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 Monday 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

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 Texas… » 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

Planned Parenthood Steers Clear of 'Choice' and 'Life'

Studies show that although Americans grapple with the terms "pro-life" and "pro-choice," most voters consistently support a woman's right to an abortion. We saw this play out in real time during last year's elections: remember the Gallup poll which found that only 41% of people identified as pro-choice? Conservatives… » 1/10/13 11:40am 1/10/13 11:40am

U.S. Dollars Funding Irish Pro-Life Movement

After the death of Dr. Savita Halappanavar—a 31-year-old woman who succumbed to septicaemia and E.coli ESBL after being denied access to an abortion at a hospital in Ireland despite—caused outrage that led the Irish government to finally move to officially pass a law allowing abortion when the mother's life is at… » 1/09/13 3:45pm 1/09/13 3:45pm

There Is No Such Thing as a 'Pro-Life Feminist'

Despite the mission statements of pro-life, conservative political action groups like Feminists for Life and the Susan B. Anthony List and Sarah Palin's repeated use of the F-word, there is actually no such thing as a "pro-life feminist." Sure, you can be a feminist and make a personal decision to never get an… » 1/04/13 4:07pm 1/04/13 4:07pm

Pro-Life Dry Cleaner Puts Anti-Abortion Message on Coat Hangers

Sure, why not? When you're an avid supporter of legislation that drives women to perform violent surgery on their own uteruses using wire coat hangers, what better place to spread your scribbly-crayon-font message of love than on those very same coat hangers? Killer plan. Know your audience, guys! » 12/11/12 2:20pm 12/11/12 2:20pm

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Makes Parents Study the Bible to Receive Baby…

Crisis pregnancy centers are faith-based clinics that masquerade as legitimate women's health centers but are really run by anti-abortion advocates who lure in low-income women with promises of free (and vague) medical care but don't actually provide them with or refer for abortions and contraception. They don't like… » 11/30/12 7:00pm 11/30/12 7:00pm

Ohio Senate Re-Aborts Heartbeat Bill

Zombies and fetuses have been hot in 2012, so it makes perfect sense that the Ohio Senate would try to make that state cool again by combining the two into one terribly stupid political maneuver. The so-called "Heartbeat Bill," which proposed banning abortion from the moment a fetal heartbeat could be detected, would… » 11/27/12 6:15pm 11/27/12 6:15pm

State Legislators Propose Draconian New Abortion Restrictions, Because…

After a fairly disastrous election for Republicans, party faithful have begun wondering aloud if maybe the GOP should begin its much-touted focus on jobs and the economy rather than spinning its wheels in America's uterus with abortion restrictions that piss people off and end up being struck down in the court system,… » 11/26/12 2:35pm 11/26/12 2:35pm

Arizona Launches Manipulative Government Website to Shame Women Out of…

Arizona's Department of Health Services built a new website last week called "A Woman's Right to Know." Fascinating! What do you think women have the right to know about? A full range of contraceptive options? How the new Affordable Care Act works? The best happy hour spots in the state? No, silly! Women have the… » 11/26/12 12:55pm 11/26/12 12:55pm