As more and more evidence comes to light showing that Crisis Pregnancy Centers routinely lie to women who go to them, NARAL reports that 34 states fund those centers in one way or another. Some do so directly, others do it with specialty license plates, while some also require women to visit them before they …
Category Archive: Reproductive Rights
Aug 19 2013
Aug 12 2013
Pro-choice groups continue to go into Crisis Pregnancy Centers and catching the entirely unqualified people who work there telling egregious lies to women seeking help. The latest sting was in Virginia, which captured audio of a whole pack of falsehoods being spewed.
Jul 19 2013
Here’s an absolutely staggering video of Scottie Hughes of the Tea Party News Network being interviewed by John Fugelsang. If a woman is raped, he asked her, and she goes to her doctor and he terminates the pregnancy, which one — the rapist, the victim or the doctor — should get the longest jail sentence. …
Jul 13 2013
The Texas state legislature is, predictably, chock full of ignorant wingnuts spouting all manner of nonsense. This is the home of Warren Chisum, who a few yeas ago sent out a memo to his colleagues urging them to visit the site fixedearth.com, which promotes geocentrism. It appears that Jodie Laubenberg wants his title as the …
Jul 04 2013
I have long argued that the real target of much of the Christian right is not abortion or homosexuality, it’s contraception. Michael Orsi, a chaplain and professor at Ave Maria Law School, confirms this by tracing marriage equality to the availability of birth control.
Jul 03 2013
Former senator turned Heritage Foundation leader Jim DeMint went on Meet the Press with Rachel Maddow and actually said that women loved all those mandatory ultrasound bills because they get to have a free ultrasound. Rachel hammered him for it. Remember, DeMint is the same guy who says pregnant women shouldn’t be allowed to be …
Jul 01 2013
The thoroughly badass Lindsay Beyerstein has a review of some of the more recent batshit crazy things said about women, sex and reproduction by religious right politicians, from masturbating fetuses to the female body being able to secrete its own birth control in case of rape. I didn’t know some of this about Todd Akin’s …
Jun 28 2013
Salon.com has a report on new videos shot at a “crisis pregnancy center” — read: anti-abortion indoctrination center — in Cleveland. The “counselor” at the center is either incredibly ignorant or she flat out lies to the young woman who comes in to ask about getting the morning after pill.
Jun 14 2013
Rep. Trent Franks, one of the most far-right members of Congress, is pushing a bill to ban all abortions after 20 weeks (which will pass, but it’s purely a symbolic vote because it will fail in the Senate or be vetoed by Obama). And in defending it, he’s saying the same thing Todd Akin said:
May 31 2013
More and more schools seem to be bringing in speakers to do assemblies who are controversial, to say the least, especially Christian right types that give the full wingnut presentation on abstinence, abortion and sexual freedom. The latest is a school in Nashville, which brought in speakers from a religious right group called Decisions, Choices …
May 30 2013
Mark Regnerus, the University of Texas sociology professor who authored a widely panned study on same-sex parenting that would likely get failed if a grad student were to propose such a study for a thesis, has spent a lot of time pretending to be just a truth-seeking researcher following the evidence where it leads (indeed, …
May 29 2013
Here’s a bit of refreshing news. The Illinois legislature has passed a law forbidding the teaching of abstinence-only sex education in public schools. Under the new law, if a school offers sex education it must include information about contraception. The governor is expected to sign it.
May 28 2013
The latest bit of far right lunacy from Republicans in Michigan is a proposed law that would ban abortion coverage in all group insurance plans so that women would have to purchase an additional insurance rider to have abortion services covered. And the head of Right to Life says it’s just like buying car insurance:
May 07 2013
That’s the latest meme from the right wing smear machine. A guest on Fox News, Republican strategist Brad Blakeman, responded to the FDA’s decision to allow the sale of Plan B contraception to those 15 and up without a prescription by declaring that Obama was “encouraging criminal behavior.”