Supreme Court Slaps Down North Carolina Anti-Abortion Law

The Supreme Court has declined to rescue a 2011 North Carolina law that would require an abortion-providing doctor to show a patient an ultrasound of the fetus and describe it in detail, including the size of organs and limbs. A federal appeals court already declared that the law was unconstitutional because it… » 6/15/15 1:10pm 6/15/15 1:10pm

WI Abortion Bill Would Allow Men to Sue Abortion Doctors for Damages

During his 2014 reelection campaign, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker disingenuously represented himself as being moderately pro-life when, in fact, he is an anti-abortion extremist. Anyone familiar with his politics and voting record were aware of this duplicity; however, less educated and less informed voters were… » 6/03/15 7:20pm 6/03/15 7:20pm

Anti-Abortion Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Getting Glitter Bombed Again

A group calling itself “Glitter Bombs for Choice” is once again sowing sparkles across a vast swath of the country, sending glitter-filled envelopes to dozens of anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. In an email to Jezebel, a spokesperson for the group suggested that some politicians’ offices are going to get… » 5/11/15 2:45pm 5/11/15 2:45pm

Can Sofia Vergara's Ex Legally Stop Her From Destroying Frozen Embryos?

On April 1, 2015, Nick Loeb refiled a lawsuit against his former fiancé, Sofia Vergara. Loeb’s suit seeks to legally stop the actress from disposing of two embryos that the couple created through in vitro fertilization six months prior to their split in November of 2014. The dispute, first revealed in In Touch on … » 4/17/15 2:50pm 4/17/15 2:50pm

Jemima Kirke on Her Abortion: 'I've Always Been Open About My Stories'

Girls’ Jemima Kirke recently spoke about her abortion for Draw the Line, a campaign launched by the Center for Reproductive Rights to help protect women’s right to safe and legal reproductive health care. “I still see shame and embarrassment around terminating pregnancies, getting pregnant—I still see it,”… » 4/15/15 12:10pm 4/15/15 12:10pm

Anti-Abortion Congressman Tim Ryan Publicly (Finally) Changes Mind

Congressman Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, announced in an op-ed today that he's changed his previously anti-abortion stance, writing, "Each and every American deserves the right to deal with these difficult situations in consultation with their families, close friends or religious advisers," and that pregnancy is "a… » 1/28/15 4:40pm 1/28/15 4:40pm

Doctors Right, Politicians Wrong on Prescribing Abortion Drugs

Hey, wow, who could've predicted this: a new study on mifepristone and misoprostol, the two drugs taken together to induce an abortion, shows that it's perfectly safe to use a lower dosage of the drugs than the FDA recommends. Doctors have been saying that since at least 2001. It's almost as though their medical… » 1/26/15 9:35pm 1/26/15 9:35pm

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

Columnist Is 'Ashamed' of Senator Uncle's Hideous Anti-Abortion Bill 

Food editor Sarah Murrell has kicked off an entirely well-deserved feud with her uncle, Indiana State Senator Travis Holdman, after he recently filed a bill that would make it a felony offense to abort a fetus due to gender or fetal abnormalities. In an editorial, Murell tells her uncle she's horrified by the bill and… » 1/20/15 6:00pm 1/20/15 6:00pm

SCOTUS Determines That NY Crisis Pregnancy Centers Can't Lie to Women

Following legal pressure from pro-life clinics such as the Evergreen Association, Inc. and the Life Center of New York, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal that challenges a 2011 ruling that requires New York crisis pregnancy centers to inform women as to whether or not they staff licensed… » 11/03/14 7:10pm 11/03/14 7:10pm

Guantanamo Detainee Uses Hobby Lobby Ruling to Refuse Female Guards

In yet another repurposing of June's Hobby Lobby ruling, Guantanamo detainee Walid Bin Attash is using the Supreme Court's decision to refuse female escorts within the prison. Bin Attash's decision to stay within his cell rather than be led by women guards to his counsel meetings could have unforeseen effects on his… » 10/22/14 7:10pm 10/22/14 7:10pm