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Nancy Pelosi Wants Male Reporter To Stop Telling Her What Happens In Women's Bodies

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

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Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid: Human Trafficking Bill Doomed Unless GOP Removes Anti-Abortion Language | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told Republicans Wednesday morning that unless they remove an anti-abortion provision from a ...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Sneaks Anti-Abortion Language Into Bipartisan Human Trafficking Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fate of what should have been noncontroversial legislation to crack down on human trafficking is uncertain after Democrats discovere...

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...

Laura Bassett

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...

Laura Bassett

GOP Goes Hard After Abortion In First Days Of Congress | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON-- Emboldened by a new Senate majority, Republicans in Congress introduced five abortion restrictions in the first three days of the new leg...

Laura Bassett

Republican Candidates Are Going As 'Pro-Choice' For Halloween | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

After losing badly among women voters in the 2012 elections, some Republican candidates seem to have undergone a "pro-choice" makeover. Wisconsin G...

Courting Evangelicals, Rand Paul Vows To 'Stand Up For Unborn Children'

AP | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

BY STEVE PEOPLES, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Describing a nation "in a full-blown spiritual crisis," leading Republicans on Friday vowed ...

Premarital Sex, Other 'Moral' Issues Divide Democrats And Republicans

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

While the American public overall has become more accepting of certain social issues, such as premarital sex, embryonic stem cell research and euthana...

Laura Bassett

Congresswomen Pen Stinging Memo To House GOP | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Apparently fed up with their Republican colleagues' policy priorities, a group of Democratic congresswomen sent a scathing memo to the GOP on Friday t...

GOP Abortion Opponent Realizes That His Own Party's Amendment Helped Cover Abortions

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 90 percent of health insurance plans offered to lawmakers and congressional staff cover abortion, an unforeseen conseque...

The GOP's Grand Abortion Scheme

MSNBC | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

It’s been four decades since Roe v. Wade was handed down, and that’s how long the anti-abortion movement has been coming up with strategies to rev...

GOP Tries To Slow Anti-Abortion Push In Key States

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Abortion is still legal but getting one in many states will be difficult if laws passed this year are upheld by the courts. In a mar...

Abortion Politics

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

It would seem that Republicans would want to adopt strategies that would strengthen their appeal to women -- particularly young women, a group they lost overwhelmingly. But instead they've pursued their war on abortion rights with undiminished vigor.

Hey Republicans, These Things Have Nothing To Do With Lady Parts!

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

The fight over abortion rights has a tendency to be awkwardly crammed into some strange legislative territory. Republican lawmakers in North Carolina ...

The GOP's Abortion Obsession

The Daily Beast | Michelle Goldberg | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

Less than four months ago, a Republican task force commissioned by RNC chair Reince Priebus released a blunt report—colloquially known as the autops...

GOP Rejects Change On Divisive Issues Despite 2012 Loss

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers have a message for those who want the party to soften its emphasis on social conservatism in hopes of reaching a wi...

GOP Plan To Appeal To Millennials: 'Make Abortion Funny"

Salon | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

"How do you make abortion funny?" That was a key question mulled at a major conservative gathering Friday on how to make social conservatism appealing...

GOP Rep Tells Woman She Should Have Carried Brain-Dead Fetus To Term, Just In Case

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

At a congressional hearing Thursday on an abortion bill that would ban the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told a ...

What Republican War on Sex?

Eli Lehrer | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

I'm a conservative Republican, a married father, and a strong supporter of everyone's freedom to marry. And it strikes me that The Huffington Post is ...

11 Actions That Prove Republicans Are Intent On Making 2013 A Terrible Year For Sex

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

Move over "war on women," the GOP's "war on sex" is here to invade your bedroom and reproductive system. While some of the measures below may resem...

'Men Legislators Shouldn't Even Vote On' Abortion

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) has never shied away from turning his trademark brand of colorful rhetoric on his own party, and on Thursday he did ...

Skelos: GOP Will Not Compromise On Abortion

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 04.01.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- Sen. Dean Skelos says Republicans won't go along with a Cuomo administration proposal to expand abortion rights -- signaling that the GOP wo...

The 'Pro-Life' Movement's Success Is About Raw Politics

Tracy Weitz | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Tracy Weitz

Historically, evangelical Christians had stayed away from politics, believing that such engagement would taint their religion. However, opposition to abortion became a way for the Republican Party to appeal to this disenfranchised group, mobilizing huge numbers of new voters (and donors).

McCain To GOP: Leave Abortion Issue Alone

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday urged members of his party to leave abortion discussions "alone," warning that focusing on the issue puts the Rep...