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State Legislators Propose Draconian New Abortion Restrictions, Because Apparently They Want to Fail Louder

After a fairly disastrous election for Republicans, party faithful have begun wondering aloud if maybe the GOP should begin its much-touted focus on jobs and the economy rather than spinning its wheels in America's uterus with abortion restrictions that piss people off and end up being struck down in the court system,…

Court Rules that Anti-Choice Law Can't Be Used to Prosecute Mother Who Aborted at Home

Jennie Linn McCormack, the Idaho woman whose story of a self-induced abortion that resulted in criminal charges is among the most depressing things you'll ever read, got a big legal win today when a US Circuit Court ruled that her home state couldn't charge her with any crime. Idaho's draconian anti-abortion laws put…

If You're Knocked Up in Kansas and Don't Want to Be, You Better Hope You Get the Right Pharmacist

Oh, great. Another law that gives medical professionals the right let their superstitious beliefs trump the needs of their patients. Earlier this week, Kansas governor Sam Brownback signed into law a measure that would strengthen so-called "conscience rights" of pharmacists in the state, giving them the right to…

Exactly How Much Money Have 'Fiscal Conservatives' Wasted Defending Unconstitutional Abortion Laws?

Last week, a judge in Oklahoma permanently blocked the enforcement of a law that banned medicinal abortions (RU-486, or "the abortion pill") on the grounds that the law places undue burden on women seeking medical care. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a nearly identical bill into law earlier this year. The…

This Woman's Tale Of Ordering Abortion Drugs On The Internet Is The Most Depressing Story Ever

Last Christmas Eve, a 32 year old Idaho woman took RU-486 in an attempt to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. This January, police found the fetal remains on her property and charged her with inducing her own abortion, a crime in the state. The case was dismissed due to lack of evidence, but not before everyone in town…

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