Amelia Bonow Explains How #ShoutYourAbortion 'Just Kicked the Patriarchy in the Dick'

On September 19, in reaction to Congress’ vote to defund Planned Parenthood, Seattle-based activist Amelia Bonow decided to start publicly talking about her recent abortion. “Like a year ago I had an abortion at the Planned Parenthood on Madison Ave, and I remember this experience with a nearly inexpressible level of… »9/25/15 4:10pm9/25/15 4:10pm


Man in Custody After Bringing Explosive Device, Knives Into Women's Clinic 

A 19-year-old man has been taken into custody after he was found carrying a small explosive device into the South Wind Women’s Center in Kansas. Police has not released the man’s name but allege that he had made an appointment with the clinic. Whether he was at the clinic to cause harm is still unclear to authorities. »8/18/15 2:45pm8/18/15 2:45pm

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 7:20pm6/03/15 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 2:45pm5/11/15 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 2:50pm4/17/15 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 12:10pm4/15/15 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 4:40pm1/28/15 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 9:35pm1/26/15 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 3:30pm1/21/15 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 6:00pm1/20/15 6:00pm