Satanic Temple: 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period is Against Our Religion

Continuing their streak of being the best, smartest, and most compassionate trolls in America, the Satanic Temple is arguing that a Missouri law requiring a 72-hour waiting period before a woman can have an abortion violates their religious faith. They’re callling on Missouri to waive the waiting period for one of… » 5/01/15 3:00pm Friday 3:00pm

Angry Anti-Choice Pol Wants to 'Set Myself on Fire' Over Abortion

Oklahoma State Representative Kevin Calvey, a Republican from Oklahoma City, struggled recently to find the perfect way to express just how much he hates abortion. He managed it, spectacularly: by saying on the House floor that, theoretically, he’d love to set himself on fire and die over it, if his Christian beliefs… » 4/30/15 12:10pm Thursday 12:10pm

Montana Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Telemedicine Abortions 

Some good news, for once: Montana Governor Steve Bullock, a Democrat, has vetoed a bill that would have outlawed telemedicine abortions in the state. In his veto message, Bullock said the bill was counterproductive for the state: “As elected officials, we should all be working together to expand access to health-care… » 4/29/15 6:50pm Wednesday 6:50pm

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 4/22/15 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