abortion

7th Grader Is Forced To Take Off A Pro-Life T-Shirt

A California 7th grader is fighting for her right to…wear a T-shirt. Anna Amador is representing her daughter in the lawsuit against McSwain Elementary School after her daughter was forced…

Daniela Guernica | July 7, 2009 - 2:40 pm

Lower Abortion Rates By Paying Women To Stay Pregnant? I Think Not.

Last week, The New York Times uploaded a “Bloggingheads” discussion between Slate writer William Saletan and Beliefnet’s Steve Waldman, on the topic of reducing abortions. The ideas that arise from…

Carrie Wasterlain | July 1, 2009 - 3:20 pm

What’s The Link Between Abortion, Miscarriages And Premature Births?

One abortion or miscarriage raises the risk of giving birth to a premature baby by 20 percent, while two abortions or miscarriages raises the same risk by 90 percent, according…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2009 - 1:40 pm

Will There Be Enough Doctors Who Can Provide The Next Generation Of Women Abortions?

In high school I read John Irving’s excellent book, The Cider House Rules, in which the protagonist, a young man named Homer, is raised in an orphanage under the care…

Jessica Wakeman | June 15, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Why Is The Face Of Abortion Always A Woman’s?

Abortion unexpectedly plunged back into the news in recent weeks with the murder of Dr. George Tiller, who performed late-term abortions in Wichita, Kansas.

Everyone but the most…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2009 - 3:45 pm

Anti-Abortion Group Dabbles In Real Estate

A Kansas-based anti-abortion group called Operation Rescue has dreamed up a new way to stop abortions: they’re buying clinics. Their headquarters in Wichita, Kansas are in a former abortion clinic,…

Nikki Dowling | June 10, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Slain Abortion Provider Dr. Tiller’s Clinic Closed Permanently

The Wichita clinic formerly run by Dr. George Tiller, who was murdered by anti-choice crusader Scott Roeder on May 31, has closed permanently. As a result, the closest abortion provider…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2009 - 7:15 pm

What Exactly Were These Abortions Dr. Tiller Performed?

A 51-year-old anti-abortion activist is in custody in Wichita, KS, after he allegedly shot and killed Dr. George Tiller, 67. Tiller, who had provided abortions to women for over 30…

Jessica Wakeman | June 1, 2009 - 4:00 pm

What’s Pro-Life About Murdering Doctors? Abortion Doctor Killed In Kansas

Dr. George Tiller, who, among other things, administered abortions at his Wichita, Kansas women’s clinic, was shot and killed today in front of his church. He was one of the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 31, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Will Sonia Sotomayor Be Pro-Choice? Looks Like Maybe Not.

We think it’s pretty dope that Sonia Sotomayor, Obama’s pick for Supreme Court justice, is (a) a lady and (b) could the first person of Hispanic descent to don Supreme…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 28, 2009 - 7:15 pm

20-Year-Old Lila Rose Emerges As Anti-Abortion Crusader

After using clandestine tactics to investigate Planned Parenthood, Lila Rose, 20, has become known as an anti-abortion crusader. She staged her own sting at the clinics to prove her claim…

Annika Harris | May 28, 2009 - 4:45 pm

Meghan McCain Thinks The GOP Doesn’t Understand Sex

Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain is like an unpredictable lover. Sometimes her columns hit the spot. Others leave me utterly unfulfilled. When she ably took down Laura Ingraham for making…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 8, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Nobody Messes With Judy Blume

This week, Planned Parenthood’s mailing list included an email from Judy Blume. Here’s a snippet:If you are the daughter whose mom had the guts to give you the answers to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 7, 2009 - 12:45 pm

Quickies!: Susan Boyle Is Funny Too

Susan Boyle was kidding when she told “Britain’s Got Talent” judges that she’d never been kissed. [DListed]
Michael Lohan had to give his two cents about Lindsay’s interview with Ellen…

Annika Harris | April 23, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Sarah Palin Once Considered Abortion

Speaking at a “right-to-life” event in Indiana yesterday, former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin told the crowd that she has “just for a fleeting moment” considered an abortion when she…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 17, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Mary Rambin Responds: We’ve Failed (As Women) Too!

I tried to hold back posting about this again today, but then I realized most of you don’t follow Mary Rambin’s blog as avidly as I do — I also…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 28, 2009 - 7:45 pm

Fail: Mary Rambin Compares Cosmetic Surgery To Abortion

Mary Rambin, part of the “three-headed blogging Hydra” that is Non Society (which, cheekily, made our list of the best female bloggers of 2008), is arguably the most absurd and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 27, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Obama Used For Anti-Choice Ad

The anti-choice organization, CatholicVote.org has put together this advertisement which argues against abortion using Obama as its proof that abortion is wrong. After all, IMAGINE THE POTENTIAL. If…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 23, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Blog For Choice: What Is Your Pro-Choice Hope For President Obama?

Today is Blog For Choice day, when pro-choice bloggers everywhere “raise the profile of reproductive rights in the blogosphere,” while commemorating Roe V. Wade, which celebrates its 36th anniversary today.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 22, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Quickies!: Oprah Smoked Crack?, Steven Tyler’s Sex Life, & Botox For Boys

An ex-boyfriend is claiming Oprah smoked crack. Haha, I just laughed outloud thinking of Oprah saying, “Crack cooooocaaaaaaainnnnnnne!” [National Enquirer]
The “Gossip Girl” spin-off is a go, and will feature…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 16, 2009 - 9:00 pm
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