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Texas AG Candidate Wants to Ban Abortion Because Hypothetical Offspring ‘Would Vote Republican’

Over the last 40 years, 55 million theoretically un-aborted Americans and their 27.5 million hypothetical offspring "would vote Republican" if they had been born, Smitherman says.

Barry Smitherman, an anti-choice candidate for attorney general in Texas, airs his chilling, ruthless fantasy: make abortion illegal, so babies grow up to be Republicans and vote for guys like him.

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In Wisconsin, GOP Lawmakers Weigh How Much to Emphasize Abortion

Will election concerns have the Wisconsin governor becoming more cautious about abortion restrictions?

While the current political environment in Wisconsin favors GOP lawmakers devoted to the anti-choice agenda, politicians hoping to appeal to a wider audience may need to reconsider how to gain the support of voters both inside and outside their base, while balancing the need for support from the major anti-choice action groups.

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Report Surveys Abortion Restriction Landscape One Year After Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment

Although his "legitimate rape" comment may have cost Todd Akin an election, it hasn't stopped Republicans across the country from trying to legislate legal abortion out of existence.

A new report from the National Women’s Law Center shows that although Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment may have cost him an election, it hasn’t stopped Republicans across the country from trying to legislate legal abortion out of existence.

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Colorado Republican Recall Candidates Hit With Abortion Politics Mailers

The Colorado Independent obtained a copy of the mailers sent to District 11 (one shown above).

Campaign mailers underlining the anti-choice views of Republican state senate candidates Bernie Herpin and George Rivera reportedly landed in some Colorado voter mailboxes last week, stoking flames in the already hot recall elections organized in response to gun-control legislation passed in the spring.

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Mississippi Supreme Court Dismisses Manslaughter Indictment in Stillbirth Case

NARAL Pro-Choice America is challenging the Obama administration's nomination of Michael Boggs, who has a long history of civil rights opposition, to the federal district court in Georgia.

The Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of manslaughter charges against a woman but failed to answer whether the state’s criminal statute should be applied against pregnant people.

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Wendy Davis Makes Her National Press Club Debut

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

The Texas senator said she’s put her pink sneakers back to work “running on the trail.” Washington, D.C. reporters wanted to know if she meant the campaign trail in the next governor’s race.

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A Look Ahead: Reproductive Rights in the 2014 Kansas Gubernatorial Race

In a state known for regressive and harmful social policies and a proliferation of socially conservative Democratic electeds, will the Democrats produce another “me-too Democrat” or a truly progressive candidate who will be the antithesis of Brownback?

In a state known for regressive and harmful social policies and a proliferation of socially conservative Democratic electeds, will the Democrats produce another “me-too Democrat” or a truly progressive candidate who will be the antithesis of Brownback?

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Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Outlaw Oral Sex

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (pictured above) swears his only motivation for seeking to reinstate a law that was found unconstitutional—it bans oral and anal sex between consenting adults—is to protect children from sexual predators.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says his only motivation for seeking to reinstate a law banning oral and anal sex between consenting adults, which was found unconstitutional, is to protect children from sexual predators.

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To Forgive, Forget, and Re-Elect: The Messages We Send When We Absolve Lawmakers After Sex Scandals

forgiveness one way road sign

Despite their past poor judgement, Weiner, Spitzer, and Sanford are all officially back in politics. If we continue to allow ourselves to kiss and make up every time a politician apologizes for his bad sexual decision making, what messages are we sending young people?

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Women, Get Under the Bus! Marco Rubio to Sponsor 20-Week Abortion Ban in Senate

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (above) has a problem -- especially if he wants to run for president in 2016.

In an apparent attempt to make amends with right-wing kingmakers for his support of immigration reform, the Senator is jumping into the “war on women.”

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