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House Committee Advances D.C. Spending Ban on Abortion

If a budget is not adopted by July 1, the government will shut down.

Every year since 1996, Congress has blocked the District of Columbia from spending its own local tax dollars to fund abortions for low-income women. This year is no different.

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As Out-Of-State Gawkers Look On, Texas Lawmakers Prepare to Pass ‘Death Sentence’ Anti-Abortion Bill

Yatzel Sabat being arrested the Wednesday morning.

I want to talk about two people. One is a young man from Minnesota whose biggest concern is that he can’t wear his favorite orange shirts while in Austin supporting HB 2. The other is a woman who was arrested for screaming the truth: That this bill will kill women.

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House Republicans Slip Anti-Choice Measure Into Appropriations Bill

Charman Hal Rogers

When legislators want to avoid a fight on a controversial measure, they’ll often bury it the kind of bill where you would least expect to find it. That’s what happened in the U.S. House Wednesday morning.

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Interview: Texan Kicked Out of Abortion Hearing After Calling Anti-Choice Lawmaker an Ophthalmologist

A Houston woman was kicked out of a Texas abortion hearing Monday night after pointing out that one of Texas' anti-choice state senators is an ophthalmologist and not a reproductive medicine specialist.

A Houston woman was kicked out of a Texas abortion hearing Monday night after pointing out that one of Texas’ anti-choice state senators is an ophthalmologist and not a reproductive medicine specialist. She says she was booted because Texas anti-choice lawmakers “can’t take a job performance review.”

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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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Here’s the Abortion Testimony Texas Republicans Refused to Hear

Today, RH Reality Check brings you the silenced testimony from the hundreds of Texans—many of whom had been waiting over fifteen hours—who were denied the opportunity to be heard by their elected representatives.

RH Reality Check brings you the silenced testimony from the hundreds of Texans—many of whom had been waiting over 15 hours—who were denied the opportunity to be heard by their elected representatives.

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Texas’ ‘People’s Filibuster': Who Was There, What’s at Stake, and What’s Next

The last woman to testify at Thursday night's "people's filibuster" in Texas.

Texans are being asked to return to their Capitol building on Sunday in a continued show of solidarity for reproductive rights, after a “people’s filibuster” took a committee hearing over the ten-hour mark in the wee hours of the morning Friday.

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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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Texas Legislator Drops 20-Week Abortion Ban to Give Other Anti-Choice Measures a Better Shot

Many who attended yesterday's hearing decked out in 1950's and 60's-era Mad Men-style clothes worry that SB5 will send Texas back in to a pre-Roe v. Wade era, with women crossing the border into Mexico hoping to get abortion pills, or resorting to back-alley procedures from unlicensed providers.

The sponsor of Texas’ omnibus abortion bill dropped a 20-week abortion ban from his legislation yesterday, but it still has plenty of teeth.

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Supreme Court Considers Entering Mandatory Ultrasound Debate

The Supreme Court could decide as early as Thursday whether its next term will include a major abortion-rights case.

The Supreme Court could decide as early as Thursday whether its next term will include a major abortion-rights case.

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