pro-choice

Lizz Winstead Succinctly Breaks Down Where We Are With Roe V. Wade

Lizz Winstead is the one of the founding writers of “The Daily Show” and a staunch and funny feminist. In this new video, Winstead teams up with the women’s rights…

Julie Gerstein | January 26, 2013 - 9:00 am

Sarah Silverman Goes After The Bro-Choice Vote

No one ever really asked what the bros had to say about the Republican “war on women.” Which was sad, really, because they stood to lose quite a lot of…

Jessica Wakeman | December 12, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Catelynn Lowell From “16 & Pregnant” Is An Anti-Abortion Extremist

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra from MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” have been, surprisingly, one of the more controversial couples on the two shows. Catelynn was the only…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Did The Election Reinvigorate Pro-Choice Support?

All the rapey nonsense of the 2012 election seems to have reinvigorated support amongst Americans to identify themselves as “pro-choice.” We have to remember, though, that when asked about…

Jessica Wakeman | November 16, 2012 - 5:30 pm

It Turns Out Declaring War On Women Is Not Such A Successful Election Strategy

Who’d’ve thunk?! Suggesting that pregnancy from rape is “God’s will,” that some rape is “legitimate” while other rape is not, and saying a woman’s body has “a way of shutting…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2012 - 1:20 pm

The Soapbox: How I Lost Faith In The Pro-Life Movement

This piece was originally published at Patheos.com and is being reprinted with permission.

The spring of my sophomore year of college I was president of my university’s Students…

Libby Anne | November 5, 2012 - 11:00 am

Roe Vs. Wade Is Not As Safe As You Think

Think Roe vs. Wade, which effectively legalized abortion in the U.S., is safe? Think again. [Ms. Magazine]
Blogger Kelsey Wallace disagrees with me about “hipster sexism” — here’s…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Watch Australians Dance In A Pro-Choice Flash Mob!

I love any time activism is infused with joy. That’s why I’m loving these Australians who held a pro-choice flash mob where they all danced on the streets of Melbourne…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Texas To Cut Off Funding For Poor Women’s Health Care At Planned Parenthood

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Texas is now allowed to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that participate in Texas’ Women’s Health Program. Planned Parenthood performs abortions,…

Daley Quinn | August 22, 2012 - 4:40 pm

“Hands Off, Crazy”: The “Call Me Maybe” Cover About Your Vagina

Rachel Maddow apparently tweeted this “Call Me Maybe” cover the other night and I’m loving it: it’s called “Hands Off, Crazy” and it’s all about the politicians trying to take…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2012 - 11:40 am

Why Are Less People Identifying As “Pro-Choice”?

If you were to ask most people if an 13-year-old girl should be forced to give birth to a baby after being impregnated by her own father, I think they…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2012 - 3:20 pm

My Abortion Was The Best Decision Of My Life

I was 11 weeks along when my gynecologist told me I was pregnant. I had been on The Pill since I was 18 years old and my period, since being…

Amanda Chatel | March 10, 2012 - 12:00 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

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

Maggie Gyllenhaal Supports Planned Parenthood, Only Makes Us Love Her More

“I’ve been a Planned Parenthood supporter my whole life — since my mom took me to a rally when I was in sixth grade. It’s chilling to think of…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2012 - 11:00 am

Pro-Lifers Spank Ron Paul For Not “Rescuing” Aborted Fetus From Trash Can

I don’t even know why we’re talking about Republican Ron Paul, because he is never going to be president. (Unless Kelly Clarkson gets her way.) But I do find it…

Jessica Wakeman | December 31, 2011 - 10:00 am

“10 For Tebow” Pledges A Pro-Choice Donation For Every Tim Tebow Touchdown

A pro-choice organization boldly named The Abortion Gang began a personal pledge that has turned into a unique funding project — they’re urging fans of the Denver Broncos to make…

Stefanie Blejec | December 17, 2011 - 11:00 am

Tim Tebow: Who Cares If He’s Majorly Pro-Life When He’s So Totally Hot!?

I realize I’m not the most reliable when it comes to dating guys who are totally on the up-and-up. But I draw the line at hardcore pro-lifers. I refuse to…

Julie Gerstein | April 19, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Is Tweeting About Abortion Effective?

There’s no denying that Twitter has become a monumental social networking tool — and of late, it’s become a part of the abortion debate. In recent days, Twitterers have taken…

Julie Gerstein | November 5, 2010 - 3:40 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