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

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

Patronizing 'Pro-Life' Groups Are Telling Brittany Maynard How to Die

Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman terminally ill with brain cancer, has been in the news for weeks, first for the heartbreaking video she made about her desire to be able to die with dignity through assisted suicide and, earlier this week, for a follow-up video saying that she may not choose to die on November 1… » 10/31/14 11:30am 10/31/14 11:30am

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

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

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

Albuquerque Voters Say 'Hell No' To Abortion Ban

Yesterday, a proposed ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy was rejected by voters of Albuquerque. We're not talking a polite "it's not you, it's me" kind of rejection. We're talking changing your phone number-level rejection. We're talking Moving To Another City Without Telling You kind of rejection. Here's… » 11/20/13 11:40am 11/20/13 11:40am

So What The Hell Just Happened With That Texas Abortion Law?

Earlier this afternoon, Twitter was, uh, a-twitter with news that a judge had struck down that awful Texas law that Wendy Davis filibustered back in June. But it's not all sunshine and roses and dancing in a field wearing adorable matching orange tee shirts; only part of the law was struck down, and the state of… » 10/28/13 5:50pm 10/28/13 5:50pm

California Makes Getting An Abortion Less of a Pain in the Ass

Thanks to the efforts of conservatives who got elected based on lying to the electorate about knowing how to do stuff like "create jobs" and "fix the economy" (LOL), it's been a generation since getting an abortion was this big a pain in the ass — albeit not as big a pain in the ass as carrying a pregnancy for 9… » 10/10/13 2:10pm 10/10/13 2:10pm

America: Where It's Okay to Regulate Women, But Not Guns

Will yesterday's tragic and terrible mass shooting in Washington DC finally jolt elected officials to pull their heads out of their holsters and start considering some real gun control like human beings with feelings that extend beyond a desire to secure the AK-fellating firearm hoarder vote? To answer my own… » 9/17/13 3:40pm 9/17/13 3:40pm