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

Better Birth Control Could Save Taxpayers $12.5 Billion Per Year

These days, you can't swing an IUD around the US Capitol rotunda without hitting at least one politician who claims Americans are Taxed Enough Already!111! and in the same breath claim that both birth control and abortion are goddamn abominations (one of those politicians ran for Vice President last year!). Turns out,… » 10/23/13 1:20pm 10/23/13 1:20pm

Rick Perry Corrects His Wife on What She Thinks About Abortion

Anita Perry, wife of talking pineapple/Texas governor Rick Perry, said some pretty sensible stuff about a woman's right to choose, and boy, oh boy, he did not like that. » 10/02/13 9:30am 10/02/13 9:30am

Anita Perry Accidentally Says Abortion ‘Could Be’ a Woman’s Right

On Sautrday in the big, heat-warped skillet of the state that is Texas, Anita Perry said a true thing about abortion possibly being “a women’s right” that she’ll probably regret for the next few days when she has to watch her husband sulk over his morning cornflakes. Either that, or the GOP is the elaborate trolling… » 9/29/13 2:00pm 9/29/13 2:00pm

Woman Scolded By Doctor For Having A Hickey, Being a Big Slutty Slut

Texas Governor Rick Perry has already solidified his place in the annals of women's history as the has the political equivalent of scheisse porn *don't Google that*. But as frustrating as it is to read about Perry's antics from elsewhere, what Texas women face in Perry's disastrous wake is much, much worse. » 9/17/13 10:30pm 9/17/13 10:30pm

GOP Adviser Reminds Twitter That Calling Wendy Davis Stupid Is Stupid

Not content to let Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott wade into the stupid pool without a spotter, political adviser David Carney, the mastermind who made Rick Perry seem like a perfectly acceptable politician to the Texas voting public, decided it’d be great to criticize Wendy Davis on Twitter. Because that » 9/15/13 12:00pm 9/15/13 12:00pm

Macy's Convinces Rick Perry That Women Don't Need Equal Pay

UltraViolet, the activist organization that convinced Reebok to stop sponsoring rapey rapper Rick Ross, is putting the pressure on Macy's for helping to defeat a crucial equal pay bill meant to protect women from gender discrimination. » 8/20/13 11:00am 8/20/13 11:00am

Triumph of the GOP Supervillains: Texas Senate Passes Abortion Bill

Less than a week after the Texas House of Representatives passed an unreasonably onerous bill restricting safe and legal access to abortion, the Texas Senate has followed suit, passing the abortion restrictions by a vote of 19 to 11. In other words, if the Texas abortion debate were a superhero movie, Gov. Rick Perry… » 7/13/13 12:00pm 7/13/13 12:00pm

Special Deal for Texas Ladies: Cheap 'n Easy Flea Market Abortions

The Texas House of Representatives recently voted to pass the notoriously godawful legislation that would close most, if not all, the abortion clinics in the state. Don't fret, Texas gals: you can still get abortion pills at your local flea market! Who needs safe and legal healthcare when you can get taken advantage of … » 7/11/13 11:30am 7/11/13 11:30am

Let's Recklessly Speculate on Why Rick Perry Won't Run for Reelection

And they say Sarah Palin isn't a relevant trendsetter. Governor and ex-hilarious Presidential candidate Rick Perry— arguably the nuttiest nut in the legislative clusterfuck that is Texas — announced just minutes ago that he won't be running for another term at the helm of the Lone Star State after serving as governor… » 7/08/13 2:55pm 7/08/13 2:55pm

The Annotated Guide to Protecting Women From Abortion

Last Tuesday, one-woman filibuster machine Wendy Davis and her angry feminist army blocked the Texas GOP from voting on an evil omnibus anti-abortion bill. Success! Until the next day, when Governor Rick Perry, Grand Protector of Ladies From Themselves, announced a second special session so he could put the bill back… » 7/01/13 3:00pm 7/01/13 3:00pm

Wendy Davis Explains How Rick Perry Is Basically a Goon

Texas-based superhero Wendy Davis is having a moment in the national spotlight now, thanks to her 12-hour filibuster of Texas’ abortion bill. She’s so beloved that people even want to wear her sweet filibustering shoes, sort of the way kids put on Batman masks and chase their recidivist family pets around the living… » 6/30/13 2:30pm 6/30/13 2:30pm

7 Signs Rick Perry Might Be An Actual Comic Book Villain

Every super hero needs an arch nemesis. Batman has the Joker, Wonder Woman has Cheetah; the badder the bad guy, the gooder the good guy looks. That's why we've got to hand it to Rick Perry — his cartoonish villainy made Wendy Davis look extra-heroic. But is Rick Perry too good at being a bad? Here's why I'm starting to … » 6/28/13 5:20pm 6/28/13 5:20pm