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 2:30pm8/27/15 2:30pm


Listen to Citizen Radio's Jamie Kilstein take down an anti-choice listener, point by point, on their

Listen to Citizen Radio's Jamie Kilstein take down an anti-choice listener, point by point, on their latest episode. Kilstein specifically addresses several key points from the anti-choice argument, including why it's a bad idea to set bans on abortions after a certain time has passed in the pregnancy. Yes, it's as… »3/12/14 10:25pm3/12/14 10:25pm

Crap Iowa Law Would Allow Women to Sue Doctors For 'Abortion Regret'

An Iowa Republican has introduced a bill into state legislature that would allow women who experience "abortion regret" — a made-up psychological condition that isn't recognized by any major medical organization — to sue their doctor. Curiously, the legislator's bill doesn't allow women who have regretted having… »2/28/14 4:45pm2/28/14 4:45pm

Happy 'Conservative Dudes Shit On Your Rights Day,' Ladies!

To be completely fair, every day is Conservative Dudes Shit On Your Rights Day if you look at things from the right (pun intended) angle. But even in the current anti-letting women mind their own bodies climate, today was special. Isn't it nice to know that some old guys in Washington who you'll never meet care so… »1/15/14 2:10pm1/15/14 2:10pm

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 11:40am11/20/13 11:40am

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 2:10pm10/10/13 2:10pm

Meet The Woman Behind North Dakota's Anti-Choice Fetal Heartbeat Bill, Passed By Senate Yesterday

Yesterday the North Dakota Senate appproved two strict anti-abortion bills that had been waiting to be approved since February. They're now on their way to Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple for his signature, and he's quite likely to sign them into law, given his own anti-choice themed changes to lengthen the… »3/16/13 6:00pm3/16/13 6:00pm

Planned Parenthood Steers Clear of 'Choice' and 'Life'

Studies show that although Americans grapple with the terms "pro-life" and "pro-choice," most voters consistently support a woman's right to an abortion. We saw this play out in real time during last year's elections: remember the Gallup poll which found that only 41% of people identified as pro-choice? Conservatives… »1/10/13 11:40am1/10/13 11:40am

Britain Launches Nationwide Pro-Choice Awareness Campaign; Anti-Choicers Predictably Freak Out

Some British anti-choicers are in a huff because they think the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), Britain's largest abortion provider, is "capitalizing" on recent controversy over cuts to the time limit for abortion with their new nationwide awareness campaign. Because women shouldn't know about the options… »10/15/12 10:30am10/15/12 10:30am

Terrible New Arizona Law Forces Horrified Parents to Watch their Babies Die

It's tough to find a job in this sluggish economy, but now, thanks to a law about to take effect in the state of Arizona, there may soon be a need for something called a "fetal grief counselor" in the American Southwest. Thanks to anti-abortion lawmakers' efforts, starting Thursday, mothers of babies with fatal fetal… »7/30/12 3:20pm7/30/12 3:20pm

Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Will Remain Open, Thanks to Anti-Choicers' Big Mouths

Loose lips sink abortion eliminating ships. Erm, laws. Today, a federal judge temporarily extended an injunction blocking the enforcement of a state law designed to close the state's only abortion clinic in part because politicians who vocally supported the law couldn't fucking shut up about how the law wasn't about… »7/11/12 5:40pm7/11/12 5:40pm

This Helps Nothing: Personhood Leader Claims His House Is Under Attack

Abortion providers, pro-choice activists, and pretty much anyone associated with them have been relentlessly targeted by anti-choice protesters. They've been subject to everything from garden variety stalking, to violence, and, in some cases, murder. Yet, it's far more rare that the tables are turned and anti-choice… »7/03/12 12:35pm7/03/12 12:35pm

Michigan Governor Quietly Aborts Vote on Anti-Choice Bill

Maybe he just wasn't ready to be the father of such a harsh ban. Michigan's Republican governor Rick Snyder has apparently asked, all hush-hush-like, that the most odious parts from the state's now-infamous new set of abortion restrictions be removed from consideration by the legislature — according to reports, a bill… »6/19/12 6:45pm6/19/12 6:45pm