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

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

​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

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 9/30/14 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 9/30/14 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