Awful Law Would Force Brain Dead Pregnant Women to Incubate Fetuses

A new law waiting to be signed into law by Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal would require that pregnant and brain dead women be kept on life support, regardless of the stated wishes of her family. If the pro-life crowd is trying to disprove accusations that they only care about women to the extent that they are… » 6/13/14 3:50pm 6/13/14 3:50pm

Michigan Passes Bill Requiring Women to Purchase 'Rape Insurance'

Lifehack for ladies: planning ahead saves both time and money. For example, planning a week's meals in advance prevents late night Seamless binges. Investing in a 401K can feather the nest for a comfortable retirement. And buying rape insurance can save tons of money at the abortion clinic when you become pregnant… » 12/12/13 12:30pm 12/12/13 12:30pm

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

Texas House Testimony is Livestreaming Now and Pro-Choice Reps are…

If you were galvanized by Wendy Davis' filibuster last week, clear your calendar now. Testimony has begun before the Texas House and so far, it is amazing. Bill sponsor Rep. Laubenberg was either unable to answer questions or refused to answer. Here's a writeup on her testimony from the liveblogging at Burnt Orange… » 7/02/13 9:01pm 7/02/13 9:01pm

Anxiety Has Turned Moms, Would-be Moms, and Non-Moms Into a Bunch of…

Hey there, lady. Thinking about becoming a mom? Good luck with that. Not only are you about to enter a batshit world of constant judgment, unsolicited advice and mom-on-mom crime (mostly in the form of judgy vibes), but also one filled with impossibly contradictory advice about how to parent, with surprise… » 1/27/13 12:45pm 1/27/13 12:45pm

Court Rules that Anti-Choice Law Can't Be Used to Prosecute Mother Who…

Jennie Linn McCormack, the Idaho woman whose story of a self-induced abortion that resulted in criminal charges is among the most depressing things you'll ever read, got a big legal win today when a US Circuit Court ruled that her home state couldn't charge her with any crime. Idaho's draconian anti-abortion laws put… » 9/11/12 7:00pm 9/11/12 7:00pm

Group Pays Drug Addicted Women to Get Sterilized, So They Don't Have…

Have you been eagerly awaiting your opportunity to dust off your old Lady Hating Eugenicist Who Doesn't Think They're Racist Bingo card? Well, today's your lucky day. Meet Barbara Harris, the brainpower behind Project Prevention, a program that offers to pay female drug addicts to get sterilized. » 5/03/12 6:40pm 5/03/12 6:40pm

Dastardly Canadian Politician Attempts to Bring the Personhood Debate…

America has a lot in common with Canada, its sister to the north, but our approach to the abortion debate is not one of them. While America is like an angry giant, busy trying to block access to abortion in every possible way, Canada is a gentle giant, sitting up there cool as a cucumber. There are certainly those who… » 4/27/12 12:00pm 4/27/12 12:00pm

Wikipedia Invites Users to Debate Whether 'Pro-Life' Is Really a Thing

Wikipedia, your #1 source for last minute bullshit college paper filler, is opening up an important question to its pedantic but knowledgable male contributors, a question that could actually have some long lasting impact on the way we talk about abortion: what, exactly, should we call the two sides in the abortion… » 4/23/12 1:00pm 4/23/12 1:00pm

Church Spent Decades Stealing or Coercing Babies from Unwed Mothers

Ever the bastion of mercy and forgiveness for wayward women, Catholic church-run charities around the world stand accused of forcing unwed mothers to give up their babies for adoption — or lying and telling them their babies had died and then giving the babies away, anyway. Depressingly, Operation Hand The Baby Over,… » 3/27/12 3:20pm 3/27/12 3:20pm

Congress Prepares To Debate 'Let Women Die' Bill

Get ready to have your blood pressure raised: The overwhelmingly rich old white guys who run things in this country are about to start debating what should go on between your legs again. After quiet summer of talking about how everything that Barack Obama has ever done is killing jobs, conservatives are gearing up to… » 10/11/11 1:50pm 10/11/11 1:50pm

Why Do So Many New Mothers Choose Sterilization?

New mothers interested in long term birth control typically have two options after giving birth. One is completely reversible and renewable every 5 to 10 years, the other is permanent, more expensive, and difficult to reverse. It seems that, for women in a position to choose, the . Why, then, do so many women opt for… » 8/27/11 11:35am 8/27/11 11:35am