The C is for Crank

Koster: No Reason to Allow Abortion for "The Rape Thing"

First Congressional District candidate John Koster says he sees no reason to allow abortions in the case of "the rape thing," and then elaborates. And elaborates.

10/31/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

News

News Council Rules Against KUOW on Crisis Pregnancy Center Story

A media watchdog group rules that local public-radio station KUOW erred when it failed to contact an anti-abortion group for a story about crisis pregnancy centers.

04/06/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

What Does Abortion Have to Do With the King County Sheriff's Office? Plenty.

No, the King County sheriff doesn't make laws governing abortion or women's rights. But that doesn't mean his views on those subjects are irrelevant.

04/03/2012 By Josh Feit

That Washington

New King County Sheriff: My Position on Abortion Has Evolved

The new King County sheriff, who supported anti-abortion bills as a Republican state legislator in Minnesota, says his views on choice have "evolved."

04/02/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City

New King County Sheriff Sponsored Anti-Choice Bills

As a Republican state legislator in Minnesota, King County's new sheriff, Steve Strachan, sponsored bills putting new hurdles in the way of women seeking abortions.

04/02/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Oklahoma Abortion Law Struck Down Over First Amendment Concerns

As proposals to legislate against abortion falter all across the country, a judge strikes down an Oklahoma anti-abortion law on First Amendment grounds.

03/29/2012 By Josh Feit

The C is for Crank

A Letter to Obama: Please Don't Take the Ladies for Granted

President Obama assumes he'll get the women's vote, but won't speak up for their basic health-care requirements.

03/14/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Dispatches From the War On Women

This week in the war on women.

02/22/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

The Arguments Against the Reproductive Parity Bill

The anti-abortion contingent speaks out against the state reproductive parity act.

02/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Science: 1, Unnecessary, Invasive Medical Procedures, 0

Survey says: Forcing women to get sonograms does not reduce the abortion rate.

02/06/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Even More Impressive

Monday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip featuring Rob McKenna, Maria Cantwell, gay marriage, abortion rights, and Newt Gingrich.

01/30/2012 By Morning Fizz

The C is for Crank

Texas to Subject Women to Sonogram, Lecture Before Abortions

Texas' new abortion law, among the most restrictive in the nation, requires doctors to subject women to a sonogram, describe the fetus, and play the sound of the fetal heartbeat.

01/16/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

... And a Cranky New Year

The year in Crank.

01/02/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Five Lies From the Latest Anti-Abortion Bill

Five lies from the latest state anti-abortion bill.

12/20/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

The Rejoinder from the Union?

Monday Edition

12/19/2011 By Morning Fizz

On Other Blogs

The New Yorker: The History, and Future, of Planned Parenthood

The New Yorker's Jill LePore on the past and future of Planned Parenthood.

11/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Mississippi Voters Rejecting Egg-As-Person Law

Voters in Mississippi are rejecting a constitutional amendment that would have defined a fertilized egg as a person.

11/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett