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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
Eric Bolling on Fox News

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
People stand outside the Supreme Court building at Capitol Hill in Washington D C

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
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5 Ways ‘Obama Knows Exactly What He’s Doing’

Marco Rubio’s canned assessment of Barack Obama is right. Obama clearly knows what he’s doing. Because despite inevitable imperfections and failings, his successes far outshine his limitations.

February 7, 2016
David Daleiden

Anti-Planned Parenthood Activists Get Indicted For Their Attempted Sting Operation

A probe that began as an investigation of alleged wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood found evidence of other crimes instead.

January 25, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa

Preschoolers Were Unwitting Props In Fiorina’s Anti-Abortion Rally

In what can only be described as a bad judgement call, Carly Fiorina turned a group of young schoolchildren into becoming props for a rally against abortion in Des Moines, Iowa.

January 22, 2016
A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New York

Planned Parenthood Files U.S. Lawsuit Against Group Behind Secret Videos

Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday arguing that a group acted illegally when it secretly recorded videos alleging the women’s health organization profited from selling fetal tissue from abortions.

January 14, 2016
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Women Share Abortion Stories With Supreme Court Justices

These women and others want the Supreme Court to know about their experiences as the justices prepare for a key abortion-access case that arises out of Texas but can touch every state.

January 9, 2016
A view of the U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in Washington

As U.S. Abortion Case Looms, Both Sides Seek Personal Touch

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear its first abortion case in nearly a decade, both sides have been quietly gathering vivid personal accounts from women to supplement the dry legal arguments, believing the effort could appeal particularly to swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy.

January 3, 2016
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