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Robyn's Second Album Wasn't Released in the U.S. Because It Contained Songs About Her Abortion Robyn's Second Album Wasn't Released in the U.S. Because It Contained Songs About Her Abortion

A new New York Times profile of Robyn, ahead of next month’s release of her first album in eight years, Honey, spends much of its time exploring the emotional depths of the Swedish pop singer’s music. One already well-documented anecdote that’s included bears another look, though, as it encapsulates the many layers…

FBI Looking for Asshole Who Set Fire to a California Planned Parenthood FBI Looking for Asshole Who Set Fire to a California Planned Parenthood

An arsonist was caught on camera setting fire to a California Planned Parenthood, and the FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.

Brett Kavanaugh Will Kill Abortion Rights With a Smile  Brett Kavanaugh Will Kill Abortion Rights With a Smile 

The steady erosion of abortion rights in the United States has been nothing if not subtle; through the last decade, a certain kind of restraint has generally been rewarded in the anti-abortion movement. Sweeping bans—at 15 weeks, sometimes earlier—tend to fail for being unconstitutional on their face. But waiting…

Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas's Obscene Fetal-Burial Law Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas's Obscene Fetal-Burial Law

A federal judge has blocked a despicable Texas law that required fetal remains and embryonic tissues to be cremated or buried. Good fucking riddance. U.S. District Judge David Alan Ezra ruled on Wednesday that the law, passed by the Texas legislature in 2017, violated the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause and…

Sen. Orrin Hatch on Kavanaugh Protesters: 'We Shouldn't Have to Put Up With This Kind of Stuff'

Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings began on Tuesday morning, and they’re off to quite a contentious start. Starting with the Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s attempt to temporarily delay the proceedings, a group of protesters then began steadily interrupted the flow of the…

Life Before Roe: The Story of a 'Back-Alley Abortionist' Life Before Roe: The Story of a 'Back-Alley Abortionist'

Last summer, I received the first of a string of emails from Joseph Blaine, a man who wanted to share his story with me: despite his lack of medical training, in the decade before Roe v. Wade, he provided illegal abortions. “I am most eager to confess,” Blaine’s first email read, “just how bad it was, with infections,…

Scott Lloyd's Law School Essay on Abortion Was So Extreme That a Classmate Kept a Copy for 14 Years Scott Lloyd's Law School Essay on Abortion Was So Extreme That a Classmate Kept a Copy for 14 Years

Scott Lloyd, the anti-abortion zealot who is the head of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, has made it his personal mission to stop every migrant teen under his custody, including rape victims, from getting abortions—going so far as to personally intervene when an…

Try to Guess What Republicans in Congress Want to Do to Planned Parenthood Try to Guess What Republicans in Congress Want to Do to Planned Parenthood

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is trying, once again, to defund Planned Parenthood.

Someone Is Putting Photos of Aborted Fetuses Into Diapers at Wegmans Someone Is Putting Photos of Aborted Fetuses Into Diapers at Wegmans

Wegmans is investigating how photos of aborted fetuses ended up in packages of diapers and other products in one Pennsylvania store.

Brazil Is Reconsidering Its Bullshit Abortion Laws Brazil Is Reconsidering Its Bullshit Abortion Laws

Ingriane Barbosa Carvalho, a 31-year-old mother of three in Brazil, died two months ago after an underground abortion went wrong—due to her country’s strict abortion laws that have been in place for the past 78 years.

Federal Judge Rules That Anti-Abortion Protesters Are Not Harassing Patients Outside New York Clinic Federal Judge Rules That Anti-Abortion Protesters Are Not Harassing Patients Outside New York Clinic

A federal judge has ruled in favor of 13 protesters who for the past several years have congregated outside a New York abortion provider, bombarding visitors with giant signs depicting aborted fetuses and allegedly issuing threats to those attempting to escort women into the center—whether they’re there for an…

An Anti-Abortion Group Circulated the Home Addresses of Planned Parenthood Providers [Updated] An Anti-Abortion Group Circulated the Home Addresses of Planned Parenthood Providers [Updated]

This week, anti-abortion activists sent out a few hundred flyers to residents in two Indianapolis neighborhoods containing the names and addresses of two providers at Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK), Indy Star reports. The documents, sent with no return addresses, were part of a campaign spearheaded…

Lawsuit Challenging a Mandatory Fetal Burial Law Is Underway in Texas This Week  Lawsuit Challenging a Mandatory Fetal Burial Law Is Underway in Texas This Week 

The state of Texas is doubling down on its efforts, previously suspended by courts, to require the burial or cremation of fetal remains resulting from abortions or miscarriages—regardless of one’s wishes.

A Study on the Mythical 'Abortion Pill Reversal' Was Just Withdrawn A Study on the Mythical 'Abortion Pill Reversal' Was Just Withdrawn

George Delgado, the San Diego doctor who is still trying to make abortion reversal a thing, just had a study withdrawn for ethical issues.

Putting Kids in Cages Is Making Private Contractors Rich  Putting Kids in Cages Is Making Private Contractors Rich 

Read on to learn who’s getting rich from the pain of immigrant kids.

Senator Susan Collins Is Getting a Ton of Coat Hangers at Her Office Right Now Senator Susan Collins Is Getting a Ton of Coat Hangers at Her Office Right Now

Senator Susan Collins is receiving a loud and clear message about the potential Supreme Court nominees she should and should not support, with pro-choice advocates having taken to sending coat hangers to her office as a statement about the risks of overturning Roe v. Wade.

Trump on Roe v. Wade: 'You Never Know How That's Gonna Turn Out'  Trump on Roe v. Wade: 'You Never Know How That's Gonna Turn Out' 

In an interview with Fox News, the president did his best to hold his cards close to his vest as to whether he’s vetting Supreme Court nominees based on their position on overturning Roe v. Wade—which is to say, he was extremely candid about his administration’s strategy.

Thank God for Abortion at Pride

Viva Ruiz is many things: an artist, a creator, queer, Catholic, and proud to have had two abortions. Thank God for Abortion is the organization Ruiz created in 2015 after abortion clinics nationwide were shuttering due to bureaucratic minefields such as TRAP laws. Her organization created a float to be part of 2018’s…

Before Roe Before Roe

Before the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the first trimester with its landmark ruling in 1973's Roe v. Wade, an estimated 1.2 million American women annually turned to illegal abortion to terminate a pregnancy. Before Roe, an estimated 5,000 of those women died every year from those unsafe abortions. Before Roe,…

'After' Roe Is Now 'After' Roe Is Now

What if Roe v. Wade falls?

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