told her moth ... More >>
A Scottsdale couple is accused of abusing their 4-month-old daughter. Police say that Zachary Wilson, 21, and his baby mama, 18-year-old Latovia Jones, abused the child and that Wilson admittedly used to quiet the baby by placing her face down on a bed and forcefully pushing down on ... More >>
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Following President Obama's decision in April to lift travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans, many Valley residents who have family in Cuba are taking trips to the country. Phoenix has a small but burgeoning Cuban-American community. Most other Americans are still barred from visiting Cuba or purch ... More >>
About 10 percent of black women were reported to have chlamydia in 2007, but officials believe that only represents about half of the actual cases among that demographic group.The data comes from a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that also showed about six percent o ... More >>
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