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Controversial GOP Bill Actually Increases Spending

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

A Republican bill that passed the House of Representatives June 18 banning abortions after 20 weeks conflicts with another one of the party's prioriti...

Trent Franks Killed a Limited Number of His Own Unborn Children

Chris Kelly | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Obviously there's nothing wrong with in vitro fertilization. But let's follow Franks' logic. If fertilized eggs are human lives, then Trent Franks and his wife went to a clinic and paid to have their babies aborted -- kind of an "abortion clinic" -- just when the pre-humans were at their tiniest and most helpless.

Laura Bassett

House Passes Major Anti-Abortion Bill | 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 | 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...

Contentious Bill Gets Revised After Rape Controversy

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans have modified a tough anti-abortion bill to include exceptions for rape and incest after the GOP sponsor of the l...

Trent Franks Fundraises In Wake Of Rape Remark

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Since Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) claimed earlier this week that it's incredibly rare for women to become pregnant from rape, he has been under fire f...

GOP Congressman Slams Party On Abortion: 'The Stupidity Is Simply Staggering'

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After an all-male group of Republicans voted on Wednesday to advance an anti-abortion bill with no exceptions for rape victims, a member...

Laura Bassett

All-Male Panel Advances Controversial Abortion Bill | 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...

Laura Bassett

Eight Men Consider Bill To Restrict Women's Reproductive Rights | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

An all-male panel of House lawmakers considered a bill on Thursday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy across the United States, with...

Laura Bassett

Republicans Use Gosnell Case To Push Restrictive Abortion Ban | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) told reporters on Wednesday that there is a "good chance" House leadership will bring his nationwide 20-week...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Hits 'Abortion President' For Gun Hypocrisy | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's impassioned State of the Union plea to pass gun laws in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massa...

Jennifer Bendery

House Rejects D.C. Abortion Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Tuesday failed to pass a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in Washington, D.C. But they suc...

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 To Vote On Bill Banning Abortions Based On Gender

Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

By JIM ABRAMS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Legislation coming up for a House vote would make it a federal crime to carry out an abortion bas...

Laura Bassett

In D.C. Abortion Ban Protest, Capital Residents Swarm Rep. Trent Franks' Office | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

A swarm of Washington, D.C., residents descended on Rep. Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) Capitol Hill office on Wednesday to drop off plastic rats, pictures o...

Laura Bassett

Arizona Congressman Goes After D.C. Abortion Rights | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) is pushing a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the District of Columbia, but he has denied Del....

PRENDA: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Rep. Judy Chu | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Rep. Judy Chu

PRENDA, the so-called "Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act," would have a chilling effect on reproductive choice for every woman in this country.

Laura Bassett

Arizona Rep. Authors D.C. Abortion Ban | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) drew a heap of criticism from Washington, D.C., locals on Monday when he introduced a bill that would ban women there from...

Laura Bassett

'Susan B. Anthony And Frederick Douglass' Anti-Abortion Bill Angers Civil Rights Community | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

Minority and women's civil rights groups, including the NAACP, criticized GOP lawmakers on Tuesday for using Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony -...

Special Forces Providing Federally Funded Abortions in Afghanistan

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

If you've built an entire political career on not understanding the difference between a citizen and a fertilized egg, does that apply to mothers and their unborn children in Afghanistan? If not, why not?