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The New McCarthyites: Lists, Lies, and the GOP’s Attacks on Women’s Health Care

Taking a page right out of the playbook of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, this hearing was about taking names and getting lists of providers, of clinics, of staff people and even of organizations providing family planning services abroad for the purposes of harassing and stigmatizing them.

McCarthyism is defined in the dictionary as the practice of making accusations unsupported by proof or based on slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence, and the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism. I’d say today’s radicalized GOP has them both down pat.

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GOP Congressmen Use Hearing to Badger Planned Parenthood President

Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah at a Tuesday House hearing

Republican lawmakers asked Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards the same questions over and over, seeming not to care what her answers were or whether their questions were grounded in reality.

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Colorado Republican Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood After Using Group’s Logo in Campaign Ad

Rep. Mike Coffman, an ardently anti-choice Republican, included the PPAF logo in his campaign ad last year in an effort to appeal to women voters.

Rep. Mike Coffman, an ardently anti-choice Republican, included the PPAF logo in his campaign ad last year in an effort to appeal to women voters.

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Senate Will Vote Monday on Defunding Planned Parenthood

The bill says it will divert Planned Parenthood's funding to other providers of women's health care, but critics say that simply wouldn't work.

The bill says it will divert Planned Parenthood’s funding to other providers of women’s health care, but critics say that simply wouldn’t work.

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Anti-Choice Dan Sullivan Wins GOP Senate Primary in Alaska

Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan and incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich

Sullivan now faces incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has said that Sullivan has “positions on women’s health that are truly frightening.” The race will likely play an important role in Republicans’ efforts to regain control of the U.S. Senate this November.

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Black Women Are an Electoral Voting Force. Recognize.

As a matter of movement-building, the repeated refusal to recognize Black women for the electoral force that we are leaves us feeling disconnected. National organizations rely on us to deliver reproductive rights victories, but rarely give us credit for doing so.

As a matter of movement-building, the repeated refusal to recognize Black women for the electoral force that we are leaves us feeling disconnected. National organizations rely on us to deliver reproductive rights victories, but rarely give us credit for doing so.

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund Announces ‘Women Are Watching’ Electoral Campaign

The massive campaign will take a pro-active approach to campaigning on women's health issues in several key 2014 midterm races.

The massive campaign will take a pro-active approach to campaigning on women’s health issues in several key 2014 midterm races.

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Live Action Blows Another “Undercover” Mission

A Live Action member posing as an abortion clinic owner in a Planned Parenthood clinic Video capture

It must be almost election day, the “stings” are coming out.

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Women are Watching on Anniversary of Roe

On the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, women are watching, and they are angry at what they see.

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Even After the Primary, New Hampshire Women Are Watching…And They’re Concerned

While the eyes of Americans across the country watch New Hampshire, the eyes of New Hampshire women (and the men who care about them) are looking at the candidates’ positions on the issues that directly affect us: women’s health.

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