May 19, 2013 - 10:28 pm
The outcome of the law is likely to be that girls who are already suffering from a public shaming will be charged with delinquency, all for sending a picture to a boy.
May 12, 2013 - 11:40 pm
Continuing to fight science and common sense on Plan B isn’t serving anyone’s interests. Pro-choicers are mad, anti-choicers aren’t placated, and women are hurt in the process. So why does the Obama administration insist on keeping up this pointless fight?
May 5, 2013 - 11:45 pm
Doctors and researchers agree: Over-the-counter birth control pills are good policy for women’s health. Pro-choicers might be reluctant to pick this fight, but if we start pushing hard now, it will pay off for women in the long run.
April 28, 2013 - 10:14 pm
Five Black female state lawmakers in Florida walked out of a house debate over a law requiring doctors to insult women of color seeking abortions by asking them if there’s a race-based reason for doing so.
April 21, 2013 - 11:19 pm
Sam Brownback decided to give up the pretense that there’s a secular justification for a massive anti-choice bill passed in Kansas. The AP photographer took a picture of Brownback’s notes, where he wrote “JESUS + Mary” in big letters at the top.
April 14, 2013 - 10:01 pm
Unable to muster actual compassion for Gosnell’s victims, anti-choicers got right to work seeking ways to exploit his crimes to further reduce access to safe, legal abortion, and to create more Gosnells in the future.
April 7, 2013 - 10:27 pm
It’s such a disappointment to hear that Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor apparently presents HIV not only as if it’s some kind of karmic punishment for female sexual misbehavior, but also as if having the virus makes a woman permanently unlovable and asexual.
April 1, 2013 - 9:12 am
The science is in and has been for awhile: Emergency contraception prevents fertilization. But anti-choicers continue to push quack science asserting the opposite. Why?
March 24, 2013 - 8:54 pm
Make no mistake, efforts to ban abortion have nothing to do with fetal life but are simply a symbolic gesture to enshrine fundamentalist piety about sex and gender roles into law, and punish those who don’t obey.
March 11, 2013 - 8:28 am
One part of the strategy of anti-choicers is to demonize women who have abortions portraying them as “fickle, foolish, or lazy.” So it was just a matter of time before the implicit argument of the Arkansas ban would be made explicit by a legislator defending the law.