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Republican “Rape Caucus” Suffers Heavy Losses

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.

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Candidates Who Oppose Rape Exceptions Being Supported By Victims, Those Conceived In Rape In New Ads

Richard Mourdock. Photo: Womenarewatching.org.

In the last day of campaigning, both Akin and Mourdock and looking to spin comments about rape victims into positives.

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Mourdock Continues to Receive Support From His Base, Attacks From His Foes

Texas Senator and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn. Photo: Houston Chronicle.

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.

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The Sinister Motives Behind Challenges to Medicaid Funding of Planned Parenthood

photo courtesy of Tama Leaver via Flickr

Could state Medicaid funding challenges be designed to test the limits of civil rights enforcement statutes?

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Indiana Senate Candidate Believes God Impregnates Rape Victims

Indiana senate candidate Richard Mourdock. Photo: Journal & Courier/AP via The Christian Science Monitor.

Terminating a pregnancy conceived in rape would be thwarting God’s divine plan, according to Richard Mourdock.

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Richard Mourdock on Pregnancy from Rape: “God Intended It To Happen”

Via the Washington Post: Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday when a woman is impregnated during a rape, “it’s something God intended.”

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Indiana Can’t Eliminate Funding for Planned Parenthood

photo courtesy of StockMonkeys.com via Flick

With two federal appellate courts split on the issue of indirect funding bans, will the Roberts Court be the final word?

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Indiana Right to Life Fails to Close Clinic Under Americans with Disabilities Act

Cathie Humbarger. Photo: World News Inc.

A new ploy to close down a local clinic that provides abortions was rejected by the federal government.

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Why CPCs Should Not Be Part of the Health-Care System

Photo: Jezebel.

Texas says their crisis pregnancy centers should be the new face of the women’s heath program.  Does that mean they will control who gets birth control?

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Indiana Right to Life Seeks to Eliminate Access to Safe, Early Medication Abortion

Photo: Think Progress.

The group is claiming that a Lafayette clinic is violating law by providing medication abortions without licensing their clinic as a surgical abortion center.

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