Posts tagged "abortion"

The GOP Is Now Trying To Lure Women Out Of The Kitchen

The GOP is worried about the lack of Republican women in Congress. This issue became a priority when the Republicans realized that they needed a friendly female face to put…

Mary Odell | August 7, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Could North Carolina Temporarily Be Without An Abortion Clinic?

North Carolina has suspended the license of the one abortion provider in the state that is able to stay open following the passage of new abortion restrictions. Femcare, in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2013 - 5:00 pm

What’s An “Abortion Contract”?

Ever heard of an “abortion contract”? Well, NBA player J.J. Reddick reportedly had one. Reddick requested his ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Lopez, sign a legal agreement saying that she would have…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Pro-Choice Activists Go On “Freedom Ride” To 14 States With Only One Remaining Abortion Clinic

Abortion rights activists called Stop Patriarchy are going on a “freedom ride” (a reference to the Civil Rights movement that I’m not quite sure is appropriate) this summer and…

Jessica Wakeman | July 23, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Texas Wants To Ban Abortions After 6 Weeks Of Pregnancy

Today In “I Can’t Believe I’m From Texas”: Not only did Rick Perry just sign the bill that will close the majority of abortion clinics throughout Texas, but legislators are…

Daley Quinn | July 19, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Governor Rick Perry Signs Anti-Abortion Bill HB2 Into Law As Protesters Chant, “Shame! Shame!”

This morning, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed devastating anti-abortion bill HB2 into law behind closed doors in an auditorium at the Texas State Capitol. As Perry and his cronies congratulated…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | July 18, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Superhero Texas State Senator Wendy Davis Is Raking In Political Donations

Since her famous filibuster to the Texas legislature over a restrictive anti-abortion bill, State Senator Wendy Davis has gained more than $1 million in political donations. [Reuters]

Daley Quinn | July 16, 2013 - 7:30 pm

State Senator Wendy Davis On Why She Stood Up For Texas Women

In her own words, here is one of our personal heroes, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis on why she stood up for TX women by filibustering an anti-abortion bill

Jessica Wakeman | July 15, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Female Dentist’s Assistant Fired For Being Too Hot

After a female dental assistant was fired from her job because her male boss was worried that he would have an affair with her, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court

Daley Quinn | July 12, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Sarah Slamen Finishes Her Testimony Against Anti-Abortion Bill

This past week, my new hero, the slammin’ Sarah Slamen, tried to testify against the anti-abortion bill in front of the Texas state Senate, but was cut off and taken…

Daley Quinn | July 12, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Comedian Rob Delaney On Why He Supports Safe, Legal Abortion

I support a woman’s right to safe, legal abortion because centuries of history shows us that women are going to get abortions whether they’re safe and legal or not. And…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2013 - 12:20 pm

11-Year-Old To Give Birth To Rapist’s Baby In Chile, Where Abortion Is Illegal

A 11-year-old girl in Chile, who was impregnated by her mother’s boyfriend, told a TV interviewer recently that giving birth to a baby would be like “having a doll.” Chilean…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Abortion Restrictions Finally Pass Texas House Of Representatives

Well, they finally did it. Tomorrow, the Texas State Senate committee will vote on whether or not to send its version of the abortion restriction bill to the Senate.

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2013 - 6:30 pm

These Are Some Of The Texas House Democrats Who Stand Against The State’s Anti-Abortion Legislation

Yesterday, the Texas state House of Representatives tentatively passed sweeping abortion restrictions, including a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and tougher rules for abortion clinics that will…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 10, 2013 - 11:40 am

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Sarah Slamen Goes Off On Texas Legislature And Is Hauled Away By State Troopers

Victoria Prude Sarah Slamen (Twitter handle @Victorianprude) was one of the many pro-choice activists who waited patiently to testify in front of the Texas state legislature during this week’s continued…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 10, 2013 - 9:20 am

Wisconsin Judge Blocks Abortion Law

A federal judge in Wisconsin temporarily blocked an aspect of a new law restricting abortion which would require doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30…

Jessica Wakeman | July 9, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Battle Over Abortion Restrictions Rages On In Texas

Texas is heatin’ up, and it isn’t just the weather: for the past few weeks, pro-choice and anti-abortion activists have battled it out outside the statehouse in Austin over the

Daley Quinn | July 9, 2013 - 4:30 pm

A True Account From Monday’s “Stand For Texas Women” Rally

After attending the “Stand With Texas Women”  rally in Austin on Monday, I think I have to reconsider my aversion to calling myself a Texas woman. The pro-choice rally, which…

Daley Quinn | July 4, 2013 - 12:00 pm

North Carolina’s State Senate Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

This morning, North Carolina’s state senate advanced a bill to further restrict abortion rights in the state. The bill the Senate voted on was supposed to be about prohibiting Islamic…

Jessica Wakeman | July 3, 2013 - 11:45 am

It’s Time For A Sex Strike, Texas Ladies

Pro-choice Texas women are being urged to hold a “Lysistratra”-style sex strike against their anti-abortion boyfriends and husbands over the SB5 anti-abortion bill. Y’all tell us if you need…

Jessica Wakeman | July 2, 2013 - 6:30 pm
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