Surprise: The House Reps Arguing for Abortion Ban Were Almost All Men

The GOP's forever war on abortion suffering an embarrassing little hiccup yesterday, when a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks stalled because Republican Congesswomen just flatly refused to get on board. Last night, the House GOP members were forced to abandon the 20-week ban idea, but not before 16 Republicans… »1/22/15 10:30am1/22/15 10:30am

Texas GOP Wants Sen. Wendy Davis To (Literally) Pay For Her Filibuster

Alas, there is no handy Schoolhouse Rock that informs us how much three special sessions held by the Texas legislature cost. Every day that they decided on the sweeping abortion restrictions that eventually passed despite protesters' and civilian floor speakers' best efforts — and, oh yeah, basic rights — will cost… »8/03/13 4:00pm8/03/13 4:00pm

Ireland Passes Half-Assed Loopholes in Abortion Ban That Won't Change Much

Two months after initially proposing an amendment to allow abortions under certain rare circumstances, the Irish government has officially passed the loophole in their draconian restrictions with an overwhelming vote in favor (127-31) — but not without major grumbling from the church and religious officials. »7/14/13 2:00pm7/14/13 2:00pm

Wisconsin Is The Latest To Instate Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Requirement

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who survived a recall last year thanks to his catchy campaign slogan ("Vote Scott Walker: He Keeps Your Vaginas... In A Cage!"), signed a law yesterday that requires all women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and ban doctors without admitting privileges from performing them at… »7/06/13 2:00pm7/06/13 2:00pm

Ohio GOP Responds to Painful Election Ass Whipping by Trying to Pass Crazy Abortion Ban

Fresh off a historical electoral spanking that came courtesy of a female and non-white majority electorate, many Republicans are licking their wounds, wondering what went wrong, and how they can fix it. Maybe don't say so much horrible shit about rape next time? Maybe don't assume that everyone hates Mexicans as much… »11/09/12 12:00pm11/09/12 12:00pm

25 Republican-Approved Ways to Say 'Vagina' Without Offending Political Pussies

Yesterday, two female state representatives in Michigan were banned indefinitely from speaking on the floor of the State House because they refused to fall in line during a debate about abortion. The Republican who banned Reps. Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum said some nonsense about "decorum," and another GOP-er took… »6/15/12 11:40am6/15/12 11:40am

Republican Dudes Won't Let DC's Female Delegate Speak Against Abortion Ban in the District

Republicans in Congress are currently considering enacting a law that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia with no exceptions for rape, incest, or fetal abnormality, under the scientifically non-facty assumption that at that point in gestation, fetuses can feel pain. To add insult to injury,… »5/17/12 5:10pm5/17/12 5:10pm