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 — including … » 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 get … » 4/17/13 2:40pm 4/17/13 2:40pm

New Alabama Law Could Close Every Abortion Clinic in the State

Today, Alabama governor Robert Bentley signed HB 57, a Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) bill that would likely force all of the state's abortion clinics to close down. It has a cute name, too: the "Women's Health and Safety Act." Aww, thanks, Bento. (Can we call you Bento?) Alabama women will be laughing… » 4/09/13 6:30pm 4/09/13 6:30pm

Abortion Fight in Mississippi Reaches Official Clusterfuck Status

On the last episode of What the Shit Is Going On in Mississippi?, the state's overwhelmingly Republican lawmakers passed a law that would have placed unnecessary new requirements on the state's last remaining abortion clinic, effectively forcing it to close its doors. This was all done under the guise of "protecting… » 11/28/12 2:00pm 11/28/12 2:00pm

Pointless New Regulations Could Force Most of Virginia's Abortion…

Hey, happy Global Safe Abortion day, ya unoccupied babycaves! Now that you've celebrated, here's some news to take the spring out of your step and put your head back firmly, and repeatedly on your desk: thanks to some good old fashioned coercion from Virginia's Attorney General, the state has just enacted asinine new… » 9/28/12 4:00pm 9/28/12 4:00pm