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Oklahoma supreme court denies personhood bill

September 6, 2012

0, September 6, 2012 by Nicole Ramage September 5, Oklahoma supreme court ruled that the personhood bill was denied. If this bill would have been enacted, it would mean that the definition of person would be “any human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being to natural death.” The supreme […]

Paul Ryan: Rape is a method of conception

August 27, 2012


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 […]

In Akin’s Wake, Ryan Defends Anti-Abortion Record

August 24, 2012


NPR, August 24, 2012 by Kathy Lohr Since Republican Rep. Todd Akin first said the words “legitimate rape” Sunday, just about everyone in the Republican Party has condemned those comments. The Missouri Senate candidate later apologized, but his remarks continue to drive the political debate. They’ve also raised questions about the anti-abortion record of the […]

War On Women

August 24, 2012


Kansas City Star, August 24, 2012 by Mary Sanchez Ladies, remember what your mothers told you about men who regard women as sex objects? They’re no good. Keep that in mind when pondering the Republican Party platform this year and all those heated conversations about the “war on women.” Why is so much prime time […]

After Akin, GOP Makes Extreme Abortion Policy Official

August 21, 2012


Mother Jones, August 21, 2012 by Kate Sheppard In what will probably strike many people as a monumentally tone-deaf move, the GOP plans to include a plank in its 2012 platform calling for an amendment that would outlaw abortions under any circumstance. CNN reported on the draft language it obtained on Monday night, and the platform committee […]

GOP prepares tough anti-abortion platform

August 20, 2012


CNN, August 20, 2012 by Peter Hamby The Republican Party is once again set to enshrine into its official platform support for “a human life amendment” to the Constitution that would outlaw abortion without making explicit exemptions for rape or incest, according to draft language of the platform obtained exclusively by CNN late Monday. “Faithful […]

Paul Ryan And The War on Women

August 15, 2012


CBS News, August 15, 2012 by Bill Buck If you like the GOP war on women, you are going to love Paul Ryan. After all, Ryan’s record on women’s health could easily be mistaken for one of W. Mitt Romney’s primary opponents, Rick Santorum. Best known for his path to end Medicare and less well […]

Paul Ryan’s solid antiabortion credentials

August 14, 2012


Washington Post, August 14, 2012 by Sarah Kliff Paul Ryan is known around Washington as a budget wonk, the Republican legislator with big economic ideas. Antiabortion groups see something else in Romney’s vice presidential pick: a stalwart opponent of abortion rights. Ryan is hardly the face of the antiabortion movement. He has not introduced a […]

Five Reasons Why Paul Ryan Is Bad For Women’s Health

August 13, 2012


Think Progress, August 13, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle During the Republican primary, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney promised to pick a running mate who is just as anti-abortion as he is, and he seems to have found that in Paul Ryan. “I’m as pro-life as a person gets,” Ryan, who is Roman Catholic, toldthe […]

Ryan’s Support For Anti-Abortion Ultrasound Draws Fire

August 11, 2012


Buzzfeed, August 11, 2012 Democratic lawmakers and abortion rights organizations have opened an assault on Rep. Paul Ryan’s support for a controversial bill requiring doctors to perform an ultrasound on a woman before performing an abortion to ensure she can see the fetal image. Abortion foes have fought for versions of the measure around the […]

H.R.212 – Sanctity of Human Life Act

January 7, 2011

0 Bill Titles: Short: Sanctity of Human Life Act as introduced. Official: To provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization. 112th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 212 To provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 7, 2011 Mr. BROUN of Georgia […]