The Supreme Court Is Trying to Kill Us

The Supreme Court begins its fall term today, and it’s already shaping up to be a doozy. Its docket includes public employee unions, affirmative action, the death penalty, and—oh, hell, why not?— probably abortion and birth control, too. While all of these are politically contentious issues with the potential to shape… »10/05/15 11:37amMonday 11:37am

Anti-Abortion Activist Troy Newman Deported From Australia, Calls Himself a 'Political Prisoner'

The anti-abortion activist Troy Newman, who currently heads Operation Rescue and who sits on the board for the Center for Medical Progress, has been ordered deported from Australia. Newman flew to Melbourne despite knowing his visa had been cancelled. He is being held at an immigration detention center until he is… »10/02/15 10:50am10/02/15 10:50am

Anti-Abortion Groups Exploit Video of Probable Miscarriage to Prove Carly Fiorina Isn't Lying

Carly Fiorina is still baldly insisting that she saw a very specific thing in the sting videos against Planned Parenthood: “A fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.” That video doesn’t exist. Now, anti-abortion groups are… »10/01/15 10:43am10/01/15 10:43am

Carly Fiorina, Still Lying About Planned Parenthood Videos, Is Head of a Group that Donated to Abortion Charity

Carly Fiorina continues to insist that a non-existent video shot at Planned Parenthood definitely exists, one that shows “a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.” In the meantime, BuzzFeed News discovered that a… »9/28/15 12:55pm9/28/15 12:55pm

Ohio Revokes Licenses of Two Abortion Clinics Including Cincinnati's Only Clinic  

Ohio health officials announced on Friday that it will revoke the licenses of two abortion clinics in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas. The two clinics, Women’s Med Center in Kettering and Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, are the only two abortion clinics in the region. The clinics serve roughly 480,000 women. »9/26/15 2:30pm9/26/15 2:30pm

Amelia Bonow Explains How #ShoutYourAbortion 'Just Kicked the Patriarchy in the Dick'

On September 19, in reaction to Congress’ vote to defund Planned Parenthood, Seattle-based activist Amelia Bonow decided to start publicly talking about her recent abortion. “Like a year ago I had an abortion at the Planned Parenthood on Madison Ave, and I remember this experience with a nearly inexpressible level of… »9/25/15 4:10pm9/25/15 4:10pm

Carly Fiorina's Planned Parenthood Video Still Doesn't Exist, So Her Super PAC Made One 

Carly Fiorina is still taking heat for concocting a non-existent Planned Parenthood video during the second GOP debate, one she insisted showed, “a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.” Planned Parenthood released a… »9/24/15 12:00pm9/24/15 12:00pm

Senate Blocks 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill, But Republican Political Theater Continues Apace

The Senate has voted down a bill that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks. This is good news. It’s also part of an elaborate build-up of infuriating political theater that will result in Congressional Republicans throwing a tantrum next week and shutting the government down over abortion. »9/22/15 3:35pm9/22/15 3:35pm

Marco Rubio Backs Off Suggestion That Women 'Look Forward' to Their Lucrative Abortions

Florida Senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio sat down this weekend for a lengthy interview with KCCI News 8, a CBS affiliate in Iowa. Within that interview, he suggested that someone is selling and profiting from aborted fetal tissue. But, uh, who? Who’s doing that? Follow us in this nightmare of a sentence… »9/21/15 5:50pm9/21/15 5:50pm

The House Has Voted to Defund Planned Parenthood, Could Lead to a Government Shutdown

In a vote of 241-187, the House of Representatives has voted to halt funding to Planned Parenthood for a full year in order to investigate supposed “wrong-doing” and “harvesting” of fetal organs by the women’s healthcare provider. 239 Republicans and two democrats voted in favor of defunding, while three Republicans… »9/18/15 2:15pm9/18/15 2:15pm

Bobby Jindal Cut Planned Parenthood Funding, Blames Them for Teen Pregnancy and STIs

In a radio interview Wednesday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal blamed the state’s high rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections on Planned Parenthood, saying they’re evidence that PP is “awful at what they do.” Under Jindal, Louisiana cut millions from the family planning budget. Jindal also signed… »9/10/15 6:40pm9/10/15 6:40pm

Planned Parenthood Not Invited to Congressional Hearing About Planned Parenthood 

The GOP-controlled House Judiciary Committee is having themselves a very reasonable and neutral-sounding hearing on Planned Parenthood today, sensitively entitled “Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific Abortion Practices at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider.” Not invited to testify: a single person… »9/09/15 2:05pm9/09/15 2:05pm

Huh! Anti-Abortion Activists Dig in Clinic Trash to Find 'Privacy Violations'

Operation Rescue and other anti-abortion groups have taken to dumpster-diving behind abortion clinics, ProPublica reports, trying to find patient records in order to prove that the clinics are violating their privacy. This has been going on since at least 2008, with anti-abortion groups claiming that the clinics are… »8/27/15 2:30pm8/27/15 2:30pm

New Ohio Bill Would Make Abortion Illegal if Down Syndrome is Given as Reason

The New York Times has a long story on a new bill in Ohio that would make it illegal for doctors to perform an abortion if the sole reason is to avoid giving birth to a child with Down syndrome. The bill, which is supported by the National Right to Life Committee, is widely expected to pass both Ohio’s House and… »8/23/15 12:30pm8/23/15 12:30pm

Man in Custody After Bringing Explosive Device, Knives Into Women's Clinic 

A 19-year-old man has been taken into custody after he was found carrying a small explosive device into the South Wind Women’s Center in Kansas. Police has not released the man’s name but allege that he had made an appointment with the clinic. Whether he was at the clinic to cause harm is still unclear to authorities. »8/18/15 2:45pm8/18/15 2:45pm

Mike Huckabee: Denying Abortion To Ten-Year-Old Rape Victim Was the Right Decision

During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union this morning, Mike Huckabee was asked about “Mainumby,” a ten-year-old Paraguayan girl who became pregnant after she was raped by her stepfather. The girl, whose name is a pseudonym, was denied an abortion and forced to carry the baby to term, despite objections from… »8/16/15 12:00pm8/16/15 12:00pm