Opinion: There Is No Such Thing As Birth Rape

Birth plan not going as you hoped? Don't call it rape. Credit: Getty
Being sexually assaulted -- violated against your will by a stranger, lover or relative -- is rape, pure and simple. It is a violent act, driven by rage and perversion, and ...
Being sexually assaulted -- violated against your will by a stranger, lover or relative -- is rape, pure and simple. Getting a vaginal exam during the birth process is not rape. Getting a dose of Pitocin to spur the labor process is not rape. Getting a Cesarean section, even thought it wasn't part of your birth plan is definitely not rape. But some disagree.

Opinion: Right to Die Billboard Sends the Wrong Message

Is this billboard irresponsible? Credit: Jerry McCrea, The Star-Ledger
A billboard in New Jersey is sending a dangerous message to kids. The sign, on Route 22 in Hillside, N.J., reads "My Life, My Death, My Choice" and is followed by the web...

Opinion: Sarah Ferguson and Those Bloody Joneses

In case you missed it, here's the scoop -- Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was caught on camera offering access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, in exchange for half a million pounds. The video, titled "Fergie's Dirty Deal" by the fair and b...

Girl called racist for wearing Palin T-shirt

Ashleigh Jones got a lot more than she bargained for when she recently donned a "Go, Sarah, Go" T-shirt and wore it to school. The twelve-year-old Florida native was called a racist by her classmates at New Smyrna Beach Middle School. Jones had volu...

What NOT to say to a pregnant woman

I can't help but love a pregnant woman that is so sick of insensitive things said by strangers that she writes the local newspaper. Seem a bit crazy? Perhaps, but that's exactly what a pregnant Virginia woman did. In the letter addressed to "Dear Ev...

Half of kids with ADHD are not being treated

We likely all have differing ideas about hyperactivity. Should we ask for medications for our child or should we attempt to use behavioral strategies to cope with his or her behavior? Arguments about the topic abound. Researchers at Washington Univer...


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