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20 Week Abortion Ban

South Carolina Governor Outlaws Abortion Past 19 Weeks

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Wednesday signed into law a bill banning most abortions after 19 weeks o...

Why Utah's Nonsensical New Abortion Bill Is So Bad For Women

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.30.2016 | Women

This week Utah's "adamantly pro-life" governor signed a bill that makes the state the first in the country to require that every single woman who gets...

Senate Committee Hears Abortion Bill, But Won't Hear SCOTUS Nominee

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee held a second hearing Tuesday on an abortion ban at 20 weeks of pregnancy -- a bill that the full Senate...

Scott Walker Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban Into Law

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed a bill into law on Monday that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's lif...

Laura Bassett

GOP Lawmaker Makes Very Puzzling Abortion Argument | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

As the Wisconsin State Assembly debated a GOP-backed bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Democrats chastised their colleagues across th...

Scott Walker Asked For Abortion Ban Without Exceptions For Rape, Incest

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

After declining to say whether he would support a 20-week abortion ban during the 2014 election, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) specifically requeste...

Laura Bassett

Graham Reintroduces 20-Week Abortion Ban: 'I Am Dying For That Debate' | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) reintroduced a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy on Thursday and said he would "insist" that the bill get a vo...

Laura Bassett

Scott Walker-Backed Abortion Bill Would Allow Father To Sue For Emotional Damages | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said this week that he would sign a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy that does not contain exceptions for ...

Coffman Wants Rape Victim to Get Police Permission to Get an Abortion

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.14.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

For most of his political career, Congressman Mike Coffman took a hard-line position against any rape or incest exception to his anti-abortion stance. But facing a tough reelection campaign in 2013, he issued a statement that he favored such exception. But he's never explained why his position changed.

Laura Bassett

House Passes Abortion Ban That Could Challenge Roe v. Wade [UPDATE] | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

Kate Williams was 21 weeks pregnant in 2011 when she had an ultrasound anatomy scan to check on the progress of her baby. The news was not good: Her u...

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Chris Christie Embraces 20-Week Abortion Ban | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday joined other potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates in endorsing a ban on abortions after 20 w...

Junk Science: The Fallacy of Fetal 'Pain'

David A. Grimes | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
David A. Grimes

In March of 2015, the West Virginia legislature overrode the Governor's veto of HB 2568, the "Pain-Cable Unborn Child Protection Act." As noted by th...

Laura Bassett

West Virginia Legislature Upholds 20-Week Abortion Ban Over Governor's Veto | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

West Virginia's Republican-controlled legislature voted on Friday to override Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's (D) veto of a bill that banned abortions after 2...

Scott Walker Pumps Up Anti-Abortion Cred By Backing 20-Week Ban

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

Days after coming under conservative fire for making vaguely pro-choice comments, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) released a letter reaffirming his an...

The Real Lessons of the House Majority Leadership's Abortion Fiasco

Cecile Richards | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Cecile Richards

As we reflect on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and House Majority leadership's abortion fiasco, let's make sure the lesson we learn is the right one.

Fraud and Betrayal Over the 20-Week Abortion Ban: Shame on These Women

Terry O'Neill | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Madeleine Albright once said there is a special place in hell reserved for women who don't help other women. But what's going on in the U.S. House right now is even worse.

Laura Bassett

GOP Does Damage Control After Abortion Bill Embarrassment | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

House Republicans scrambled on Thursday to appease social conservatives after unexpectedly canceling a vote on a bill that would ban abortions after 2...

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House GOP Cancels Vote On 20-Week Abortion Ban | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of a scheduled House of Representatives vote on a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Republican leaders canc...

The Secret History Of The GOP's New Abortion Ban

Mother Jones | Molly Redden | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

Just hours after the newly Republican Congress was sworn in on January 6, Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced a bil...

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Democrats Vow To Defend Abortion Rights On Roe v. Wade Anniversary | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in both chambers of Congress will introduce a resolution Thursday that asserts the "constitutionally protected right to safe, ...

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GOP Congresswomen Get Cold Feet On Anti-Abortion Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

A group of Republican congresswomen led by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) is expressing concerns about an anti-abortion bill that was expected to have ov...

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Planned Parenthood: 'We Expect To Defeat' 20-Week Abortion Ban In Congress | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards said Wednesday that the family planning provider "expect[s] to defeat" a bill next week in th...

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GOP Legislators File Several Overlapping Abortion Restrictions in South Carolina | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers in South Carolina have pre-filed a slew of legislation concerning abortion in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the l...

Laura Bassett

Mitch McConnell Now Can Bring Up The Abortion Ban He Promised | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

In the summer of 2013, the House of Representatives passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, which is two to four weeks earlier than Sup...

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Conservatives React To Wendy Davis' Abortion Story | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) has been called many unflattering names since she stood for 11 hours straight last year to filibuster an anti-abortio...