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The GOP’s Official Stance On Abortion, Emergency Contraception and “Personhood”

The GOP platform committee did not amend language from the 2004 and 2008 GOP platforms, which “assert the sanctity of human life,” and provide no exceptions to abortion in any case whatsoever. The committee add language opposing drugs such as mifepristone, but members agreed that this platform amendment did not apply to EC.

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McCaskill Has Massive Lead Over Akin in Latest Rasmussen Poll

Claire McCaskill.

The Democratic senator is up 10 points in her race with the controversial congressman.

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The Party Wants Akin Out, Anti-Choice Interest Groups Don’t

Is the right about to have its first major splintering?

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Todd Akin Doesn’t Know the Difference Between Contraception and Abortion, But He Wants “It” Outlawed

Todd Akin. Jeff Roberson/AP.

The Republican challenging Sen. McCaskill doesn’t understand the difference between contraception and abortion, but he still knows abortion is always wrong.

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The Primaries: Who Is In, Who Is Out

Rep. Pete Hoekstra. [img src]

Last night a few new national races were solidified after primaries in Missouri, Michigan and Washington.

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Taking Stock of Women’s Progress at Democratic Convention

Women who supported Hillary Clinton for president may be inclined to measure the Democratic National Convention in Denver for what it is not: a place where history will be made with the first woman at the top of a major-party presidential ticket. Yet the convention can also be used as a measure for what it is: a showcase of the progress women have made over the last century.

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