Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Ultrasound Law 

A federal appeals court has permanently blocked a North Carolina law that would have forced women to undergo an ultrasound and hear a detailed description before being allowed to have an abortion. In their decision, the appeals judges called the law "ideological in intent and in kind" and said it "risks the infliction… »12/22/14 4:15pm12/22/14 4:15pm

Wisconsin Is The Latest To Instate Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Requirement

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who survived a recall last year thanks to his catchy campaign slogan ("Vote Scott Walker: He Keeps Your Vaginas... In A Cage!"), signed a law yesterday that requires all women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and ban doctors without admitting privileges from performing them at… »7/06/13 2:00pm7/06/13 2:00pm

Every Invasive Medical Procedure Should Be Complicated with an Equally Invasive Ultrasound Mandate

Getting your gallbladder removed shouldn't require an ultrasound, a lengthy description of your innards and a 24-hour waiting period, but neither should a lot of things and, to be frank, if those gallbladder floozies of the world really wanted to avoid jumping through bureaucratic hoops for their health care, they… »8/22/12 11:15pm8/22/12 11:15pm

Taxpayer-Funded Crisis Pregnancy Centers Hire Only Christians

Crisis pregnancy centers, those lovely places that give pregnant women free ultrasounds and then tell a bunch of lies about abortion, receive millions in taxpayer money per year, which is crappy enough on its own. But did you know that many of these taxpayer-funded non-fact based non-health care facilities are also… »6/08/12 4:20pm6/08/12 4:20pm

A State-By-State Guide to 2012's Anti-Choice Laws (So Far)

No matter what you call this golden era in American legislating — the War on Women, the Imaginary War on Caterpillars, Tamponaroo — 2012 is, for better or worse, an exciting/harrowing time to have female anatomy, or to be a guy who enjoys having sexual relations with or cares about people who have female anatomy. But… »5/11/12 11:10am5/11/12 11:10am

Batshit Lawmaker Says Women Should Have to Watch an Abortion Before Getting One

When it comes to women's reproductive rights, Arizona seems to be going for some kind of land speed record in obliterating them. But you have to hand it to them. Even though they've already established themselves as pretty much the worst, they're not content to rest on their cringe-inducing laurels. No, they continue… »3/21/12 3:15pm3/21/12 3:15pm

Silly Ladies Don't Know What Rape Is, Suggests Idaho Legislator

This week, Idaho's state legislature joined the ranks of state lawmaking bodies that have collectively decided that women are evil idiot children who can't be trusted. They're just a whisper away now from passing legislation that would require women seeking abortions to head on over to Crisis Pregnancy Centers and… »3/20/12 7:10pm3/20/12 7:10pm

Idaho Bill Requires Women to Go to Awful Crisis Pregnancy Centers Before Getting Abortions

Were you thinking of fleeing north to escape the draconian reproductive legislation being pushed through in Arizona, Texas, Virginia, and other southern "paradises"? Well, don't bother, because things are getting just as bad for women filthy whores in places like Idaho. Idaho? No, you da ho. Ahem. Anyway, a state… »3/16/12 10:20am3/16/12 10:20am

Things Get Ugly in Virginia as Riot Police Crack Down on Pro-Choice Protesters

After whipping up a mighty storm of fury across the country, a bill in Virginia that would require women to have an ultrasound before being able to have an abortion caused some trouble more locally this weekend. About a thousand people turned out at the state capitol on Saturday to protest the bill, and 31 of them… »3/05/12 9:40am3/05/12 9:40am

Virginia Republican Tells Cringeworthy Story About How Wife Won't Fuck Him, Everyone Laughs and Laughs

Today, Virginia Republican legislator Dave Albo took to the floor of the Virginia Assembly to take way too long to tell a gross story about how the state's recent abortion debate resulted in his wife not letting him do it with her. It's like watching your middle school Vice Principal deliver the worst wedding toast… »2/24/12 7:20pm2/24/12 7:20pm

Virginia House Passes, But Governor Rejects Mandatory Ultrasound Legislation

Virginia's state government has angered vaginas and doctors alike with a proposal that would have required many women seeking abortions to undergo a mandatory vaginal ultrasound before undergoing the procedure. The Senate passed it, and today the General Assembly passed it with the provision that vaginal ultrasounds… »2/22/12 4:14pm2/22/12 4:14pm

Law Forcing Abortion Seekers to Have Vaginal Probe Totally OK Since They've Already Been Penetrated

This week, the Virginia House passed a particularly ugly bit of legislation that would require women seeking a first-trimester abortion in the state to undergo a vaginal ultrasound for no medical reason. Many women are upset because by most definitions, forcing a woman to have something put inside her vagina against… »2/17/12 4:40pm2/17/12 4:40pm

Virginia Is Now Perilously Close to Criminalizing Abortion

Virginia must really be desperate to distinguish itself as a place where nobody with a uterus wants to live, because yesterday their House of Delegates passed not one but two insanely restrictive anti-abortion bills, which are both heading pretty directly toward becoming law. You can choose which one you find more… »2/15/12 12:20pm2/15/12 12:20pm

Brilliant State Senator Attaches Rectal Exam to Anti-Abortion Bill

A crafty state senator has done something so wonderful that we should all be cheering while simultaneously smacking our foreheads, because why didn't we think of this earlier? The hero in question is Virginia senator Janet Howell. The Democrat wasn't happy with a proposed bill that requires women to have an ultrasound… »1/31/12 11:00am1/31/12 11:00am

Judge Says North Carolina Can't Force Women To View Ultrasound Before Abortion

There's a bit of good news today in the ongoing battle against lawmakers who want to keep government small, yet extremely focused on private conversations between you and your doctor. Today a judge blocked the part of North Carolina's new abortion law that would require doctors to show patients an ultrasound image and… »10/25/11 10:39pm10/25/11 10:39pm