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Push for National 20-Week Abortion Ban Likely If GOP Takes the Senate

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who will likely become majority leader if he wins his re-election campaign next week and if the Republicans win the Senate, has promised his base that a 20-week abortion ban is a priority for him.

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, who will likely become majority leader if he wins his re-election campaign next week and if the Republicans win the Senate, has promised his base that a 20-week abortion ban is a priority for him.

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‘This Dangerous Bill': House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban

After Trent Franks flubbed his lines, Marsha Blackburn was brought in to manage passage of a bill drawn by the National Right to Life Committee as a challenge to Roe v. Wade.

After Trent Franks flubbed his lines, Marsha Blackburn was brought in to manage passage of the bill, which was designed as a challenge to Roe. The floor debate included one Republican’s interpretation of a fetus’ hand movements as “Be patient; I’ll be out soon.”

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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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Lipstick on a Pig: GOP Tries to ‘Soften’ 20-Week Abortion Ban by Putting Marsha Blackburn in Charge

Rep. Marsha Blackburn.

Rather than examining why its policies are so deeply problematic and disliked, the GOP instead tries to paint over them by selecting radicals who “look like” the people whose rights they are determined to gut.

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Trent Franks, Abortion Bans, and the Fetal Pain Lie

Trent Franks' federal 20-week abortion ban is a dangerous piece of legislation, based on false and completely disproven assertions about "evidence" of fetal pain. Yet many media outlets are assisting in perpetuating these lies.

Trent Franks’ federal 20-week abortion ban is a dangerous piece of legislation, based on false and completely disproven assertions about “evidence” of fetal pain. Yet many media outlets are assisting in perpetuating these lies.

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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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