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Chart of the Day: Abortion rate fell to lowest rate in 30 years thanks to birth control

TweetAccording to a new study from the Guttmacher Institute, the US abortion rate fell by 13 percent between 2008 to 2011, continuing a fairly consistent long-term downward trend and reaching its lowest point since 1973 Tweet
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Mike Huckabee says Dems think women are helpless and “cannot control their libidos”

TweetI tried and failed to come up with any commentary to add to this quote from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s speech today at the Republican National Committee. But I’m pretty sure it doesn’t need any. Tweet
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Quote of the Day: “The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children”

Tweet Oh, for fuck’s sake. Via Raw Story: A Kentucky Republican lawmaker wants to classify abortion as a form of domestic violence. “The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children, and this particular bill would prohibit abortions after the fetus feels pain, which is 20 weeks and older,” said Rep. Joe Fischer (R-Fort Thomas). [...]
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More abortion restrictions were enacted in the last 3 years than the entire previous decade

TweetI suppose this isn’t exactly surprising, but, holy shit, that’s a pretty mind-blowing fact from Guttmacher’s year-end report. 2013 was second only to 2011 for the highest number of abortion restrictions enacted in a single year–ever. And from 2011 to 2013, we saw 205 new restrictions, compared to 189 during the entire previous decade. Tweet
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The latest anti-choice trick: Letting “ordinary Americans” sue clinics to enforce abortion restrictions

TweetAmericans United for Life is the ALEC of the anti-choice movement. Every year, the DC-based group releases a handbook filled with model legislation that abortion foes in state legislatures across the country can use to draft their own bills. It’s no coincidence that so many of the hundreds of anti-choice state laws passed in recent [...]
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