abortion

OK Lawmaker Threatens To Set Himself On Fire Over Legal Abortions

During a debate last week on Senate Bill 548, meant to give 6 percent raises to Supreme Court Judges and other appellate judges using court fees, Oklahoma Representative Kevin Calvey…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 29, 2015 - 9:00 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

Colorado Asks: Are IUDs Contraception Or Abortion?

Colorado, you ARE high.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 6, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Indiana Passes Bill Outlawing Abortions Due To Birth Defects

Indiana passed a bill this week which would ban doctors from knowingly performing abortions when they knew the mother was doing so because of either the sex of the child…

Robyn Pennacchia | February 27, 2015 - 3:30 pm

British Soccer Fans Chant “We Are Racist” While Blocking Black Metro Passenger From Boarding

French prosecutors and British police are investigating an incident on Paris’ Metro in which British soccer fans blocked a Black passenger from boarding, chanting “We’re racist.” [The Guardian]

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 18, 2015 - 5:30 pm

House Passes “No Abortions For Poor Ladies” Bill On Roe v. Wade Anniversary

After backing down from a controversial bill that would make abortion illegal after 20 weeks, the Republican controlled House passed another anti-abortion bill today, called “The No Taxpayer Funding For…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 22, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Emma Sulkowicz Will Attend The State Of The Union Address

Columbia University artist Emma Sulkowicz, who has been carrying her dorm mattress in protest of campus rape, will be attending the State of the Union Address. [ArtNet]
Chimamanda…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 20, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Jenny Slate Champions Repro Rights While Accepting Award For “Obvious Child”

I am so proud to be in a movie that is joyful and thoughtful and depicts a modern and authentic experience of unplanned pregnancy…Gillian Robespierre and Elizabeth Holm, who wrote…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 16, 2015 - 4:40 pm

Frisky Q&A: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, Human Rights Activist & At-Sea Abortion Provider

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a physician, artist, human rights activist, and founder of organizations Women on Waves and Women on Web, which are featured in the documentary “Vessel.” The organizations…

Claire Hannum | January 16, 2015 - 1:30 pm

The United States Gets A “D” Grade For Women’s Reproductive Rights, According to NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America has graded the United States with a “D” for women’s reproductive rights. [NARAL]
Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: “The passionate intensity of the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 15, 2015 - 5:40 pm

North Dakota Gets Creative In Attempt To Ban Abortion

Last year, the state of North Dakota attempted to enact a “Fetal Heartbeat Bill” that would prevent women from seeking an abortion once a heartbeat can be detected, or at…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 14, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Wendy Davis’s Replacement Wore Anti-Abortion Cowboy Boots To Her Swearing In Ceremony

In order to run for Governor last term, All-American Shero Wendy Davis had to give up her seat in the Texas State Senate. Which means someone had to replace her.

Robyn Pennacchia | January 13, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Tusmørke’s Oculus Rift Game Autumn Seeks To Help Rape Survivors

A forthcoming Oculus Rift video game is hoping to help rape survivors. [The Atlantic]
An anti-gay group put out a pamphlet about how kids shouldn’t have to hear…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 7, 2015 - 4:45 pm

GOP Congress Not Wasting Any Time Trying To Ban Abortion

On Tuesday, the 114th Congress swung into session, and before any seats had the chance to warm up, two Republican legislators immediately introduced a bill meant to ban abortion after…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 7, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Missouri Women Will Need ‘Permission Slips’ From Fathers To Get Abortions, If This Law Passes

Watch out, Florida and Mississippi — Missouri is coming for you. Between this and Ferguson, the state may be a top contender for Absolute Worst State in the Country. Which…

Robyn Pennacchia | December 17, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Some Very Polite Counter-Protesters Convinced UK Anti-Choice Group Abort67 To Pack Up Their Protest And Go Away

The UK anti-choice abortion protesting group Abort67 — the group that got an epic takedown from a pregnant passerby last week — was counter-protested near an abortion clinic in London.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 11, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Watch A Pregnant Woman Tear Some Anti-Choice Protesters A New One

A UK anti-choice group, Abort67, had set up outside of a London abortion clinic with a giant picture of an aborted fetus and had been filming their protest — and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 4, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Watch Don Lemon’s 14-Second Apology For His Stupid Rape Advice

Don Lemon gave a 14-second “if you were offended” apology for giving one of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims terrible and unsolicited rape prevention advice. pMediaite]
Bill Cosby is…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 19, 2014 - 6:00 pm
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