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Anti-Abortion Groups Super Confused that NARAL President is Pregnant

Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, chose to make a pretty stupendous birth announcement today, via a big story in the Washington Post. Hogue, 45, is pregnant with twins, due to give birth in July, and just really, really freaking out anti-abortion activists who don’t get how such a thing might… » 6/08/15 8:05pm 6/08/15 8:05pm

NY Lawmakers Remove Abortion Rights Provision From Women's Equality Act

For nearly two years, New York state has been trying and failing to pass the Women's Equality Act (WEA), a ten-point bill designed to strengthen women's rights in the state. The sticking point has been the tenth provision, which would safeguard late-term abortion rights. After lots of fighting, supporters of the… » 3/17/15 12:40pm 3/17/15 12:40pm

Crisis Pregnancy Center Worker Told a Woman Her IUD Was 'Your Baby' 

A new investigation from NARAL Pro-Choice California finds that—surprise!—crisis pregnancy centers are still lying to women, delivering their trademark mixture of shame, guilt, misinformation and outright lies to persuade them not to have abortions. An undercover NARAL worker was told by a CPC employee that her IUD,… » 3/16/15 11:00am 3/16/15 11:00am

Samantha Bee Gets a Federally Funded Penis Pump Stuck to her Face

One of the most repeated shouting points against Obamacare's birth control mandate comes from politicians on the right who claim that "their" tax dollars shouldn't go to support "sexual choices" of women who use whore pills. Meanwhile, the same politicians are eerily silent about the millions of dollars per year the… » 3/13/14 1:50pm 3/13/14 1:50pm

Hear a Crisis Pregnancy Center Staffer Lie About Condoms and the Pill

Crisis pregnancy centers are faith-based nonprofits that like to masquerade as legitimate women's health clinics so they can trick women into hearing their "save the unborn babies P.S. you'll get breast cancer and die if you get an abortion" schtick. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation exposed some local CPCs — again » 8/08/13 8:00pm 8/08/13 8:00pm

Retiring NARAL President Worried Young Women Don't Care Enough About Their Rights

Nancy Keenan has been the President of the country's oldest abortion rights organization since 2004 and yesterday, she announced that at the end of the year, she'll be stepping down. At 60, she's concerned that the sun is setting on her generation of women's rights leaders, that it's time to hand the reins over to the… » 5/11/12 5:40pm 5/11/12 5:40pm

Payback Is a Bitch for Abortion Clinic Protestors, Thanks to a Brilliant Landlord

Todd Stave has the unenviable position of being the landlord of a building in Germantown, Maryland, which he leases to an abortion provider called Reproductive Health Services Clinic. So he knows a little something about dealing patiently with anti-abortion protesters. But when they started calling him at home at all… » 3/30/12 1:00pm 3/30/12 1:00pm

Website Claims To Have 68-Year History On Every Abortion-Having American Woman

A reader sent us a link to something called Abortiontracker.com, » 9/03/08 2:30pm 9/03/08 2:30pm a site that claims to have compiled "a comprehensive list of every woman who has had an abortion procedure performed in the United States and Canada, dating back to 1940." To get access to this alleged database, you need to pay $799 for a seven day pass…

If You Won't Vote For Barack, Would You Consider Voting For Michelle?

A lot of people would like to believe that the world — and politics — is a fairly rational place outside of the crazies. Crazy is, though, a definitional problem — by definition, crazy is defined as "outside the norm." So what is the norm? How many non-normals can there be until "crazy" is its own norm? Is… » 8/04/08 6:00pm 8/04/08 6:00pm