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Lindsey Graham to Sponsor 20-Week Abortion Ban in Senate

With a potentially tough Republican primary ahead of him, Sen. Lindsey Graham (pictured above) took the lead on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization--after Sen. Marco Rubio turned down the opportunity.

The bill, a companion to the House’s HR 1797, would ban abortions after 20 weeks in all 50 states.

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Women, Get Under the Bus! Marco Rubio to Sponsor 20-Week Abortion Ban in Senate

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (above) has a problem -- especially if he wants to run for president in 2016.

In an apparent attempt to make amends with right-wing kingmakers for his support of immigration reform, the Senator is jumping into the “war on women.”

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Trent Franks, GOP Revive War on Women at House Hearing on 20-Week Abortion Ban

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks at  the hearing today, June 12, 2013.

The GOP bill would ban all abortions after 20 weeks, irrespective of the circumstances faced by women and their families, and removing medical decisions from the hands of women and their doctors.

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Kentucky House Committee Strikes Down Six Anti-Choice Bills

After what feels like years on the defensive, reproductive rights advocates pushed ahead with proposed federal protections for reproductive rights.

While many legislatures are moving full steam ahead to pass abortion restrictions, Kentucky is knocking down anti-choice bills.

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Ninth Circuit Panel Appears Skeptical Of Arizona 20-Week Abortion Ban, As Lawyers Argue Women Need “Protection”

photo courtsey of mikecogh via Flickr

A panel of judges heard arguments Monday on Arizona’s 20 week abortion ban and didn’t appear convinced the state had made its case.

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In Missouri, Legislators Fail to Protect Women’s Basic Rights, Undermining Justice for All

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon

In Missouri, anti-choice Republicans opted to place the Missouri state government between doctors and their patients, and a Democratic Governor signed the bill into law.  Reproductive justice activists must share our disappointment with the Governor and state legislators who voted for the abortion restriction bills.

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