For a shrill time, just add abortion. Or, in the case of Planned Parenthood's "invasion" of South San Francisco -- as Catholic Radio put it -- plan to not offer termination of pregnancies and suffer the preposterous parade regardless. There are about 10 Planned Parenthood and related clinics in the ... More >>
For the last two years, Oakland has been without its own Planned Parenthood, which meant patients had to trek to Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, or San Francisco in order to receive care. But trek no more -- Planned Parenthood has opened its doors in Oakland again. Planned Parenthood clinics vanished fr ... More >>
It's hard to differentiate pro-choice dancing from pro-life dancing. And Magalie Bonneau-Marcil insists that, tomorrow, San Franciscans will see neither. The founder of Dancing Without Borders is a co-organizer of a flash mob set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Justin Herman Plaza. She expects 500 or so ... More >>
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) took a brief break from politics yesterday and tapped into her inner Freud to conclude that all of this Republican crazy talk about rape and abortions is a sure sign that members of the GOP -- specifically Todd Akin -- suffer from some kind of weird mother fixation.The ... More >>
There is far too much cheerleading for the "wisdom of crowds." The undiscerning among us, often motivated by an understandable (if often mindless) disgust with institutions, tend to employ buzzwords like "crowdsourcing" and to preach the idea that "the people" are always right even if "the people ... More >>
Planned Parenthood doesn't shy away from provocative gimmicks in its efforts to promote sex education and reproductive health; earlier this week, we brought you the news that the nonprofit has launched a new campaign encouraging people to "check in" to a special social network when they don condoms ... More >>
The nonprofit family-planning and sexual-health group Planned Parenthood has been much in the headlines over the past month. After a scandal over a potential loss of foundation funding, PP was hit with the bizarre accusations of a conservative Indiana state legislator who claimed the organization ... More >>
Indiana doesn't make it in the news too often, and sadly, for the people of the Hoosier state, this is what happens when it does get its 15 minutes of fame.Paranoid Republican Rep. Bob Morris reportedly accused the Girl Scouts of being a radical branch of Planned Parenthood. More specifically, he ... More >>
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation relieved its six California affiliates today when it pledged to reverse its unpopular policy to stop funding Planned Parenthood and its breast cancer prevention programs.During Komen's grant review process, the foundation decided that any organizations b ... More >>
According to an article in Salon yesterday, this year Girl Scout Cookies are under attack. Yes, cookies. Conservative activists have spotted a tenuous link between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood -- apparently, some scouts attended an event at which a Planned Parenthood UK brochure arguing ... More >>
Be careful what you search for. By now, we've accepted the fact that Google relies on our online searches to target products for advertising. But City Attorney Dennis Herrera is not; the mayoral candidate is asking one San Francisco anti-abortion counseling center to stop web advertisements that ... More >>
Oakland discriminates against anti-abortion activists by selectively enforcing their "bubble ordinance," which prohibits contact with individuals entering reproductive health clinics, the Ninth Circuit has ruled. The ordinance, which was passed in February 2008, makes it unlawful for anyone to ... More >>
A startling study from UCSF. The recently published UCSF study illuminates a startling trend: Indian immigrant women are using reproductive technologies and liberal abortion policies in the United States to abort female fetuses, acting on cultural pressure from their family to bear only son ... More >>
A message from Gavin NewsomWith the U.S. Congress on the precipice of stripping away federal funds for Planned Parenthood, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking Californians to sign an open letter opposing the controversial legislation. True to form, the former San Francisco mayor tweeted out a message ... More >>
Susan StefanskiAngel Gabriel For many single gals in San Francisco, a dude in an angel costume attempting to dispense advice for her pregnancy would seem like a creative ploy for pocket change. Halo headgear a la the biblical Angel Gabriel are optional for the throngs of local ... More >>
Abortion has commandeered headlines of late with the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade last week and Saturday's pro-life rally -- for which many protesters bused into this pro-choice lair from more conservative California zip codes. But there is one story of anti-abortion zeal here in our own bac ... More >>
Progressive San Francisco may be a card-carrying pro-choice city where abortions are readily accessible. But just because a hipster chick can wear a snarky T-shirt that could very well get her burned at the stake in more conservative zip codes hasn't erased abortion's taboo within the city's ... More >>
Happy-Go-Lucky's optimistic heroine might just convince you to cheer up.
One very bad day in Ceausescu's Romania
Take the initiative on the sticky question of parental notification
Infiltrator goes to a teen abstinence educators' conference -- and gets laid!
Why lawsuits filed by anti-abortion activists may be a blessing in disguise for the California stem cell institute
Todd Solondz has been a lot of things, but never preachy or dull. Till now.
Magic Theatre takes a Swing
Week of Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Week of Wednesday, December1, 2004
Outside a Planned Parenthood clinic with Unborn Jesus and the Grim Reaper
In Mike Leigh's new film, motherhood is a very tricky business
While feminists loudly celebrate the 25th anniversary of legalized abortion, quiet changes in the medical landscape make the procedure less and less available
For every direct action against an abortion clinic staged by Operation Rescue, expect an equal and opposite reaction by the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights.
For every direct action against an abortion clinic staged by Operation Rescue, expect an equal and opposite reaction by the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights