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In Fight Over Abortion Access in Texas, a New Focus Emerges

The future of the fight over abortion rights will not be determined by viability or fetal rights. It will be determined by brick-and-mortar clinic access.

The future of the fight over abortion rights will not be determined by viability or fetal rights. It will be determined by brick-and-mortar clinic access.

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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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How Republicans Are Distorting the Gosnell Case to Push a Federal 20-Week Abortion Ban

Rep. Virginia Foxx cries about "America's sin" on the House floor during Tuesday's debate over HR 1797.

Gosnell’s murders were already illegal under current law, so neither HR 1797, nor any other 20-week ban, would prevent another Gosnell. But anti-choice laws could push more women to obtain unsafe abortions.

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Statement From Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Federal 20-Week Abortion Ban

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03).

Once more, the Republican controlled House is seeking to limit women’s access to safe reproductive health care through the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”

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Texas Congressman: Masturbating Fetuses Prove Need for Abortion Ban

The hands of the male fetus may sometimes appear to be gripping its genitals. And that, says Rep. Michael Burgess (above), is why abortion should be banned even earlier in pregnancy than the GOP is seeking in a bill on its way to the floor.

The hands of the male fetus may sometimes appear to be gripping its genitals. And that, says Rep. Michael Burgess, is why abortion should be banned even earlier in pregnancy than the GOP is seeking in a bill on its way to the floor.

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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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Former ALEC Task Force Member Files Companion ‘Preborn Pain’ Bill In Texas Senate

Texas capitol building.

Following on the heels of a House member, a second Texas legislator with ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council files a companion bill to the state’s proposed 20-week abortion ban.

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Arkansas Governor Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe.

The governor will veto a ban on abortions after 20 weeks.

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Arkansas Senate Passes Unconstitutional 20-Week Ban, House Committee Passes Unconstitutional Heartbeat Ban

The Arkansas Senate passed a 20 week ban, sending it back to the House then on to the governor.

The Senate passes a 20 week ban, sending it back to the House then on to the governor.

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Arkansas Heartbeat Ban Fails in Committee; Too Strict for Some, Too Lenient for Others

Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, right, speaks during a news conference at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.

The heartbeat ban may be stuck in committee. Why? It’s not strict enough.

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