Texas Hospital Finally Pulls the Plug on Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman

A two-month saga ended today in Fort Worth, Texas when a hospital deactivated the ventilator that was keeping a brain-dead pregnant woman alive. Officials at John Peter Smith Hopsital did so on the order of a judge, who sided with the woman's family. » 1/26/14 4:11pm 1/26/14 4:11pm

How the actual fuck am I being accused of being an anti-choicer?

I make one teeny little comment on the mainpage asking about the possible legal limits of Vermont's abortion law ("would this unrestricted right to terminate a pregnancy then include late-term abortions, even when it wasn't for medical reasons?"), and get piled on because somehow, somehow, everyone read that comment as… » 1/09/14 12:45pm 1/09/14 12:45pm

"Rape Insurance" is a Real Thing in Michigan Now (UPDATED)

This is just unbelievable to me. As some of you may know, I live in the great state of North Carolina, which recently introduced HB 603, prohibiting women under the age of 18 from receiving psychiatric or reproductive healthcare without the written, notarized consent of their parents. North Carolina, which is under GOP … » 12/12/13 10:47am 12/12/13 10:47am

Anti-abortion protesters advocate kidnapping women to save babies

A Texas anti-abortion group is now advocating that their members volunteer to drive the shuttle that takes Texas women to the abortion clinic, but instead of actually taking the women to the clinic, they drive them to the church instead. It will then be too late for the woman to keep her appointment for the day, and… » 11/12/13 1:04pm 11/12/13 1:04pm

Somewhat good news in Wisconsin. Senate not scheduled to take up…

Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, said Republicans were foolish to force the proposals, one of which would prohibit public workers’ health insurance plans from covering abortions. The other would ban abortions based on whether the fetus is male or female, also known as sex selection. Erpenbach promised “all out hell” …

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So I'm Kinda Late with This, But There Was Interest - A Belated…

So yeah. Late on this. Sorry about that. Didn't have the posting privileges then, and I brought it up and there was some interest, and it's just so ranty and good. And we seem to be talking about that whole "safe, legal, and rare" thing and you know what? Abortion should just be safe and legal. Let it be as rare or… » 8/21/13 2:21am 8/21/13 2:21am

*Trigger Warning* 11 Year-old Girl Forced to Carry Pregnancy (from…

You guys, being a feminist in Chile is hard. Abortion is illegal (in ALL CASES), we are always seeing some new story in the news about a woman killed by her abusive husband, one time a facebook (female) friend said feminism was just an unfortunate trend. And then THIS SHIT HAPPENED. » 7/10/13 1:11pm 7/10/13 1:11pm