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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...

Laura Bassett

GOP Platform Endorses Dubious Fetal Pain Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

The 2012 GOP platform features a bold new development in the party's position on abortion: an official endorsement of the medically unsupported claim ...

Laura Bassett

D.C. Abortion Ban Passes House Judiciary Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Laura Bassett

In D.C. Abortion Ban Protest, Capital Residents Swarm Rep. Trent Franks' Office

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

20-Week Abortion Ban Proposed For D.C. Sparks Fierce Debate In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

A nationwide ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy would be difficult to push through both chambers of Congress, but Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz....

Laura Bassett

Arizona Congressman Goes After D.C. Abortion Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | 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....

Abortion Hangs Over D.C. Budget Autonomy Efforts

| Posted 02.27.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff The elation that greeted Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell's announcement last week that he backs giving D.C. control...

Laura Bassett

Arizona Rep. Authors D.C. Abortion Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Darrell Issa Includes Anti-Abortion Caveat In D.C. Autonomy Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has drafted a proposal that would give Washington, D.C. greater autonomy over how it spends it...

New Report: 2009 a Mix of Highs and Lows for Pro-Choice Americans

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

A new report arrives as Congress continues to debate abortion coverage in health-care reform, reflecting a mix of progress and setbacks for choice across the country.