Albuquerque Voters Say 'Hell No' To Abortion Ban

Yesterday, a proposed ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy was rejected by voters of Albuquerque. We're not talking a polite "it's not you, it's me" kind of rejection. We're talking changing your phone number-level rejection. We're talking Moving To Another City Without Telling You kind of rejection. Here's… » 11/20/13 11:40am 11/20/13 11:40am

Checkmate, Pro Choicers: Brilliant Satire or Seriously Awful?

Have you ever gotten into an abortion argument with an idiot on Facebook? Well, would you like to relive that argument in the form of a blog devoted to easily debunkable anti-abortion rights talking points? Then I bid you follow me, internet friend (or frenemy, or random stranger), to Checkmate, Pro-Choicers, a blog… » 6/05/12 3:20pm 6/05/12 3:20pm

Religious Zealots Move to Ban Abortion in Turkey — Hey, Just Like in…

Tale as old as time: the theocratic, male-dominated government is ignoring its country's other, more important problems in favor of focusing on limiting women's rights. But this saga isn't occurring stateside; it's happening in Turkey. And the women there aren't taking it lying down. » 6/04/12 2:10pm 6/04/12 2:10pm

Surprise! That New Planned Parenthood 'Sting' Video Was Deceptively…

Militantly anti-abortion rights group Live Action sure acted like it had exposed some big-time fuckery in its latest Planned Parenthood hidden camera sting operation. From a casual observer's perspective, the sting captured what appears to be footage of a Planned Parenthood employee enthusiastically endorsing… » 6/01/12 6:10pm 6/01/12 6:10pm

Italian Abortion Rights Under Fire During Mother’s Day Protests in Rome

A 1978 law that made first trimester abortions legal in Italy came under fire today when thousands opposed to the law (including some intrepid American pro-lifers) convened in Rome during a Mother's Day protest. The Associated Press reports that a motley crew of nuns, priests, and lay people took advantage of the… » 5/13/12 5:30pm 5/13/12 5:30pm

Retiring NARAL President Worried Young Women Don't Care Enough About…

Nancy Keenan has been the President of the country's oldest abortion rights organization since 2004 and yesterday, she announced that at the end of the year, she'll be stepping down. At 60, she's concerned that the sun is setting on her generation of women's rights leaders, that it's time to hand the reins over to the… » 5/11/12 5:40pm 5/11/12 5:40pm

Study Shows Women are Plenty 'Informed' About What Abortion is Without…

Here's some science that will smack anti-abortion legislation in the face with facts: a new study shows that pre-abortion ultrasounds and waiting periods don't actually serve to "educate" or "inform" women seeking to terminate their pregnancies because, as it turns out, women who have abortions are confident in their… » 5/07/12 3:15pm 5/07/12 3:15pm

Classy Anti Abortion Protesters Successfully Traumatize Children, Hurl…

A school bus full of North Dakota school children was treated to a lesson in grown up asshattery this week, when their route home from a field trip took them past a gaggle (a herd? a swarm? an escargatoire?) of racist anti-abortion protesters harassing people outside of North Dakota's only abortion clinic and at major… » 5/03/12 2:25pm 5/03/12 2:25pm

Wisconsin Officially Nominates Its Own Contender in the Inter-State…

The latest iteration of abortion rights fuckery occurred in Wisconsin on Friday when a new state law making it harder for women to obtain non-surgical abortions took effect. Wisconsin follows Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Arizona as the latest state to interfere with women's reproductive rights in a move critics are… » 4/22/12 2:00pm 4/22/12 2:00pm

Conservative Women Dig the Rick Santorum ‘Family Man’ Narrative

Everything was probably fine when you woke up today — you went about your morning routine, brushing your teeth either before or after breakfast, either of which is perfectly fine because in America, your dental hygiene should be your business, making plans to do something fun but inexorably falling into a state of… » 3/24/12 6:05pm 3/24/12 6:05pm

Virginia House Passes, But Governor Rejects Mandatory Ultrasound…

Virginia's state government has angered vaginas and doctors alike with a proposal that would have required many women seeking abortions to undergo a mandatory vaginal ultrasound before undergoing the procedure. The Senate passed it, and today the General Assembly passed it with the provision that vaginal ultrasounds… » 2/22/12 4:14pm 2/22/12 4:14pm

Want Women to Have More Abortions? Make 'Em Illegal

A new research report has uncovered some great news for people who love making sure women have tons of abortions: make it illegal. And, while you're at it, if you go ahead and limit women's access to contraception, they'll end up pregnant and desperate enough to resort to unsafe measures more often, resulting in more… » 1/19/12 6:30pm 1/19/12 6:30pm

America Without Abortion Would Be An Absolute Horror Show

This year, rather than fix the economy or create jobs, American lawmakers have opted to focus their attention instead on working their evangelical butts off to make sure that there are as many obstacles between a woman and reproductive control as possible, using esoteric imaginary justification to introduce… » 11/17/11 1:50pm 11/17/11 1:50pm

Iranian Anti-Abortion Laws Aren't Particularly Effective

In Iran, abortion is illegal unless the life of the mother is in danger or if the fetus has a birth defect deemed serious enough to warrant medical intervention. Punishment for having a criminal abortion is nothing to sneeze at, either; offenders can find themselves behind bars for 3 to 10 years. So how are Iranian… » 10/12/11 4:15pm 10/12/11 4:15pm

Congress Prepares To Debate 'Let Women Die' Bill

Get ready to have your blood pressure raised: The overwhelmingly rich old white guys who run things in this country are about to start debating what should go on between your legs again. After quiet summer of talking about how everything that Barack Obama has ever done is killing jobs, conservatives are gearing up to… » 10/11/11 1:50pm 10/11/11 1:50pm

Tennessee Republican Compares Defunding Planned Parenthood to Going…

In yet another perfect example of why Republicans should never try to make analogies, use figures of speech, or speak in a non-literal manner, Tennessee Republican Representative Stacey Campfield (R- Knoxville) compared defunding Planned Parenthood with making out with the prettiest girl at prom. » 6/12/11 11:30am 6/12/11 11:30am

Indiana Trying To Defund Planned Parenthood

Social conservatives still haven't forgiven Indiana governor Mitch Daniels for saying there should be a "truce" on issues like abortion while politicians focus on the economy. Now the potential presidential candidate has to decide what to do if the state legislature sends him a bill denying Medicaid money to Planned… » 4/27/11 10:17am 4/27/11 10:17am

Indiana Rep Suggests Women Will Lie About Rape To Get Abortions, Gets…


Let us enter Indiana into contention in the state-level sweepstakes to curtail women's rights in the most spectacularly callous way possible. Sure, it's no South Dakota, but does South Dakota have a Republican state rep who argued that there should be no rape or incest exception because abortion-greedy women will… » 3/31/11 11:50am 3/31/11 11:50am