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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Women May Resort to Coat Hanger Abortions, 'But, Hey,' Says Republican…

Now that Governor Phil Bryant has signed a law requiring every abortion provider to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, the state's only remaining abortion clinic's existence will be threatened when the measure kicks in on July 1. Opponents of the law contend that forcing the clinic to close will make… » 5/15/12 11:50am 5/15/12 11:50am

Republican Judge Issues Midnight Ruling Allowing Texas to Continue…

Remember yesterday when a federal court ruled that Texas's law designed to exclude Planned Parenthood from its Women's Health Program was unconstitutional? And remember how we were all like, Yay! Good news! Well, turn that upside down frown back upside down — the state of Texas has filed and been granted an emergency… » 5/01/12 6:20pm 5/01/12 6:20pm

New Tennessee Law That Criminalizes Harming Embryos Couldn't Possibly…

Earlier this week, the Tennessee state Senate offered its near-unanimous approval to a measure that would make it a crime to harm a fetus at any point in a woman's pregnancy, including before 6 weeks' pregnancy when a fetus is actually technically called an "embryo." Proponents of the bill claim that it has nothing to… » 4/25/12 10:40am 4/25/12 10:40am

Law That Gives Away Identities of Women Having Abortions Couldn't…

Republican state legislators continue to demonstrate their commitment to creating jobs by tirelessly working to craft legislation that's so ridiculous that it keeps thousands of bloggers, fact checkers, health care advocates, and attorneys afloat during these difficult economic times. The latest wacky turn is courtesy… » 3/19/12 5:20pm 3/19/12 5:20pm

New Hampshire Law Mandates Doctors Tell Women Scary Stories Before…

Elected officials in New Hampshire have taken it upon themselves to use their ancient, mysterious gavel powers to legislate truth into and out of being. And as such, they've deemed it not only acceptable but mandatory for doctors to warn women seeking abortions that if they go through with it, terrible, terrible,… » 3/15/12 5:40pm 3/15/12 5:40pm