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Oklahoma Becomes Second State to Ban Second Trimester Abortion Method

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a ban late Monday on intact dilation and evacuation, a common second trimester abortion procedure. D&E is also commonly used in incomplete miscarriages, but the bill’s language around that is vague enough that it’s not entirely clear whether or not those are now off the… » 4/14/15 11:10am 4/14/15 11:10am

Kansas Bans Common Second Trimester Abortion Procedure

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill into law last night that will ban intact dilation and evacuation, the most commonly used second trimester abortion method. The law, which was written by the National Right to Life Committee, is effective July 1. Brownback signed the measure in a private ceremony, surrounded… » 4/08/15 1:00pm 4/08/15 1:00pm

Man Proposes to Girlfriend by Romantically Kidnapping Her at Gunpoint

Sadly, every creative marriage proposal idea has already been taken, so if you're planning to propose to your partner anytime soon, you have two choices: Either ask them the old-fashioned way or plan an elaborate three-week kidnapping which you hope will convince them of your love. Just...don't do the second one. » 2/13/15 1:50pm 2/13/15 1:50pm

Teens Are Literally Crawling on the Floor For the New Snapchat

The level of interest app-makers can command for adding new features is usually limited to a dutiful parroting of the press release on tech blogs. Maybe a mass privacy freakout, if you're lucky. (Sucks, but at least you know they care!) The bros at Snapchat, however, have lived a pretty blessed life. » 5/02/14 1:36pm 5/02/14 1:36pm

Kathleen Sebelius Might Be Running For Senator in Kansas

When Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius resigned last week, it was seen as an inevitable attempt by the Obama Administration to blame someone for their embarrassingly "botched" roll-out of the Affordable Care Act's healthcare.gov. But Sebelius isn't done yet: she could be considering a run for… » 4/16/14 11:40am 4/16/14 11:40am

Federal Appeals Court Says Kansas Can Defund Planned Parenthood

On Tuesday a federal appeals court ruled that Kansas can strip its two Planned Parenthood clinics of federal funding, in a move that's fairly obviously a retaliation for the organization's support of abortion rights. What a stunning victory for misogynists who oppose women's access to basic reproductive healthcare… » 3/26/14 9:30pm 3/26/14 9:30pm

Kansas Governor Signs Sweeping, Shitty Anti-Abortion Law

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a massive anti-abortion omnibus bill today that blocks tax breaks for abortion providers, forces doctors to tell lie about a "link" between abortion and breast cancer that every legit medical institution has repeatedly disputed, and includes problematic language about the "legal… » 4/19/13 3:40pm 4/19/13 3:40pm