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Laura Bassett

House Passes Anti-Abortion Bill On Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

On the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark abortion rights decision in Roe v. Wade, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 242-179 to pa...

Did You See How Republicans Tried to Tamper With Women's Health Insurance Plans This Week?

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

For years, Republicans have tried to get between a woman and her doctor. Now they're trying to come between a woman and her health insurance company.

Laura Bassett

House Passes Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

The House of Representatives passed a bundle of abortion restrictions Tuesday that would dramatically reduce the number of health insurance plans that...

Laura Bassett

WH: Obama Would Smack Down Abortion Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

The White House said on Monday that President Barack Obama would veto the controversial anti-abortion bill moving through the House of Representatives...

Laura Bassett

GOP Men Debate Anti-Abortion Bill As Female Colleagues Protest In The Hallway | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Just before a panel of Republican men on the House Judiciary Committee debated a new anti-abortion bill on Wednesday, a group of their Democratic coll...

With Upcoming Discussion on Limiting Abortion Rights, the Personal Is Political

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Rep. Karen Bass

To break the issue of abortion rights down to a battle over "messaging," or ensuring that Republican members of the House give some necessary red meat to their base, ultimately has a much more dire impact on the body politic.

Laura Bassett

The GOP Won't Raise Your Taxes, Unless You're A Woman And You Want An Abortion | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The House of Representatives held a hearing Thursday morning on a Republican-sponsored bill that would effectively raise taxes on women and small busi...

Laura Bassett

House Republicans Kick Off 2014 With Renewed Focus On Abortion, Birth Control | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

As the Senate takes up a measure to extend unemployment insurance, Republicans in the House of Representatives are looking to make 2014 another banner...

The Republican War on Women: A Red Herring

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

We will be better off as a country the more equal we are and the more opportunity we provide for the best and brightest to rise to the top, regardless of the economic station people are born into. Unfortunately, we've gotten away from this conviction over the last few decades.

Laura Bassett

John Boehner Vows To 'Help Make Abortion A Relic Of The Past' | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

As hundreds of thousands of people braved sub-freezing temperatures in Washington, D.C., on Friday to join the anti-abortion protest March for Life, H...

Steve King Defends Todd Akin

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Todd Akin hasn't lost all his friends, yet. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) weighed in on the controversy surrounding Akin's rape comments on Monday, def...

Setting The Record Straight On The 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act'

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Butler

The truth is that H.R. 3 breaks sharply with longstanding federal abortion policy in ways that could significantly impact people's health insurance and set a precedent that jeopardizes funding for many faith-based organizations.

Laura Bassett

Aggressive Anti-Abortion Legislation Faces House Vote | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A closer look at a House bill marketed to the public as a "common-sense" ban on taxpayer-funded abortions reveals an aggressive, multi-pr...

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...

My Catholic Conscience: Doing The Right Thing For Women

Jon O'Brien | Posted 06.08.2011 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

As Catholics and as citizens, we must oppose the move to de-fund Planned Parenthood and stand up for our rights and freedom to follow our own consciences on these personal issues.

Insurance Bans on Abortion Go for the Jugular

Carlton W. Veazey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlton W. Veazey

If successful, insurance bans may be more devastating to women's reproductive health care than the hundreds of state laws that mandate counseling, forced delays, and bans on specific procedures.

How Many Committees Does it Take to Wage a War on Women?

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Recent and ongoing attacks on women's freedom and privacy by the anti-choice House leadership are so far-reaching and so extreme that they've been dubbed the "War on Women."

Amanda Terkel

Pro-Choice Advocates: GOP's Revised Abortion Bill Remains 'Extremely Harmful' To Women | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After significant public controversy over H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, lawmakers quietly amended the legislation an...

No Laughing Matter: Youth and "Stupak on Steroids"

Angela Baxter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Baxter

As a group, a community, a vulnerable population, young people and our needs have continually been left out of the debate around reproductive and sexual health and rights.

GOP Budget Wars on Reproductive Health

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

The GOP's mantra has long been that there is too much government involvement in our lives. So how do they square that with telling a woman who has been raped that maybe her rape just wasn't violent enough to warrant an abortion?

Amanda Terkel

'Forcible Rape' Language Remains In Bill To Restrict Abortion Funding | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After significant public blowback, House Republicans last week promised to drop a controversial provision in their high-priority No Taxp...

Rape, the Republican Party and Rage

Liz Seccuro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Liz Seccuro

The idea of middle-aged, Republican white men attempting to control womens' bodies once again infuriates many human beings -- not just women, not just liberals. I am a registered Republican.

Steve King Offers Graphic Description Of 'Dismemberment'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) took a new step Tuesday in his campaign to limit abortion access, asking a witness testifying at a House hearing on H.R. 3, t...

Amanda Terkel

House GOP Ramps Up Efforts To Restrict Abortion Access | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite campaigning on a platform of creating jobs and boosting the economy, some of the first pieces of legislation Republicans have ta...

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...