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‘This Dangerous Bill’: House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban

After Trent Franks flubbed his lines, Marsha Blackburn was brought in to manage passage of a bill drawn by the National Right to Life Committee as a challenge to Roe v. Wade.

After Trent Franks flubbed his lines, Marsha Blackburn was brought in to manage passage of the bill, which was designed as a challenge to Roe. The floor debate included one Republican’s interpretation of a fetus’ hand movements as “Be patient; I’ll be out soon.”

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How Republicans Are Distorting the Gosnell Case to Push a Federal 20-Week Abortion Ban

Rep. Virginia Foxx cries about "America's sin" on the House floor during Tuesday's debate over HR 1797.

Gosnell’s murders were already illegal under current law, so neither HR 1797, nor any other 20-week ban, would prevent another Gosnell. But anti-choice laws could push more women to obtain unsafe abortions.

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Statement From Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Federal 20-Week Abortion Ban

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03).

Once more, the Republican controlled House is seeking to limit women’s access to safe reproductive health care through the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”

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Texas Congressman: Masturbating Fetuses Prove Need for Abortion Ban

The hands of the male fetus may sometimes appear to be gripping its genitals. And that, says Rep. Michael Burgess (above), is why abortion should be banned even earlier in pregnancy than the GOP is seeking in a bill on its way to the floor.

The hands of the male fetus may sometimes appear to be gripping its genitals. And that, says Rep. Michael Burgess, is why abortion should be banned even earlier in pregnancy than the GOP is seeking in a bill on its way to the floor.

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On Day Two, Right-Wing Confab Turns Up Heat on Abortion Issue

At the Faith and Freedom Coalition's national conference, Ralph Reed lauded Phyllis Schlafly for defeating the Equal Rights Amendment, and Schlafly took credit for turning the GOP against abortion.

On day two of the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference, evangelical leaders clashed on abortion and economic policy. But opposing abortion was deemed a winning issue by movement elders like Phyllis Schlafly and young activists alike.

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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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After Veering From Original Mission, Susan B. Anthony List Launches New Effort to Elect Women

If approved, the ordinance would have a significant impact not just on reproductive rights in Albuquerque but throughout New Mexico and the Southwest.

The SBA List recently announced a new national campaign to elect women who oppose abortion, showing how much the group’s mission has shifted over the past several years from electing “pro-life” women to supporting many anti-choice men.

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Trent Franks, Abortion Bans, and the Fetal Pain Lie

Trent Franks' federal 20-week abortion ban is a dangerous piece of legislation, based on false and completely disproven assertions about "evidence" of fetal pain. Yet many media outlets are assisting in perpetuating these lies.

Trent Franks’ federal 20-week abortion ban is a dangerous piece of legislation, based on false and completely disproven assertions about “evidence” of fetal pain. Yet many media outlets are assisting in perpetuating these lies.

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Trent Franks, GOP Revive War on Women at House Hearing on 20-Week Abortion Ban

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks at  the hearing today, June 12, 2013.

The GOP bill would ban all abortions after 20 weeks, irrespective of the circumstances faced by women and their families, and removing medical decisions from the hands of women and their doctors.

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The Ongoing Battle to Remove Military Sexual Assault Prosecution From the Chain of Command

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The Senate Armed Services chair has bowed to the objections of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and spiked Sen. Gillibrand’s measure to take the prosecution of sexual assaults in the military out of the chain of command. This, after a day-long military sexual assault hearing that featured mostly men.

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