Alabama Abortion Law Assigns Lawyers to the Fetuses of Pregnant Teens

Alabama, eager to be the national leader in something besides painkiller prescriptions, had a parental consent law go into effect this summer that goes further than any other state in dehumanizing and humiliating abortion-seeking teens who don't want to get their parents involved. A girl who doesn't want to or cannot… » 10/03/14 12:20pm 10/03/14 12:20pm

Federal Court Strikes Down Yet Another Restrictive Anti-Choice Law

More bad news for tricksy anti-abortion lawmakers: today, a federal court ruled unconstitutional an Alabama law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Had the law gone into effect, all but two abortion clinics in the state would have been forced to close. » 8/04/14 6:40pm 8/04/14 6:40pm

Woman Catfishes Niece, Learns That Niece Wants Her Dead

Would that the Catfish team had gotten this on camera: An young Alabama woman allegedly asked a man she met on Facebook to kill her aunt, her aunt's family and her aunt's dog. Twist: The "man" was actually her aunt, who'd created a fake Facebook account to check up on her niece's Internet activities. » 6/11/14 11:40am 6/11/14 11:40am

Dem: 99% of Pro-Life Whites Would Make Daughters Abort Biracial Babies

Earlier this week, the legislature of the great state of Alabama — a state that has, for as long as I can remember, been a national leader in such brag fodder as infant mortality rate, illiteracy, and old-timey racism — passed four anti abortion laws that I'm legally required to describe as "draconian." During the… » 3/06/14 12:00pm 3/06/14 12:00pm

New Alabama Law Could Close Every Abortion Clinic in the State

Today, Alabama governor Robert Bentley signed HB 57, a Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) bill that would likely force all of the state's abortion clinics to close down. It has a cute name, too: the "Women's Health and Safety Act." Aww, thanks, Bento. (Can we call you Bento?) Alabama women will be… » 4/09/13 6:30pm 4/09/13 6:30pm

Genius Alabama Rep. Says a Baby is the 'Largest Organ in a Body'

The Alabama House of Representatives is set to vote on abortion legislation Tuesday that would impose a variety of uneccesary restrictions on abortion clinics: providers would need to have admitting privileges at local hospitals (not such an easy feat when your local hospital thinks abortion is murder), clinics would… » 2/18/13 3:00pm 2/18/13 3:00pm

Alabama Stubbornly Denies Licensing Application of Prospective Abortion…

Alabama, as in "the state of," has once again denied the application of a would-be abortion clinic operator to reopen the New Woman All Women Health Care Facility, which was famously bombed in 1998 by Atlanta Olympic Park bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. State officials had ordered New Woman All Women to close in April,… » 9/13/12 10:00am 9/13/12 10:00am

Conservative Alabama Politician Bill Johnson "Addicted" To Donating…

Former Alabama gubernatorial candidate Bill Johnson, a conservative Christian who opposed gay marriage and unsuccessfully ran for governor in the 2010 GOP primary, is leaving his wife Kathy and her three children from a previous marriage for a new life in New Zealand with children he fathered via sperm donation.… » 5/05/12 5:30pm 5/05/12 5:30pm

For the Millionth Damn Time: The Morning After Pill Is Not the Abortion…

Yesterday, the Associated Press reported that a proposed law in Alabama would require women who take the morning after pill to do so in the presence of a physician. This story was repeated across multiple sources, including here. But the bill itself actually isn't about the morning after pill at all — it's about… » 4/20/12 4:40pm 4/20/12 4:40pm

Proposed Law Assumes Women Can't Be Trusted to Take the Morning After…

Yesterday, an Alabama Senate panel approved a measure that will require women who take the morning after pill to do so in the presence of a physician. The pill's available over the counter to women 17 and over and it could not be simpler to take unless you absorbed it by thinking spermy thoughts, so either Alabama… » 4/19/12 4:00pm 4/19/12 4:00pm

A Nation Winces As Santorum Wins Alabama and Mississippi

Lord help us all. Tonight Rick Santorum won both the Alabama and Mississippi primaries, adding more slimy, frothy fuel to the loosely contained forest fire that is his campaign. While this probably won't matter much in the long run—except for further damaging the idea that Mitt Romney can appeal to voters in the… » 3/13/12 11:30pm 3/13/12 11:30pm