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Comprehensive Study Shows Abortions Are ‘Very Safe’ and Far Less Risky Than Giving Birth

Despite the fact that officials all over the U.S. feel the need to regulate abortion as though it were a pernicious procedure, a study by UC San Francisco researchers shows that complications rarely occur after an abortion.

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Two Extreme Anti-Abortion Amendments Bite the Dust

An abortion measure in North Dakota that had raised concern among opponents about in vitro fertilization and end-of-life care failed after being 17 points up in polls.

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 READ MORE



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New Michigan Law Bars Abortion Coverage in Private Health Plans

The law, part of a growing state-level movement, includes rape, which means women must buy a separate “rape insurance” policy in the event they become pregnant from a sexual assault.

Posted on Dec 13, 2013 READ MORE



Rubio’s Anti-Abortion Crusade, Nugent Weighs Presidential Bid, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the White House responds to a slew of petitions about the Westboro Baptist Church and Egypt has a new interim president.

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 READ MORE


GOP Congressman: Abortions Should Be Banned Because Male Fetuses Masturbate

During debate Monday on a House bill that would ban virtually all abortions starting 20 weeks after conception, Rep. Michael Burgess, a Republican from Texas, made what likely amounts to be the most absurd argument ever for why the country should outlaw the medical procedure.

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Lawmaker Pushing Anti-Abortion Bill Claims Babies Are Organs

The GOP isn’t known for being the party of science—far from it, in fact—so when one of its own reaches a new low in scientific stupidity, it’s worth noting.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 READ MORE



Rubio Not Convinced on Climate Change, Fox News Goes After Hillary, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the death of the Virginia GOP’s gerrymandering scheme and a Republican lawmaker in Idaho who wants to make Ayn Rand required reading in high school.

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 READ MORE


Anti-Abortion Christian Reality TV Show to Try to Shame Women

“Surrender the Secret” will follow five women who have had abortions “on their journey together to ... healing and self-forgiveness.” Because obviously the best place for these women to heal is on an online reality show that is publicly shaming them for their life choices.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 READ MORE


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Michigan Republicans Propose Absurd Tax Credit

The good news for parents to be in Michigan: Republican state lawmakers want to give a tax credit for fetuses beginning at 12 weeks’ gestation. The bad news: Last year, the state eliminated tax cuts for children who were already born.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 READ MORE


Woman Denied Abortion Dies

Savita Halappanavar, who was 17 weeks pregnant, was admitted to University Hospital in Galway, Ireland, where she was found to be miscarrying.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 READ MORE



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The Ridiculous Reason Virginia Abortion Clinics Might Be Closed

Virginia—the state that brought you a proposed law that would have mandated an invasive transvaginal ultrasound before an abortion—has come up with another insane way, backed by state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, above, to try to prevent women from getting the legal procedure. And this time, it has nothing to do with the female body.

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 READ MORE



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Another Republican Says Something Dumb About Rape and Pregnancy

This latest mind-blowing, idiotic remark comes courtesy of Rep. Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland, who said something eerily similar to Missouri GOP candidate Todd Akin, the man who claimed women rarely get pregnant as a result of rape.

Posted on Aug 31, 2012 READ MORE



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Paul Ryan: Rape Is a ‘Method of Conception’

Rep. Paul Ryan, who comes from the party that brought you such ridiculous notions as women rarely get pregnant from “legitimate rape” and a child conceived from rape is just like a child born out of wedlock, added one more to the chorus of stupid GOP ideas on rape during a recent interview. 

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 READ MORE



Another Republican Makes an Abortion Gaffe, Krugman Takes On Christie, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including first day highlights of the Republican National Convention and Mark Sanford makes wedding plans.

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 READ MORE


Republicans Adopt ‘Rosemary’s Baby Exception’

According to Republican insiders, party elders have reportedly capitulated to nationwide demands for moderation in the party’s controversial anti-abortion platform.

Posted on Aug 23, 2012 READ MORE



Palin Counsels Akin, Hurricane Threatens Convention, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Paul Ryan’s extreme anti-abortion record and why the GOP’s “We Built This!” convention theme isn’t exactly correct—at least, not when it comes to the venue it chose. 

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 READ MORE



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Eve Ensler Responds to Todd Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment

Eve Ensler, the woman behind “The Vagina Monologues,” had some harsh words for GOP Missouri Rep. Todd Akin about his comments on “legitimate rape” and abortion. What makes her perspective different from the countless others who have criticized Akin is that she herself is a rape survivor.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 READ MORE



Lawmaker Reiterates Akin Remarks, Romney Feels the Power of the Press, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the GOP’s staunch anti-abortion platform and a CNN appearance by Todd Akin’s, er, chair.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 READ MORE



Todd Akin: Women Can’t Get Pregnant From ‘Legitimate Rape’

Some conservatives are asking for the Republican Senate candidate in Missouri to step down over outrageous remarks on rape and abortion.

Posted on Aug 19, 2012 READ MORE


Mississippi Lawmaker Touts Possible Return of ‘Coat Hanger’ Abortions

A recent anti-abortion bill signed into law by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant threatens to close the state’s only abortion clinic. That, in turn, could force women to turn to dangerous alternatives, including “coat hanger” abortions.

Posted on May 15, 2012 READ MORE



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Pregnancy at Conception? Nope, Says Arizona

Gov. Jan Brewer and the Arizona Legislature performed a biological miracle Thursday when they decided that pregnancy begins at menstruation—not the moment of conception—in a pack of adjustments to abortion regulations that will ban most of the procedures 20 weeks after the start of a woman’s last period.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 READ MORE



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Komen and Planned Parenthood: A Timeline

Earlier this month, the press exposed shifty dealings in the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood following a congressional investigation supported by anti-abortion groups. ProPublica collects the story’s major developments and the changes in Komen’s official explanation.

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdiggers of the Week: Planned Parenthood Supporters

With all the worries about corporate colonization of the Internet and the specter of online censorship getting spookier all the time, it’s important to acknowledge the ways in which the Web can still be used for the greater good.

Posted on Feb 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Right-Wing Press Ignores Terrorist Attack on Clinic

Did you hear that a Planned Parenthood clinic in McKinney, Texas, was firebombed last Tuesday? If you read only the conservative press, then chances are you didn’t. (more)

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 READ MORE



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Democrat Stupak Won’t Run Again

Bart Stupak, the Michigan congressman who led the charge against President Obama’s health care bill on the grounds that it might allow tax money to pay for abortions, has decided he will not run for re-election in 2010.

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 READ MORE


Court OKs Anti-Abortion License Plates

A federal appeals court allows the state of Tennessee to offer anti-abortion license plates that read, “Choose Life.” The court says that although the decision to offer the plates may be ill-advised, it does not contravene the First Amendment.
Of all the odd places for an abortion-rights battle to show up, state license plates has to be atop the list.

Posted on Mar 17, 2006 READ MORE


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