Missouri State Rep Files Bill to Put Gun Sales Under Exact Same Restrictions as Abortions  

Missouri State Representative Stacey Newman is deeply concerned about the state’s gun violence, and figures perhaps it might help matters to make guns a little harder to buy. Luckily, she’s got a perfect model right in front of her: Missouri’s abortion restrictions, some of the most onerous in the country.

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Court Rules that Anti-Choice Law Can't Be Used to Prosecute Mother Who Aborted at Home

Jennie Linn McCormack, the Idaho woman whose story of a self-induced abortion that resulted in criminal charges is among the most depressing things you'll ever read, got a big legal win today when a US Circuit Court ruled that her home state couldn't charge her with any crime. Idaho's draconian anti-abortion laws put…

Exactly How Much Money Have 'Fiscal Conservatives' Wasted Defending Unconstitutional Abortion Laws?

Last week, a judge in Oklahoma permanently blocked the enforcement of a law that banned medicinal abortions (RU-486, or "the abortion pill") on the grounds that the law places undue burden on women seeking medical care. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a nearly identical bill into law earlier this year. The…

Study Shows Women are Plenty 'Informed' About What Abortion is Without an Ultrasound & Lecture

Here's some science that will smack anti-abortion legislation in the face with facts: a new study shows that pre-abortion ultrasounds and waiting periods don't actually serve to "educate" or "inform" women seeking to terminate their pregnancies because, as it turns out, women who have abortions are confident in their…