Abortion Archives

Not only is this a fantastic video, it wins points for highlighting the single most frustrating thing about the abortion debate, namely, the fact that anti-abortion folks are the only people in the United States that can pick and choose what they want their tax dollars to support. If I, for example, tried to withhold Read More

Cross-posted from TAPPED. On Tuesday, a judge in Kansas ruled for the second time that he wouldn’t bar Scott Roeder, the 51-year-old accused of killing the Kansas abortion provider George Tiller in May, from arguing that he believed he needed to kill Tiller to protect unborn children. The judge, Warren Wilbert, denied prosecutors requests to Read More

Was the amendment restricting insurers that get federal dollars from paying for abortions a necessary evil to get health reform passed? Probably. It’s a heartbreaking setback, and, as Emily Bazelon points out in Double X, this only hurts poor women. Just to keep things in perspective, though, women without health insurance don’t have abortions paid Read More

Today in my office, a pimp and his prostitute came looking for advice on where to score some blow and advice on how to fill out their W-2s. When I told them what they could do, they accused me of encouraging them to engage in public masturbation. I hope Beck and Co. don’t get hold Read More

Believe it or not, I’ve been known to be a jackass. Ask anyone who had the misfortune of knowing me in college. Or a couple years ago. I really hope President Obama isn’t asked about it anytime soon: Anyway, lots of things have happened since our last Monday roundup. Here’s a few of them, a Read More

Ricky Rice is a former dope fiend and a surviving member of a suicide cult. And when he gets a mysterious letter to uphold a promise he made long ago, Ricky becomes a member of a secret society of paranormal investigators called the Unlikely Scholars. When the society is threatened, Ricky is teamed up with Read More

I’m going to hope that, unless you grew up in my hometown,* you never had to deal with the frustrating experience of having scripture quoted back at you in response to everything you said. I know I have probably seemed in previous posts as though I hate religion, but I think The Bible has its Read More

Because of technical difficulties and an unusually busy work day, this almost became Your Tuesday Random-Ass Roundup. Sorry I’m late again. Your PostBourgie-approved weekend reading material: First things first, Stacia, one of our co-bloggers, is writing a novel and posting a chapter a day at her personal blog. What is this space for, if not Read More

I try to avoid wasting space on this blog,  but it’s definitely worth wasting space to comment on this utterly nonsensical and characteristically disingenuous Ross Douthat column, where he basically argues that restricting second trimester abortion is a necessary precondition to having more sensible abortion laws: Indeed, the argument that some abortions take place in Read More

William Saletan — yes, that William Saletan — has penned another article for Slate in which he delves into a topical issue in an attempt to be profound but bases his ideas on an argument that’s fundamentally flawed. In an attempt to turn the horrible death of George Tiller in Kansas into a call-to-come-together abortion Read More

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