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

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.14.2015 | 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.

Why I Strongly Oppose the Republican Anti-Choice Bill

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Under this legislation, women whose lives are in danger would be prohibited from receiving a safe and legal abortion after 20 weeks -- even when their doctor determines it is medically necessary. Doctors could face up to five years in jail for acting to prevent serious and potentially lifelong harm to their patient. In addition, the bill would enact senseless barriers for rape victims.

Laura Bassett

House Passes Abortion Ban That Could Challenge Roe v. Wade [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood: 'We Expect To Defeat' 20-Week Abortion Ban In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Laura Bassett

GOP Senators Urge Harry Reid To Bring Up Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

Thirty-two Republican senators have signed a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to allow a floor vote on a bill that would ban a...

Laura Bassett

Lindsey Graham On Abortion Ban: 'Nothing Bad Is Going To Happen'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a bill on Thursday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the United States unl...

Laura Bassett

20-Week Abortion Ban Gains Key Sponsor

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) plans to introduce a bill next week that would ban all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, according to the Washington...

Laura Bassett

House Passes Major Anti-Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday 228 to 196 that prohibits women from having abortions 20 weeks after conception. The Pai...

GOP Congressman: I Oppose Abortion Because Male Fetuses Masturbate

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) said Monday that abortion should be banned as early as 15 weeks after conception because he has witnessed male fetuses ...

Laura Bassett

White House Threatens To Veto Anti-Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

The White House issued a statement on Monday threatening to veto a House bill that would ban abortions in the United States after 20 weeks of pregnanc...

Laura Bassett

Republican Lawmaker: 'The Incidence Of Rape Resulting In Pregnancy Are Very Low'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

During a House Judiciary hearing on his abortion bill Wednesday, Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) said that he opposes an exemption for rape victims becaus...

Laura Bassett

All-Male Panel Advances Controversial Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Republicans in the House Judiciary subcommittee voted on Tuesday to expand Rep. Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) proposed D.C. abortion bill to apply to the wh...