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Animation: Boehner vs. Women

Scott Bateman | Posted 07.04.2012 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

You guys, you can relax -- there's no GOP war against women! John Boehner says so in this clip I've animated and annotated.

Help, Help! There's an Elephant in My Uterus. Permission Slips from Men for Abortion?

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Alaska has become the latest state to fall victim to the Republican War on Women. One legislator even wants women to get a permission slip signed by the man who impregnated her before she can have an abortion.

WATCH: Maddow Defends Controversial Cartoon

Posted 03.13.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow defended the controversial "Doonesbury" comic strip making headlines this week, and referred to some newspapers as "cowardly" for decidi...

Constitution Check: How Far Can States Go to Dictate Medical Procedures?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

As long ago as the late 19th Century, the Supreme Court began recognizing that it would be an illegal assault to require an individual to undergo a medical procedure without that person's consent.

Laura Bassett

Virginia Ultrasound Bill Passes In House

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Virginia House of Delegates passed on Wednesday a revised version of a GOP-sponsored informed consent bill that would require women ...