Oklahoma Just Tripled the Waiting Period for Abortions 

In her continued effort to make life as hard as possible for the women of Oklahoma, Governor Mary Fallin signed a new law last night that triples the state’s abortion waiting period, from 24 to 72 hours. Arkansas also recently extended its waiting period, and Florida and Tennessee are considering bills to do the same. »5/07/15 2:30pm5/07/15 2:30pm


Jemima Kirke on Her Abortion: 'I've Always Been Open About My Stories'

Girls’ Jemima Kirke recently spoke about her abortion for Draw the Line, a campaign launched by the Center for Reproductive Rights to help protect women’s right to safe and legal reproductive health care. “I still see shame and embarrassment around terminating pregnancies, getting pregnant—I still see it,”… »4/15/15 12:10pm4/15/15 12:10pm

El Salvador Won't Pardon Women In Prison for Abortions or Miscarriages

In January, a woman in El Salvador who'd been imprisoned for having a miscarriage was finally pardoned, having spent seven years behind bars. The woman, known as "Guadalupe," had been charged with having an abortion, an offense which was later changed to homicide. But while Guadalupe will be officially released today,… »2/19/15 10:00pm2/19/15 10:00pm

Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Ultrasound Law 

A federal appeals court has permanently blocked a North Carolina law that would have forced women to undergo an ultrasound and hear a detailed description before being allowed to have an abortion. In their decision, the appeals judges called the law "ideological in intent and in kind" and said it "risks the infliction… »12/22/14 4:15pm12/22/14 4:15pm

Tina Fey Has Had it Up To Here With 'Grey-Faced Men' Telling Women What Rape Is

Tina Fey gave a rousing, appropriately angry speech at the Center for Reproductive Rights Gala last night during which she decried the "grey-faced men" with "$2 haircuts" trying to define rape for all the simple minded ladies of America. Here's a clip from her speech, which I kind of wish came in necklace form. In… »10/25/12 3:40pm10/25/12 3:40pm

Celebrities Have Had it Up to Here With This Anti-Woman Crap

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights has launched a star-heavy initiative called Draw the Line, which controversially asserts that women are people who should be able to make decisions about their own bodies. It seems crazy that we've arrived at a place where this is a necessary thing that we have to tell our… »10/09/12 1:55pm10/09/12 1:55pm

Pro-Choice Means Anti-Conscience, and Other Bullshit Rules

Laws defend the rights of pro-life medical professionals to refuse to perform certain procedures with which they morally disagree. But proponents of conscience rights are oddly unwilling to extend similar conscience rights to pro-choice medical professionals who believe that it's morally correct to give women autonomy… »2/29/12 1:30pm2/29/12 1:30pm

One More Push To Getting Plan B Over The Counter For All Ages

Teva, the manufacturer of Plan B, has asked the FDA to let it sell its emergency contraception over the counter to all ages. (Currently, anyone under 17 needs a prescription.) Meanwhile, the Center For Reproductive Rights is still suing the FDA to explain the medical reason for withholding over the counter access to… »2/10/11 11:40am2/10/11 11:40am