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What You Must Know About 20-Week Abortion Bans, Like The New One In South Carolina

Abortions past 20 weeks gestation are illegal in the state of South Carolina, effective immediately.

Kylie Cheung | May 26, 2016 - 9:29 pm

An Anti-Abortion Group In Kansas Wants You To Beware of “Human-Animal” Hybrids

Anti-choice group Kansans for Life sinks to new levels of bizarre in its war on choice.

Kylie Cheung | May 25, 2016 - 1:15 pm

How The Abortion Storyline On ‘Scandal’ Was Quietly, Shockingly Correct

The anticipated “abortion confrontation” on night’s Scandal finale was not what I expected from Olivia and Fitz. What we got instead changed everything about the abortion storyline.

Elizabeth Skoski | May 13, 2016 - 10:39 am

5 Myths About Female Orgasms That Need To Die Already

Because so many (men) fear its power, knowledge on a female orgasm is rare and myths spread like lore. I am here to fix all that by debunking five common myths

Ana Defillo | May 10, 2016 - 7:05 pm

Hillary Clinton Calls Out Democratic Debate Moderators For Ignoring Abortion

Whether you’re feeling the Bern or staunchly #WithHer – I’m just going to assume no one who regularly reads and enjoys The Frisky would actually consider voting for any of those GOP clowns — the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 15, 2016 - 12:14 pm

Why The “Suitable Partner Shortage” Is A Reproductive Rights Issue For Black Women

When people ask me about whether or not I want to have children, the conversation is often very short and quite simple. For college-educated black women, the shortage of suitable…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 17, 2016 - 10:00 am

Proposed Bill In Kentucky Would Require Wife’s Permission For Viagra Prescription

If this bill in Kentucky indeed becomes law, men seeking Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs would be required to get a signed note from their wife and swear on…

Katrin Higher | February 14, 2016 - 9:30 am

Why Were Reproductive Rights Left Out Of Last Night’s Democratic Debate?

Agreeing on the issue doesn’t mean having the same plan.

Katie Klabusich | February 5, 2016 - 10:45 am

#DearDebbie: Millennial Women Are Far From “Complacent” About Reproductive Rights

Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she thinks women born after Roe have gotten “complacent”–that’s some bullshit.

Katie Klabusich | January 7, 2016 - 1:30 pm

At Least 100,000 Texas Women Have Tried To Self-Induce An Abortion

Here’s some depressing news: a recent study run by the University of Texas has found that 1.7-4.1 percent of Texas women have attempted to perform an abortion on themselves — which, given the…

Robyn Pennacchia | November 18, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Twerpy Missouri Lawmaker Claims Student Researching Abortion Restrictions Is Breaking The Law

Missouri state Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Turdsville) is up in arms over a Mizzou grad student’s thesis. Why? Because she intends to study the effects of the state’s terrible abortion-restricting law requiring…

Robyn Pennacchia | November 12, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Cecile Richards Says She Expects Roe V. Wade To Be Back On The Ballot Soon

In today’s interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards lamented that the 2016 Republican presidential candidates “make Mitt Romney look like a liberal.” She said although…

Emily Winter | November 10, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Let’s All Laugh At This Line Of Anti-Choice Wannabe Hipster T-Shirts

Oh god, anti-choice weirdos are trying to be hip now.

Robyn Pennacchia | October 1, 2015 - 10:00 am

Bill Nye Uses Science To Defend Women’s Reproductive Rights

It has been a pretty shitty year for women’s reproductive rights in this country, I think we can all agree. When so much progression has been made for LGBT rights,…

Katrin Higher | September 26, 2015 - 11:00 am

House Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood In Grand Exercise In Futility

Sorry, jerks — this is not going to pass the Senate or be approved by President Obama.

Robyn Pennacchia | September 18, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Women In Washington, D.C. Can Now Be Fired For Using Birth Control

A House committee voted to overturn a new Washington D.C. law that would have banned employment discrimination based on reproductive health decisions like using IVF, having an abortion, or even

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 23, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Jemima Kirke Opens Up About Ending A Pregnancy In This PSA

In a new PSA for the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Draw The Line campaign, “Girls” actress and mother of three Jemima Kirke shares her story of terminating a pregnancy when she was in college back in…

Claire Hannum | April 15, 2015 - 9:00 am

Nashville Is Using Sterilization As A Bargaining Tool In Plea Deals For The Most Vulnerable

Nashville prosecutors are returning to the dark ages when it was common to use sterilization as a bargaining tool for plea deals for society’s most vulnerable: minorities, the poor and…

Katrin Higher | March 30, 2015 - 3:25 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
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