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SC Republican: Abortion Ban Doesn't Keep Rape Victims Pregnant Enough

A South Carolina State Senator is filibustering a bill that would make abortion illegal for 20 weeks, not because he doesn’t hate abortion—he totally, loudly does—but because the bill makes an exception for victims of rape and incest. Those rape and incest victims had 20 whole weeks, State Senator Lee Bright, says,… » 5/19/15 6:15pm 5/19/15 6:15pm

Brilliant State Senator Attaches Rectal Exam to Anti-Abortion Bill

A crafty state senator has done something so wonderful that we should all be cheering while simultaneously smacking our foreheads, because why didn't we think of this earlier? The hero in question is Virginia senator Janet Howell. The Democrat wasn't happy with a proposed bill that requires women to have an ultrasound… » 1/31/12 11:00am 1/31/12 11:00am