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


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

The C is for Crank

Mississippi's "Personhood" Amendment Fails

Mississippi constitutional amendment would define a fertilized egg as a person.

11/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

NARAL to Gregoire: "We Hope You Will Preserve Health Care for Women"

At NARAL's annual costume ball, a shout-out to Gov. Chris Gregoire for supporting reproductive rights.

10/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Surgeon General's Warning: Don't Get Pregnant, Ladies

Anti-abortion forces marshal the troops, at the federal, state, and local levels.

10/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Is McKenna Really a Dan Evans Republican?

Rob McKenna gets an enthusiastic endorsement from the Mainstream Republicans of Washington, standard bearers of the moderate pre-Sarah Palin GOP. Are McKenna's social views moderate?

06/11/2011 By Josh Feit

The C is for Crank

Dear Nicole Brodeur: There Is No Such Thing as a "Cheerleader for Abortions"

Those who support abortion rights do so because we believe in women's bodily autonomy, not because we're "cheerleaders for abortion."

04/19/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Update on NARAL Ban at West Seattle Summerfest

West Seattle group confirms that advocacy and religious groups will be allowed to participate in West Seattle Summerfest after all. Just not NARAL or Planned Parenthood.

07/07/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


The (Opposite) Tea Party Effect, Pt. 2

We had a wild conspiracy theory that the pro-life group that recently produced an anti-Dino Rossi video was actually planted by the Rossi camp to make Rossi seem more moderate. But then we interviewed the group. They're for real.

07/02/2010 By Josh Feit

That Washington

Where Rossi Stands on Abortion Rights

06/16/2010 By Josh Feit

That Washington

The Question We Need to Answer

12/23/2009 By Josh Feit