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Meet the Anti-Choice Radicals Behind the House Freedom Caucus

The House Freedom Caucus (HFC) has spent the last year making waves as it pushed the Republican Party further to the right. Now, the group's rising prominence could pose a problem for reproductive rights advocates.

The House Freedom Caucus (HFC) has spent the last year making waves as it pushed the Republican Party further to the right. Now, the group’s rising prominence could pose a problem for reproductive rights advocates.

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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 Senator Hammers His Opponent on Choice Issues

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall (left) claimed Monday that his opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner (R) (right), supports federal personhood legislation, even though Gardner recently unendorsed a state "personhood" amendment.

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall claimed Monday that his opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner (R), supports federal personhood legislation, even though Gardner recently unendorsed a state “personhood” amendment.

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