Posts tagged "iowa"

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 Kim Pearson, a Tea Party Republican. Pearson's bill states: Any person who intentionally terminates a human pregnancy, with the knowledge and consent of the pregnant…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2012

Zach Wahls For President, Please

Zach Wahls, the son of two lesbians, addressed the Iowa legislature in defense of same-sex marriage this past year. This is the footage of his impassioned speech. Okay, I want to marry Zach now. Or vote for him. What year will he be eligible to run for president? But seriously, his words were so eloquent…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 1, 2011

Iowa Baker Refuses Lesbians Their Wedding Cake

I consider myself a Christian and nothing pisses me off more than when people are bigoted a**holes and couch it in "Christianity." Yes, I'm talking about you, Victoria Childress, baker in Iowa. Victoria was courted by a lesbian couple, Trina Vodraska and Janelle Sievers, to prepare a wedding cake for their June nuptials. But during a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2011

Pregnant Woman Jailed In Iowa For Thinking About An Abortion

Holy thought police, bat girl! Police in Iowa arrested a pregnant woman in her second trimester last month for telling a nurse she'd been thinking about having an abortion. While in the hospital after falling down a flight of stairs, Christine Taylor, 22, told a nurse about her employment and marital woes; Christine also said…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Abortion By Computer?

Abortion providers in Des Moines, Iowa are using videoconferencing — or "telemedicine" — to administer RU-486, the abortion pill. Women can sit next to a nurse at a clinic and with a click of the mouse, the doctor can open a drawer to provide her a dosage. Opponents of abortion rights say administering the abortio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 11, 2010

Give It Up For Iowa! Cornhuskers Shuck Ban On Gay Marriage

"[The Iowa State Supreme Court] reaffirmed that a statute inconsistent with the Iowa constitution must be declared void even though it may be supported by strong and deep-seated traditional beliefs and popular opinion." [AP]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 3, 2009

Hot Piece Of Ass: Barack Obama

Depending on which poll you're reading, the Senator from Illinois may be in the lead in today's Iowa Caucus. We're not going to indicate where we stand politically in the current primary race, however, we will indicate where our lady parts stand -- firmly in Obama's pants...err, camp. The inspired speaker and youngest Presidential candidate…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 3, 2008

What Does Fred Thompson Have Against Women?

We’re not political analysts or anything, but we’re going to take a wild guess and say that Republican Presidential Candidate Fred Thompson just lost a whole lot of potential votes. On Wednesday in Iowa, he said, “There is no woman on the horizon that ought to be president next year, let's all agree on that.”…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 28, 2007