Here's a Manifesto from the Sparkle Fiends at Glitter Bombs for Choice

On Wednesday, we told you about the anti-abortion groups who are suddenly getting loads of sparkly letters from a group calling themselves "Glitter Bombs for Choice." Today, we received GBFC's manifesto, from someone who we believe may not be using their real name. That's my theory, anyway, because the person told… » 3/19/15 6:40pm 3/19/15 6:40pm

Pro-Choice Campaign Glitterbombs Nebraska Congressman 

Earlier this week, a pro-choice group calling themselves "Glitter Bombs for Choice" glitter bombed the Lincoln office of Nebraska congressman Jeff Fortenberry. » 3/07/15 1:15pm 3/07/15 1:15pm

It's Only February and There Are Already 100 New Anti-Abortion Bills

Two anti-abortion measures were passed by Oklahoma house delegates Wednesday. The first triples the mandatory wait period for a woman seeking an abortion from one day to three days. The second measure bans abortions at the 20-week mark. » 2/13/15 11:30am 2/13/15 11:30am

Shock of Shocks: Banning Abortion Would Cost Taxpayers a Shitload

That an abortion ban would end up costing taxpayers millions seems like common sense, but now there are numbers to back it up. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the House of Representatives' proposed 20-week ban on abortion could increase Medicaid spending by half a billion dollars over the… » 1/21/15 3:30pm 1/21/15 3:30pm

San Antonio Says 'Nah' to Graphic Anti-Abortion Jumbotron At the Alamo

Today in plans nobody thought all the way through, we have Created Equal, an anti-abortion group based out of Ohio who really wanted to display graphic images of abortion procedures somewhere near the Alamo. » 10/22/14 2:10pm 10/22/14 2:10pm

Pro-Life Group's New Strategy To Elect Anti-Choice Politicians: Lying

The New Yorker has a very kind, very polite profile this week about the Susan B. Anthony List, the lobbying group whose sole purpose is to get anti-abortion politicians into office. The piece centers around Marjorie Dannenfelser, the SBA List's president, who the New Yorker's Kelefa Sanneh says is trying to avoid the… » 10/20/14 4:20pm 10/20/14 4:20pm

'Pro-Life' States Do a Shitty Job Providing Care to Women and Kids

New research indicates that the states with the biggest anti-choice boner also happen to be the ones with the worst record of caring for the fully formed human beings forced to live with the consequences of their leaders' ideology. What's more pro-life than ignoring a high maternal mortality rate? Besides everything? » 10/01/14 1:40pm 10/01/14 1:40pm

Pro-Life Activists Are Tracking License Plates of Abortion Patients

The groups NARAL Pro-Choice Texas and Progress Texas have obtained audio from a training session held by anti-abortion groups that reveals that those activists track patients, employees and doctors visiting and working at abortion clinics via license plates, physical descriptions and tax records. » 8/13/14 2:50pm 8/13/14 2:50pm

A Woman Filmed Her Abortion to Show That 'It's Not Scary'

When Emily Letts learned that she was pregnant, she made the same decision that 1 in 3 women will make in their lifetime: she chose to get an abortion. Her next decision, however, was far more uncommon: she elected to film the surgical procedure as a means of showing other women that, as she puts it, "there is such… » 5/06/14 8:30pm 5/06/14 8:30pm

Abortion Doctors Are Also Terrorized in the War On Women

Today, March 10, is a day of remembrance in the pro-life and women’s health community. It is the day abortion doctor Dr. David Gunn was fatally shot three times in the back by a protestor who disagreed with his profession in Pensacola, Florida. Gunn’s death happened 21 years ago — and it was in Florida, of course —… » 3/10/14 5:40pm 3/10/14 5:40pm

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… » 2/28/14 4:45pm 2/28/14 4:45pm

Texas Woman Forced to Stay on Life Support Likely Has Nonviable Fetus

The fetus of a woman in Texas who is being forced to stay on life support so she can serve as an incubator thanks to an obscure and wholly stupid state law is likely unviable and severely abnormal, according to a recent lawsuit filed to force doctors to remove her from life support. » 1/24/14 9:40am 1/24/14 9:40am

Our Imaginary Boyfriend Mark Ruffalo Speaks Out For Women's Rights

Mark Ruffalo, fantastic actor and boyfriend to one and all, has appeared in a new video wherein he explains his enduring support for Roe v. Wade, released just in time for the landmark Supreme Court ruling's 41st anniversary. » 1/22/14 1:00pm 1/22/14 1:00pm

Opponents Offer Unhelpful Critique of Wendy Davis: She's A Bad Mom!

Texas gubernatorial candidate and pro-choice It Girl Wendy Davis announced just last week that she'd raised over $12 million dollars over the second half of 2013. And, on Sunday, like clockwork, a Dallas paper ran a barbecued garbage "expose" that slammed her for being a bad mother. Texas-style sexism really sticks to… » 1/21/14 7:20pm 1/21/14 7:20pm

Happy 'Conservative Dudes Shit On Your Rights Day,' Ladies!

To be completely fair, every day is Conservative Dudes Shit On Your Rights Day if you look at things from the right (pun intended) angle. But even in the current anti-letting women mind their own bodies climate, today was special. Isn't it nice to know that some old guys in Washington who you'll never meet care so… » 1/15/14 2:10pm 1/15/14 2:10pm

Women Forced To View Their Ultrasounds Will Have Abortions Anyway

A massive new study has disproved the common conservative notion that women who want abortions are idiots who don't know what a pregnancy is; even after looking at ultrasounds, more than 98% of them went ahead with the procedure. And the ones who did change their minds were among a tiny sliver of abortion-seeking… » 1/09/14 3:15pm 1/09/14 3:15pm

Texas Will Keep a Dead Woman on Life Support Just to Incubate Her Fetus

Just in case you still haven't reached your frustration quota of awful abortion-related tales from the Lone Star State, here's one that should make you facepalm so hard the NFL will require you to complete a battery of concussion tests: a pregnant woman from Tarrant County, Texas who suffered a pulmonary embolism the… » 1/05/14 12:00pm 1/05/14 12:00pm

Michigan Passes Bill Requiring Women to Purchase 'Rape Insurance'

Lifehack for ladies: planning ahead saves both time and money. For example, planning a week's meals in advance prevents late night Seamless binges. Investing in a 401K can feather the nest for a comfortable retirement. And buying rape insurance can save tons of money at the abortion clinic when you become pregnant… » 12/12/13 12:30pm 12/12/13 12:30pm

It's been a crazy year for us women folk. But there have been a number of banner moments, from Beyonce finally articulating that she is indeed a feminist to Texas State Senator Wendy Davis filibustering her state's Senate for 13 hours to stop an anti-choice bill. Over at PolicyMic, they've culled the best of the best;… » 12/11/13 6:20pm 12/11/13 6:20pm

Scandal: Sex, Lies and Duct Tape (and a Moment With Olivia Pope)

This season it's been really hard to pull out an Olivia Pope Moment of the Week. And this week it's even harder to justify an Olivia Pope Moment of the Week because Sally Langston and James Novak stole the show. » 12/06/13 3:10pm 12/06/13 3:10pm