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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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

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...

Laura Bassett

Republicans Use Gosnell Case To Push Restrictive Abortion Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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 ...

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

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

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....

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

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

'Susan B. Anthony And Frederick Douglass' Anti-Abortion Bill Angers Civil Rights Community

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?