April 3, 2015 - 11:52 am
It is tempting to laugh at Texas Rep. Stuart Spitzer, whose argument for abstinence-only education for everyone was that waiting until marriage worked for him. But the cold fact of the matter is that anecdote is often more persuasive than data.
March 24, 2015 - 3:10 pm
Legislators in Arizona are proposing a bill that would require doctors to tell abortion patients that the procedure can be “reversed”—the latest in a series of anti-choice efforts to put official government support behind the harassment of women.
March 19, 2015 - 11:50 am
Arkansas state Rep. Justin Harris, who handed his adopted daughters over to a man who raped one of them, still thinks he’s entitled to pass legislation that could force teen girls to bear their rapist’s child.
March 10, 2015 - 10:56 am
A new NARAL report shows how central lying is to the operation of CPCs. How are we supposed to believe that anti-choicers mean well when they lie so much and so aggressively?
March 3, 2015 - 9:39 am
Can the abortion rate be reduced by improving social services? New data from the Brookings Institution suggests that answer is no, which makes sense: Women have abortions for more complex reasons than simply being too poor to parent.
February 27, 2015 - 11:37 am
Supporters of the “men’s rights” movement claim to want to defend the interests of men in a supposedly female-dominated society. But if you give them a chance to share their views in a mainstream setting, their underlying misogyny becomes immediately apparent.
February 23, 2015 - 2:47 pm
Social conservatives have been getting more obvious about bullying women into accepting their self-sacrificing, self-effacing model of womanhood. They’re having to get louder because fewer women are listening.
February 11, 2015 - 5:50 pm
Remember how a bunch of Republicans were enthusiastic about over-the-counter birth control before the election? Well, big surprise, all that enthusiasm has disappeared. There’s a lesson in this when dealing with politicians making promises about health-care access.
February 5, 2015 - 4:18 pm
Despite some facile language about “choice” from anti-vaxxers and individual beliefs held among some of them, the reality is that the anti-vaccination movement has way more in common with those trying to restrict abortion access.
January 26, 2015 - 11:14 am
To read news coverage of the anti-insurance bill that Republicans passed instead of a 20-week ban on abortion, you’d think the new bill is no big deal. In reality, though, it’s just as bad in most ways.