Abortion

Forced-Birthers Bow Down To Trump–Again (TWEET)

Forced-Birthers Bow Down To Trump–Again (TWEET)

One of the most nauseating moments of the 2016 presidential cycle was when the religious right remained firmly behind Donald Trump even after the release of the Access Hollywood tape. They tried to convince us that it really didn’t matter that Trump openly boasted that he could degrade women–even “grab ’em by the pussy”‘–because he […]

Forced-Birth Leader: Even If Roy Moore Was A Perv, Doug Jones Is A Current ‘Moral Degenerate’ (VIDEOS)

Forced-Birth Leader: Even If Roy Moore Was A Perv, Doug Jones Is A Current ‘Moral Degenerate’ (VIDEOS)

By all rights, when Roy Moore was credibly accused of molesting women and pursuing girls young enough to be his daughters, his campaign for Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat should have been over. And yet, the Republican ex-state chief justice was not only able to stay in the race, but lost in a squeaker to Democratic […]

Priest Equates Aiding Planned Parenthood With Assisting Nazis (AUDIO)

Priest Equates Aiding Planned Parenthood With Assisting Nazis (AUDIO)

As many of my longtime readers both here at Liberal America and at Daily Kos know, I walked out on the “pro-life” movement in 2011 when I could no longer tolerate its growing lack of respect for basic decency and dignity. A number of events in the last six years have not only confirmed this […]

Federal Judge Orders The Justice Department To Permit A Detained Undocumented Woman An Abortion (Video)

Federal Judge Orders The Justice Department To Permit A Detained Undocumented Woman An Abortion (Video)

Our judicial branch is getting quite the workout these days. The same federal court in Hawaii that blocked the second attempt at a Muslim travel ban blocked a third attempt. Lawyers are also taking on President Donald Trump’s legislation against LGBT rights. An hour after Trump signed an executive order ending cost-sharing reduction payments, i.e. […]

One Simple Question Ties Abortion Foes In Knots (TWEETS)

One Simple Question Ties Abortion Foes In Knots (TWEETS)

As anti-abortion activists seem to get more and more extreme in their tactics, reasoning with them has seemingly become an exercise in frustration. For example, you may recall that Planned Parenthood clinic director turned forced-birther Abby Johnson danced a jig when wind from Hurricane Harvey knocked a tree down in Austin, cutting off access to […]

GOP Rep Busted Trying To Force Mistress To Get An Abortion Resigns (VIDEOS)

GOP Rep Busted Trying To Force Mistress To Get An Abortion Resigns (VIDEOS)

Congressman Tim Murphy bills himself as one of the most rabid opponents of abortion in the House. But the congressman from the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh was exposed as a full-blown hypocrite when it emerged that he’d advised his longtime mistress to get an abortion. Murphy was already in deep doo-doo politically after being forced […]

Latest Forced-Birther Tactic Isn’t Just Ugly–It’s Illegal (VIDEO)

Latest Forced-Birther Tactic Isn’t Just Ugly–It’s Illegal (VIDEO)

Opponents of legalized abortion like to say they’re pro-life. But in recent years, they have adopted a number of increasingly aggressive tactics that suggest the term “pro-life” is a misnomer. It’s more accurate to call them “forced-birth.” The strongest evidence to date that these people are more about forced-birth came on Friday, when activists descended […]

Forced-Birthers Willing To Do Anything To Stop Abortion–Including THIS (VIDEOS)

Forced-Birthers Willing To Do Anything To Stop Abortion–Including THIS (VIDEOS)

It’s no secret that anti-abortion activists have adopted some increasingly disturbing tactics in recent years. So disturbing, in fact, that the term “pro-life” is a misnomer. It’s more accurate to use a term picked up by some of my old friends on Daily Kos–“forced-birth.” For instance, an abortion clinic in my hometown of Charlotte has […]

Charlotte Forced-Birthers Recruit KIDS To Do Their Dirty Work (TWEETS)

Charlotte Forced-Birthers Recruit KIDS To Do Their Dirty Work (TWEETS)

More than ten years ago, mainstream America got an introduction to just how fanatical the religious right can be with the release of “Jesus Camp,” a documentary that showed how young kids are turned into little culture warriors. In a number of scenes, the kids were seen taking part in anti-abortion rallies. Easily the most […]

Federal Court Strikes Down TX Abortion Law (VIDEO)

Federal Court Strikes Down TX Abortion Law (VIDEO)

A federal court in Texas struck down a controversial anti-abortion law. The law in question would have limited second-trimester abortions by outlawing the dilation and evacuate (D&E) procedure. US District Judge Lee Yeakel said in his decision: “The act leaves that woman and her physician with abortion procedures that are more complex, risky, expensive, difficult […]

Fundie Hosts Go There, Say God Turned Houston Into A Lake Because Of Abortion And Gays (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Fundie Hosts Go There, Say God Turned Houston Into A Lake Because Of Abortion And Gays (AUDIO/VIDEO)

These days, one of the sure things when a disaster strikes is that religious right leaders will open their mouths, stick in their feet, and jam them in deep. Hurricane Harvey was no exception. On Monday, for instance, forced-birth activist Abby Johnson danced a jig when the back end of Harvey downed a tree in […]

An Open Letter To The Forced-Birth Movement–From A Former Anti-Abortion Liberal (VIDEO)

An Open Letter To The Forced-Birth Movement–From A Former Anti-Abortion Liberal (VIDEO)

To The “Leadership” Of The “Pro-Life” Movement: For most of the time from around 2004 to 2011, I was one of you. I opposed abortion, except in cases of rape and incest. But recent events have convinced me that all your talk about protecting the sanctity of human life is nothing more than hot air. […]

Alabama Forced-Birthers: 12-Year-Old Rape Victim Wants To Commit ‘Murder’ (VIDEO)

Alabama Forced-Birthers: 12-Year-Old Rape Victim Wants To Commit ‘Murder’ (VIDEO)

Those who want to ban abortion claim that they want to defend the sanctity of life. But recent moves by abortion opponents prove that claim is a transparent lie. Recently, members of the supposed “mainstream” of the anti-abortion movement have suggested that allowing sexual assault victims to end their pregnancies isn’t an act of basic decency. No, […]

The Most Anti-Choice Federal Bill Ever Is Close To Getting A Vote (AUDIO)

The Most Anti-Choice Federal Bill Ever Is Close To Getting A Vote (AUDIO)

As alarming as the nearly daily outrages coming from Donald Trump have been, much of what has churned out of Capitol Hill is almost as alarming. We got a reminder of this on Tuesday, when word came out that a particularly monstrous attempt to ban all abortions in this country is very close to coming […]

Delaware Votes To Guarantee Abortion Rights – Anti-Choice Groups Freak (VIDEO)

Delaware Votes To Guarantee Abortion Rights – Anti-Choice Groups Freak (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, the Delaware legislature voted to approve a bill that guarantees abortion rights in direct defiance of President Donald Trump. President Donald Trump has said before that he wants to overturn the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, that makes abortion legal. This bill makes Delaware the first state to guarantee abortion access […]

6 Cruel Ways The Senate Health Care Bill Is Designed To Hurt Women (VIDEO)

6 Cruel Ways The Senate Health Care Bill Is Designed To Hurt Women (VIDEO)

The Senate version of the healthcare bill, known as the American Health Care Act, is incredibly cruel. However, it is especially cruel to women. The following are just a few examples why: 1. It Slashes Medicaid Medicaid covers over 25 million women in the United States. As of June 2017, 31 states and Washington, D.C. […]

Texas Signs Bill Effectively Bans Abortion After 13 Weeks – Even In Rape Cases (VIDEO)

Texas Signs Bill Effectively Bans Abortion After 13 Weeks – Even In Rape Cases (VIDEO)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott just signed a bill banning the safest and most effective procedure for abortion in the second trimester of pregnancy. It is called a D&E (Dilation & Evacuation). It is now prohibited even in cases of rape and incest. The only way a woman can get the procedure is if she has […]

POS Lawmaker Wants Women To Carry Dead Babies To Term (VIDEO)

POS Lawmaker Wants Women To Carry Dead Babies To Term (VIDEO)

We knew that anti-abortion activists were heartless, but not to this extent. ‘Good Medicine’ Despite the fact that most abortions occur within the first trimester, lawmakers continue to try and impose 20-week bans. Rep. Shannon Lundgren (R-Iowa) recently made a startling statement while discussing Senate File 471. The law would criminalize any abortions after 20 weeks, […]

Deranged Oklahoma Republican Calls Rape And Incest The ‘Will Of God’ (VIDEO)

Deranged Oklahoma Republican Calls Rape And Incest The ‘Will Of God’ (VIDEO)

Seems like lots of Republicans not only claim to know what’s best for a woman when it comes to her body and the reproductive choices she makes, but also what God thinks on the matter. Take Oklahoma GOP State Representative George Faught, who has authored a bill which would make it illegal for anyone to have […]

RWNJ Evangelist Prays For God To ‘Sweep Away’ Abortion And Pro-Choice Judges (VIDEOS)

RWNJ Evangelist Prays For God To ‘Sweep Away’ Abortion And Pro-Choice Judges (VIDEOS)

For years, the religious right has talked about building a “culture of life” in this country–one in which abortion is a thing of the past. We already know how far they’re willing to go. By standing behind Donald Trump even in the face of his outrageously degrading comments about women, the religious right announced in […]

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