Abortion

The Supreme Court just scored another so-called “like” from liberal admirers after voting 5-4 on Monday to allow 10 abortion clinics in Texas to remain open, as they weigh whether to hear an appeal from a decision that effectively orders them to close, according to The New York Times. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and […]

Many of the schoolgirls who escaped the wrath of Boko Haram are now facing backlash within their own communities, CNN reports. Nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Islamic militant group in April 2014, prompting a worldwide campaign to bring them back to their families. After it was reported earlier this year that Nigeria helped rescue over 700 […]

The Georgia woman who terminated her five-month-long pregnancy by taking an abortion pill she purchased online had the murder charges against her dropped, The Washington Post reports. Kenlissia Jones bought the drugs from a source in Canada, the site writes. The 23-year-old gave birth while on the way to the hospital, but the baby died […]

An Albany, Georgia woman has been charged with malice murder after an abortion attempt caused her to prematurely deliver her five-and-a-half month-old fetus, which died just thirty minutes later, WALB reports. The woman, 23-year-old Kenlissa Jones, was also charged with possession of a dangerous drug after she purchased the “abortion pill” on the internet that caused […]

A day after Kansas became the first state to ban the practice called “dismemberment abortions,” Oklahoma senators on Wednesday passed a similar measure to block the procedure for second trimester abortions, reports Reuters. The procedure is poised to become the latest political hot button issue in the U.S. debate over reproductive rights, writes the news […]

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday signed a measure that made his state the first to ban a procedure used for most second-trimester abortions, according to CNN. The Republican politician, flanked by anti-abortion advocates, signed the legislation at a ceremony. CNN reports: The law, signed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday, bans what it describes […]

Just days after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency in his state due to an HIV outbreak, it was revealed the county at the center of the explosion has been without a testing center since early 2013, reports the Huffington Post. The clinic in Scott County and four other Planned Parenthood facilities in the […]

Val Vilott, president of the DC Abortion Fund, has responded to “ignorant” conservatives who have recently voiced outrage over the organization’s controversial coat hanger pendants. Before the passage of Roe v Wade (1973), some women seeking illegal abortions resorted to terminating their own pregnancies with coat hangers. While conservatives claim that reproductive rights advocates are insensitive […]

The abortion rate among women in the United States fell to its lowest point in more than three decades in 2011, the New York Times says, citing a new report that is considered to be the nation’s leading examination of abortion trends. SEE ALSO: FDA Says Aleve Is Safer For Heart Than Other Popular Painkillers In 2011, […]

Dr. Ben Carson clearly has a thing for slavery. During the same Values Voter Summit where he declared the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (The ACA — or Obamacare if you’re nasty) to be the worst thing since slavery, Carson also said that men need to re-educate women on their role as women so […]

UPDATE: 6:21 A.M. EST: Texas state Senator Wendy Davis thanks supporters on Twitter: UPDATE: 3:21 A.M. EST: Despite the Associated Press prematurely reporting to the contrary, Senator Wendy Davis meets with reporters in the rotunda of the state capitol and officially announces that SB5 is dead. The crowd is still cheering. ——————————————————————————————————- Sen. John Whitmire, […]

Never did I imagine that we would one day have a discussion over what constituted rape and what didn’t.  In fairness, we did not start or create this conversation, but maybe it’s a good thing that it’s happening.  Most people my age and younger sometimes take things like abortion and women’s rights for granted because […]