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

South Texas Women No Longer Have to Travel 200 Miles For Abortions

In the halcyon days of anti-choice insanity in Texas, lawmakers were able to gleefully shut down over half the abortion providers in the state, all the while claiming that they had women's best interests in mind. In south Texas, as a result, women who wanted to safely and legally terminate their pregnancies faced a… » 9/04/14 3:50pm 9/04/14 3:50pm

Another Clinic Closes, Thanks to Ohio's Shitty Abortion Laws

Ohio's unnecessarily severe abortion restrictions have forced yet another clinic to close its doors permanently — leaving women in the Cincinnati area with only one abortion provider, which is also in danger of being shut down. And thus the pro-life mission to deprive women of control over their own bodies continues… » 8/21/14 3:00pm 8/21/14 3:00pm

Federal Court Strikes Down Yet Another Restrictive Anti-Choice Law

More bad news for tricksy anti-abortion lawmakers: today, a federal court ruled unconstitutional an Alabama law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Had the law gone into effect, all but two abortion clinics in the state would have been forced to close. » 8/04/14 6:40pm 8/04/14 6:40pm

Hey, Idiots: Shutting Down Clinics Doesn't Make Abortion Go Away

It's been just over a year since Texas passed hideously severe (and not medically necessary) restrictions on abortion providers. In that time, over half of the clinics in the state have been forced to stop offering abortion services — however, the rate of abortion procedures in the state has only dropped 13 percent.… » 7/30/14 6:20pm 7/30/14 6:20pm

Good News: Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Can Remain Open

The fate of Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic has been very tenuous for the past two years, a result of conservative lawmakers' increasingly creative and dastardly attempts to deny women reproductive autonomy. Fortunately, a federal appeals panel has just struck down the severe anti-abortion measure that… » 7/29/14 7:15pm 7/29/14 7:15pm

Finally, Some Good Abortion News from South Carolina and Arizona

It's quite easy to feel dispirited about reproductive rights in America. Conservative lawmakers across the country are endlessly devoted to coming up with increasingly inventive ways to restrict women's abortion access (some of their favorites include shuttering clinics nationwide and forcing women to have to jump… » 6/06/14 5:40pm 6/06/14 5:40pm

Women in Wisconsin May Have to Wait 10 Weeks to Get an Abortion

Across the country, conservative legislators are gleefully endeavoring to enact laws that unnecessarily force abortion clinics to close, making it hugely difficult for women to have access to safe, legal abortions. And this week in Wisconsin, a federal judge is hearing arguments for and against Wisconsin's own shitty… » 6/05/14 4:00pm 6/05/14 4:00pm

Women in the South Are Rapidly Losing Abortion Access

On Wednesday, the Louisiana House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that would impose strict and unnecessary regulations on abortion providers. If Gov. Bobby Jindal signs it into law — and he's indicated that he will — at least three of the state's five clinics will be forced to close. » 5/22/14 5:00pm 5/22/14 5:00pm

This Is the Week the US Government Told Poor Women to Fuck Off

Know what's even scarier than stumbling into a Walgreens at 3 am and witnessing a woman dressed as Miley Cyrus puking on a guy dressed up as Jesse Pinkman as a muzakal rendition of Silent Night plays over the loudspeaker? What conservatives in the government are doing — and have done — to low income women this week.… » 11/01/13 4:20pm 11/01/13 4:20pm

So What The Hell Just Happened With That Texas Abortion Law?

Earlier this afternoon, Twitter was, uh, a-twitter with news that a judge had struck down that awful Texas law that Wendy Davis filibustered back in June. But it's not all sunshine and roses and dancing in a field wearing adorable matching orange tee shirts; only part of the law was struck down, and the state of Texas… » 10/28/13 5:50pm 10/28/13 5:50pm

Confirmed: Texas Never Needed All These Batshit Abortion Restrictions

Legislators nationwide passed a slew of draconian anti-abortion regulations this summer after successfully arguing that providers needed to adopt unnecessary and expensive renovations to protect women fetuses. A new Texas Tribune review of state inspection records confirms their protests were total, utter bullshit. If… » 9/16/13 3:40pm 9/16/13 3:40pm

North Carolina Lawmakers Pass ‘Motorycle Safety’ Abortion Bill

Women all over North Carolina slept soundly last night, knowing just how protected they are, after the state Senate gave final approval to a prohibitive anti-abortion bill that could close 15 of the state's 16 abortion service providers because women need to be protected from their own...what? Manipulative vaginas? » 7/26/13 1:20pm 7/26/13 1:20pm

If You Hate Ladies & Are Scared of Muslims, You'll Love North Carolina

The latest state to hop on the nutty abortion law train is North Carolina, where the Senate just passed an anti-sharia law with a twist that not even the wiliest M. Night Shyamalan buff could have seen coming: an out-of-left field amendment that would basically ban abortion in the state. In the state legislature, it's… » 7/03/13 11:20am 7/03/13 11:20am

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 3:00pm 7/01/13 3:00pm

Virginia Abortion Clinic Closes Thanks to Bullshit 'Safety' Law

Norfolk's Hillcrest Clinic, one of Virginia's 20 (well, now 19) remaining abortion clinics, shut its doors last weekend after forty years of service thanks to new regulations mandating new and completely unnecessary building and hygiene specifications. Hillcrest would've had to raise $500,000 in renovations —… » 4/23/13 6:00pm 4/23/13 6:00pm

Right-Wing StyleWatch: Spring's Hottest Anti-Choice Trends!

Most Americans lack access to affordable health care and believe abortion should be legal, but that hasn't stopped some uber-chic fashionistas from daring to break the rules! We've hand-picked five key ways you can wear the most essential anti-choice trends from the runways — er, courtrooms and Senate floors. Let's… » 4/17/13 2:40pm 4/17/13 2:40pm