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Impeding Jobs: The Bad Business of the GOP's Social Agenda

Michael Sargeant | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

Governor Jan Brewer's moment of sanity notwithstanding, the sad spectacle of Arizona's SB 1062 is simply further proof that the GOP's obsession with bashing gays and regulating uteruses is itself impeding job growth in the states Republicans control.

House Takes Up Far-Reaching Anti-Abortion Bill

Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

By JIM ABRAMS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday make their most concerted effort of the year to change federal abo...

Laura Bassett

Eight Men Consider Bill To Restrict Women's Reproductive Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

D.C. Anti-Abortion Bill Introduced In Congress...Again

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.29.2013 | DC

Those meddling kids in Congress are at it again. U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) introduced a bill last week to limit women's reproductive rights ...

The Good Thing We Can Learn From Anti-Abortion States

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Using the logic and tactics of the anti-abortion activists, however, there is nothing to say that states -- or even local communities -- can't take that legal right and make it as unavailable as possible.

Lone Democrat On Alaska Senate Panel Battles Anti-Abortion Witnesses

Anchorage Daily News | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

JUNEAU, ALASKA -- An effort by an anti-abortion state senator to restrict state-funded abortions using state law, not a doctor's opinion, to define wh...

Dem Plans Unusual Response To Punishment Over 'Vagina' Remarks

AP | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. -- A Michigan lawmaker barred from speaking in the state House after she used the word "vagina" during a debate on an anti-abortion bil...

John Celock

Arizona Senate Passes Abortion Bill That Would Protect Doctors Against Lawsuits

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

The Arizona Senate passed a bill Tuesday that will prohibit medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors who withhold information from a woman that co...

An Acorn Is Not an Oak

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Clearly somewhere between a just-fertilized egg and a baby about to exit the birth canal lies a distinction between potentially human and human. Because that line is difficult to draw does not mean that the line does not exist.

The War on Women You Haven't Heard of

Nancy Keenan | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Anti-choice extremists never take their eye off the prize: making abortion illegal in the United States. Right now, they have their sights set on Mississippi.

It's (Not) the Economy, Stupid

Kirsten Moore | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Kirsten Moore

Americans want Congress to create jobs and fire up the economy, so yesterday the House of Representatives passed new restrictions on abortion -- restrictions that will affect millions. Can we connect these dots?!

Laura Bassett

Protect Life Act: New Bill Would Allow Hospitals To Refuse To Perform Abortions

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House is scheduled to vote this week on a new bill that would allow federally-funded hospitals that oppose abortions to refuse to pe...

Laura Bassett

North Carolina House Votes To Force Ultrasound Bill Into Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

North Carolina lawmakers voted on Tuesday to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a mandatory ultrasound bill that forces abortion doctors to say certai...

Laura Bassett

PHOTOS: State-Level Assaults On Abortion Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans took charge of 25 state legislatures and 29 governors' offices in the 2010 elections, promising to focus on the sputtering e...

Fetus Set To Testify In Favor Of Anti-Abortion Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Christian pro-life group in Ohio is touting their plan to coordinate testimony of a nine-week old fetus -- the "youngest to ever testify" -- in favo...

Jason Linkins

Anti-Abortion Georgia Lawmakers Propose Laws That Would Criminalize Miscarriages

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Are lawmakers from the "women are chattel" set having some sort of nation-wide competition to see who can get the most sick-minded anti-abortion law e...

Jason Linkins

South Dakota Lawmakers Still Hard At Work Restricting Reproductive Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that their controversial "First thing we'll do is kill all the abortion providers" bill has been shelved indefinitely, South Dakota lawmakers are back doing what they do best: making it just as hard as possible for women to exercise, or even have, reproductive rights, because, in the eyes of said lawmakers, women are chattel.

Jason Linkins

South Dakota Shelves Controversial 'Justifiable Homicide' Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two days after Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones reported on a controversial measure being considered in South Dakota that "would expand the definition of...

Jason Linkins

Lawmaker Behind South Dakota's 'Justifiable Homicide' Bill Defends Measure [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The internet is straight blowing up at the news on Tuesday that lawmakers in South Dakota are mulling a piece of legislation that would seem to make it legally permissible to kill abortion providers. Says Vicki Saporta, the head of the National Abortion Federation, "The bill in South Dakota is an invitation to murder abortion providers." The bill's sponsor, state Rep. Phil Jensen, spoke to The Plum Line's Greg Sargent this morning, and guess what? He feels his law is being badly misinterpreted!

South Dakota Moves To Legalize Killing Abortion Providers

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A law under consideration in South Dakota would expand the definition of "justifiable homicide" to include killings that are intended to prevent harm ...

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.

Oklahoma Creationism & Anti-Abortion Bills Spark Concerns

The Oklahoman | Michael McNutt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With a Democrat no longer in the governor's office to keep them in check, Republican legislators have filed numerous bills that could violate federal ...