“No more free rides for uteruses in MY state!” cried Governor Brewer, as she signed off on a bill that would end most public funding to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. Citing her supporters, who do not wish to have their tax dollars support cancer screenings, vaccinations, and health education (editor's note: this should read “cancer screenings, vaccinations, health education, AND abortions. We apologize for the error), Governor Brewer called it a “common sense” law that “closes loopholes”. Read more
The chairman of the Republican National Convention Reince Priebus recently compared women to caterpillars when he was confronted by Al Hunt on Bloomberg TV that polls show a huge margin among women for Democrats. Mr. Priebus Responded by saying: Read more
You may have heard about Planned Parenthood turning down Tucker Max's 500k charitable donation on the grounds his misogynistic past marred the gift.
Now PETA is asking for the donation. Read more
In the continual spread of assaults on women's reproductive freedom in the wake of the 2010 tea party movement, another state, Idaho, is legislating women receive unnecessary and invasive medical procedures prior to obtaining abortion.
This is part of an unprecedented effort at the state level to restrict reproductive rights, and in 2011 a record number of these measures have passed. Read more
In a debate on the floor of the Georgia State house over a bill to force women to bring all pregnancies after 20 weeks to term, even in cases of dead or non-viable fetus, this Georgia representative reaches a new low. State Rep Terry England seems to be suggesting pigs and cows do it, why can't humans?
Rep. Terry England compares women to cows, pigs and chickens. from Bryan Long on Vimeo. Read more
Many bloggers and commentators have expressed outrage over the decision by Virginia to require ultrasound examination, possibly transvaginal ultrasound, prior to women obtaining an abortion. From Bill Maher to Dahlia Lithwick people are outraged and have even suggested that it should be considered rape to force women to undergo vaginal examination by ultrasound prior to receiving abortion. Read more
How's this for a tinfoil hat conspiracy, brought to you by the American Life League--
Planned Parenthood's strategy in this great world is to:
Phase one: Get kids addicted to sex.
Phase two: profit! Through selling birth control, STD testing, and abortion.
Right-wingers call themselves "pro-life," but what's life-affirming about fighting against affordable clinics & family planning support?
The religious radicals say they want fewer abortions but crusade against all contraception, an effective way to reduce unwanted pregnancies.
They pray for American's physical & spiritual health while chipping away at healthcare options that are comprehensive, accessible & vital.
Since when did calling yourself "pro-life" put you so firmly on the side of anti-health?
It's the GOP candidates whose health and lives are both going to suffer as they follow extremists out of the mainstream, out of reality...and out of a job.
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2/15/12 As Rachel Maddow said last night on her show, “Republicans in Virginia want a government so big that it can literally get inside individual citizens genitals by force and without their consent.” The Virginia House passed a bill yesterday mandating that women seeking an abortion must first undergo an invasive trans-vaginal ultrasound—a probe inserted into the vagina. Traditional ultrasounds cannot produce a clear image of the fetus at the early stage of pregnancy when the vast majority of abortions take place. Read more