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Teen girls want Trump to know.

6 Amazing Things 13-Year-Old Girls Would Like Donald Trump To Know

These girls may barely be teens, but that’s not stopping them from challenging Trump supporters to rethink electing, as one young woman put it, “a sexist, racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic, anti-choice, ignorant moron.”

October 21, 2016
Fox News Channel anchors and debate moderators Wallace, Kelly and Baier await the start of the debate held by Fox News for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines

Questions Chris Wallace Should Ask In The Final Debate — But Probably Won’t

Moderator Chris Wallace has the final opportunity to ask direct and meaningful questions about abortion — an opportunity that will likely be ignored.

October 19, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Trump Surrogate Calls For Banning Abortions For Mothers With Zika

Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes appeared on CNN to discuss Zika’s spread and Sen. Marco Rubio’s opposition to abortions for pregnant women infected with the mosquito-borne virus, which can cause microcephaly.

August 8, 2016
Demonstrators celebrate at the Supreme Court after the court struck down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion doctors and facilities. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Here Are The Best Quotes From Supreme Court’s Opinions For Abortion Access

“The two requirements erect a particularly high barrier for poor, rural, or disadvantaged women.”

June 27, 2016
Demonstrators hold signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the court is due to issue its first major abortion ruling since 2007 against a backdrop of unremitting divisions among Americans on the issue and a decades-long decline in the rate at which women terminate pregnancies in Washington, U.S. June 27, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Supreme Court Strikes Down Restrictive Texas Abortion Law

The 5-3 ruling held that the Republican-backed 2013 law placed an undue burden on women exercising their constitutional right to end a pregnancy established in the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

June 27, 2016
Pro-abortion rights protesters and anti-abortion protesters jostle with their signs as they demonstrate in the hopes of a ruling in their favor on decisions at the Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S. June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Supreme Court Poised To Issue Major Abortion Ruling

The court’s decision on whether a Republican-backed 2013 Texas law placed an undue burden on women exercising their constitutional right to abortion is one of three remaining cases for the court to decide on Monday, the last day of its term.

June 26, 2016
Protesters hold signs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on the morning the court takes up a major abortion case focusing on whether a Texas law that imposes strict regulations on abortion doctors and clinic buildings interferes with the constitutional right of a woman to end her pregnancy, in Washington March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

This Supreme Court Case Propelled By Right-Wing Media Myths Could Have Major National Consequences

The Texas law has already forced more than half of the state’s abortion clinics to close, and if the law is allowed by the Supreme Court to take full effect, another 10 of the 19 remaining clinics in the state could close– meaning that 75 percent of all of the clinics in the state will be shut down because of the law.

June 20, 2016
Protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in the morning as the court takes up a major abortion case focusing on whether a Texas law that imposes strict regulations on abortion doctors and clinic buildings interferes with the constitutional right of a woman to end her pregnancy, in Washington March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

Abortion Providers, Opponents Brace For U.S. High Court Decision

The law requires abortion doctors to have “admitting privileges,” a type of formal affiliation, at a hospital within 30 miles (48 km) of the clinic. That provision has been implemented. A second provision, not yet in effect, requires clinics to have costly hospital-grade facilities including extensive standards for such attributes as corridor width, room size, floor tiles and the swinging motion of doors.

June 13, 2016
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) waits to meet India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (not pictured), before Modi speaks at a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber in Capitol Hill, Washington, U.S., June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

5 Reasons Paul Ryan And The GOP Can’t Quit Trump

Paul Ryan spent the weekend at Mitt Romney’s donor summit listening to Ebay CEO and former Republican candidate for governor California Meg Whitman warn that, according to the Washington Post, “Trump is the latest in a long line of historic demagogues, explicitly comparing him to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.”

June 13, 2016
A protester holds up a sign in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington

Is Trump Taking The Pro-Life Movement For A Ride?

Consider the pro-life movement, one of the most fervent and dependable blocs of the Republican Party. Its activists are tentative about Trump, and with good reason.

June 10, 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
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign event for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio at Swamp Rabbit Crossfit in Greenville, South Carolina February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

South Carolina Governor Signs Ban On Abortion Past 19 Weeks

The act, proposed last year in South Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature, passed after it was stripped of exceptions for pregnancies that result from rape or incest. The name of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act goes against medical evidence showing that a fetus at 20 weeks cannot feel pain.

May 26, 2016
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Chuck Grassley Reveals The Real Reason He Won’t Give Merrick Garland A Hearing

Grassley accused the media of distorting the judicial records of Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Breyer, Kagan, and by insinuation, Garland, referring to “headlines at the time they were nominated” that depicted the judges as moderates.

April 28, 2016
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Women Tell Indiana Governor About Their Periods To Protest Restrictive Abortion Bill

When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion legislation in the country, women in the state didn’t just get mad. They got to social media.

April 4, 2016
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Who Can Save The GOP From Trump? Women

Two questions present themselves: How much damage is the GOP willing to let Trump do to the party’s image with women? And what can it do to stand up to him on this issue?

April 1, 2016
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Fox Anchor’s Advice To Trump On Hard Questions: “Dodge It!”

“I wouldn’t answer a question on gay marriage, abortion, or… what was the third one? Contraception!”

April 1, 2016
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This Week in Crazy: Libruls R Dum

Radical libruls have taken over our classrooms, our judiciaries, and the media. But they can’t take over my column! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

April 1, 2016
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Trump’s Comments About Abortion Echo Personhood Extremists

So if you “kill” the fetus, it’s no different than killing a two-year-old toddler… Let’s look into this personhood idea (I’d call it nonsense) for a minute.

April 1, 2016
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Donald Trump Does An About-Face On Abortion Comment

MILWAUKEE — Shortly after igniting a firestorm by saying that women who have illegal abortions should be punished, Donald Trump reversed his stance on the issue. In a new statement Wednesday, Trump said that only doctors who perform abortions would be punished if the procedure were outlawed by the federal government or Congress. “The doctor […]

March 31, 2016
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Trump Randomly Decides Women Should Be Punished For Getting Abortions

Since the start of Trump’s candidacy, he’s continuously backpedaled, hedged and applied circular and nonsensical logic to the issue.

March 30, 2016
Protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in the morning as the court takes up a major abortion case focusing on whether a Texas law that imposes strict regulations on abortion doctors and clinic buildings interferes with the constitutional right of a woman to end her pregnancy, in Washington March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Getting Abortions In Texas Has Become Harder For Some Women

Compared to women whose nearest abortion clinic remained opened, those whose nearest clinic closed were more likely to report traveling long distances, spending more than $100 and other difficulties in accessing abortion.

March 17, 2016
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Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Law That Would Restrict Abortion Providers

The court’s order is a good sign for abortion-rights groups in Louisiana and nationwide.

March 4, 2016
President and CEO of Whole Women's Health Amy Hagstrom Miller holds up her fist as she descends the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington

Abortions, With No Regrets

More than 100 women filed supporting briefs full of stories about the abortions that made it possible for them — and often their families — to live safe and productive lives.

March 3, 2016
A view of the damage to the entrance of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs

Colorado Planned Parenthood Reopens After Deadly Rampage

“Today, we opened our doors in Colorado Springs. We didn’t back down. We didn’t disappear. We returned, stronger and with more conviction than ever.”

February 15, 2016
Activists hold signs as they rally against abortion outside City Hall in Los Angeles

‘Are You Anti-Abortion?’

We are taught that there are those two ways only. Indeed, where abortion is concerned, that’s the fundament of every policy debate and political speech.

February 14, 2016