Posts Tagged anti-choice

Judge overturns Arkansas’s obviously unconstitutional 12-week abortion ban

Last year, Arkansas state legislators overrode a governor’s veto in order to secure the dishonor of having the most blatantly unconstitutional abortion ban in the country. Guess what prize comes with that title? Having the courts strike it down. Surprise! 

Last year, Arkansas state legislators overrode a governor’s veto in order to secure the dishonor of having the most blatantly unconstitutional abortion ban in the country. Guess what prize comes with that title?

Republican presidential contenders compete for title of Biggest Abortion Hater to court anti-choice org’s support

On Wednesday night, the GOP’s best and, um, brightest (?) got together for a gala hosted by the deceptively-named Susan B. Anthony List. Hoping to get the prominent anti-choice group’s endorsement in the 2016 presidential primaries, the Republican contenders all shamelessly pandered to the anti-choice fringe.

ThinkProgress has pulled together some of the greatest hits from the night–from our fav Mike Huckabee comparing abortion to killing the elderly to Sen. Mike Lee, a Tea Partier from Utah saying pro-choicers support a “culture of death” and engage in “savagery.” Sen. Ted Cruz, for his part, thinks we’re Satan-worshippers. See? You can tell just how much they care about “the babies” by how little they seem to care about the fact ...

On Wednesday night, the GOP’s best and, um, brightest (?) got together for a gala hosted by the deceptively-named Susan B. Anthony List. Hoping to get the prominent anti-choice group’s endorsement in the 2016 presidential primaries, the ...

Quick Hit: “Prevent women from living my tragedy”

In an op-ed calling on West Virginia lawmakers to reject a 20-week abortion they’re considering, Danielle Deaver describes what happened when her pregnancy went horribly wrong at 22 weeks:

Nebraska was the first of a handful of states to enact a so-called “20 week abortion ban,” similar to a bill considered by the West Virginia Legislature. As a result, the decision that should have remained mine and my husband’s to make was decided for us — and it was decided by politicians we’d never met.

Even though I wasn’t looking for an abortion, my doctor and his legal counsel felt their hands were tied. “If I could help you, I would,” he said, looking me in my tear filled eyes. ...

In an op-ed calling on West Virginia lawmakers to reject a 20-week abortion they’re considering, Danielle Deaver describes what happened when her pregnancy went horribly wrong at 22 weeks:

Nebraska was the first of a handful ...

Watch: Maddow reports on reproductive health care access in the Rio Grande Valley

In this must-watch segment, Rachel Maddow reports on the terrible situation in Texas’s far south Rio Grand Valley thanks to the state’s devastating cuts to reproductive health care. 

In this must-watch segment, Rachel Maddow reports on the terrible situation in Texas’s far south Rio Grand Valley thanks to the state’s devastating cuts to reproductive health care. 

Map of the Day: Is abortion insurance coverage banned where you live?

As we covered before, bans on insurance coverage of abortion have become a popular anti-choice tactic in recent years. Twenty-four states have banned Obamacare plans from covering abortion. But an anti-choicer’s work is never done and now states are prohibiting all private insurance plans from covering the procedure.

As we covered before, bans on insurance coverage of abortion have become a popular anti-choice tactic in recent years. Twenty-four states have banned Obamacare plans from covering abortion. But an anti-choicer’s work is ...

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

According 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

According 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

Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee says Dems think women are helpless and “cannot control their libidos”

I 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.

I 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.

Quote of the Day: “The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children”

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).

Apparently, the fact that these laws have been repeatedly declared unconstitutional isn’t stopping anti-choicers from continuing to push 20-week abortion bans. Fischer’s particularly galling innovation is to tack the ban onto a bill addressing actual domestic violence. The original legislation, which has strong Democratic support, would allow victims to get protection orders against former spouses, not just those who are married or cohabitating. 

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 ...

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