Politician Who Had An Abortion Doesn't Regret It, World Keeps Spinning

It seems that any time any public figure discusses their own experience with abortion, it's wrapped in a thick shell of regret and explaining the whys and hows and extraordinary circumstances of why there were no alternatives. But the Democratic nominee for Nevada lieutenant governor is flipping the script. She had an… » 7/07/14 7:10pm Monday 7:10pm

Missouri Governor Vetoes Awful 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period Bill

Yesterday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would have extended the amount of time women are required to wait before getting an abortion to 72 hours, which is very obviously a batshit, restrictive and deeply harmful measure. In a wonderfully scathing statement, he called the bill "extreme and… » 7/03/14 5:00pm 7/03/14 5:00pm

Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Law

In a unanimous ruling (et tu, Justice Ginsburg?!?!), the Supreme Court has ruled in McCullen v Coakley that a Massachusetts law establishing a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics is unconstitutional. The Opinion's author, Chief Justice Roberts, also (disturbingly) noted in his opinion that abortion clinic… » 6/26/14 11:40am 6/26/14 11:40am

Planned Parenthood Petitions NBC Over Abortion Censorship

Planned Parenthood has launched a petition requesting that NBCUniversal CEO Stephen B. Burke stop "silencing ads mentioning abortion" after NBC allegedly refused to run ads for Obvious Child because the film's trailer mentions the word "abortion." As of now, the petition has nearly 10,000 signatures. » 6/23/14 4:40pm 6/23/14 4:40pm

NBC Censors Abortion Reference During Last Comic Standing [Update: Or…

During the semifinals of NBC's Last Comic Standing on Thursday night, comedian Dana Eagle told a joke about how some people's kids suck so much perhaps it would have been better if they hadn't been born. Her joke included the word "aborted" – or so we presume. The word was bleeped and her mouth was blurred out. » 6/20/14 10:20am 6/20/14 10:20am

​Supreme Court To Decide Importance of Intent in Online Threats

Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced it will be hearing arguments on a case involving a Pennsylvania man convicted in 2010 under federal law for posting violent and graphic threats directed at his ex-wife and coworkers on Facebook. They will be deciding "whether, as a matter of statutory interpretation, conviction… » 6/17/14 4:30pm 6/17/14 4:30pm

Awful Law Would Force Brain Dead Pregnant Women to Incubate Fetuses

A new law waiting to be signed into law by Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal would require that pregnant and brain dead women be kept on life support, regardless of the stated wishes of her family. If the pro-life crowd is trying to disprove accusations that they only care about women to the extent that they are… » 6/13/14 3:50pm 6/13/14 3:50pm

Finally, Some Good Abortion News from South Carolina and Arizona

It's quite easy to feel dispirited about reproductive rights in America. Conservative lawmakers across the country are endlessly devoted to coming up with increasingly inventive ways to restrict women's abortion access (some of their favorites include shuttering clinics nationwide and forcing women to have to jump… » 6/06/14 5:40pm 6/06/14 5:40pm

Women in Wisconsin May Have to Wait 10 Weeks to Get an Abortion

Across the country, conservative legislators are gleefully endeavoring to enact laws that unnecessarily force abortion clinics to close, making it hugely difficult for women to have access to safe, legal abortions. And this week in Wisconsin, a federal judge is hearing arguments for and against Wisconsin's own shitty… » 6/05/14 4:00pm 6/05/14 4:00pm

New Study Shows That Sex-Selective Abortion Bans Are Total Bullshit

Conservative lawmakers love using the phantom threat of sex-selective abortion to do what they do best, i.e., deprive women of reproductive freedom under the ridiculous guise of protecting all womynkind. In the past few years, six states have passed sex-selective abortion bans based on the uninformed, racist » 6/03/14 7:20pm 6/03/14 7:20pm

Women in the South Are Rapidly Losing Abortion Access

On Wednesday, the Louisiana House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that would impose strict and unnecessary regulations on abortion providers. If Gov. Bobby Jindal signs it into law — and he's indicated that he will — at least three of the state's five clinics will be forced to close. » 5/22/14 5:00pm 5/22/14 5:00pm

A Woman Filmed Her Abortion to Show That 'It's Not Scary'

When Emily Letts learned that she was pregnant, she made the same decision that 1 in 3 women will make in their lifetime: she chose to get an abortion. Her next decision, however, was far more uncommon: she elected to film the surgical procedure as a means of showing other women that, as she puts it, "there is such… » 5/06/14 8:30pm 5/06/14 8:30pm

Creepy Politicians Make Even Creepier Doctors in New Pro Choice Ads

Over the last few years, legislative attempting to interfere in a woman's medical decisions have become so dizzyingly commonplace that it's hard to keep track of who is attacking what, and where. Now, thanks to a new push from the ACLU, following of all the places legislators are working overtime to prove they don't… » 5/05/14 2:20pm 5/05/14 2:20pm