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 children … » 2/28/14 4:45pm 2/28/14 4:45pm

Despite Greater Access, Iowa Abortions Drop Thirty Percent

When women have access to safe and affordable health care, abortion rates drop. WHODATHUNKIT? Now, some members of the Iowa Board of Medicine are trying to get telemedicine abortions — the practice partially credited for the decline — stopped because they say something just doesn't feel "right" about them. Hmm... maybe… » 8/28/13 9:00pm 8/28/13 9:00pm

Iowa Supreme Court Lets Women Know They Can Be Fired For Being Too Hot

Iowa is a far more liberal state than it often gets credit for. Lumped in the middle of the country between Wisconsin – whose leaders have been doing some great work lately – and Kansas – which also rocks our socks off – Iowa chugs along, boasting a political life that's pretty evenly divided between conservatives and… » 7/12/13 3:20pm 7/12/13 3:20pm

Iowa Supreme Court Says It Was Totally Cool for a Dentist to Fire His…

The most esteemed Iowa circle jerk all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled 7-0 on Friday that a dentist was totally within his legal rights when he fired his female assistant because he and his wife all held hands and decided that the woman was a threat to their marriage. In other words, a female employee in Iowa was… » 12/22/12 12:00pm 12/22/12 12:00pm

Mitt Romney Trashes a Woman's Cafe, Then Pisses Her Off Further With…

Being a robot is hard. You aren't familiar with human social customs, and that can result in any number of gaffes, as Mitt Romney has proven time and again. But recently he and his staff behaved in such a disrespectful way at a campaign stop that we're beginning to wonder if maybe he's not really a robot but actually a … » 6/13/12 11:55pm 6/13/12 11:55pm

Iowa Appoints Particularly Unqualified Catholic Priest to Serve on…

In a move that's impressive only in its short-sighted idiocy, the Iowa state Senate has appointed a Catholic priest to its Board of Medicine. The priest swears up and down that he'll make recommendations based on what's prudent to state law and not what the Pope tells him to do, but pro-abortion rights folk aren't… » 5/21/12 1:20pm 5/21/12 1:20pm

Same Sex Parents Win Right to be Included on Their Own Child's Birth…

A judge in Iowa has ordered new birth documents be issued to the child of a lesbian couple who were initially told they couldn't list both of their names on their baby's birth certificate. The Iowa Department of Public Health contended that God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve, but was roundly rebuked for trying… » 1/05/12 6:00pm 1/05/12 6:00pm

Does Michele Bachmann's New Ad Reveal That She's Actually A Terminator?


Iowa's endlessly-discussed caucus is tomorrow, and as part of Michele Bachmann's extremely uphill battle to win it, she's airing a brand new ad on local TV. The ad, which is only 30 seconds long, at first appears to be just another standard-issue spot laced with half-truths and bland music. Then at the :04 mark, a… » 1/02/12 2:00pm 1/02/12 2:00pm

Mitt Romney Is Running For America's Embarrassing Dad

In an attempt to add some more artfully wayward locks of hair to his polished pol image, former Massachusetts governor and current Iowa tourist Mitt Romney has taken making small talk with the locals he meets while on the campaign trail. Unfortunately, Romney must be used to having his undocumented lawn servants make… » 12/28/11 11:25am 12/28/11 11:25am

Michele Bachmann Claims Kinsey Report Is 'A Myth,' Causes Irony to…

Delusional theocrat Michele Bachmann has broken irony again, this time by claiming that the Kinsey Report, arguably one of the most significant scientific publications in the last century, is "a myth." Why? Because in Bachmanalia, up is down, left is right, science is myth and myth is science. » 12/19/11 6:30pm 12/19/11 6:30pm