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Mike Huckabee Would Send in Troops and the FBI To Stop Abortions

We’ve finally reached the Abortion Foe Event Horizon, the point at which all Republican candidates, in their ceaseless quest to prove they hate abortion the very most, have begun collapsing into a black hole of their own hyperbole. First up: Mike Huckabee, who said when he becomes president, he’ll send in the American… » 7/31/15 5:10pm Friday 5:10pm

Group Behind Planned Parenthood Smear Says it Has '8 to 10' More Videos

David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, the moderately sketchy group behind the recent undercover videos attacking Planned Parenthood, has begun stepping out for interviews, telling CNN Friday he plans to release “eight to 10” more videos, and telling the National Review that Planned Parenthood… » 7/31/15 1:05pm Friday 1:05pm

GOP Senators Vow to Waste Time Trying to Defund Planned Parenthood

At a clown car of a press conference this afternoon, nine Republican senators vied to show the American public who hates abortion the worst, vowing to defund Planned Parenthood so hard, you bet. By that, I guess, they mean taking away Title X funding, the federal money used for family planning services. Planned… » 7/29/15 4:30pm Wednesday 4:30pm

Texas Will Investigate If Planned Parenthood Broke Tissue Donation Laws

The Texas Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee, like politicians in several other states, is taking advantage of the heavily edited videos by the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress which purport to show Planned Parenthood illegally selling fetal tissue. At the same time, a Planned Parenthood in Houston… » 7/27/15 1:35pm 7/27/15 1:35pm

Group Behind Planned Parenthood Video May Have Lied to the IRS

Last week, a group calling itself the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released an undercover video claiming to show a Planned Parenthood physician selling body parts harvested from fetuses. Though the video was heavily edited and didn’t show anything illegal—tissue donation is both legal and heavily regulated the… » 7/18/15 12:00pm 7/18/15 12:00pm

Planned Parenthood Responds to Video Claiming It Sells Fetal Body Parts

An undercover video is circulating from a group calling itself the Center for Medical Progress, which purports to show a Planned Parenthood employee discussing the sale of body parts from aborted fetuses. In a statement, PP says the video is false and portrays a deeply misleading portrait of their practice of donating… » 7/14/15 5:15pm 7/14/15 5:15pm

Study: 'Overwhelming Majority' of Women Don't Regret Their Abortions

A new study followed more than 600 women who had abortions over a three-year period to determine whether they regretted terminating their pregnancies. The authors found no evidence of the “post-abortion trauma syndrome” touted by anti-abortion activists, writing that the “overwhelming majority” of women—95… » 7/13/15 7:45pm 7/13/15 7:45pm

Marco Rubio: Being Anti-Abortion Is Like Civil Rights, Women's Suffrage

In a speech Friday at the National Right to Life Convention, Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio promised to be as anti-abortion as humanly possible, calling abortion “indefensible.” He compared the anti-abortion movement to civil rights, women’s suffrage and the abolition of slavery. Nothing is… » 7/10/15 3:30pm 7/10/15 3:30pm

EACH Woman Act Would Lift Federal Bans on Abortion Coverage

Today in exciting initiatives that have virtually no chance of survival in our endlessly disappointing political climate, there’s the EACH Woman Act. The bill, introduced Wednesday by female members of Congress and backed by dozens of pro-choice and human rights organizations, would mean that every woman who receives… » 7/08/15 7:45pm 7/08/15 7:45pm

SCOTUS Stops Horrid Texas Abortion Restrictions, For Now

The Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay on HB 2, Texas’ disastrous anti-abortion law, which would have closed most clinics in the state. That means the state will be temporarily unable to enforce the law; the Supreme Court will likely hear the case next term. This is good news, for now, possibly followed next… » 6/29/15 5:20pm 6/29/15 5:20pm

Satanic Temple Will File Federal Lawsuit Against Missouri Abortion Laws

The Satanic Temple, God bless and keep them, is filing a federal lawsuit today against Missouri’s abortion restrictions, where one of their members, known as “Mary Doe,” recently terminated a pregnancy. The Satanic Temple is arguing that Missouri’s abortion laws, specifically its 72-hour waiting period and an… » 6/23/15 10:10am 6/23/15 10:10am

Mitch McConnell Promises Senate Vote on 'Late-Term' Abortion Ban 

Since the country has entered full election mode, it’s time to start messing with women’s bodies. During a speech on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised the Faith and Freedom Coalition that the Senate will vote on The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The bill — whose name seems like… » 6/20/15 12:45pm 6/20/15 12:45pm

Iowa State Supreme Court Says Telemedicine Abortions Are Legal

Iowa’s State Supreme Court has struck down a ban on telemedicine abortions, saying the prohibition is unconstitutional. It’s the first time in more than 40 years Iowa’s highest court has considered an abortion case. It could also have national implications: other states have considered setting up a similar system to… » 6/19/15 11:50am 6/19/15 11:50am

Arizona Law Requiring Doctors to Say Abortion Is 'Reversible' Blocked 

An Arizona law that would require doctors to tell falsely tell patients that medication abortions are “reversible” has temporarily been blocked. The law was passed in March; a group of Arizona healthcare providers, backed by Planned Parenthood, promptly sued. That’s because saying medication abortions are reversible… » 6/17/15 4:30pm 6/17/15 4:30pm

Supreme Court Slaps Down North Carolina Anti-Abortion Law

The Supreme Court has declined to rescue a 2011 North Carolina law that would require an abortion-providing doctor to show a patient an ultrasound of the fetus and describe it in detail, including the size of organs and limbs. A federal appeals court already declared that the law was unconstitutional because it… » 6/15/15 1:10pm 6/15/15 1:10pm