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At CPAC, 2016 Hopefuls Stick to Rote Remarks on Abortion

Carly Fiorina speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference.

Even in front of this red-meat-friendly audience, references to abortion rights by presidential hopefuls were mostly passing and routine.

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Rand Paul Takes Inconsistent Stance on Federal ‘Personhood’ Legislation

Sen. Rand Paul marked last week’s anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by arguing for the urgent passage of his federal ‘personhood’ legislation. But in 2013, he said he was in no rush to pass his own legislation, which, he claimed, was intended to spark a discussion.

Sen. Rand Paul marked last week’s anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by arguing for the urgent passage of his federal ‘personhood’ legislation. But in 2013, he said he was in no rush to pass his own legislation, which, he claimed, was intended to spark a discussion.

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After Fighting ‘Establishment’ Candidate, Tea Party Backs Roberts in Close Kansas U.S. Senate Race

The right is throwing all its weight behind Sen. Pat Roberts to help him defeat pro-choice Independent Greg Orman.

The right is throwing all its weight behind Sen. Pat Roberts to help him defeat pro-choice Independent Greg Orman.

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At Values Voter Summit, Indiana Congressman Claims He Was Almost Aborted

Nearly two hours into the Friday morning speeches at this year’s Values Voter Summit, Rep. Marlin Stutzman revved up the crowd with his call to ban abortion, using himself as a reason.

Nearly two hours into the Friday morning speeches at this year’s Values Voter Summit, Rep. Marlin Stutzman revved up the crowd with his call to ban abortion, using himself as a reason.

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You’ve Got Your ‘Panties in a Wad,’ Sarah Palin Says of Those Who Claim ‘War on Women’

Sarah Palin closed CPAC with a speech that demonstrated the right's women problem: It's hard to win women when you can't help insulting them.

Palin closed CPAC with a speech that demonstrated the right’s women problem: It’s hard to win women when you can’t help insulting them.

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Rand Paul Teams With Ken Cuccinelli to Send Message to GOP Base

Everything Rand Paul has said in recent weeks—from his comments about Monica Lewinsky and the "war on women" to his drafting of anti-choice Cuccinelli as lead counsel—is about proving his patriarchal bona fides.

Everything Rand Paul has said in recent weeks—from his comments about Monica Lewinsky and the “war on women” to his drafting of anti-choice Cuccinelli as lead counsel—is about proving his patriarchal bona fides.

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Rand Paul Is Here to Micromanage Your Family Size, Ladies

Rand Paul

In the same week, Rand Paul praised his sister for having six kids but denounced a hypothetical woman on assistance who has only five. The contrast lays bare the hypocrisy and prejudice of the anti-choice movement, and shows how conservatives use children as weapons against women.

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Gillibrand’s Drive Challenges Senate Power Brokers on Military Sexual Assault Remedy

Sen. Claire McCaskill has said she will filibuster her Democratic colleague's Military Justice Improvement Act, which would remove prosecution decisions for serious crimes like sexual assault from the military command.

Studies suggest that Gen Xers like Kirsten Gillibrand question authority and reject seniority, while Baby Boomers like Claire McCaskill treasure loyalty and play by the rules. A proposal to stem the military’s sexual assault crisis may just be the result of generational divide.

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Julian Assange Says Being Anti-Choice Represents ‘Non-Violence.’ Non-Violent for Whom?

Rand Paul (left) with father, Ron Paul.

In the United States there have been more than 6,400 reported incidents of violence against abortion providers since 1977, and around the globe some 47,000 women die from unsafe abortions each year. What’s that about anti-abortion views being non-violent again?

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Why Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Really Want Their Names on the Military Sexual Assault Bill

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

In joining with Sen. Kristen Gillibrand to support the Democrat’s bill, the anti-choice Republicans likely hope to convey some compassion for women—with an eye to the 2016 presidential primaries.

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