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


Americans Pretty Much Agree About Abortion, Even if Politicians Don't 

A political science professor brings us a valuable reminder today, at what promises to be the start of a very long and deeply annoying campaign season: most Americans have pretty similar ideas about abortion. They broadly think it should be legal, especially in cases where a pregnant person’s life is at risk. No… »5/06/15 2:30pm5/06/15 2:30pm

Believing You're Magical Is Really Bad Birth Control

New research shows that a huge contributing cause of unintended pregnancy in the US isn't birth control failure or devious condom-sabotaging gnomes, it's women believing that they can't get pregnant because they're magical and special, nothing like those other silly non-magical fools who get pregnant all the time.… »10/28/13 11:50am10/28/13 11:50am

One-Third of Women Have to Travel 25+ Miles to Get an Abortion

In case you were wondering how that whole protecting women by limiting their access to safe and legal abortion thing was going: not well! One-third of U.S. women seeking abortions travel more than 25 miles to access services, according to a new study — not exactly the type of coming-of-age road trip you want to… »7/29/13 10:25am7/29/13 10:25am

When Women Have More Control Over Bearing Children, Their Lives Are Obviously Way Better

A brand new and obsessively thorough review of scientific literature has revealed — and you'll probably want to brace yourselves — that having procreational autonomy is "crucial" to a woman's social and economic advancement. Not only that, but, since women pretty much account for half of all the people, when women can… »3/22/13 10:00am3/22/13 10:00am

Spread Facts With These Handy Reproductive Rights Infographics

The Guttmacher Institute released some helpful new reproductive health infographics today in honor of the upcoming 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Facts about abortion and contraception have never been more important, so check these out for a glimpse of what it's really like to be a woman in the United States today. »1/08/13 1:30pm1/08/13 1:30pm

Your Reproductive Rights in 2012: Things Got Better, But They're Still Bad

Here's the good news: anti-choice legislators enacted fewer abortion restrictions in 2012 than in 2011. The bad news? They still managed to devise a shitton of ways to restrict abortion access, particularly for low-income women, and no laws were enacted to actually improve access to abortion, family planning, or sex… »1/02/13 3:30pm1/02/13 3:30pm

Some Women Use Birth Control For Non-Whorish Reasons

Anti birth control types love to point out that women use birth control so that they can slut around without the risk of getting pregnant (God's most precious, precious punishment). But new research shows that this isn't the case at all; in fact, many women use the pill for reasons completely unrelated to harlotry. »11/17/11 6:30pm11/17/11 6:30pm

America Without Abortion Would Be An Absolute Horror Show

This year, rather than fix the economy or create jobs, American lawmakers have opted to focus their attention instead on working their evangelical butts off to make sure that there are as many obstacles between a woman and reproductive control as possible, using esoteric imaginary justification to introduce… »11/17/11 1:50pm11/17/11 1:50pm

Abortion Rises Among Low-Income Women, Falls In Other Groups

States like Indiana and Kansas are trying to block Planned Parenthood from providing health care low-income women simply because it also provides abortions. Meanwhile, the reality-based world reveals that while the abortion rate has gone down 8 percent between 2000 and 2008, it has risen nearly 18 percent among the… »5/24/11 10:30am5/24/11 10:30am

Study: Gossip Girl Is Totally Getting Teen Girls Knocked Up

Teens who watch the frisky Gossip Girl »11/03/08 9:30am11/03/08 9:30am are more likely to than adolescents who do not watch shows about kids getting down in limousines. According to a study by the non-partisan RAND research organization, "Teenagers who watch a lot of television featuring flirting, necking, discussion of sex and sex scenes are much…