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Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Used To Be Pro-Choice

Huffington Post has uncovered a December 1995 issue of Philadelphia Magzine, in which vehemently anti-abortion Sen. Rick Santorum said he was pro-choice. “I was basically pro-choice all my life,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 22, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Hero Of The Week: Georgia Rep. Yasmin Neal, Who Wants To Ban Vasectomies

Meet Georgia Representative Yasmin Neal. She’s fed up with the government trying to legislate women’s reproductive rights, so she just introduced a bill into the general assembly that would ban…

Julie Gerstein | February 22, 2012 - 1:20 pm

UPDATE: Virginia’s Governor Backs Off “Transvaginal Ultrasound” Anti-Abortion Bill (And Even Meghan McCain Is Against It!)

UPDATE, 3:40: Governor McDonnell has released a statement regarding the bill, posted after the jump.

Virginia’s Republican Governor Robert McDonnell has come to his senses: he is dropping…

Jessica Wakeman | February 22, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Arizona Pol’s “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act” Would Allow Men, Parents To Stop Abortions

We’ve long been following the WTF-ery of the “Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenantal Nondiscrimination Act,” which will criminalize abortions based on race or gender of the fetus. The…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2012 - 4:20 pm

The Girl Scouts Are Actually A Front Organization For Planned Parenthood, Obviously

Oh, my Girl Scout years. Swabbing each other’s cervixes. Examining each other’s breasts for strange lumps. Aborting each other’s unborn children. Those were the days!

Well, not anymore.

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Jon Stewart On Congress’ Anti-Birth Control Sausagefest

Last night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart was freaking hilarious in his coverage of last week’s anti-birth control sausagefest in Congress, in which a panel of all dudes tried…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Politician Points Out How Virginia’s Mandatory Ultrasound Law Could Turn Abortion Providers Into Criminals

One of the scariest anti-abortion bills in the U.S. right now is Virgina’s “mandatory ultrasound” bill, which requires a woman seeking an abortion to be vaginally penetrated with a speculum…

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2012 - 5:20 pm

You Mean, Like An IUD?

The only good part about Republican politicians and their “Occupy Your Uterus” campaign is that it’s terrific fodder for political cartoonists. Case in point: cartoonist Matt Bors (who draws for…

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Iowa Abortion Bill Would Criminalize All Abortion, Sentence Doctors To Life In Prison

All abortions would be classified as feticides, a class A felony punishable by life imprisonment without chance for parole, under a new bill introduced on Wednesday by Iowa State Representative…

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Ban Proposed On Abortion After 20 Weeks In Washington, D.C.

Utah Sen. Mike Like, a Republican supported by the Tea Party, has proposed a ban on abortion after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia. This “fetal pain” bill…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Virginia Advances Anti-Abortion “Fetal Personhood” And “Transvaginal Ultrasound” Bills

Virginia politicians advanced two extreme and extremely disturbing anti-abortion bills yesterday — Valentine’s Day, for God’s sake! One is a so-called “fetal personhood” amendment, which would criminalize all abortions by…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Chelsea Handler Talks About Her Abortion At Age 16

Chelsea Handler has never hidden the fact she became pregnant at age 16 and had an abortion. But this is the first I’ve heard her describe the circumstances in more…

Jessica Wakeman | February 9, 2012 - 12:20 pm
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