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

Fighting Back In The House Republicans' War On Choice

Nancy Pelosi called it all "the most comprehensive and radical assault on women's health in our lifetime." Beyond the daily onslaught of horrifying state-level bills are three bills, introduced on the federal level by House Republicans, seeking to severely limit women's reproductive choices. So what the hell do we do… » 2/15/11 6:30pm 2/15/11 6:30pm

House Republican's Bloody Economic Logic

Ladies and gentlemen, the "pro-life" explanation for what the three draconian House bills restricting reproductive rights have to do with fiscal responsibility: "It is an economic and a moral issue, so anytime you can kill two birds with one stone, we ought to do that. And if we can kill the whole flock with one rock, we… » 2/11/11 5:35pm 2/11/11 5:35pm

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

The Truth About "Redefining" Rape

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz recently called the No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act, which advocates say seeks to redefine rape, "a violent act against women." The bill probably has no chance, but it still needs to be called out, loudly. » 2/01/11 2:45pm 2/01/11 2:45pm

House Republicans' New Definition of "Rape-Rape"

In case anyone needed more reasons to oppose the "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortions Act," here is another one: It would limit the rape exception for Medicaid-covered abortion to "forcible rape." That means statutory rape or "date rape" wouldn't count. » 1/28/11 3:40pm 1/28/11 3:40pm

House Republicans Frantically Race To Restrict Abortion

Here's how House Republicans are kicking off their legislative term in the majority: Yesterday, a theatrical vote to repeal health care reform. Today, the "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act." Priorities! » 1/20/11 10:07am 1/20/11 10:07am