It's Only February and There Are Already 100 New Anti-Abortion Bills

Two anti-abortion measures were passed by Oklahoma house delegates Wednesday. The first triples the mandatory wait period for a woman seeking an abortion from one day to three days. The second measure bans abortions at the 20-week mark. » 2/13/15 11:30am 2/13/15 11:30am

Manly Christian Bros 'Apologize' for Letting Their Women Get Abortions

A pro-life media group has released a new video called "The Apology," in which square-jawed, manly Christian bros apologize somberly to the camera for allowing women they were sleeping with to have an abortion. "I should have manned up and fought for you," one says, referring to the fetus. » 1/14/15 2:15pm 1/14/15 2:15pm

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 10:25pm 3/12/14 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 4:45pm 2/28/14 4:45pm

Fuck South Dakota's Race-Baiting Sex Selective Abortion Ban

We can all agree that anti-choice legislation is inherently sexist, but the racism used to justify South Dakota's sex selective abortion ban, which just passed the House, is something else. » 2/27/14 2:45pm 2/27/14 2:45pm

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 2:10pm 1/15/14 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 11:40am 11/20/13 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 2:10pm 10/10/13 2:10pm

Meet The Woman Behind North Dakota's Anti-Choice Fetal Heartbeat Bill,…

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 6:00pm 3/16/13 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 11:40am 1/10/13 11:40am

Meet Charmaine Yoest, the Pleasantly Dangerous Anti-Choice Leader

Emily Bazelon's New York Times Magazine profile of Charmaine Yoest - the PR-savvy anti-choicer whose advocacy group, Americans United for Life, is responsible for roughly one-third of the 92 fetus love letters abortion restrictions passed by state legislatures in 2011 - is both excellent and frustrating. » 11/02/12 5:01pm 11/02/12 5:01pm

Anti-Choice Nutjobs Have Terrible Senses of Humor

When Chelsea Handler appeared on Conan last night, the brash comedienne trotted out her usual raw, unapologetic schtick. This time, though, Handler got pretty transgressive, joking about an abortion she had in high school and telling Conan that she has “no regrets.” In response, anti-choice social media users… » 11/01/12 2:15pm 11/01/12 2:15pm

Cool, Now Anti-Choicers Are Stabbing People Over Planned Parenthoods…

Yesterday, a 54-year-old man who regularly protests outside of an Orgeon-area Planned Parenthood — even though the clinic in question doesn't actually provide abortions — stabbed a 22-year-old pro-choicer's father after she kicked his anti-abortion sign. » 10/24/12 4:15pm 10/24/12 4:15pm

Britain Launches Nationwide Pro-Choice Awareness Campaign;…

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 10:30am 10/15/12 10:30am

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

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 3:20pm 7/30/12 3:20pm

Fake Science Wins in Extremely Troubling South Dakota Abortion Ruling

Today, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decided that South Dakota has the right to order doctors to tell women seeking abortions that they're likelier to kill themselves if they go through with the procedure, even though that's a blatant lie. » 7/25/12 1:10pm 7/25/12 1:10pm

Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Will Remain Open, Thanks to…

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 5:40pm 7/11/12 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 12:35pm 7/03/12 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 6:45pm 6/19/12 6:45pm

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