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New Report on the Anti-Women Voting Record of the 112th Congress Identifies 55 Anti-Women Votes by House Republicans

September 5, 2012

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U.S. Energy and Commerce Committee, September 5, 2012 by Rep. Henry Waxman Report: The Anti-Women Voting Record of the U.S. House of Representatives, 112th Congress, September 5, 2012. Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo, Subcommittee […]

A Never-Ending Story

September 5, 2012

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New York Times, September 5, 2012 by LINDA GREENHOUSE An article in the paper the other day caught my eye and led me to ponder something I’d rather not have to think about at all: the Republican Party platform. The article that prompted these unwanted thoughts had nothing to do with politics. It reported that […]

Could ‘personhood’ bills outlaw IVF?

August 30, 2012

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CNN, August 30, 2012 by Nadia Kounang For the past two weeks, since Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin uttered the phrase “legitimate rape,” Republicans have had to face questions about their attempts to end abortion. But could these same attempts also outlaw in vitro fertilization? The Republican Party’s platform states: “We assert the sanctity of […]

Coerced-abortion laws part of new pro-life strategy

August 30, 2012

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Colorado Independent, August 30, 2012 by Sofia Resnick On a Friday morning in September 2005, 22-year-old Brittany Wilson sat in a Planned Parenthood clinic a mile away from her home in Sioux Falls, S.D., and bawled her eyes out. Ten days before, she had called the clinic to schedule an abortion. Three days before her […]

What Vancouver women think about the US Republican Party’s “war on women”

August 30, 2012

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Vancouver Observer, August 30, 2012 by Beth Hong While Clint Eastwood’s strange “invisible Obama chair” endorsement of Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention last night took over news headlines and Twitter feeds this morning, many individual Americans and groups continue to focus their efforts on the Republican Party’s ‘war on women‘, a term referring […]

GOP Platform: Abortion Ban Approved By Republicans In Tampa

August 28, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 28, 2012 by PHILIP ELLIOT and ALAN FRAM TAMPA, Fla. — Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and cut taxes to energize the economy and create jobs. The document opens by […]

Wheaton College Birth Control Lawsuit Against Obama Administration Dismissed By Federal Judge

August 28, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 28, 2012 by Tyler Kingkade A federal judge dismissed Wheaton College’s lawsuit against the Obama administration, objecting over a mandate that requires employee health insurance plans to cover contraception. Wheaton, a Christian liberal art college in Illinois, filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, D.C. in July objecting to a U.S. Health & […]

Paul Ryan’s Deep Anti-Choice Roots

August 27, 2012

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The Progressive, August 27, 2012 by Ruth Conniff Paul Ryan’s views are just as extreme as Todd Akin’s. Before he became famous for his budget plan, Ryan began his political career as a creature of Wisconsin’s pro-life movement. When he first ran for Congress from Janesville, Wisconsin, in 1998, Paul Ryan sought the endorsement of […]

Pete Olson (TX-22) will not vote to fund Planned Parenthood

August 27, 2012

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Letter from Pete Olson, 22nd District of Texas – August 27, 2012 Thank you for contacting me about women’s health and federal appropriations. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this important issue. On July 18, 2012, the House Appropriations Committee published the draft appropriations bill for the Labor, HHS, and Education subcommittee. The draft appropriates […]

Paul Ryan: Rape is a method of conception

August 27, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 27, 2012 by Paul Slansky Last week, Paul Ryan gave an interview in which, defending his position that there should be no excuses for abortion, he referred to rape as a “method of conception.” Wow, right? Talk about a benign euphemism. Rape — RAPE! — is now a “method of conception.” You […]

Defining personhood is outside government’s realm

August 26, 2012

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Wisconsin State Journal, August 26, 2012 by Bill West There is a difference between “common” sense and “good” sense, with good sense often having less support. In the abortion debate, with a pseudo religious party demanding to thrust its will on American women, there is much not said on the subject. Pregnancy by rape is […]

Remember Back Alley Abortions?

August 26, 2012

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The Ken Brady Now Show, August 26, 2012 by Ken Brady

U.S. rape controversy reflects teachings of anti-abortion hero

August 25, 2012

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Reuters, August 25, 2012 by Carey Gillam Eric Scheidler was in grade school when he was introduced to the power of John Willke’s persuasion. It was the 1970s and the now 87-year-old Dr. “Jack” Willke was renowned as a physician-turned-advocate for abolishing abortion. Willke’s teachings resonated four decades later in the controversy this week over […]

Life Begins Before Conception? You Zygote to Be Kidding

August 25, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 25, 2012 by Jack Matthews With delegates to next week’s Republication National Convention getting set to vote yay or nay on a party platform that includes a call for the legal recognition of zygotes as U.S. citizens, with all the rights and privileges thereto pertaining, it might be good for them to […]

Ohio doctor active in anti-abortion movement helps perpetuate ideas about rape and pregnancy

August 24, 2012

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Washington Post, August 24, 2012 by AP COLUMBUS, Ohio — The discredited notion that a woman’s body can resist conception in a sexual assault has persisted in anti-abortion circles for decades, largely because of the efforts of a Cincinnati obstetrician who is considered a godfather of the movement. Dr. John C. “Jack” Willke founded the […]