Tennessee Is the Next Major Abortion Battleground

Because it's a typical day in America, awful anti-abortion legislation has sprouted up to menace women's health and safety. This time, the anti-choice lunacy takes place in Tennessee — where proposed legislation could amend the state constitution in order to give anti-abortion zealots free reign to pass draconian… » 9/12/14 3:20pm 9/12/14 3:20pm

Male Journalist Seeks Proof Wendy Davis Really Had an Abortion

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis recently revealed that she'd had two abortions in the past — both for medical reasons, and both heartbreaking. But without a man to verify that the abortions actually happened, how can the public be sure? Thank goodness intrepid boy detective and National Review Online… » 9/10/14 12:40pm 9/10/14 12:40pm

​How San Francisco Is Protecting Abortion Clinics from Harassment

In June, the Supreme Court's striking down of Massachusetts's abortion clinic buffer zone law put various clinics in the country and the lawmakers who intended to protect these clinics somewhere between complete limbo and a tizzy. But San Francisco lawmakers and police are working together to find a balance that keeps… » 9/06/14 5:15pm 9/06/14 5:15pm

Wendy Davis Discusses Her Two Abortions in Upcoming Memoir

Since her badass 13-hour filibuster in 2013, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has more or less become the face of abortion and broader women's rights in Texas. In her upcoming autobiographical novel, Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir, Davis reveals her personal experiences with abortion, having terminated two… » 9/06/14 12:30pm 9/06/14 12:30pm

South Texas Women No Longer Have to Travel 200 Miles For Abortions

In the halcyon days of anti-choice insanity in Texas, lawmakers were able to gleefully shut down over half the abortion providers in the state, all the while claiming that they had women's best interests in mind. In south Texas, as a result, women who wanted to safely and legally terminate their pregnancies faced a… » 9/04/14 3:50pm 9/04/14 3:50pm

Mindy Kaling Says Abortion Is Too Serious to Tackle in a Sitcom

Mindy Kaling graces the cover of this month's issue of Flare magazine, and in the accompanying interview addresses the curious fact that even though all of the main characters in The Mindy Project work in an OB-GYN clinic, the show has never brought up abortion. Well, she sort of addressed it. » 9/03/14 2:30pm 9/03/14 2:30pm

Texas Cops 'Swarm' School, Pray Over 'Possible Fetus' Found in Bathroom

Dallas police reportedly "swarmed" a high school after a "possible fetus" was found in the bathroom, and announced that they were treating the girl who apparently miscarried and then "abandoned" the fetus as a "suspect." They were also praying for her, said Dallas Police Major John Lawton. Well, isn't that nice. » 9/02/14 4:30pm 9/02/14 4:30pm

​Federal Judge Temporarily Bars Enforcement of Louisiana Abortion Law

Yet another federal judge has blocked the enforcement of an anti-abortion law (in yet another Southern state) that most likely would have led to the closure of all five of Louisiana's abortion clinics. Of course allowing clinics to continue providing safe and legal abortions is a great thing, but the decision isn't… » 9/02/14 9:50am 9/02/14 9:50am

​Federal Judge Strikes Down "Disingenuous" Texas Anti-Abortion Law

Rejoice! A federal judge has just shut down parts of the HB2 devious and restrictive law that would have led to the closure of more than half of Texas' remaining clinics, deeming the rule "unconstitutional because it imposes an undue burden on the right of women throughout Texas to seek a pre-viability abortion." » 8/30/14 12:40pm 8/30/14 12:40pm

​Health Insurance Companies in California Must Cover Abortions

California state insurance officials have made quite the leap in women's reproductive rights, dictating that insurance companies cannot sell group plans that exclude abortion and reversing a previous decision that allowed two Catholic universities to exclude elective abortions from their health care plans. » 8/24/14 12:00pm 8/24/14 12:00pm

Another Clinic Closes, Thanks to Ohio's Shitty Abortion Laws

Ohio's unnecessarily severe abortion restrictions have forced yet another clinic to close its doors permanently — leaving women in the Cincinnati area with only one abortion provider, which is also in danger of being shut down. And thus the pro-life mission to deprive women of control over their own bodies continues… » 8/21/14 3:00pm 8/21/14 3:00pm

Houston Mayor: Severe Texas Abortion Law Puts Women's Lives At Risk

This morning, a U.S. district judge heard closing arguments in the legal battle over the newest round of Texas' insanely and needlessly severe abortion restrictions. If they're upheld, they'll shut down all but seven abortion providers in the state. Texas women will be totally fucked — a fact the Houston city council… » 8/14/14 6:45pm 8/14/14 6:45pm

Federal Court Strikes Down Yet Another Restrictive Anti-Choice Law

More bad news for tricksy anti-abortion lawmakers: today, a federal court ruled unconstitutional an Alabama law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Had the law gone into effect, all but two abortion clinics in the state would have been forced to close. » 8/04/14 6:40pm 8/04/14 6:40pm