John Oliver on American states' absurd, punitive abortion laws

Ever since the Supreme Court ruled that states could restrict access to abortion provided the restrictions weren't "unduly burdensome," Republican thinktanks have been spreading "TRAP" ("Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers") rules that have a veneer of reasonableness but have the effect of making abortions impossible to procure for the majority of women in those states.

John Oliver's take on this is characteristically brilliant and inflammatory. We led this year's Boing Boing Christmas charity drive with Planned Parenthood. Allow me to suggest that you also support NARAL Pro-Choice America, which receives charitable funds for its work in ensuring that all women have access to safe abortion on demand.