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Mother Jones Highlights Financial Impact Of Protecting Abortion Clinics From Violence

Although right-wing media have denied the severity of anti-choice violence against abortion providers and clinics, a Mother Jones report on the closure of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Appleton, WI, demonstrated the widespread impact such threats are having on access to reproductive health care.

August 25, 2016
Protesters gather outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

How 2016 Became A Year For Anti-Choice Legislation

In the first half of this year, 1,022 provisions to curtail abortion rights have been introduced in state legislatures. Of those provisions, 17 have passed at least one legislative chamber and 21 have been enacted across five states.

May 29, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz is accompanied by his wife Heidi and daughter Caroline as he speaks about the primary election results in Florida, Ohio and Illinois during a campaign rally in Houston, Texas March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Trish Badger

5 Reasons The GOP Shouldn’t Trade Donald Trump For Ted Cruz

Here’s why the party may regret trading a dangerous demagogue who will say anything to win for a dangerous demagogue who actually believes the terrible things he says.

April 4, 2016
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A New Bill Aims To Make Brazil’s Abortion Law Even Tougher

A recent bill introduced by Anderson Ferreira, a conservative congressman from Brazil’s northeast, seeks to actually toughen the penalty for women who abort a fetus believed to have microcephaly or any other abnormality.

March 28, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: When Mitt Romney Got In Bed With The Donald

Larry Wimore: “That’s right, you’re the one who opened your big mouth and got in the bed with the Devil — now he just wants you to keep that mouth open.”

March 4, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des Moines

Ted Cruz, Condoms And Bathroom Politics

Cruz argued that Democrats have conflated Republican opposition to abortion rights with opposition to contraception.

December 2, 2015
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Late Night Round-Up: The Fetus Lawyer

Alabama has actually come up with a bold new initiative in the area of civil rights: Giving a fetus a lawyer.

January 16, 2015
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Court Blocks Mississippi From Closing State’s Last Abortion Clinic

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times NEW ORLEANS — After a series of setbacks, abortion rights advocates claimed a small victory Tuesday after a federal appeals court blocked a law that would have closed the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. The law required that all physicians associated with an abortion clinic have admitting privileges […]

July 30, 2014
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Poll: Catholics Around The World Support Abortion Rights, Contraception

A new global poll conducted by Univision finds that Catholics around the world are divided on Church doctrine. According to the poll, which surveyed 12,000 Roman Catholics in 12 countries, Catholics tend to break from the Church on issues related to contraception and birth control. Despite the Church’s longstanding anti-abortion doctrine, an overall 65 percent of Catholics […]

February 10, 2014
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Why Wendy Davis Terrifies The GOP

The National Rifle Association didn’t just stop the effort to close the loopholes in background checks, even though that effort was supported by more than 8 in 10 Americans. It has crushed academic research on gun violence to the point that we don’t even know how many people commit suicide at gun ranges each year. […]

January 22, 2014

Romney V. Women

Mitt Romney’s public stance on abortion may have changed at least twice in the past 25 years, but his callous approach to women’s rights has stayed the same. More than 20 years ago, according to a news report published over the weekend, Romney rushed to a Boston hospital and tried to use his position as […]

October 17, 2011