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House GOP Creates Benghazi-Like Committee to Target Planned Parenthood

The U.S. House voted Wednesday to create a select committee to investigate abortion practices and fetal tissue donation, a move that Democrats say is a politically motivated attack on Planned Parenthood.

The U.S. House voted Wednesday to create a select committee to investigate abortion practices and fetal tissue donation, a move that Democrats say is a politically motivated attack on Planned Parenthood.

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Dems: GOP Won’t Give Us Full Planned Parenthood Attack Videos

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) speaking at an event in September.

“We believe that the videos will show how Mr. Daleiden deceptively edited his videotapes to distort the truth, but those tapes are being hidden away,” Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) said on the House floor Wednesday.

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House Passes ‘Disgustingly Cruel’ 20-Week Abortion Ban

The Republican-dominated U.S. House voted 242 to 184 Wednesday to pass a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks nationwide, with no exceptions for a woman’s health or fetal anomalies.

The Republican-dominated U.S. House voted 242 to 184 Wednesday to pass a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks nationwide, with no exceptions for a woman’s health or fetal anomalies, and with rape and incest exceptions that advocates call callous and cruel.

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Pro-Choice Congress Members Denounce ‘Extreme’ Anti-Choice Bill

Rep. Louise Slaughter, Sen. Barbara Boxer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Pro-Choice Caucus press conference opposing HR 7.

“It’s just a fake front issue to talk about abortion,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said of HR 7, the anti-choice bill passed just hours before Tuesday’s State of the Union address. “What they’re really talking about is contraception, family planning, the judgment of women.”

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House Republicans Send Anti-Choice ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion’ Bill to the Floor (UPDATED)

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ).

Speaking in the Rules Committee, Rep. Alcee Hastings said, “I think men ought to butt out of this subject, and be about the business of respecting women and their rights.”

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House Judiciary Committee Passes Sweeping Anti-Choice Bill

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), co-chair of the House Pro-Choice Caucus

The bill marked up today has next to no chance of passing the Senate in this session, but that doesn’t mean House passage poses no threat.

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