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Huh! Anti-Abortion Activists Dig in Clinic Trash to Find 'Privacy Violations'

Operation Rescue and other anti-abortion groups have taken to dumpster-diving behind abortion clinics, ProPublica reports, trying to find patient records in order to prove that the clinics are violating their privacy. This has been going on since at least 2008, with anti-abortion groups claiming that the clinics are… » 8/27/15 2:30pm Thursday 2:30pm

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Is a Women's Health Advocate, Not a Monster

In our second episode of This Broad’s Life, we followed Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards around Washington, D.C. in early July—just weeks before the organization fell under attack from the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group, and subsequently from Republicans all over the country. » 8/13/15 1:20pm 8/13/15 1:20pm

Here's a Manifesto from the Sparkle Fiends at Glitter Bombs for Choice

On Wednesday, we told you about the anti-abortion groups who are suddenly getting loads of sparkly letters from a group calling themselves "Glitter Bombs for Choice." Today, we received GBFC's manifesto, from someone who we believe may not be using their real name. That's my theory, anyway, because the person told… » 3/19/15 6:40pm 3/19/15 6:40pm

Patronizing 'Pro-Life' Groups Are Telling Brittany Maynard How to Die

Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman terminally ill with brain cancer, has been in the news for weeks, first for the heartbreaking video she made about her desire to be able to die with dignity through assisted suicide and, earlier this week, for a follow-up video saying that she may not choose to die on November 1… » 10/31/14 11:30am 10/31/14 11:30am

Legalizing Prostitution Could Lower the Spread of HIV By One-Third

Here's a crazy thought; legalizing prostitution could reduce the number of international HIV infections for female sex workers by at least a third in several countries. Health experts presented this new research drawn from Canada, India and Kenya during the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia on… » 7/24/14 4:20pm 7/24/14 4:20pm

Abortion Doctors Are Also Terrorized in the War On Women

Today, March 10, is a day of remembrance in the pro-life and women’s health community. It is the day abortion doctor Dr. David Gunn was fatally shot three times in the back by a protestor who disagreed with his profession in Pensacola, Florida. Gunn’s death happened 21 years ago — and it was in Florida, of course —… » 3/10/14 5:40pm 3/10/14 5:40pm

Women Forced To View Their Ultrasounds Will Have Abortions Anyway

A massive new study has disproved the common conservative notion that women who want abortions are idiots who don't know what a pregnancy is; even after looking at ultrasounds, more than 98% of them went ahead with the procedure. And the ones who did change their minds were among a tiny sliver of abortion-seeking… » 1/09/14 3:15pm 1/09/14 3:15pm

Texas Will Keep a Dead Woman on Life Support Just to Incubate Her Fetus

Just in case you still haven't reached your frustration quota of awful abortion-related tales from the Lone Star State, here's one that should make you facepalm so hard the NFL will require you to complete a battery of concussion tests: a pregnant woman from Tarrant County, Texas who suffered a pulmonary embolism the… » 1/05/14 12:00pm 1/05/14 12:00pm

California Makes Getting An Abortion Less of a Pain in the Ass

Thanks to the efforts of conservatives who got elected based on lying to the electorate about knowing how to do stuff like "create jobs" and "fix the economy" (LOL), it's been a generation since getting an abortion was this big a pain in the ass — albeit not as big a pain in the ass as carrying a pregnancy for 9… » 10/10/13 2:10pm 10/10/13 2:10pm

Ohio Senate Re-Aborts Heartbeat Bill

Zombies and fetuses have been hot in 2012, so it makes perfect sense that the Ohio Senate would try to make that state cool again by combining the two into one terribly stupid political maneuver. The so-called "Heartbeat Bill," which proposed banning abortion from the moment a fetal heartbeat could be detected, would… » 11/27/12 6:15pm 11/27/12 6:15pm

State Legislators Propose Draconian New Abortion Restrictions, Because Apparently They Want to Fail Louder

After a fairly disastrous election for Republicans, party faithful have begun wondering aloud if maybe the GOP should begin its much-touted focus on jobs and the economy rather than spinning its wheels in America's uterus with abortion restrictions that piss people off and end up being struck down in the court system,… » 11/26/12 2:35pm 11/26/12 2:35pm

Arizona Launches Manipulative Government Website to Shame Women Out of Getting Abortions

Arizona's Department of Health Services built a new website last week called "A Woman's Right to Know." Fascinating! What do you think women have the right to know about? A full range of contraceptive options? How the new Affordable Care Act works? The best happy hour spots in the state? No, silly! Women have the… » 11/26/12 12:55pm 11/26/12 12:55pm

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 12:00pm 11/09/12 12:00pm

Canadian Anti-Choice Wackos Awarded Diamond Jubilee Medals

Canadian Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Maurice Vellacott recommended two women for medals to award their "civil disobedience to further a just cause." Now, ladies getting medals for civil disobedience is something I can usually get behind (fight the power, etc.), except for the fact that the women in… » 10/26/12 10:00am 10/26/12 10:00am

Pointless New Regulations Could Force Most of Virginia's Abortion Clinics to Close

Hey, happy Global Safe Abortion day, ya unoccupied babycaves! Now that you've celebrated, here's some news to take the spring out of your step and put your head back firmly, and repeatedly on your desk: thanks to some good old fashioned coercion from Virginia's Attorney General, the state has just enacted asinine new… » 9/28/12 4:00pm 9/28/12 4:00pm

Abortions Increase By 25% in Totally Pro-Life Arizona

Uh-oh. Looks like anti-abortion political grandstanding and getting shouty at press conferences doesn't actually do anything to reduce the number of abortions in a state. Case in point: Arizona — a state chock full of lawmakers so shirt-rendingly pro-life that it just passed the country's most restrictive 20-week… » 9/18/12 1:45pm 9/18/12 1:45pm

Catholic Newspaper Calls Obama 'More Pro-Life' Than Romney

Now that he's picked a running mate who basically believes that fetuses should run things, Mitt Romney seems to have his "pro-life" cred sewn up. After all, he's against abortion, his friends are against abortion, and his new bromantic partner is super extra against it. And that should bring all the religious… » 8/13/12 5:30pm 8/13/12 5:30pm