Topic: abortion

Bill Requiring ‘Legitimate Rape’ And The Father’s Permission Almost Wins Abortion Bingo

Bill Requiring 'Legitimate Rape' And The Father's Permission Almost Wins Abortion Bingo

A new bill proposed by a Republican representative from Missouri includes both the phrase “legitimate rape” and requires women to get the permission of the man responsible for her pregnancy before she can get an abortion. Man, if he had just included something about being thankful for the creation of life even when due to incest, I would have had Bingo. More »

Anonymous Mom: Not Getting An Abortion Made My Relationship Stronger

Anonymous Mom: Not Getting An Abortion Made My Relationship Stronger

A year ago, I wrote about my boyfriend and his family disagreeing with me about keeping my unborn fetus. My pregnancy being unplanned, they felt as though we were not in a position to be having a second child. It was a very difficult conversation; one filled with insults and personal attacks. Truly, it was emotional torture to go through. A year later, I wanted to write in again to share my story. The story about how this pregnancy saved my relationship. More »

Pro-Lifers Think Your Family Trip To The Alamo Needs More Dismembered Fetus Pictures

Pro-Lifers Think Your Family Trip To The Alamo Needs More Dismembered Fetus Pictures

Are we going to make laws against things now just because they’re not particularly nice to look at? If so, my C-section probably should have been illegal, because from the few glimpses I caught reflected in the operating theater lights, that whole business was kind of horrifying. Also on the to-ban list: serving fish with its eyeballs still intact, chewing with your mouth open, and cleaning under your toenails in a public place More »

Anonymous Mom: I’m Happily Married With Kids, But I’d Get An Abortion If I Got Pregnant

Anonymous Mom: I'm Happily Married With Kids, But I'd Get An Abortion If I Got Pregnant

When you picture the type of woman who chooses abortion, it’s unlikely that my face comes to mind. I’m in my thirties. I’m happily married. I have an advanced degree. I believe in the existence of a higher power. I have two beautiful, healthy children. My life is perfect, which is why I wouldn’t hesitate to have an abortion if I became pregnant. More »

If You’re Really Pro-Life, Focus On The US’s Terrible Infant Mortality Instead Of Abortion

If You're Really Pro-Life, Focus On The US's Terrible Infant Mortality Instead Of Abortion

A lot of people like to believe that the United States is the greatest country in the world, but when it comes to infant mortality, that claim just doesn’t hold up. For anyone who really wants to think of themselves as pro-life, single-minded attacks on reproductive health rights should give way to earnest attempts to do something to help take care of babies who have already been born. More »

Supreme Court Smacks Down Bullsh*t Texas Abortion Clinic Rules

Supreme Court Smacks Down Bullsh*t Texas Abortion Clinic Rules

Thirteen Texas reproductive health clinics will be allowed to reopen their doors this morning, thanks to a new Supreme Court ruling. At least for the time being, hundreds of thousands of Texas women will have access to the reproductive health care that their state government is trying to deny them, because two-thirds of the members of the highest court in the land are in touch with reality enough to realize that not most women cannot, in fact, afford to hire a limousine to chauffeur them to the next state when they need an abortion. More »

GOP Douche Thinks That Forcing Women To Find Illegal Abortions Is Compassionate

GOP Douche Thinks That Forcing Women To Find Illegal Abortions Is Compassionate

Reince Priebus, RNC chairman and noted douchebag, is peeing on all of our heads and insisting that it’s raining. He sat down with Meet the Press yesterday to explain to all of the silly wimmenz what we’ve been too busy thinking about chocolate to figure out for ourselves: the republican holy crusade to shut down abortion clinics is for our own good. More »

Alabama Puts Teens Seeking Abortions On Trial, Gives Their Fetuses Lawyers

Alabama Puts Teens Seeking Abortions On Trial, Gives Their Fetuses Lawyers

The Alabama state motto is, “We Dare To Defend Our Rights.” Now, they have triple dog dared by declaring that fetuses deserve lawyers. (Probably just public defenders, but still.) I would like to make a joke here about the next step being that dogs and cats will have lawyers, and in that way turn around the conservative argument against gay marriage. So there it is. Enjoy. More »

A Confused Rick Perry Thinks Anti-Abortion Legislation Could Have Saved Joan Rivers

A Confused Rick Perry Thinks Anti-Abortion Legislation Could Have Saved Joan Rivers

Is there a lot of overlap between anti-abortion activists and Joan Rivers fans? Rick Perry certainly seems to think so, because he brought up Rivers’ recent death while defending a controversial Texas law at the Texas Tribune Festival this past weekend. HB2, which Perry signed into law as governor last year, would require abortion clinics in Texas to operate under the same standards for building design, staffing, and equipment as hospitals do. Perry weirdly suggested that a law like this one could have saved Rivers’ life and prevented her from dying during a medical procedure earlier this month. More »