Women Forced To View Their Ultrasounds Will Have Abortions Anyway

A massive new study has disproved the common conservative notion that women who want abortions are idiots who don't know what a pregnancy is; even after looking at ultrasounds, more than 98% of them went ahead with the procedure. And the ones who did change their minds were among a tiny sliver of abortion-seeking… » 1/09/14 3:15pm 1/09/14 3:15pm

Only 1 in 3 Women Think War Has Been Declared on Them

Between 2012's Race to the Dark Ages Republican primary contest, dozens of new laws designed to punish and humiliate women who choose to have abortions, and the bizarre debate over which women deserve protection from violence under the Violence Against Women Act, it's pretty clear that if the old men who serve as… » 6/01/12 1:00pm 6/01/12 1:00pm

Your Depressing Digest of Proposed State Anti-Abortion Laws

Undaunted by public outcry against Virginia's mandatory ultrasound law, lawmakers in several other states have taken up the mantle of solving their respective stomping grounds' whatever crises by restricting how much choice and control a woman has over her body. Here's a little breakdown of the shit sandwiches your… » 3/02/12 3:20pm 3/02/12 3:20pm

Your Very Own Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Keepsake

Laws requiring or strongly suggesting that pregnant women get ultrasounds are already on the books in eighteen states, according to Guttmacher (pdf) but one Michigan lawmaker has decided to join the innovators. His bill would require an ultrasound, as well as the offer of a description of the image, the option to… » 4/26/11 2:52pm 4/26/11 2:52pm