Rick Santorum: Destroying Planned Parenthood Will Help To End Racism In America

Anti-abortion activists are absolutely aflutter with the release of the James O’Keefe-style edited video that claims to show that Planned Parenthood is selling fetal tissues. To hear them tell it, Planned Parenthood employees are getting rich off our tax dollars and making big money on the side by selling the medical waste that is left […]

North Carolina Republicans Want To Make It Even Harder For Women To Get An Abortion

Republicans in North Carolina’s state legislature bravely tackled some of the most pressing issues facing the Tarheel State yesterday, clearing out months of backlogged legislation and setting an example for state legislatures across the nation. Oh no, wait…I’m sorry, they actually passed a bill requiring women to wait 3 days before getting an abortion. In […]

South Dakota GOP State Rep Insists Planned Parenthood Is ‘Worse Than ISIS’

It’s been a crazy month since Republicans took power in the United States Senate, and their state-level counterparts have outdone them with some bills that really make you wonder just how far the party is willing to go ahead of the 2016 elections. Don’t get me wrong, Republicans in Washington have pushed a 20-week abortion […]

The Ugly Republican War On Abortion Rights: Redefining Rape

This article contains triggers for descriptions and definitions of rape. Reader discretion is advised. A bill that would have required female victims of rape and incest to report the assault before being able to seek an abortion, was shelved earlier this week by conservative politicians. Some Republican congresswomen objected to the bill’s lack of accommodation […]

Think Abortion Laws Reduce Abortions? Think Again!

Since Roe v. Wade, anti-abortion activists have done everything they could to pass every restriction possible in order to block a woman’s constitutional right to a safe, legal abortion. Rather than address the root problems behind the need for an abortion, they have instead thrown up legal barrier after legal barrier, which has disproportionately affected […]

Anti-Abortion Foes Claim Credit For Declining Abortion Rate, Seriously

Slate recently reported that a Guttmacher study showed abortion rates were at the lowest ever in the 41 years since Roe vs. Wade, with a 13 percent decline between 2008 and 2011. Of course, religious conservatives are rushing to claim credit for this statistic. “That abortion rates and numbers continue to decline is heartening because […]

Federal Judge Declares Texas’ New Abortion Restrictions Unconstitutional

Score a victory for women’s rights. New, highly restrictive abortion laws in Texas will not go into effect as planned, thanks to District Judge Lee Yeakel’s ruling that the regulations go too far in restricting a woman’s access to abortion clinics, and also violate the rights of doctors to do what they think is best for […]