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 1:00pm4/08/15 1:00pm


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

Michigan Senate Just Passed a Bunch of Bills Prohibiting All Insurance Coverage for Abortion

Legislators in the Michigan Senate were hard at work yesterday, fighting for your right to not receive any insurance coverage for abortion unless you are literally dying. Because who needs to rebuild the economy when there are greedy women out there who need insurance coverage for expensive medical procedures? »12/07/12 1:15pm12/07/12 1:15pm

Surprise! The Michigan Senate Just Approved Some Extreme Anti-Choice Legislation

Today, the Republican-led Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee approved an extensive anti-choice measure that would make it next to impossible to obtain medication abortion, enact unnecessary screening requirements, and mandate irrational physical plant requirements that could shut down almost every clinic in the… »7/26/12 3:40pm7/26/12 3:40pm

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

Nonsensical GOP Spokesperson Says Female Legislator Was Banned for Supposed Rape Metaphors, Not 'Vagina'

Yesterday, Michigan Representative Lisa Brown dared to say the word "vagina" during an intense debate over a new state law that would criminalize all abortions after 20 weeks with absolutely no exceptions and place new regulations on providers, because no antichoice bill is complete without a completely unnecessary… »6/15/12 11:10am6/15/12 11:10am

Female Legislator Who Dared Say 'Vagina' During Abortion Debate Banned From Speaking on House Floor

After offending Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas by using the offensively medically accurate word "vagina" in an impassioned floor speech opposing Michigan's draconian new abortion law, State Representative Lisa Brown was banned indefinitely from speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives. Her colleague… »6/14/12 4:00pm6/14/12 4:00pm