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Right-Wingers Again Try to Scuttle UN Convention on Rights of Disabled

Last year, Republican senators, led by far-right ideologues Michael Farris and Rick Santorum, defeated ratification of a U.N. treaty based on the Americans With Disabilities Act. Will they succeed again this year?

Last year, Republican senators, led by far-right ideologues Michael Farris and Rick Santorum, defeated ratification of a UN treaty based on the Americans With Disabilities Act. Will they succeed again this year?

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Graham Introduces 20-Week Ban in Senate as Primary Challenge Beckons

Sen. Lindsey Graham, at podium, introduces 20-week abortion ban surrounded by anti-choice leaders, l. to r., Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America; Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union; Anna Higgins, Family Research Council; Maureen Ferguson, The Catholic Association, and Sen. Rob Portman.

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

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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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Abortion a Low Priority on Day One of Religious Right Gathering

Ralph Reed addresses his Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference, June 13, 2013.

The day after Rep. Trent Franks pulled a Todd Akin, senators speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference breathed barely a word about abortion—and not a peep about contraception.

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Marco Rubio Seeks to Deny Disabled Women Full Access to Reproductive Health Care

A rare bipartisan effort underway in the Senate—to ratify a United Nations treaty on disability rights—has become the latest target of politicians who would like to undermine a woman’s ability to make personal health care decisions.

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Well-Connected Utah GOP-Tea Party Fundraiser Accused of Multiple Rapes

Talking Points Memo.

A prominent GOP/Tea Party fundraiser, with strong connections to other prominent GOP leaders, has been accused of mulitple counts of rape, sexual assault, and kidnapping.

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Weekly Pulse: What Do GOP Gains Mean for Health Care? Abortion Rights?

As a group, the eight ultra-radical, anti-choice Republican Senate candidates had mixed results last night. Three wins, two sure losses, and three likely losses that haven’t been definitively called.

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Weekly Pulse: What Do GOP Gains Mean for Health Care? Abortion Rights?

As a group, the eight ultra-radical, anti-choice Republican Senate candidates had mixed results last night. Three wins, two sure losses, and three likely losses that haven’t been definitively called.

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Mainstreaming Extremism: More GOP Candidates More Extreme than Ever

The 2010 crop of GOP candidates is a group with more extreme stances on reproductive rights issues than we’ve seen in a long time.

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