In April, scientists achieved a major breakthrough that could one day drastically improve the fate of babies born extremely prematurely. Eight premature baby lambs spent their last month of development in an external womb that resembled a high-tech ziplock bag. At the time, the oldest lamb was nearly a year old, and…
Donald Trump is reportedly adding another member to his administration that wants to see the destruction of the program that they’ve been charged with leading. Politico reports that Teresa Manning, an anti-contraception activist, will oversee the budget for the federal family planning program. Manning has previously…
Earlier this month, Donald Trump quietly signed a bill allowing states to withhold federal family planning funds from organizations that provide abortion services.
For more than a year, there’s been a pioneering effort underway by students at UC Berkeley to dramatically broaden the access that women on campus have to abortion.
In a mind-bogglingly dangerous move, conservatives in the Texas Senate have passed a bill that some say would make it legal for doctors to lie to pregnant women about discoveries made during prenatal testing.
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), placing the Georgia Congressman in an extremely powerful position as far as the nation’s health is concerned. Given his dubious track record, this appointment is of serious concern.
Donald Trump made some pretty scary threats during the election about cracking down on abortion. Here’s a quick refresher on his campaign promises—and why women have every right to be very worried.
Father Frank Pavone, who calls himself “one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world,” streamed some questionable content on Facebook Live on Sunday in the name of Donald Trump or something.
Elizabeth* is 35. She grew up in the South, currently lives in Brooklyn, and has been married for two years. After a previous miscarriage at 10 weeks, she was overjoyed to find herself pregnant for a second time. At 31 weeks, she found out that the baby boy she was carrying wouldn’t be able to breathe outside the womb…
Pregnant women in Brazil who are infected with Zika—a virus suspected of causing birth defects—are prohibited from having an abortion. That’s prompting a group of lawyers, activists, and scientists to demand that the country’s supreme court make an exception.
During a debate over abortion legislation Monday between Idaho lawmakers, Republican state representative Vito Barbieri asked whether it would be possible for a woman to swallow a small camera, so that doctors might perform a remote gynecological examination (presumably, à la capsule endoscopy).
The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board in Arizona recently voted to "redact" a page from a ninth-grade biology text book because it includes a brief section on an abortion pill. School officials have responded by literally tearing the page from the texts. Thankfully, the Internet has come to the rescue.
This month, a Senate committee held a hearing on whether to halt the growing number of state laws reducing access to abortion services in the name of protecting women's health. The "expert" testimony revealed just how much these laws rely on fringe science and discredited research.
This is the story of an illegal abortionists who helps desperate women that need to abort using the combination of "two different drugs that, when used together, will abort nearly any first-trimester pregnancy."
Sarah Slamen—the woman who was unconstitutionally kicked out of a Texas Senate abortion bill hearing by its Republican Chairwoman Jane Nelson—got to complete her speech slamming the dreadful law and its shameful sponsors live on MSNBC's The Last Word. Unfortunately, the bill will pass.
The Texas Legislature has gone completely bonkers trying to pass absurdly restrictive abortion laws, part of a larger jihad against women, black voters, students, history, free speech and the environment. This brave Texan, Sarah Slamen, just declared war on Texas legislators. Her side will ultimately win.
Talking today to CBS' Face the Nation, Texas Senator Wendy Davis said Governor Perry is using abortion to boost his 2016 presidential aspirations: "Gov. Perry and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst are willing to put women in harm’s way in order to step up on the political ladder." But it may backfire, she says.
Texas Governor Rick Perry can't believe a "teen mom" would one day be a state senator defending the rights of women to choose whether or not they're ready to have children. Shouldn't Sen. Wendy Davis have aborted her child, since she hates babies so much?
Furious over the failure of his personal crusade to ban abortion in the state of Texas, Governor Rick Perry has called for a second "special session" of the Texas legislature on July 1. Last night's attempt to all but illegalize abortion failed after a 15-hour filibuster by Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis.
Democrat Texas State Senator Wendy Davis has defeated the draconian Republican-sponsored anti-abortion bill, the toughest in the country. She stood up filibustering for 13 hours straight, without any physical aid at the senate floor. The law would have virtually banned abortion in the Lone Star state, reducing clinics…