It's Only February and There Are Already 100 New Anti-Abortion Bills

Two anti-abortion measures were passed by Oklahoma house delegates Wednesday. The first triples the mandatory wait period for a woman seeking an abortion from one day to three days. The second measure bans abortions at the 20-week mark. » 2/13/15 11:30am 2/13/15 11:30am

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

Lindsey Graham Is Concerned with the 'Definitional Problem' of Rape

Today, on the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade, let's take a moment to pause, reflect, and thank our lucky fucking stars that we have men like Lindsey Graham in Washington to bloviate about what's best for women's bodies. » 1/22/15 5:10pm 1/22/15 5:10pm

After their embarrassing little disagreement earlier, House Republicans have managed to pass a bill tightening federal funding for abortions. The bill would permanently ban nearly all federal funding for abortions. If it makes to the White House, the President will veto it. » 1/22/15 2:40pm 1/22/15 2:40pm

Republicans Shocked GOP Women Don't Just Do Whatever The Men Say

On the eve of a vote on a national abortion ban (and the National March for Life, which, regrettably, I had to miss this year, as I've got a thing), Republican leaders in Congress are experiencing a revolt from an unlikely source: Republican women. » 1/21/15 6:30pm 1/21/15 6:30pm

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

Wanted: A Democrat to 'Unilaterally' & 'Relentlessly' Defend Abortion

Last night, President Obama assured us that our government has the right to act "unilaterally" and "relentlessly" to shut down terrorist networks who pose a direct threat to us. » 1/21/15 12:10pm 1/21/15 12:10pm

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

Court Upholds Conviction of Dr. George Tiller's Murderer

The Kansas Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Scott Roeder, the man who shot and killed Dr. George Tiller, but ruled that he be resentenced by a lower court. » 10/27/14 11:10am 10/27/14 11:10am

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

San Antonio Says 'Nah' to Graphic Anti-Abortion Jumbotron At the Alamo

Today in plans nobody thought all the way through, we have Created Equal, an anti-abortion group based out of Ohio who really wanted to display graphic images of abortion procedures somewhere near the Alamo. » 10/22/14 2:10pm 10/22/14 2:10pm

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 10/20/14 4:20pm

Supreme Court Ruling Will Allow Abortion Clinics to Operate in Texas

Just a few weeks after the Fifth US Circuit Court said Texas can begin imposing restrictions on abortion clinics throughout the state (forcing many of them to close), the Supreme Court ruled today that they can stay open, for now at least. » 10/14/14 10:30pm 10/14/14 10:30pm

Woman Writes Brave, Honest Letter to the Baby She Will Never Meet

It's an understatement to say that abortion is not a decision one takes lightly, nor is it one that is always easy. Even when it's the right choice, there's can be a lot of pain involved. One woman, who will be getting an abortion next friday, chose to say goodbye via an open letter. » 10/11/14 5:01pm 10/11/14 5:01pm

​Ballot Measures in These Three States Aim To Criminalize Abortion

Another election, another attempt to strip women of their autonomy over their own body in favor of an unborn fetus that may have been conceived through rape or incest and may actually be harmful to the woman's health. Every election, anti-abortion restrictions find their way onto the ballot in some state—this year,… » 10/05/14 1:25pm 10/05/14 1:25pm

Alabama Abortion Law Assigns Lawyers to the Fetuses of Pregnant Teens

Alabama, eager to be the national leader in something besides painkiller prescriptions, had a parental consent law go into effect this summer that goes further than any other state in dehumanizing and humiliating abortion-seeking teens who don't want to get their parents involved. A girl who doesn't want to or cannot… » 10/03/14 12:20pm 10/03/14 12:20pm

'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