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Maine Republican Has Not Apologized for Comparing Abortion to Rape

The Maine Democratic Party recently sent campaign mailers that reignited a controversy caused by state Rep. Lawrence Lockman’s (R) statements comparing abortion and rape.

The Maine Democratic Party recently sent campaign mailers that reignited a controversy caused by state Rep. Lawrence Lockman’s (R) statements comparing abortion and rape.

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Tennessee Ballot Initiative Could Open Floodgates for Anti-Choice Measures

Tennesseans on Election Day will decide whether or not state lawmakers will have the power to enact, amend or repeal state laws regulating abortion.

If passed, Amendment 1 would amend the state constitution to include language that says “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.” The amendment would also allow state lawmakers to “enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion.”

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In Kansas Debate, Roberts Says Calling Abortion Rights ‘Settled Law’ is ‘Unconscionable’

A Kansas Senate debate on Wednesday between pro-choice independent Greg Orman and anti-choice Republican Sen. Pat Roberts featured a heated exchange about abortion.

A Kansas Senate debate on Wednesday between pro-choice independent Greg Orman and anti-choice Republican Sen. Pat Roberts featured a heated exchange about abortion.

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GOP Lawmaker: Congresswoman Will Lose Re-Election Because She Is ‘Ugly as Sin’

A New Hampshire Republican state lawmaker wrote in a blog post last week that U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) will not win her re-election bid because she is "ugly as sin" and facing off against a more attractive Republican opponent.

A New Hampshire Republican state lawmaker wrote in a blog post last week that U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) will not win her re-election bid because she is “ugly as sin” and facing off against a more attractive Republican opponent.

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Women’s Rights Groups Mount Online Offensive in Colorado’s ‘Personhood’ Battle

Opponents of Colorado’s “personhood” amendment have devised an online campaign to urge women nationally to stand with them to defeat the measure. Otherwise, they warn, the next "personhood" initiative might be in your town.

Opponents of Colorado’s “personhood” amendment have devised an online campaign to urge women nationally to stand with them to defeat the measure. Otherwise, they warn, the next “personhood” initiative might be in your town.

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Obama Administration Names Key Civil Rights Nominee, But Still No Replacement for Holder

Vanita Gupta, who will lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, has been widely praised for her civil rights record. But progress on civil rights will also depend on who replaces Attorney General Eric Holder.

Vanita Gupta, who will lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, has been widely praised for her civil rights record. But progress on civil rights will also depend on who replaces Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Arkansas’ Mike Ross Proposes Plan to Reduce Gender Pay Gap

Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross last week laid out a proposal to strengthen the state’s laws protecting women against gender discrimination in the workplace. Ross outlined a series of policy objectives called the "Fair Pay and Equal Opportunity Plan."

Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross last week laid out a proposal to strengthen the state’s laws protecting women against gender discrimination in the workplace. Ross outlined a series of policy objectives called the “Fair Pay and Equal Opportunity Plan.”

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North Carolina’s Thom Tillis Calls Welfare ‘De Facto Reparations’

When the North Carolina legislature in 2007 introduced a resolution expressing its “profound regret for for the institution and lasting effects of slavery,” current Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis, then a state representative, issued a statement in support of the resolution.

When the North Carolina legislature in 2007 introduced a resolution expressing its “profound regret for the institution and lasting effects of slavery,” current Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis, then a state representative, issued a statement in support of the resolution.

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Most Georgians Want Medicaid Expansion as GOP Legislators Fight Against It

The majority of Georgia residents want the state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and disagree with conservative state lawmakers' decision to reject it, according to a new public opinion survey.

The majority of Georgia residents want the state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and disagree with conservative state lawmakers’ decision to reject it, according to a new public opinion survey.

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GOP’s Jeff Bell: Single Women ‘Wed’ to Democrats Because of Government Benefits

New Jersey's Republican U.S. Senate candidate says he is lagging behind in the polls because of the rise in the number of single women, who he charges “are automatically Democratic” because they rely on social programs like food stamps.

New Jersey’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate says he is lagging behind in the polls because of the rise in the number of single women, who he charges “are automatically Democratic” because they rely on social programs like food stamps.

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