Good Use for Drones: Delivering Abortion Pills to Women Under Northern Ireland's Archaic Laws

Earlier today, a group of pro-choice activists flew a drone into Northern Ireland to deliver abortion pills. The Guardian reports that the drone, launched from the Republic, flew the short distance to County Down where a group of women waited for the delivery. The purpose of the protest was to highlight the strict…

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Abortion Doctor Alleges Civil Rights Violation After Hospital Places 'Gag Order' on Advocacy

On Monday, May 2, Washington OBGYN Diane Horvath-Cosper filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services. The doctor, who is an abortion provider, alleges that MedStar Washington Hospital Center violated her right by imposing a “gag order” that prevented her from speaking publicly about…

Woman Sues Scientology, Claims They Forced Her to Have an Abortion When She Was 17

A woman is suing the Church of Scientology, claiming the organization forced to have an abortion when she just 17 years old. Laura DeCrescenzo says she signed one of the organization’s notorious“billion-year contracts” in 1991, when she was 12 years old. She alleges she was forced to abort while part of the “Sea Org,”…

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House Republicans Pretend Like They've Found Evidence That 'Baby Parts' Are Being Sold For Profit 

At a hearing Wednesday morning, House Republicans busily “investigating” abortion clinics claimed to have a smoking gun—finally—at last, indisputable proof that fetal tissue is being sold for profit in these here United States. House Democrats, meanwhile, said that “evidence” was absolute bullshit, with one Democratic…

Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Banning Common Second Trimester Abortion Method 

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has signed a bill banning a common second trimester abortion method, dilation and evacuation. The bill leaves just a sliver of a loophole, allowing the procedure only to prevent “irreversible physical impairment.” Mississippi has only one abortion clinic, who are quite likely to sue…

Trade Union: Northern Ireland's Terrible Abortion Laws Criminalize Working-Class Women 

Northern Ireland’s largest trade union has expressed strong concerns over the country’s draconian abortion laws, following the recent conviction of a 21-year-old woman for taking abortion pills. Unite, the union, said the abortion laws are a “class issue,” criminalizing working-class women and potentially putting them…