The Supreme Court Might Decide the Abortion Pill's Fate

What's not to love about "abortion pill" RU-486? 17 percent of abortions in the US are medication abortions, which are less invasive than surgical abortions and easier to access in states that love restricting women's reproductive choice. This alternative will obviously not do for a number of uterus-fearing state… » 7/19/13 2:00pm 7/19/13 2:00pm

Oklahoma Republican Says the Words 'Jew Me Down' on the House Floor

Because of his awesome judgment and giant brain, Oklahoma State Representative Dennis Johnson broke out the phrase "Jew me down on a price" during a floor debate about the challenges facing small businesses. After someone slipped him a note pointing out that it's 20-fucking-13 and the last year in which it was acceptable … » 4/22/13 9:30pm 4/22/13 9:30pm

Embryos Before Hoes Advocates Want Supreme Court to Declare that…

It's really too bad that the word FAIL emblazoned across a picture of something failing miserably has become a cliche, because America's floundering but tenacious Personhood movement is perfectly suited to be meme-ified. In 2008 and 2010, voters in Colorado rejected a Personhood amendment that would have defined human… » 7/30/12 7:00pm 7/30/12 7:00pm

Exactly How Much Money Have 'Fiscal Conservatives' Wasted Defending…

Last week, a judge in Oklahoma permanently blocked the enforcement of a law that banned medicinal abortions (RU-486, or "the abortion pill") on the grounds that the law places undue burden on women seeking medical care. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a nearly identical bill into law earlier this year. The… » 5/15/12 6:20pm 5/15/12 6:20pm

The Curious Case of Why We Give a Shit Whether Elizabeth Warren Is a…

Things in the tight race for Massachusetts Senate between incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown and his likely challenger, Democratic folk hero Elizabeth Warren, have taken a turn for the bizarre. Scott Brown has found himself in the unusual position of attacking Elizabeth Warren for claiming to be a Native American … » 5/01/12 10:50am 5/01/12 10:50am

Oklahoma's Personhood Amendment Ruled 'Clearly Unconstitutional' By…

It's less terrible day than usual to be a uterus (or, if you want to get technical, "woman," or "baby holder") in the West South Central United States today. Earlier, a federal judge ruled that Texas' law to exclude Planned Parenthood from its Women's Health Program was unconstitutional. And now, like a frustrated dad… » 4/30/12 5:40pm 4/30/12 5:40pm

The Red State Fight for Co-Ed Housing on Campus

It used to be only a handful of small private liberal arts colleges that offered gender-neutral housing options to students. Now, thanks in part to Tyler Clementi's tragic suicide, nearly 100 schools allow undergraduates to room with members of the opposite sex. Students at larger institutions in red states say they… » 4/30/12 1:40pm 4/30/12 1:40pm

The Ten Scariest Places to Have Ladyparts in America

With states governments from coast to coast working tirelessly to make sure no woman has sex for pleasure without suffering the consequences of blessed, precious motherhood, it may be tempting to believe that if you have a uterus, the entire country has become hostile territory. Well, we've got good news and bad news:… » 4/18/12 1:20pm 4/18/12 1:20pm

Want to Really Screw the Economy? Limit Birth Control and Abortion.

A new wave of Republican lawmakers barged into office after the 2010 elections on promises of fiscal responsibility and a reigning in of government spending. Jobs. The economy. Econo-jobs. While everyone was Tea Partying their pants off and puking star spangled vomit into the potted plants, eager for the tax breaks… » 4/05/12 12:10pm 4/05/12 12:10pm

Oklahoma Judge Declares Awful Ultrasound Law Unconstitutional

Almost 2 years ago, before the full-blown War On Women was much more than a glint in vote-hungry state legislators' eyes, the state of Oklahoma passed a truly heinous law. Not only did the measure require that women seeking abortions receive mandatory pre-procedure ultrasounds, it also required that the image of the… » 3/29/12 2:30pm 3/29/12 2:30pm

You Better Get Your Facebook Estate in Order in Case You Die

Early in your life, you might have worried about who was going to get your toys or your CDs when you died (or tapes or—gasp!—records, if you are truly ancient). Then, as you grew up and earned a bit of money, you might have actually made a will to tell people what to do with all your shit when you shuffled off this… » 3/16/12 11:20am 3/16/12 11:20am

Unhinged Madman Randall Terry Has A Special Message for Our Readers

Randall Terry of anti-abortion extremist group Operation Rescue is running for President on the Democratic ticket, and during last week's Oklahoma primary, he actually defeated Barack Obama in a dozen or so counties. And he demands acknowledgment from each and every one of you, readers of this website. Look into his… » 3/14/12 6:55pm 3/14/12 6:55pm

Noted Derelict Randall Terry Thinks He Beat the President in Oklahoma

Last night, while everyone had Santorum on their lips, another zealot was quietly throwing his own non-victory victory jamboree. Uterusless anti-abortion nut Randall Terry of Operation Rescue, who is running for President as a Democrat, actually defeated President Obama in several counties in Oklahoma, and he got a big … » 3/07/12 2:40pm 3/07/12 2:40pm

Your Depressing Digest of Proposed State Anti-Abortion Laws

Undaunted by public outcry against Virginia's mandatory ultrasound law, lawmakers in several other states have taken up the mantle of solving their respective stomping grounds' whatever crises by restricting how much choice and control a woman has over her body. Here's a little breakdown of the shit sandwiches your… » 3/02/12 3:20pm 3/02/12 3:20pm

Horrible Congressman Suggests Shooting Senators to Get Budget Bill…


You know how every time a Republican politician says or does something mindblowingly stupid or offensive, we shake our heads and think it can't possibly get any worse? Well, of course, we're always wrong. GOP legislators seem to have a supernatural ability to constantly come up with new and shittier things to say.… » 2/23/12 9:45pm 2/23/12 9:45pm