Oregon Could Require Insurance Companies to Cover All Reproductive Health Services, Including Abortion

In a season three episode of Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Selina Meyer comments on the over-politicizing of reproductive rights, remarking aptly that “if men got pregnant, you could get an abortion at an ATM.” But men CANNOT get pregnant, so instead women’s health advocates must spend their time fighting for affordable…

Oklahoma State Rep.: God 'Brings Beauty From the Ashes' in Pregnancies Resulting from Rape

Debating an Oklahoma bill that would outlaw abortion in cases of genetic abnormalities or Down syndrome, state Rep. George Faught (R) responded to a question about abortion in cases of rape or incest by confidently stating that in many biblical cases, God wanted women to get raped. Well, why didn’t Faught tell women…

Pro-Choice Texas Lawmaker Files Satirical Abortion Bill That Would Fine Men For Masturbating  

To make her point about how far Republicans will go to block abortion access under the guise of protecting women, Houston Rep. Jessica Farrar has filed the satirical A Man’s Right to Know Act, which would fine men for masturbating and impose mandatory waiting periods and counseling before they could receive a…

Here's How Pro-Choice Activists Creatively Commemorated the 44th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

While women’s rights activists are (and should be!) still riding the high from Saturday’s global women’s marches, it’s important to use that energy for something productive—like recognizing that Roe v. Wade, which hit its 44th anniversary Sunday, remains under attack and is currently at more risk than ever before.

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Says Demand for IUDs Has Gone Up 900% Since the Election

President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards appeared on CNN Monday afternoon to discuss the latest assault on women’s healthcare as well as the Women’s March on Washington, an event in which Planned Parenthood is a partner. “Women in this country are absolutely not going without a fight and the majority is with…

Abortion Is at the Top of the Newly GOP-Controlled KY Legislature's Insane Priority List  

On Tuesday, the first day of Kentucky’s 2017 legislative session—and the first day in nearly 100 years that the Republican party controlled both chambers of the legislature—Republicans moved quickly to introduce two anti-abortion bills: one, Senate Bill 5, to ban abortions after 20 weeks, and another, House Bill 2, to…

Texas' Proposed New Rules on Burying Fetal Remains Are Just Another Anti-Abortion Law in Disguise 

The hot new trend in anti-abortion laws is “fetal burial” requirements, which force patients and healthcare providers to bury or cremate aborted and miscarried fetuses. As a hearing in Texas made clear yesterday, the law there is poorly thought-out, does very little to improve public health, and sounds a lot like it’s…