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Chuck Grassley

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
clintonsanders

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
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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
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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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2015: Our Very Own Year In Review

A selection of our best analysis, commentary, and reporting from 2015.

December 31, 2015
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Texas Law Sharply Curbs Access To Abortion, Clinics Tell Supreme Court

Lawyers for Whole Woman’s Health and other clinics argued that law imposes an undue burden on women seeking to end their pregnancies, in violation of Supreme Court decisions protecting abortion rights.

December 29, 2015
AmericaAscendant

It All Begins With The GOP

The Republican base is a deeply divided one. The moderates are increasingly marginalized in their party as Evangelical and Tea Party segments grow more defensive of views that are increasingly unpopular and under threat nationally.

December 6, 2015
A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New York

Championing Planned Parenthood, One Classmate At A Time

That notion of “common ground” might strike some as an impossible goal in debates about abortion rights. But in education and outreach, Planned Parenthood endeavors to create a safe, inclusive space that can engage a spectrum of viewpoints, and to espouse “facts, not fear.”

December 3, 2015
Police officers and fire department personnel lead people who were in a Planned Parenthood center out of an armored vehicle, after reports of an active shooter in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Obama Hopes Colorado Shooting Will Spark Action On Guns, Honest Conversation About Abortion

A weary-sounding President Obama voiced Tuesday his hope — yet again — that a mass shooting in America might actually inspire action on gun control.

December 1, 2015
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Police Name Suspect In Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooting

Police in Colorado Springs identified Robert L. Dear as the suspect Saturday. He was being held without bail, scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Monday.

November 28, 2015
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