Monthly Archives: December 2008

Happy Holidays New York! Love, HHS

In case you were wondering how the horrific HHS Regs affect us here in good old liberal NYC? The outlook isn’t pretty. From Joan Malin (president of PPNYC) in the Huffington Post today: The Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule today that allows health care workers to deny patients vital care, information […]

Julie Rovner on HHS ruling on NPR this past Wed

BRAND: All right. So come January 20th when there’s a new president in town, can’t he just simply over turn these regulations? ROVNER: Well, actually, the new president can’t overturn these regulations, but because the administration has waited so long, it’s possible that the new Congress can. There’s something called the Congressional Review Act and […]

Update on HHS Regulations

“There is, though, no regulation forcing doctors to be fully transparent with patients—as there is forcing hospitals and clinics to hire docs without regard to the services that they’re willing to perform. “It’s, at best, window dressing,” says Roger Evans, in charge of litigation and law policy at Planned Parenthood. “There’s no legal requirement for […]

HHS Regulations Are Issued

“The patient has an interest in obtaining legal health care services….This must be balanced against the statutory right of the provider in the context of a federally funded entity to not be discriminated against based on a refusal to participate in a service to which they have objections, such as abortion.” RH Reality Check has […]

What to expect when you’re unexpecting

In the very recent history of actual abortion blogs, comes the latest from the tumblr Un-expecting. Similar to the pioneering What to expect when you’re aborting, Un-expecting chronicles a girl’s experience as she goes through the procedure from start to finish, from worries to choices to how she feels once it’s over. As “What To […]

Price of codoms worldwide

In case you’re traveling to Ireland or something and didn’t realize you should probably stock up, below find a handy-dandy chart of condom prices around the world. And while they may be kind of pricey here in NYC, don’t forget: at Planned Parenthood they’re always free! (via)

How soon will the HHS regulations come down?

The horrific HHS regulations, which as the LA Times pointed out on Dec 2 would basically erase the credibility of the medical profession, might become law this week. Stay tuned.

What to expect when you’re unexpecting

In the very recent history of actual abortion blogs, comes the latest from the tumblr Un-expecting. Similar to the pioneering What to expect when you’re aborting, Un-expecting chronicles a girl’s experience as she goes through the procedure from start to finish, from worries to choices to how she feels once it’s over. As “What To […]

What to expect when you’re unexpecting

In the very recent history of actual abortion blogs, comes the latest from the tumblr Un-expecting. Similar to the pioneering What to expect when you’re aborting, Un-expecting chronicles a girl’s experience as she goes through the procedure from start to finish, from worries to choices to how she feels once it’s over. As “What To […]

Price of codoms worldwide

In case you’re traveling to Ireland or something and didn’t realize you should probably stock up, below find a handy-dandy chart of condom prices around the world. And while they may be kind of pricey here in NYC, don’t forget: at Planned Parenthood they’re always free! (via)