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Laura Bassett

Congresswomen Pen Stinging Memo To House GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Apparently fed up with their Republican colleagues' policy priorities, a group of Democratic congresswomen sent a scathing memo to the GOP on Friday t...

GOP Abortion Opponent Realizes That His Own Party's Amendment Helped Cover Abortions

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 90 percent of health insurance plans offered to lawmakers and congressional staff cover abortion, an unforeseen conseque...

The GOP's Grand Abortion Scheme

MSNBC | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

It’s been four decades since Roe v. Wade was handed down, and that’s how long the anti-abortion movement has been coming up with strategies to rev...

GOP Tries To Slow Anti-Abortion Push In Key States

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Abortion is still legal but getting one in many states will be difficult if laws passed this year are upheld by the courts. In a mar...

Abortion Politics

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

It would seem that Republicans would want to adopt strategies that would strengthen their appeal to women -- particularly young women, a group they lost overwhelmingly. But instead they've pursued their war on abortion rights with undiminished vigor.

Hey Republicans, These Things Have Nothing To Do With Lady Parts!

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

The fight over abortion rights has a tendency to be awkwardly crammed into some strange legislative territory. Republican lawmakers in North Carolina ...

The GOP's Abortion Obsession

The Daily Beast | Michelle Goldberg | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

Less than four months ago, a Republican task force commissioned by RNC chair Reince Priebus released a blunt report—colloquially known as the autops...

GOP Rejects Change On Divisive Issues Despite 2012 Loss

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers have a message for those who want the party to soften its emphasis on social conservatism in hopes of reaching a wi...

GOP Plan To Appeal To Millennials: 'Make Abortion Funny"

Salon | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

"How do you make abortion funny?" That was a key question mulled at a major conservative gathering Friday on how to make social conservatism appealing...

GOP Rep Tells Woman She Should Have Carried Brain-Dead Fetus To Term, Just In Case

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

At a congressional hearing Thursday on an abortion bill that would ban the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told a ...

What Republican War on Sex?

Eli Lehrer | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

I'm a conservative Republican, a married father, and a strong supporter of everyone's freedom to marry. And it strikes me that The Huffington Post is ...

11 Actions That Prove Republicans Are Intent On Making 2013 A Terrible Year For Sex

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

Move over "war on women," the GOP's "war on sex" is here to invade your bedroom and reproductive system. While some of the measures below may resem...

'Men Legislators Shouldn't Even Vote On' Abortion

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) has never shied away from turning his trademark brand of colorful rhetoric on his own party, and on Thursday he did ...

Skelos: GOP Will Not Compromise On Abortion

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 04.01.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- Sen. Dean Skelos says Republicans won't go along with a Cuomo administration proposal to expand abortion rights -- signaling that the GOP wo...

The 'Pro-Life' Movement's Success Is About Raw Politics

Tracy Weitz | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Tracy Weitz

Historically, evangelical Christians had stayed away from politics, believing that such engagement would taint their religion. However, opposition to abortion became a way for the Republican Party to appeal to this disenfranchised group, mobilizing huge numbers of new voters (and donors).

McCain To GOP: Leave Abortion Issue Alone

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday urged members of his party to leave abortion discussions "alone," warning that focusing on the issue puts the Rep...

Amanda Terkel

At Least A Dozen GOP Senate Candidates Oppose Abortion Access For Rape Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP Senate candidates Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin have faced outrage and derision from both Democrats and Republicans for their contr...

Romney Won't Answer Questions About Richard Mourdock's Rape Remarks

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney refused to answer reporters' questions on Thursday about his support for Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who has become the lat...

The Problem With Incest: Evolution, Morality, and the Politics of Abortion

Hal Herzog | Posted 12.09.2012 | Science
Hal Herzog

The profound negative effects of incest on unborn children raise the issues of moral consistency and of abortion politics. At what point do reasonable people temper logical consistency with compassion and common sense?

The Wide Republican Abortion Plank

Richard Geldard | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Richard Geldard

We have come a long way toward becoming a humane society and now, by virtue of group of misguided zealots, we are in grave danger of falling back into savagery.

GOP Approves Abortion Ban

AP | PHILIP ELLIOT and ALAN FRAM | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Tries To Dodge Todd Akin, Abortion Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- If there was one thing Republicans sought to make clear at the start of their national convention in Tampa on Monday, it was that the p...

Howard Fineman

Republicans Reap What They Sow On Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 1984, activists with a new, obscure "personhood" movement went to the Republican convention in Dallas with bags of tiny pink plastic ...

Amanda Terkel

Todd Akin's Party: More Than 40 GOP Candidates Oppose Abortion In Cases Of Rape, Incest

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) faced scorn and ridicule from members of his own party this week after expressing his belief that rape victims do...

Your Wallet or Your Womb

Lisa Wexler | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Lisa Wexler

We can no longer pretend that Mitt Romney will focus on money and nothing else. As an occasional Republican myself, I wish that were true. It's not. Romney's appointment of Ryan as his running mate confirms the anti-choice agenda in big, bold, bright red colors.