Category Archives for abortion

Why Has the National Abortion Rate Declined?

A new study from the Guttmacher Institute shows that the nation’s abortion rate in 2008-11 fell to its lowest level since the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing the procedure across the country. What’s behind the decline? From Guttmacher’s press release: “With abortion rates falling in almost all states, our study did not […]

Also posted in birth control, TFNEF
| 8 Comments |


Vile

The far right’s determination to demean and destroy its opponents knows no bounds, apparently. In fact, the “Abortion Barbie” attacks on state Sen. Wendy Davis began shortly after her courageous filibuster last summer. But this image is a twofer for race-baiters and activists in the war on women. Truly vile. We have no intention of […]

Also posted in TFNEF
| 7 Comments |


David Being David

See, if David Barton had just acknowledged that climate change is actually a thing, and that humans are a major contributing factor, we could have possibly, for once, agreed on something. But noooooooo, David Barton just had to be David Barton, and he kept going. The policy he’s referring to in the following quote is […]

Also posted in David Barton, TFNEF
| 4 Comments |


Poopgate: Texas DPS Docs Show No Evidence Activists Brought Feces, Urine to the Capitol

The Texas Department of Public Safety has finally released documents, requested by various media outlets, regarding claims by DPS officials, politicians and religious-right activists that demonstrators brought jars of feces and urine to the Capitol in July to protest extreme¬†anti-abortion legislation. The Texas Observer reports: What the documents show is that DPS collected and shared […]

Also posted in 2013 Texas Legislature, war on women, Women's health
| 4 Comments |


Poopgate: Texas DPS Will Release Docs About Alleged Jars of Feces and Urine at Capitol Protests

The Texas Observer reports that the Texas Department of Public Safety will release documents the Observer and other media outlets have requested regarding allegations that pro-choice activists brought jars of feces and urine to the Capitol when protesting extreme anti-abortion legislation this summer. Religious-right groups¬†and Republican politicians like Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst have used those […]

Also posted in 2013 Texas Legislature, David Dewhurst, TFN, war on women, Women's health
| 6 Comments |


More About the Claims That Pro-Choice Advocates Brought Feces and Urine to the Texas Capitol…

Remember our post about disputed claims that pro-choice advocates brought jars of feces and urine to the Texas Capitol earlier this month to protest legislation that could effectively ban abortion throughout much of the state? Religious-right groups and their legislative allies have used those claims to smear the citizens who went to the Capitol to […]

Also posted in 2013 Texas Legislature, TFN, war on women, Women's health
| 10 Comments |


Will You Remember?

Today Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping anti-abortion legislation that severely restricts women’s ability to make their own medical decisions and decide whether and when to have children. Thousands of women and men from across the state have come to the Texas Capitol in recent weeks to protest the legislation’s passage. Many others took action […]

Also posted in TFN, war on women, Women's health
| 23 Comments |


So Did Pro-Choice Protesters REALLY Bring Feces and Urine to the Texas Capitol?

The blogosphere went wild last Friday when it was discovered that Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were confiscating tampons from women trying to watch the final Senate debate on extreme anti-abortion legislation at the Capitol in Austin. Then DPS officials said they had also stopped citizens from bringing more than a dozen containers with […]

Also posted in TFN, war on women, Women's health
| 19 Comments |


Texas Sends Message to Women: No Respect and No Tampons

As the Texas Senate prepared to pass legislation today that would put severe limits on women’s ability to make their own decisions about their reproductive health, Department of Public Safety troopers also took something else from them: their tampons. News that DPS troopers were confiscating feminine hygiene products from women wanting to watch the abortion […]

Also posted in 2013 Texas Legislature, TFN
| 17 Comments |


Texas Pastor Nods Along as Talk Show Host Says the Folks Pushing Abortion Rights Are Promiscuous Men ‘Like Our President’

We’ve heard a lot of extreme rhetoric in the deeply divisive debate over abortion in Texas the last few weeks. Our friends at Right Wing Watch caught some of it today, when Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress spoke on a far-right American Family Association radio program. In talking about what’s happening in Texas, show host Sandy […]

Also posted in Robert Jeffress, TFNEF
| 16 Comments |