Michigan state representative Lisa Brown has been censured and barred from debate after saying something so scandalous, so foul, so egregious it shouldn’t be spoken in mixed company.
“What she said was offensive,” said Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville. “It was so offensive, I don’t even want to say it in front of women. I would not say that in mixed company.”
One thing I haven’t heard from supporters of making sex-selective abortion illegal: What good would it do?...read more
According to a recent Gallup poll, the percentage of Americans who identify as “pro-choice” is at an all-time low of 41%. By contrast, 50% of Americans ID as pro-life....read more
I’m a little late on this, but the National Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon is going on this month, to raise money for the National Network of Abortion Funds. Find an event near you, go, or just donate. Katha explains why this is so important....read more
So says the Catholic church hierarchy, which is also mad that nuns — who are mere women — have the nerve to hold opinions of their own:...read more
By Mary Lou Greenberg, cross-posted from On The Issues Magazine. When two Barnard college students arrived to escort patients into a New York City abortion clinic one winter day in 2001, they had no idea their experience would affect the lives of over 700 women. And that number grows daily. As the students, Irene Xanthoudakis [...]...read more
A week ago, Arizona HB 2036 passed the state Senate and headed to the House. The bill centers around the belief that a fetus feels pain at 20 weeks and thus bans abortion after 20 weeks of gestation (with an exception for the life of the mother). HB 2036 specifies gestational age “as calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period of the pregnant woman,” leading many to believe that it actually bans abortion after 18 weeks of gestation.
This isn’t accurate. It’s still 20 weeks. But there is so, so much more to be angry about....read more
Noted misogynist Tucker Max recently attempted to donate $500,000 to Planned Parenthood in order to decrease his tax burden and promote his new book. PP was initially glad to receive the gift — lord knows they need the money — but when they realized it was from Tucker Max and part of a media blitz, they declined. Now Max’s brand manager/strategist is blowing them up on Forbes:...read more