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Greg Rosalsky

Bob McDonnell Called 'Governor Vaginal Probe' By State Pol | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

A Virginia state senator gave Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) a new nickname on Tuesday, resurrecting a fight over McDonnell's support for legislation that wou...

Keeping Score in "the War on Women"

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

So far in Election 2012, we've seen a foul-mouthed Rush Limbaugh, men-only Congressional panels on women's rights, transvaginal probe laws and efforts to restrict women's access to contraception. And yet there's still a dispute over whether there's a war on women?

John Celock

Virginia Lawmaker Acknowledges Affair, Announces Retirement | John Celock | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

A Virginia legislator whose public statements cost one of his colleagues sex with his wife, acknowledged Monday that his own affair had cost him his s...

Katy Hall

9 Lies Republicans Tell About Women's Bodies | Katy Hall | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) apologized Tuesday to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) for accusing her of lying about the gender breakdown of a contracept...

Hell Hath No Fury Like Women Scorned

Donna Henes | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Donna Henes

You've heard the saying, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." Well, ladies, it is time for some serious fury! And men, I am talking to you, too -- all fathers, sons, brothers, lovers, and friends of women.

Birth Control, Abortion Battles Inspire Protest Legislation (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Debates over birth control and abortion have taken center stage in the states and in Congress, with Republicans in many state legislatures weighing bi...

WATCH: Colbert Makes Transvaginal Ultrasound Margaritas For Super Tuesday

Posted 03.07.2012 | Comedy

As is often the case with election days, "The Colbert Report" taped on Super Tuesday well before any results began to come in. But that didn't stop Co...

John Celock

Lawmakers Pass Final Ultrasound Bill | John Celock | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Virginia lawmakers on Thursday afternoon passed a final version of a bill requiring ultrasounds before abortions, including new language making the pr...

The He-Man Woman Haters Club

Bob Cesca | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The most popular radio talker in the world just called an ordinary citizen a slut and a prostitute in front of 15 million people. 15 million Americans tune in specifically to hear him say horrendous things like that.

GOP Lawmaker Backs Down On Controversial Ultrasound Bill

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

Alabama state Sen. Clay Scofield (R) backed off a provision Monday that would have forced women to submit to transvaginal ultrasounds before getting a...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Mandatory Ultrasound Bill Passes In State Senate | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

The Virginia Senate narrowly passed a bill on Tuesday by a vote of 21-19 that would require women to have an ultrasound procedure 24 hours prior to ha...

Other Virginia Bills That David Albo Can't Say Important Words In

Molly Knefel | Posted 04.29.2012 | Comedy
Molly Knefel

5. HB 199 Town of Onancock; liens for water charges: David Albo calls Onancock "Onanboner."

Amanda Terkel

Pro-Choice PAC Starts Up To Defeat Backers Of Virginia Ultrasound Bill | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Virginians has formed a political action committee to defeat state lawmakers who have been going after access to abortion and...

John Celock

GOP Governor Says He Hasn't Studied Controversial Ultrasound Bill | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) said Sunday morning that he has just learned about the transvaginal ultrasound bill pending in the state...

John Celock

Controversial Bill Cost Virginia Lawmaker Sex With Wife | John Celock | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Virginia's controversial transvaginal ultrasound bill hit one Republican lawmaker close to home. In the bedroom, to be precise. He said a fellow lawma...

Blunt Instruments, Transvaginal Probes, And What's At Stake

Sue Hyde | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Hyde

Sen. Roy Blunt has introduced an amendment that would severely restrict the ability of insured employees to get health care services if an employer or insurance company objects on the basis of religious beliefs or moral convictions. His attack has dire implications for LGBT people.

There Is Nothing Constitutional About State-Mandated Transvaginal Ultrasounds

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Requiring doctors to carry out invasive probes on woman without their consent reduces doctors to agents of the state, violating the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against searches by the government.

Laura Bassett

Virginia Ultrasound Bill Passes In House | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Virginia House of Delegates passed on Wednesday a revised version of a GOP-sponsored informed consent bill that would require women ...

John Celock

GOP Leader: Abortion Is A 'Lifestyle Convenience' | John Celock | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

A top Republican legislative leader in Virginia described abortion as a "lifestyle convenience" during the floor debate on a controversial measure to ...

Catherine Pearson

Are Docs Ordering Unnecessary Ovarian Cancer Tests? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living

No major medical organizations recommend routine ovarian cancer screening, but that hasn't stopped doctors from regularly testing for the disease. Acc...

A Call to Action: It's Time to Silence the "Silent Killer" of Women

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.27.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

If you knew there was a killer on the loose attacking over 21,000 women every year, wouldn't you demand that the government do everything necessary to stop him?