Study: Being Denied Abortions Tethers Women to Abusive Men

There are countless reasons why limiting women's access to safe and legal abortions is anything but "pro-life." Doing so forces women to resort to desperate, illegal and dangerous methods of terminating unwanted pregnancies, and it deprives us of our own bodily autonomy. And now we have another horrifying consequence… » 9/30/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

Notorious RBG Used to Jazzercise But Now Does an Air Force Workout

Supreme Court Justice and perfect human being Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 81 years old and, to reiterate, not planning on retiring any time soon. That's partly because she does a military workout to keep herself in shape, and partly because she can't think of another person who could do her job as well as she does it. Lean… » 9/30/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Notorious RBG to Justice Anthony Kennedy: You Used to Be Cool

Supreme Court Justice and perfect human Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down for a very long interview with Elle that I will devour like a starving shipwreck survivor at an Old Country Buffet as soon as I get my hands on a copy of the October issue. Among her revelations to the magazine: she's not going anywhere, she and… » 9/24/14 12:40pm 9/24/14 12:40pm

Mom Jailed for Helping Daughter Get Abortion Was 'Protecting Family'

Earlier this month, Jennifer Whalen, a 39-year-old mother from Pennsylvania, was sentenced to prison for helping her daughter take medication abortion she had ordered online. This case is the direct result of legislation that effectively bans legal abortion by limiting women's access to providers. Congrats,… » 9/22/14 7:40pm 9/22/14 7:40pm

Rick Perry Uses Joan Rivers' Death to Justify Awful Texas Abortion Law

In a recent speech, America's least likable Reptoid Rick Perry drew an idiotic and completely specious parallel between the harsh and medically unnecessary abortion restrictions in his state and Joan Rivers' recent tragic death. If you were ever worried that anti-choice politicians had run out of stupid and offensive… » 9/22/14 3:50pm 9/22/14 3:50pm

Tennessee Is the Next Major Abortion Battleground

Because it's a typical day in America, awful anti-abortion legislation has sprouted up to menace women's health and safety. This time, the anti-choice lunacy takes place in Tennessee — where proposed legislation could amend the state constitution in order to give anti-abortion zealots free reign to pass draconian… » 9/12/14 3:20pm 9/12/14 3:20pm

Male Journalist Seeks Proof Wendy Davis Really Had an Abortion

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis recently revealed that she'd had two abortions in the past — both for medical reasons, and both heartbreaking. But without a man to verify that the abortions actually happened, how can the public be sure? Thank goodness intrepid boy detective and National Review Online… » 9/10/14 12:40pm 9/10/14 12:40pm

South Texas Women No Longer Have to Travel 200 Miles For Abortions

In the halcyon days of anti-choice insanity in Texas, lawmakers were able to gleefully shut down over half the abortion providers in the state, all the while claiming that they had women's best interests in mind. In south Texas, as a result, women who wanted to safely and legally terminate their pregnancies faced a… » 9/04/14 3:50pm 9/04/14 3:50pm

Mindy Kaling Says Abortion Is Too Serious to Tackle in a Sitcom

Mindy Kaling graces the cover of this month's issue of Flare magazine, and in the accompanying interview addresses the curious fact that even though all of the main characters in The Mindy Project work in an OB-GYN clinic, the show has never brought up abortion. Well, she sort of addressed it. » 9/03/14 2:30pm 9/03/14 2:30pm

​Federal Judge Temporarily Bars Enforcement of Louisiana Abortion Law

Yet another federal judge has blocked the enforcement of an anti-abortion law (in yet another Southern state) that most likely would have led to the closure of all five of Louisiana's abortion clinics. Of course allowing clinics to continue providing safe and legal abortions is a great thing, but the decision isn't… » 9/02/14 9:50am 9/02/14 9:50am

​Federal Judge Strikes Down "Disingenuous" Texas Anti-Abortion Law

Rejoice! A federal judge has just shut down parts of the HB2 devious and restrictive law that would have led to the closure of more than half of Texas' remaining clinics, deeming the rule "unconstitutional because it imposes an undue burden on the right of women throughout Texas to seek a pre-viability abortion." » 8/30/14 12:40pm 8/30/14 12:40pm

Another Clinic Closes, Thanks to Ohio's Shitty Abortion Laws

Ohio's unnecessarily severe abortion restrictions have forced yet another clinic to close its doors permanently — leaving women in the Cincinnati area with only one abortion provider, which is also in danger of being shut down. And thus the pro-life mission to deprive women of control over their own bodies continues… » 8/21/14 3:00pm 8/21/14 3:00pm