How Screwed Would We Be Without Lady Legislators? A Statistical…

Today, the pro-choice, pro-lady Political Action Committee EMILY's List is launching a tool that will make you simultaneously proud to be a woman and terrified of an America where women aren't given a chance to lead. It's called The Impact Project, and it traces the role Democratic female lawmakers have had in passing… » 8/20/12 10:50am 8/20/12 10:50am

The New Wave Of "Abortion" Funding Battles

Today, House of Representatives is expected to pass HR3, which would, among other provisions, penalize private insurers who cover abortion. House Republicans are expected to try to force a vote in the Senate, though unless they find some backdoor way to attach it to something, it's unlikely to pass there. » 5/04/11 2:40pm 5/04/11 2:40pm

Some Actual Real Facts About Abortion

It's tough out there these days for the fact-based community, particularly when it comes to abortion. There are senators not intending to make factual statements. There are ex-Senators deliberately making inflammatory and misleading statements. And then there's the House of Representatives, once again seeking to limit … » 5/03/11 6:05pm 5/03/11 6:05pm

House To Take Up "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion" Act

Perhaps you've suppressed memory of the enlightening debate over the "forcible rape" provision in HR3, the so-called "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion" Act. Republicans may have acquiesced on that point, but the bill itself is back and expected to be voted on this week. » 5/02/11 10:15am 5/02/11 10:15am

Republicans Give Up On "Forcible Rape," But Bill Still Sucks

To avoid an awkward House floor debate on redefining rape, Republicans have quietly removed the phrase "forcible rape" from their abortion fund-restricting bill. Not before The Daily Show mocked them, though! Alas, this doesn't change the remaining bill's essential terribleness. » 2/03/11 9:51am 2/03/11 9:51am