Listen to Citizen Radio's Jamie Kilstein take down an anti-choice listener, point by point, on their latest episode. Kilstein specifically addresses several key points from the anti-choice argument, including why it's a bad idea to set bans on abortions after a certain time has passed in the pregnancy. Yes, it's as… » 3/12/14 10:25pm 3/12/14 10:25pm

Texas Woman Forced to Stay on Life Support Likely Has Nonviable Fetus

The fetus of a woman in Texas who is being forced to stay on life support so she can serve as an incubator thanks to an obscure and wholly stupid state law is likely unviable and severely abnormal, according to a recent lawsuit filed to force doctors to remove her from life support. » 1/24/14 9:40am 1/24/14 9:40am

The family of Marlise Machado Muñoz, a Texas woman being kept alive to incubate her fetus, plans to take legal action. Muñoz, 33, suffered a pulmonary embolism on Nov. 26 and has been kept on life support against her family's wishes ever since, due to Texas law which invalidates a pregnant woman's end-of-life… » 1/09/14 9:55pm 1/09/14 9:55pm

NDSU President Bows to Pressure from Conservative Lawmakers, Bans Grant…

In More Bullshit Happenings Due to Conservative Politicians Involving Themselves in Matters of Women's Health — don't worry if you missed an episode; it's a daily program, folks! — North Dakota State University professors are now battling against GOP lawmakers (and their own president!) to receive the grant funds… » 1/28/13 9:30pm 1/28/13 9:30pm

The Creepy Castration Rhetoric Of The Personhood Campaign

The horrifying debate around Mississippi's Personhood Amendment has yielded up an interesting rhetorical tidbit: some anti-choicers apparently see abortion rights as castrating America's masculine spirit. That's a viewpoint with some disturbing connotations. » 11/08/11 4:40pm 11/08/11 4:40pm

Michigan Close To Passing Partial-Birth Abortion Ban

Michigan is close to passing a ban on "partial-birth abortions," which is unnecessary both because the procedure is already banned at the federal level and because the term "partial-birth abortion" is inaccurate anyway. » 9/23/11 1:20pm 9/23/11 1:20pm

The Complicated Ethics Of Twin Reduction

In one of the many special cases complicating the abortion debate, a number of parents are choosing to abort one fetus when they discover they're carrying twins. This has created an ethical quagmire for parents and doctors alike. » 8/12/11 1:00pm 8/12/11 1:00pm

Tennessee Republican Compares Defunding Planned Parenthood to Going…

In yet another perfect example of why Republicans should never try to make analogies, use figures of speech, or speak in a non-literal manner, Tennessee Republican Representative Stacey Campfield (R- Knoxville) compared defunding Planned Parenthood with making out with the prettiest girl at prom. » 6/12/11 11:30am 6/12/11 11:30am

Experts Agree It May Be Time For Women, Gays To Get The Hell Out Of…

Speaking broadly, the population of the state of Indiana is made up of two types of people: people who are straight and people who are not straight. Right now both of them are being threatened by Indiana's state legislative body. » 4/06/11 5:12pm 4/06/11 5:12pm

Alabama "Personhood" Law Could Ban All Abortions

Three new bills in Alabama would redefine "person" as "any human being from the moment of fertilization or the functional equivalent thereof" — and require that all uses of the word "person" in the state constitution be accompanied by "all humans from the moment of fertilization." In addition to no doubt upping the… » 4/04/11 6:30pm 4/04/11 6:30pm

Bill Could Force IRS To Investigate Abortions

The "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act" keeps getting more awesome — now it appears that the bill could force IRS agents to interrogate women about whether their abortions were the result of rape. » 3/18/11 2:06pm 3/18/11 2:06pm

Catholic School Students Suspended For Pro-Choice Demonstration

Students at a Catholic high school in Ontario, Canada were suspended for wearing strips of tape bearing the word "choice." The school says it only punished them for violating protocol — but some students say their views are being silenced. » 3/17/11 2:03pm 3/17/11 2:03pm

Machete-Bearing Man Sued For Barging Into Abortion Clinic

Last year, a man named John Kroack burst into a Seattle-area reproductive healthcare clinic, intimidated its workers, and tried to enter the exam room. Now federal prosecutors are suing him for violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act — and the text of their suit offers chilling details about his… » 3/14/11 4:35pm 3/14/11 4:35pm

An Abortion Provider Explains Unsafe Clinics

In honor of yesterday's National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, we talked to retired provider Dr. Suzanne Poppema about the future of abortion care, the potential consequences of defunding Planned Parenthood, and how the climate of shame around abortion actually leads to more unsafe clinics. » 3/11/11 2:35pm 3/11/11 2:35pm

Arizona Bill Could Close University Ob-Gyn Program

A bill passed by the Arizona House of Representatives on Monday would prohibit state colleges and universities from using state funds — or tuition — to teach students how to perform abortions. According to one state representative, this would effectively shut down the University of Arizona's ob-gyn program. » 3/02/11 6:03pm 3/02/11 6:03pm