Category: Reproductive Rights

Marry Me, Eliot

Vote Spitzer. “As a public figure, I feel that the debate about a woman’s right to make decisions about her reproductive health should not be about tinkering with a point here and there, or shading an argument to placate one…

UK Stands Up For Women’s Lives

Maybe I’ll move to London. The British government will today publicly defy the United States by giving money for safe abortion services in developing countries to organisations that have been cut off from American funding. Nearly 70,000 women and girls…

Better News From Kansas

The Kansas Supreme Court temporarily stopped AG Phil Kline’s efforts to paw through the private medical records of patients at two Kansas abortion clinics. In 2004, Anderson issued subpoenas at Kline’s request for the records of clinics operated by Dr.…

Saletan v. Pollitt

Need I say it again? I LOVE KATHA POLLITT. See how she takes on William “I’m pro-choice, but abortion is bad, sad, tragic, repent now!” Saletan here.

No Necking in Kansas

Crazy Kansas Attorney General Phil Kline is at it again. First, he was subpoenaing women’s private medical records. Then, he was attempted to ban Medicaid funding of abortion and defined “life” as beginning at conception. But he’s not finished. But…

PBA Ban Unconstitutional. Again.

Figure it out, kids (pdf). The Ninth Circuit Court ruled on Planned Parenthood v. Gonzalez, and, unsurprisingly, that the so-called Partial Birth Abortion Ban is illegal. According to the FindLaw summary: Planned Parenthood v. Gonzales, No. 04-16621 (9th Cir. January…

It’s over

The filibuster that wasn’t. The Senate voted 73-25 to cut off debate. I can’t find a list yet of who voted which way. However, Lincoln Chaffee voted to cut off debate yet plans to vote against Alito — something that…

What A Pro-Life International Policy Looks Like

I posted briefly yesterday on the efforts by anti-choice groups to keep women in developing nations poor, pregnant and uninformed about their bodies. These so-called “pro-life” groups will tell you that it’s good for women in developing nations to submit…

Missouri: A Case Study

The New York Times covered it a while back, but now Time Magazine has jumped on board to examine Missouri’s extreme limits on abortion rights — to the point where getting an abortion in Missouri is nearly impossible. Consider, for…