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Rape, Forced Pregnancy, Personhood, and Crimes Against Humanity

The real question that needs to be addressed is not whether rape can cause pregnancy. The question is: will measures that ban women who have been impregnated by rape from having abortions be enacted, enabling rapists, with state support, even greater power to deprive women of their dignity and personhood?

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Sen. Scott Brown Begs Republican Party to Please Stop Endangering His Seat

Scott Brown. Gretchen Ertl/AP.

The Massachusetts Republican is doing everything he can not to get tangled up in the backlash over GOP abortion policies.

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Romney Supports Total Abortion Ban, No Exceptions, But Fools the Media Into Reporting Otherwise

When it comes to personhood/human life laws, either Mitt Romney is very confused and does not understand the grave implications for women of the laws for which he is espousing support, or he is lying, or both. The media should not be helping him out.

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The Party Wants Akin Out, Anti-Choice Interest Groups Don’t

Is the right about to have its first major splintering?

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As Romney and Ryan Dissemble, RNC Prepares Radical Anti-Choice Platform Based on Personhood

Romney and Ryan in Norfolk, VA. WIn McNamee/Getty Images.

Which GOP ticket is being nominated? Is it the one compromised of two men who have done everything but lick the boots (at least not that I know of) of radical anti-choicers? Or is it the kinder, gentler ticket that only wants to imprison women who terminate a pregnancy not conceived in rape?

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As Romney and Ryan Dissemble, RNC Prepares Deeply Anti-Choice Platform Promoting Personhood

Which GOP ticket is being nominated, exactly? Is it the one compromised of two men who have done everything but lick the boots (at least not that I know of) of radical anti-choicers such as the Americans United for Life, the Family Research Council, and the Susan B. Anthony List? Or is it the kinder, gentler ticket that only wants to imprison women who terminate a pregnancy not conceived in rape?

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In 2007, Romney Touted Endorsement of Doctor Who Pushed “Legitimate Rape” Junk Science

Dr. John C. Willke Andrew Spear/The New York Times

In 2007, Mitt Romney happily embraced one of the proponents of fanciful reproductive biology and a “father” of the “legitimate rape,” uh… theory.

 

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Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” Comment Latest Declaration That Women Are Liars Or Sluts

Chuck Winder, (R) Boise. Facebook.

So, does a pregnancy as a result from sexual assault mean somehow she wanted it?

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Historic Number of Women on Ballots Could Lead to Historic Year for Female Lawmakers

Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). [img src]

Year of the woman?  It’s on!

 

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Soy Poderosa: Why Millennial Latinas Lead in Texas and Beyond

As a young working professional Poderosa, as a college graduate, and as I have seen in communities across the Americas, I know first-hand intelligent and motivated Millennial Latinas achieve and overcome what some would consider insurmountable obstacles.

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