The Annotated Guide to Protecting Women From Abortion

Last Tuesday, one-woman filibuster machine Wendy Davis and her angry feminist army blocked the Texas GOP from voting on an evil omnibus anti-abortion bill. Success! Until the next day, when Governor Rick Perry, Grand Protector of Ladies From Themselves, announced a second special session so he could put the bill back… »7/01/13 3:00pm7/01/13 3:00pm


The Taiwanese Rendering of Last Night's Filibuster Is Perfectly Insane

If you've been waiting patiently to see how Taiwanese animators would handle Wendy Davis' filibuster, your patience is about to be rewarded. Not only have animators depicted Senator Davis as Superwoman, but they've also inexplicably added hydraulic low-riders, electrocutions, ghosts and a t-rex to the already… »6/26/13 6:50pm6/26/13 6:50pm

A Look at the Fucking Ridiculousness of the Texas Abortion Debate

While attempting to fall asleep at 3 AM this morning, unable to relinquish my phone and stop refreshing Twitter even though I was in bed with my eyes half-closed, I tried to calm myself down by imagining how I would describe the political drama going down in Texas to a young person a decade or two from now, or maybe… »6/26/13 1:10pm6/26/13 1:10pm

Badass Texas Senator Launches Intense Filibuster Against Abortion Bill

Texas Democrats are currently trying to kill a venomous omnibus anti-abortion bill that would basically end access to safe and legal abortion across the state by holding an intended 13-hour filibuster to stop the legislation from moving to Governor Rick Perry's desk — a crucial endeavor, since Perry seems to think… »6/25/13 3:45pm6/25/13 3:45pm

Sneaky Texas GOP Pushes Bill That Would Basically Ban Abortion

Texas House Republicans used their majority to shut down discussion and give preliminary approval early this morning to an omnibus Senate bill that would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy and close all but five of the abortion clinics in the state. There are no exceptions for victims of rape and incest… »6/24/13 11:10am6/24/13 11:10am