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Fetal Pain

City Abortion Bans: Is Your Town Next?

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

On November 19th citizens of Albuquerque, New Mexico, will vote on the first city-level 20 week abortion ban in the United States.

Judge Strikes Down Idaho Abortion Restrictions

AP | TODD DVORAK and REBECCA BOONE | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho — A federal judge has struck down Idaho's law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on beliefs held by physicians and...

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 ...

If A Fetus Felt Pain, Would You Still Be Pro-Choice?

Charli James | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Charli James

Protecting the rights, health and economic opportunities of American women would still take precedence for me if fetal pain were real. But the medical fact is that fetal pain is not real.

Our Daughters, Moms, and Sisters: Republican Attacks on Women's Choice Should Also Mobilize Men

Hans Johnson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Men should join in rejecting the attack on reproductive health and insisting on candidates who know the issues around access to contraceptives and abortion and promise to advocate and advance coverage, affordable care, and fairness.

House Bill: Docs Must Describe Fetal Pain To Mother Before Abortions

Posted 03.01.2012 | Miami

The Florida House of Representatives has approved a bill prohibiting abortions after the fetus has attained viability -- often reached around 24 weeks...

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

State Abortion Restrictions Hit Record High In 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Conservative state lawmakers set a record in 2011 for the highest number of anti-abortion and anti-family planning provisions enacted in a single year...

Nebraska Abortion Limits

AP | NATE JENKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers on Tuesday passed a groundbreaking bill banning abortions at 20 weeks based on assertions that fetuses feel p...