Author Daniel Handler (more widely known as The Series of Unfortunate Events’ Lemony Snicket) and illustrator/artist Lisa Brown, a married couple, have generously pledged to donate a whopping $1 million to Planned Parenthood, just as it’s being threatened with a loss of funding from the federal government.
Listen to Citizen Radio's Jamie Kilstein take down an anti-choice listener, point by point, on their latest episode. Kilstein specifically addresses several key points from the anti-choice argument, including why it's a bad idea to set bans on abortions after a certain time has passed in the pregnancy. Yes, it's as…
A lawsuit challenging Arizona's limits on the use of RU-486 was filed in federal court on Tuesday.
The fetus of a woman in Texas who is being forced to stay on life support so she can serve as an incubator thanks to an obscure and wholly stupid state law is likely unviable and severely abnormal, according to a recent lawsuit filed to force doctors to remove her from life support.
The family of Marlise Machado Muñoz, a Texas woman being kept alive to incubate her fetus, plans to take legal action. Muñoz, 33, suffered a pulmonary embolism on Nov. 26 and has been kept on life support against her family's wishes ever since, due to Texas law which invalidates a pregnant woman's end-of-life…
Fuck yeah, Vermont!
In More Bullshit Happenings Due to Conservative Politicians Involving Themselves in Matters of Women's Health — don't worry if you missed an episode; it's a daily program, folks! — North Dakota State University professors are now battling against GOP lawmakers (and their own president!) to receive the grant funds they…
The horrifying debate around Mississippi's Personhood Amendment has yielded up an interesting rhetorical tidbit: some anti-choicers apparently see abortion rights as castrating America's masculine spirit. That's a viewpoint with some disturbing connotations.
In an editorial in response to this week's protests in support of crisis pregnancy centers, Katie Stack writes,
Michigan is close to passing a ban on "partial-birth abortions," which is unnecessary both because the procedure is already banned at the federal level and because the term "partial-birth abortion" is inaccurate anyway.
In one of the many special cases complicating the abortion debate, a number of parents are choosing to abort one fetus when they discover they're carrying twins. This has created an ethical quagmire for parents and doctors alike.
In yet another perfect example of why Republicans should never try to make analogies, use figures of speech, or speak in a non-literal manner, Tennessee Republican Representative Stacey Campfield (R- Knoxville) compared defunding Planned Parenthood with making out with the prettiest girl at prom.
Speaking broadly, the population of the state of Indiana is made up of two types of people: people who are straight and people who are not straight. Right now both of them are being threatened by Indiana's state legislative body.
Three new bills in Alabama would redefine "person" as "any human being from the moment of fertilization or the functional equivalent thereof" — and require that all uses of the word "person" in the state constitution be accompanied by "all humans from the moment of fertilization." In addition to no doubt upping the…
The "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act" keeps getting more awesome — now it appears that the bill could force IRS agents to interrogate women about whether their abortions were the result of rape.
Students at a Catholic high school in Ontario, Canada were suspended for wearing strips of tape bearing the word "choice." The school says it only punished them for violating protocol — but some students say their views are being silenced.
Last year, a man named John Kroack burst into a Seattle-area reproductive healthcare clinic, intimidated its workers, and tried to enter the exam room. Now federal prosecutors are suing him for violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act — and the text of their suit offers chilling details about his…
In honor of yesterday's National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, we talked to retired provider Dr. Suzanne Poppema about the future of abortion care, the potential consequences of defunding Planned Parenthood, and how the climate of shame around abortion actually leads to more unsafe clinics.
A bill passed by the Arizona House of Representatives on Monday would prohibit state colleges and universities from using state funds — or tuition — to teach students how to perform abortions. According to one state representative, this would effectively shut down the University of Arizona's ob-gyn program.