Now you, too, can walk away from your appointment with lots of unnecessary paper and material.
Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
The state may have elected an anti-choice majority, but that doesn’t mean they want their politicians to outlaw abortion.
Although Mourdock didn’t win a senate seat, that’s small consolation for the women in the state who still need access to abortion and family planning services.
From the October 24th episode: Rachel Maddow explains that recent outrageous remarks about rape by Republicans Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock are not isolated but part of an extreme rightward veer by the Republican Party at the state and federal level since the 2012 midterm election. (Excuse the election info, outdated at this point!)
Rachel Maddow reviews the litany of Republicans who made the mistake of expressing their offensive ignorance about rape and/or women’s bodies out loud in public and notes that the American voting public rejected them at the ballot box.
In the last day of campaigning, both Akin and Mourdock and looking to spin comments about rape victims into positives.
With just days to go until the election, neither side is willing to let the other take advantage over the comments made by an Indiana senate candidate.
Could state Medicaid funding challenges be designed to test the limits of civil rights enforcement statutes?
Terminating a pregnancy conceived in rape would be thwarting God’s divine plan, according to Richard Mourdock.