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Why Wendy Davis’ Opponent Is Stumping With Misogynist Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running to be his state’s governor against likely Democratic nominee and pro-choice hero Wendy Davis, has chosen to campaign with a washed-up rock star known for his misogyny and racism.

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Wendy Davis, a Hypocrite for ‘Supporting’ a 20-Week Ban? Not at All

The national media has attacked Wendy Davis as a hypocrite for her stance on a 20-week abortion ban.

The national media has attacked Wendy Davis as a hypocrite for her stance on a 20-week abortion ban. But she’s not. Here’s why.

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Texas Spends Nearly $650,000 Defending Anti-Choice Laws

The State of Texas has spent nearly $650,000 in taxpayer money underwriting state efforts to roll back abortion access over the past two years, according to public records obtained by RH Reality Check.

The State of Texas has spent nearly $650,000 in taxpayer money underwriting state efforts to roll back abortion access over the past two years, according to public records obtained by RH Reality Check.

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Kentucky Lawmaker Attempts to Define Abortion as Domestic Violence

According to Kentucky Rep. Joe Fischer, who has attached a 20-week abortion ban to a domestic violence bill, "The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children.”

According to Kentucky Rep. Joe Fischer, who has attached a 20-week abortion ban to a domestic violence bill, “The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children.”

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NARAL Takes Pro-Choice Battle to the States

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue announced a new electoral strategy at the group's news conference on its annual report: "go deep, go early" into state races that send a pro-choice message.

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue announced a new electoral strategy at the group’s news conference on its annual report: “go deep, go early” into state races that send a pro-choice message.

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Virginia Bill Allowing Individual Legislators to Contest Changes to Abortion Laws Would Subvert Separation of Powers

Republicans in Virginia want to create "legislative standing" to let lawmakers defend anti-abortion restrictions in case Democrats won't.

Republicans in Virginia want to create “legislative standing” to let lawmakers defend anti-abortion restrictions in case Democrats won’t.

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Catholic Bishops’ Allies Dominate Hearing on Sweeping Anti-Choice Bill

Helen M. Alvaré, Susan Wood, and Richard Doerflinger.

The newest version of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would place tax penalties on women who seek abortion, and permanently forbid the District of Columbia from helping poor women pay for abortions.

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Senate Moves Closer to Vote on Unemployment Extension

When Senate Democrats overcame a threatened filibuster of a bill to extend unemployment compensation, even they were surprised. But they're not out of the woods yet.

When Senate Democrats overcame a threatened filibuster of a bill to extend unemployment compensation, even they were surprised. But they’re not out of the woods yet.

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5 Ways the Right Tried to Punish Women, Children, People of Color, and the Poor in 2013

If there's any unifying theme to the barrage of right-wing attacks launched over the past year, it's the politics of punishment--of teaching you a lesson.

If there’s any unifying theme to the barrage of right-wing attacks launched over the past year, it’s the politics of punishment–of teaching you a lesson.

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McAuliffe Reappoints McDonnell’s Secretary of Health

Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe has announced his selection of Dr. Bill Hazel as secretary of health and human resources, calling him an "invaluable asset."

Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe has announced his selection of Dr. Bill Hazel as secretary of health and human resources, calling him an “invaluable asset.” Hazel was selected for that cabinet post in 2010 by Gov. Bob McDonnell, and has supported the outgoing governor in the implementation of several anti-choice policies.

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