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How The “U-Word” Exposes the Anti-Choice Movement

A recent attempt to censor use of the word “uterus” on the floor of the Florida statehouse tells a lot about what motivates the anti-choice movement: severe prudery and misogyny.

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The HR3 Ten: Jerry Costello Loves Fetuses, Hates Women

Meet Jerry Costello. He loves fetuses! More than women, apparently, since he’s a cosponsor of both the formerly-rape-redefining H.R. 3 and the currently let-women-die H.R. 358.

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Meet the HR3 Ten: Daniel Lipinski, Daddy’s Boy

Meet Daniel Lipinski!  He represents the 3rd Congressional district in Illinois, and has since 2005. He was preceded in that seat by…Bill Lipinski. Yes, that’s his dad. Yay, nepotism!

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(VIDEO) Look Who’s “Talking” Now: A Fetus Is Scheduled to Testify in Front of Lawmakers in Ohio

In anti-choicers latest stunt, a fetus is scheduled to testify in front of Ohio lawmakers in support of a bill that would make all abortions illegal after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. 

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Afternoon Roundup: Kanye West’s Abortion Tweet Annoys Lily Allen (And Many Others)

Kanye West’s bad-mood-producing abortion tweet; NYC’s racist, anti-choice billboard; the Tea Party’s “we’re not interested in the culture wars” culture-war agenda setting thus far; and midwifery saves money!

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65-Year-Olds Don’t Go To Planned Parenthood for Abortions

How did Planned Parenthood come to be so demonized? This after all, is an organization once so mainstream that former presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower agreed to be co-chairs of an honorary advisory board in 1965.

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(VIDEO) MoveOn.org Takes On GOP Threats to Women’s Lives

MoveOn.org is taking on the GOP’s efforts to strip women of their basic rights and to eliminate access to reproductive health care. 

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Waxman and Pallone Ask “Where’s the Constitutional Authority” on H.R. 358?

Congressmen Henry Waxman and Frank Pallone ask Joe Pitts to withdraw H.R. 358 unless he can cite “constitutional authority,” a requirement imposed by the GOP majority in early January, and supposedly applicable to every piece of legislation in the 112th Congress except, apparently, those that strip women of their rights.

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Meet the HR3 Ten, The Anti-Choice, Anti-Woman Democrats. No. 2: Mark Critz

Ten Democrats are cosponsors of H.R.3, even with language redefining rape. Four of them  apparently don’t care if pregnant women die. Sarah Jaffe takes a closer look at all. Number 2 is Mark Critz.

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I Was a “Prolife” Republican… Until I Fell in Love

What saddens me now are women who want to make abortion either completely inaccessible or outlaw it altogether. Because I truly believe that most women, anti-choice or otherwise, are glad, in their hearts, to have a choice.

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