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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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Texas Congressman: Masturbating Fetuses Prove Need for Abortion Ban

The hands of the male fetus may sometimes appear to be gripping its genitals. And that, says Rep. Michael Burgess (above), is why abortion should be banned even earlier in pregnancy than the GOP is seeking in a bill on its way to the floor.

The hands of the male fetus may sometimes appear to be gripping its genitals. And that, says Rep. Michael Burgess, is why abortion should be banned even earlier in pregnancy than the GOP is seeking in a bill on its way to the floor.

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On Day Two, Right-Wing Confab Turns Up Heat on Abortion Issue

At the Faith and Freedom Coalition's national conference, Ralph Reed lauded Phyllis Schlafly for defeating the Equal Rights Amendment, and Schlafly took credit for turning the GOP against abortion.

On day two of the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference, evangelical leaders clashed on abortion and economic policy. But opposing abortion was deemed a winning issue by movement elders like Phyllis Schlafly and young activists alike.

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Abortion a Low Priority on Day One of Religious Right Gathering

Ralph Reed addresses his Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference, June 13, 2013.

The day after Rep. Trent Franks pulled a Todd Akin, senators speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference breathed barely a word about abortion—and not a peep about contraception.

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Trent Franks, GOP Revive War on Women at House Hearing on 20-Week Abortion Ban

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks at  the hearing today, June 12, 2013.

The GOP bill would ban all abortions after 20 weeks, irrespective of the circumstances faced by women and their families, and removing medical decisions from the hands of women and their doctors.

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Is Marriage Equality Almost Here? Six Possible Outcomes of the DOMA and Prop 8 Cases

Sacramento, California, November 22, 2008: Protest against the passage of Proposition 8.

The Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Prop 8 are expected to come down this month. We’ll soon find out if the Court has chosen to advance the cause of marriage equality, or if it will it leave it for another day.

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North Dakota Accrues Steep Legal Fees Defending Medication Abortion Ban

Among the bills recently introduced are HB 1132 and SB 638, which would raise the cap on total tax credits for contributions to all CPCs in the state from $2 million to $2.5 million.

The state has set aside $400,000 to defend its most recent abortion restrictions. But with so many new laws to challenge, $400,000 might not be enough to cover the costs.

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ACLU Challenges Arizona’s Race and Sex Selection Abortion Ban

The ACLU of Colorado has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging that a rural Catholic hospital is in violation of both federal and state law by directing its doctors not to discuss abortion with patients, even when pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant person.

A lawsuit filed Wednesday claims Arizona’s HB 2443 is racially motivated and based on improper racial stereotypes.

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