Posts tagged "abortion rights"

Bill Nye Uses Science To Defend Women’s Reproductive Rights

It has been a pretty shitty year for women’s reproductive rights in this country, I think we can all agree. When so much progression has been made for LGBT rights,…

Katrin Higher | September 26, 2015 - 11:00 am

Fire At Planned Parenthood Clinic In Washington State Was Arson

Weeks after a major anti-abortion demonstration took place at a Washington State Planned Parenthood clinic, a fire broke out early Friday morning. As if they didn’t have enough to deal…

Katrin Higher | September 5, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Right-Wing Wacko Compares Pregnant Women To Animals In Bizarre Anti-Planned Parenthood Screed

Erick Erickson needs to lay off the sauce. …

Robyn Pennacchia | July 23, 2015 - 4:00 pm

The EACH Woman Act Will Make Reproductive Choice A Reality For All Women

Abortion rights for all, regardless of income, on demand and without apology. …

Robyn Pennacchia | July 8, 2015 - 2:06 pm

“Satanist” Missouri Woman Invokes “Religious Freedom” To Have Abortion Without Waiting 72 Hours

Here are two really fun facts about Missouri:
1) There is only one abortion provider in the entire state, at the Planned Parenthood of St. Louis
2) By law, women…

Robyn Pennacchia | May 1, 2015 - 9:30 am

Arizona Passes Bill Requiring Doctors To Lie, Say Abortions Are “Reversible”

Abortions are not, in fact, reversible.

Robyn Pennacchia | March 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Trick-Or-Treat? Here’s Some Anti-Choice Propaganda Instead!

Wait one second, Fat-Shaming Trick-Or-Treat Lady! Before you claim the Worst House To Visit On Halloween Award, we have another contender! This past Halloween night, some trick-or-treaters in Albuquerque, New…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 4, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Texas Teen Sues Parents For Right To Not Have An Abortion

Mostly when we discuss the “right to choose,” we focus on the right to safe and legal access to abortion.  We mostly focus abortion as the “choice” because a woman’s right…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2013 - 4:20 pm

New York Governor Cuomo Looks To Update State’s Abortion Laws

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to update abortion laws in New York by removing restrictions on late term abortions (past 24 weeks), which have previously been available only if…

Sarah Gray | February 19, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Woman Dies After Late-Term Abortion, Anti-Choice Protesters Leak Her Name & Private Medical Info

I’m warning you, it’s hard not to read this story without getting enraged.

Last week, a 29-year-old kindergarten teacher from New York went down to Germantown, Pennsylvania Maryland, to…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Meet The Woman Reopening Dr. George Tiller’s Abortion Clinic In Witchita

Meet Julie Burkhart of the Trust Women Foundation who purchased the office owned by late abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, who was murdered by an anti-abortion extremist in 2009…

Jessica Wakeman | February 11, 2013 - 5:40 pm

North Dakota Advances Anti-Abortion “Fetal Personhood” Ballot Measure

North Dakota’s state Senate has approved a “fetal personhood” voter initiative which would allow citizens  to vote on whether to amend the state constitution to read that life begins…

Jessica Wakeman | February 8, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Alabama Seeks More Restrictions On Abortion Clinics

Alabama has advanced an Orwellian-named bill called the “Women’s Health & Safety Act” which seeks to heap more restrictions on abortion providers — for instance, regulating the architectural infrastructure…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Michigan Republicans Think Women Should Be Forced To Have Invasive, Medically Unnecessary Transvaginal Ultrasounds Before An Abortion

Women would be forced to have invasive, medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds two hours before having an abortion if Republicans in Michigan get their way. A male Republican in Michigan’s state…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Lizz Winstead Succinctly Breaks Down Where We Are With Roe V. Wade

Lizz Winstead is the one of the founding writers of “The Daily Show” and a staunch and funny feminist. In this new video, Winstead teams up with the women’s rights…

Julie Gerstein | January 26, 2013 - 9:00 am

Today’s The 40th Anniversary Of ‘Roe Vs. Wade’

Today, January 22, marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortions nationwide. Despite the fact that issues such gay rights held a spotlight in President

Sarah Gray | January 22, 2013 - 4:20 pm

The Soapbox: I’m From Ireland, And I’m So Grateful I Had My Abortion In America

I would truly love to be able to submit this piece with my name attached. However, as a young woman in modern Ireland, I feel it’s not possible due to…

Anonymous | November 16, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: The Election Is Over But I’m Still Scared

Originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission.

It’s over.

For a while, I managed to hold it together. There was pie to eat and wine to drink…

Emily Heist Moss | November 9, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: How I Lost Faith In The Pro-Life Movement

This piece was originally published at and is being reprinted with permission.

The spring of my sophomore year of college I was president of my university’s Students…

Libby Anne | November 5, 2012 - 11:00 am