Sorry, But a Plan B Database Won't Keep People From Having Sex

Last week, a Louisiana Democrat filed a bill in the state's legislator she's calling the "Unsafe Abortion Protection Acts." Like most laws that ostensibly "protect" women from one of the statistically safest medical procedures, the bill doesn't do anything the pretty words in its name suggest. In fact, the way the bill is… » 3/10/14 1:10pm 3/10/14 1:10pm

NPR's Dee Dee Bridgewater Shares the Story of Her Illegal Abortion

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Grammy and Tony award-winning jazz singer and host of NPR's JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater, shares her powerful story about the abortion she had in 1968. » 2/06/14 11:30pm 2/06/14 11:30pm

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

Proposed Texas Law: Women Seeking Abortions Must Take Adoption Class

EXTREE EXTREE READ ALL ABOUT IT! New dumb thing happening in Texas! The latest insultingly stupid proposed law would require any woman seeking an abortion to take a 3 hour adoption class beforehand. Because apparently the Lone Star State's zealot legislators and their zealot-in-chief Rick Perry think women are such… » 7/31/13 3:25pm 7/31/13 3:25pm

Ignoring Anti-Woman Wingnuttery Won't Make It Go Away

The day after the election last fall, I felt like the bespectacled teen movie archetype who just found out the POPULAR BOY (played by an actor with a suspiciously square twentysomething jaw for a high schooler) asked her to prom. Across the country, politicians who had publicly said dumb crap about women's roles,… » 6/13/13 1:10pm 6/13/13 1:10pm

Justice Ginsburg Criticizes Lack of 'Restraint' in Roe v. Wade Ruling

Speaking Saturday night to an audience at the University of Chicago Law School, superfly liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg indulged in a little judicial pessimism when she suggested that the Roe v. Wade rule by her Supreme Court predecessors was too broad, and, rather than safeguarding abortion rights for future… » 5/12/13 12:30pm 5/12/13 12:30pm

Making It Legal: The Morning-After Pill Is Really, Truly Available for …

In a monumentous decision, a federal judge has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove longstanding age and point of sale restrictions that prevent women from easy access to emergency contraception. The FDA has 30 days to comply. It's about damn time. » 4/05/13 11:30am 4/05/13 11:30am

Wise Advice from Sarah Silverman: The Way to a Woman's Heart Is Never…

Sarah Silverman, on behalf of A Is For and women everywhere, is reaching out to all you bros out there to ask a very important question: Don't you think it's time that you got a little more on board with this whole pro-choice thing? "I'm not saying that I'm looking for a hero," Silverman says. "I'm not saying that I'm… » 12/12/12 12:40pm 12/12/12 12:40pm

A is For Awesome: The 'A is For' Campaign Fights For Women's Reproductive …

The newest video for the A Is For campaign is the tits! It's funny, compassionate, and has awesome celebrities like MARTHA PLIMPTON and MARTHA PLIMPTON in it. Overall, it's the best forever and I will watch it several times (on my phone while waiting in line to vote with the volume turned all the way up so everyone… » 11/06/12 10:00am 11/06/12 10:00am

Tina Fey Has Had it Up To Here With 'Grey-Faced Men' Telling Women What…

Tina Fey gave a rousing, appropriately angry speech at the Center for Reproductive Rights Gala last night during which she decried the "grey-faced men" with "$2 haircuts" trying to define rape for all the simple minded ladies of America. Here's a clip from her speech, which I kind of wish came in necklace form. In fact, I … » 10/25/12 3:40pm 10/25/12 3:40pm

Tavi, Lena Dunham and Lesley Gore Come Together for Pro-Woman 'You Don't …

The faboosh-lookin' Lesley Gore recently gathered a group of awesome women to help her to create a PSA in which everyone lip-syncs along to her 1963 power anthem "You Don't Own Me" in order to encourage other ladies to vote for Barack Obama in the November 6th election. The video boasts a pretty impressive and diverse… » 10/23/12 4:40pm 10/23/12 4:40pm

No 'Personhood' Amendments Will Appear on Any Ballot this Election Day

Soup Not-si Paul Ryan may believe that human life begins at conception, but that view isn't quite as popular with the rest of sane America. Or the court system, apparently. After failing to pass Personhood in Mississippi last fall, not a one "Zygotes Are People, Too!" measure will be appearing on any state ballots this… » 10/16/12 5:00pm 10/16/12 5:00pm

Terrible New Arizona Law Forces Horrified Parents to Watch their…

It's tough to find a job in this sluggish economy, but now, thanks to a law about to take effect in the state of Arizona, there may soon be a need for something called a "fetal grief counselor" in the American Southwest. Thanks to anti-abortion lawmakers' efforts, starting Thursday, mothers of babies with fatal fetal… » 7/30/12 3:20pm 7/30/12 3:20pm

Michigan Governor Quietly Aborts Vote on Anti-Choice Bill

Maybe he just wasn't ready to be the father of such a harsh ban. Michigan's Republican governor Rick Snyder has apparently asked, all hush-hush-like, that the most odious parts from the state's now-infamous new set of abortion restrictions be removed from consideration by the legislature — according to reports, a bill… » 6/19/12 6:45pm 6/19/12 6:45pm

Madonna's Nipple Was Actually Protesting Proposed Turkish Abortion Ban

When Madonna accidentally (maybe on purpose) flashed her nipple at the crowd during an Istanbul concert, the world asked Why? Now, it appears, we have answers: Madge's slip was designed to show solidarity with Turkish women as the country's government mulls a very restrictive abortion and C-section ban. Oh, ok. Yeah,… » 6/11/12 3:30pm 6/11/12 3:30pm