West Virginia Judge Throws Out 'Sensational' Anti-Abortion Lawsuit 

A lawsuit against a West Virginia abortion clinic that was a huge talking point on anti-abortion websites has been dismissed by a judge “with prejudice,” which means it can never be refiled. The lawsuit, filed by a Charleston woman named Itai Gravely with the help of the Family Policy Council, claimed that a botched… » 4/22/15 4:30pm Wednesday 4:30pm

Walmart Says It Didn't Deny Drug to Woman for Religious Reasons 

Walmart is denying that a Georgia store refused to fill a prescription for a miscarrying woman because the drug, misoprostol, is also used in medication abortions. A Walmart spokesman says that the pharmacist refused to fill the prescription because she “believed that it was not medically indicated because… » 4/15/15 1:15pm 4/15/15 1:15pm

Jemima Kirke on Her Abortion: 'I've Always Been Open About My Stories'

Girls’ Jemima Kirke recently spoke about her abortion for Draw the Line, a campaign launched by the Center for Reproductive Rights to help protect women’s right to safe and legal reproductive health care. “I still see shame and embarrassment around terminating pregnancies, getting pregnant—I still see it,”… » 4/15/15 12:10pm 4/15/15 12:10pm

Oklahoma Becomes Second State to Ban Second Trimester Abortion Method

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a ban late Monday on intact dilation and evacuation, a common second trimester abortion procedure. D&E is also commonly used in incomplete miscarriages, but the bill’s language around that is vague enough that it’s not entirely clear whether or not those are now off the… » 4/14/15 11:10am 4/14/15 11:10am

Kansas Bans Common Second Trimester Abortion Procedure

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill into law last night that will ban intact dilation and evacuation, the most commonly used second trimester abortion method. The law, which was written by the National Right to Life Committee, is effective July 1. Brownback signed the measure in a private ceremony, surrounded… » 4/08/15 1:00pm 4/08/15 1:00pm

New Hampshire May Revive Bill They Happily Destroyed in Front of Kids

A New Hampshire politician is trying to revive a bill that his colleagues merrily beat to death in front of the schoolchildren who authored it. State Senator Jeff Woodburn says the bill, written by fourth graders to make the red-tailed hawk the new state raptor, shouldn't have turned into a messy beatdown invoking… » 3/30/15 6:30pm 3/30/15 6:30pm

NY Lawmakers Remove Abortion Rights Provision From Women's Equality Act

For nearly two years, New York state has been trying and failing to pass the Women's Equality Act (WEA), a ten-point bill designed to strengthen women's rights in the state. The sticking point has been the tenth provision, which would safeguard late-term abortion rights. After lots of fighting, supporters of the… » 3/17/15 12:40pm 3/17/15 12:40pm

Crisis Pregnancy Center Worker Told a Woman Her IUD Was 'Your Baby' 

A new investigation from NARAL Pro-Choice California finds that—surprise!—crisis pregnancy centers are still lying to women, delivering their trademark mixture of shame, guilt, misinformation and outright lies to persuade them not to have abortions. An undercover NARAL worker was told by a CPC employee that her IUD,… » 3/16/15 11:00am 3/16/15 11:00am

Senate Republicans Snuck Anti-Abortion Language Into Trafficking Bill 

The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act should be among the least controversial bills the Senate passes: it's meant to prevent human trafficking, aid its victims, and increase prosecutions. Instead, it's turned into an enormous and enormously stupid fight about abortion. Here we are, America. Everything is… » 3/11/15 11:10am 3/11/15 11:10am

New Mexico Republicans Trying to Pass the State's First Abortion Bans

New Mexico—my home state and the best place on earth—has always been an oasis of common sense and compassion when it comes to abortion laws. But the new GOP majority in the state legislature is working to make that a thing of the past, successfully passing two bills out of committee that would severely limit access to… » 3/04/15 4:30pm 3/04/15 4:30pm

Ohio Abortion Providers Now Required to Do Fetal Test That Doesn't Exist

States like Texas and Missouri have been loudly crowing for years about their success in making abortion harder and harder to access. But today, let's take a moment to recognize, once again, the contributions Ohio has made to the cause: a thicket of confusing, burdensome, and sometimes contradictory laws and… » 3/03/15 2:30pm 3/03/15 2:30pm

Chris Christie Is So, So Proud of Slashing Family Planning Funding 

At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Thursday during an interview with talk radio host Laura Ingraham, Chris Christie tried his best to woo a somewhat tepid crowd of conservative voters who are never, ever, not in a thousand years going to nominate him for president. So Christie rolled… » 2/26/15 3:00pm 2/26/15 3:00pm