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Gop Abortion Bill

Laura Bassett

D.C. Abortion Ban Passes House Judiciary Committee | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill on Wednesday that bans abortions after 20 weeks of gestation in the District of Columbia ...

House Republicans Attempt Backdoor Maneuver To Advance Legislative Language Redefining Rape

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics

Republicans pulled controversial "forcible rape" language from a pending bill, but they're trying a backdoor maneuver to ensure the legislation achiev...

IRS Abortion Audits Would Be Required Under GOP Proposal

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Under a GOP-backed bill expected to sail through the House of Representatives, the Internal Revenue Service would be forced to police how Americans ha...

The Grand Old Party of Misogyny

Janine Balekdjian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine Balekdjian

The GOP's latest efforts appear to be focused on attacking women with no particular rationale. Let's do a quick legislative roundup of the misogynistic free-for-all that our government has devolved into.

Legislating Abortion Stigma

Anu Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anu Kumar

Last week, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce heard three "experts" on abortion policy testify on the "Protect Life Act," one of several bills aimed at reducing access to legal abortion services.

Conservatives Suggest Planned Parenthood May Be Criminal Enterprise

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — From its defiant origins in 1916, Planned Parenthood has not shied away from controversy – fighting to legalize birth control, ...

Abortion Wars Break Out In Congress

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders have made new restrictions on abortion one of their top priorities, pushing a divisive issue to the forefr...

Small Government vs. the Big A of Abortion

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

While Egyptian citizens are demanding democracy, we, who have all the democracy we need, are not protesting at all as some in Congress try to force radical anti-abortion bills on the American public.

GOP Abortion Bill Would Allow Doctors To Refuse To Provide Any Abortion

Mother Jones | Maddie Oatman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, the GOP backed down from its attempt to limit the definition of rape under federal abortion law. But hold your applause: While the Republic...

GOP-Controlled House Moving To Restrict Abortion Funding

McClatchy | William Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The battle over abortion takes center stage in Congress this week as two House subcommittees hold hearings on separate bills that would expand restric...

House Republicans Back Off 'Forcible Rape' Language In Controversial Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans announced Thursday that they are taking a step back from a particularly controversial passage of a piece of anti-abortion legislatio...

House Republicans Push Abortion Bill Redefining Rape

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Drugged, raped, and pregnant? Too bad. Republicans are pushing to limit rape and incest cases eligible for government abortion funding....