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 they… » 1/28/13 9:30pm 1/28/13 9:30pm

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

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

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