Appeals Court Upholds Most of HB2, Texas' Terrible Anti-Abortion Law

In a sweeping and fairly disastrous opinion for reproductive health in Texas, a three-judge panel on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld nearly every part of HB 2, an extremely restrictive law that could make safe, legal abortion access virtually impossible in the state. All but eight abortion clinics… » 6/09/15 5:10pm 6/09/15 5:10pm

Anti-Abortion Groups Super Confused that NARAL President is Pregnant

Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, chose to make a pretty stupendous birth announcement today, via a big story in the Washington Post. Hogue, 45, is pregnant with twins, due to give birth in July, and just really, really freaking out anti-abortion activists who don’t get how such a thing might… » 6/08/15 8:05pm 6/08/15 8:05pm

WI Abortion Bill Would Allow Men to Sue Abortion Doctors for Damages

During his 2014 reelection campaign, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker disingenuously represented himself as being moderately pro-life when, in fact, he is an anti-abortion extremist. Anyone familiar with his politics and voting record were aware of this duplicity; however, less educated and less informed voters were… » 6/03/15 7:20pm 6/03/15 7:20pm

Satanic Temple: 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period is Against Our Religion

Continuing their streak of being the best, smartest, and most compassionate trolls in America, the Satanic Temple is arguing that a Missouri law requiring a 72-hour waiting period before a woman can have an abortion violates their religious faith. They’re callling on Missouri to waive the waiting period for one of… » 5/01/15 3:00pm 5/01/15 3:00pm

On Their First Day Back, Congress Introduces Abortion Ban

Never ones to waste a second in their unending quest to fuck you over, on the first day of the new Congress, House Republicans re-introduced a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks. It'll pass, and then it'll go to the Senate, where it'll also pass, and then it'll go to the president, who will veto it. This is a solid,… » 1/07/15 3:30pm 1/07/15 3:30pm

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

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