reproductive rights

Virginia state Senator Steve Martin (R-Three Amigos) referred to pregnant women as “host(s)” on his Facebook page and even included a parenthetical aside clarifying that he’s talking about mothers. He’s changed “host” to “bearer of the child,” because “host” suggests fetuses are parasites; his modified verbiage regards the unborn with the dignity they deserve. Apparently, the […]

Sarah Silverman sure makes funny videos. There was that time she was fucking Matt Damon (MATT DAMON). And that time she hung out with all the Jewish nana’s to make sure they went and voted for that menschy college professor (such a person!) even though he is a schwartze. But who is even better than […]

This post is brought to you by our friends at EMILY’s List. 2013 was quite the year for the GOP and their never-ending fight to restrict reproductive rights. We saw House Republicans introduce their annual bill to strip funding from Planned Parenthood. Several state legislatures filed new “Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers” or TRAP laws […]

Noted debutante Bristol Palin, who became an unwilling postergirl for chastity and purity and second virginities and whatnot (second virginities are when you only give up the butt), has done posted a “thought” on the MyFace and her dumb religion blog, and honestly, she is probably plumb tuckered out from having it ghostwritten for her. […]

Well, here is some good news to get your week started. If you are the sort of person who thinks the problem with America is too many women’s health clinics, that is, and you’d much rather women have to seek out sketchy doctors to perform unsafe abortions, like that Kermit Gosnell fellow in Philadelphia, in […]

As you’ve watched the Texas Handmaids’ Tale- style abortion restrictions go into effect, we bet you’ve been wishin’ and hopin’ and prayin’ that Ross Douthat, the baby-faced sad-90s-beard-rocking culture scold would share his derp thoughts with you on the matter. Yr Wonkette has been wishing for this fervently and also, too, sobbing inconsolably at the […]

Just go ahead and file this under OF COURSE BECAUSE OF COURSE: Texas State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R), the author of the radically anti-abortion bill making its way through the Texas Legislature this week, argued for hours on Tuesday that lawmakers should support her bill because of its strong protections for a person’s “pre-born life.” […]

Remember like two hours ago, when Rick Perry said it was so sad that Wendy Davis, the petite pink-shoed wonder, was fighting for abortion rights when she was a Teen Mom herself? And that why hadn’t she learned anything from her own life story, of the life that she lived? Yeah, Wendy Davis (totally running […]

Erick Erickson, the very picture of a modern man of the 21st century, has done opened his fat gaping maw again, and said words with it. It went so well last time he had “thoughts” on the “ladies,” that noted liberal Megyn Kelly ended up tying him to a Fox News studio chair and stuffing […]

Perhaps you heard there was a small ‘fuffle last night as some Texas Bad-Ass got all shrill and PMSy for ALL THE HOURS last night, foiling the GOP’s efforts to steal a vote right in front of the whole universe. WELL! The Paper of Record heard about it too! And they had quite a nice […]

Were you unable to sleep last night because of the sound of women screaming WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK?!?!? coming out of the Texas state capitol? It all started when state Sen. Wendy Davis, Wonkette’s unanimous frontrunner for the Legislative Badass of the Year Award, stood on her feet all goddamned day to explain, in little itty […]

Kansas Republicans are very Reasonable People. How reasonable are they? They stripped out of their superfly abortion bill language that would have barred women who work at abortion providers’ from volunteering at their children’s schools. Like so: [O]ne thing the bill will no longer do? The committee removed a provision that would have banned abortion […]

Well here is another fine howdeyedo! Bill Diss, a computer and math teacher in Portland, Oregon, has been suspended just because (according to the district) he is unprofessional and intimidating and harassing and told his students they would end up on “82nd Avenue” (WHERE THE WHORES ARE) if they joined the “Let’s Not Get Pregnant […]

Texas state Senator Donna Campbell isn’t trying to shut down abortion completely, we assume, since that would be unconstitutional. (She is totally trying to shut down abortion completely.) She would just, as a doctor and a woman, prefer it if the great state of Texas require that abortion clinics meet the regulatory standards for surgical […]

You were once just two little cells, floating around in goo inside some disgusting lady who probably just had sex. But even back then you were still a complete human being, according to state representative Tom Shaw, one of nine Iowa Republicans who introduced a law that would make the destruction of a zygote subject […]