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Batshit Michigan Lawmakers Eliminate Tax Credit for Children, Prefer Tax Credit for Fetuses

Michigan's lawmaking prodigies have proposed an amendment to the state's income tax code that would allow pregnant women to claim their 12-week or older fetuses as dependents. Which is sort of a cool idea, until you consider the fact 1- this is just another not-super-under-the-radar attempt to redefine what a person…

Personhood Funerals: Because If Life Begins at Conception, Every Tampon Is a Potential Tragedy

The GOP has just agreed that for the next four years, all of the human grown-ups who identify with the party will promote a constitutional amendment that defines life as something that starts at the moment of conception — this means that from the very second an ovum becomes a zygote, that reproductive cell is a full…

Paul Ryan Sponsored a Bill that Would Allow Rapists to Stop their Victims from Aborting

To most women, Paul Ryan's ideas are pretty much the political equivalent of menstruating forever. But it seems like some new analysis of legislation he wrote really takes the cake: if Paul Ryan had his way, theoretically, a rapist would be able to sue his victim in order to prevent her from having an abortion. Hey…

Embryos Before Hoes Advocates Want Supreme Court to Declare that Fertilized Eggs are People

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…