Health

'It's about bloody time': Period 'blood' shown in advertisement in effort to confront taboos

A British hygiene company shows a pad absorbing red — not blue — "period blood" in an advertisement for the first time, with many taking to social media to praise the realistic portrayal of what women experience during their reproductive years.

Reproductive rights supporters protest decision barring undocumented teen from getting abortion

“Justicia para Jane! Whose bodies? Our bodies!” chanted a group of about 30 protesters in front of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services building Friday morning. The protesters, made up of mostly Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America organizers and staff, were speaking out against the Trump administration’s decision to bar an undocumented teenager from getting an abortion for her unwanted pregnancy. The young woman, identified as Jane Doe in court, was detained after crossing the southern U.S. border in Texas.

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