Topic: reproductive rights

Insurers Ignore Obamacare Rules, Cue Outrage Over Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

Insurers Ignore Obamacare Rules, Cue Outrage Over Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

Insurance companies have helpfully handed the GOP a nice big bomb to throw in the lead-up to this fall’s elections, and this bomb has “TAXPAYER-FUNDED ABORTIONS” painted on its side. While payment for abortion coverage and payment for every other kind of health coverage are supposed to be kept separate based on a rule written into the Affordable Care Act, most insurance companies have crossed the streams anyway. Instead of total protonic reversal à la Ghostbusters, though, we get tax-dollar-related pearl-clutching. More »

People Are Freaking Out About The Plan B Ruling Because They Still Can’t Understand It’s Not An ‘Abortion’ Pill

People Are Freaking Out About The Plan B Ruling Because They Still Can't Understand It's Not An 'Abortion' Pill

So for all the people wringing their hands and clutching their pearls on twitter, they shouldn’t be pissed off because this pill “causes abortion” – they should be pissed off because Plan B delays ovulation. And thickens cervical mucus. But I guess calling it the PLAN B DELAYING OVULATION pill isn’t as catchy or as fear-mongering as using the word “abortion.” More »

The Arkansas Abortion Ban Could Spawn ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Bills Coming To A State Near You

The Arkansas Abortion Ban Could Spawn 'Fetal Heartbeat' Bills Coming To A State Near You

The successful passage of Arkansas’s controversial and unconstitutional new abortion ban is rallying the anti-abortion movement and could provide serious momentum to similar ‘fetal heartbeat’ bills around the country. Hopefully, it will also spark enough outrage to demand that federal courts get involved and uphold a woman’s right to choose, guaranteed to her in Roe v. Wade. More »