Are we headed back to this?Thanks to Roe v. Wade, the law of the land in this country is that abortion is legal. However, plenty of states are enacting laws that chip away at a woman's right to have the procedure. And in a piece yesterday on AlterNet.org, Amanda Marcotte ranked the ten worst stat ... More >>
Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to deny Planned Parenthood federal dollars in the form of Title X funds. Title X, signed into law in 1972, grants clinics money to perform cancer screenings and routine sexual health procedures on low-income women.Pro-choice forces are galvanizi ... More >>
Arthur Lieber: an unlikely candidate, and now an authorIt was roughly a year ago that Arthur Lieber started getting concerned. A self-described progressive Democrat, he was no fan of Todd Akin, the conservative Republican who represents Missouri's 2nd Congressional District. And as best Lieber co ... More >>
Imperiled.After a heated, three-hour debate last night, the U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon passed an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood by a vote of 240 to 185. The Senate, which retains a slim Democratic majority, is expected to vote on the measure in the coming weeks.The Pence ... More >>
Rep. Mike Pence doesn't want you to have these.As soon as today or tomorrow, members of the U.S. House of Representatives could approve bills to strip Planned Parenthood and other reproductive care centers of federal funding. Such a move would leave millions of low-income women nationwide without ... More >>
Without Palin, attendance was limp. Remember that Wash U sex panel that was supposed to feature Bristol Palin, until she bowed out in the face of protest?
Well, it turns out that the students who fought for her ouster weren't exactly gung-ho about the Palin-less panel, which addressed sexual ... More >>
Where do Iron Maiden songs and Mother Goose rhymes meet? At the Famous Fictional Verses art show, opening at Mad Art Gallery this weekend. Portraits from over 25 local artists will be on display, all inspired by the lyrics from poetry or popular music. Find details on this show and lots more in the ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergJeff Farris is a NARAL employee and volunteers as a clinic escort at the Hope Clinic in Granite City, Illinois.Please make sure to read this week's RFT feature, "She's Not There," which discusses how activists on both sides of the debate are increasingly paying attention to men ... More >>
Missouri's Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday heard a bill that would place new restriction on abortions. The bill, sponsored by state senator Rob Mayer (R - Dexter), would require a woman to obtain material 24-hours prior to an abortion that details the risks of the medical procedure and the p ... More >>
Image viaPam Tebow and the son she chose not to abort, Heisman Trophy-winner Tim.By now you've read about the kerfuffle over Tim Tebow's Super Bowl ad, the one where he and his mom Pam talk about how, when she was pregnant with Tim, she refused to have an abortion for health reasons. You've ... More >>
James O'Keefe learns that pimpin' ain't easy.It keeps getting worse for political activist (and pride of the St. Louis Tea Party) James O'Keefe. Last week he was arrested for illegally attempting to access the phone lines of Lousiana Senator Mary Landrieu. Over the weekend Daily RFT voters ... More >>
You probably don't want to give this gift to that special someone after your first date. But then again, who knows? Nothing breaks that pre-coitus awkwardness better than a properly timed box of condoms. This Valentine's Day Planned Parenthood of St. Louis is encouraging lovers to eschew the traditi ... More >>
Tim Dreste's journey from Christian missionary to anti-abortion racketeer cost him a $6 million federal fine for his role in threatening to "kill, assault or do bodily harm" to abortion providers. But he isn't about to stop his crusade.