Tag: Abortion

Mississippi Bans Abortions if Heartbeat Can Be Heard. Expect a Legal Fight.

Phil Bryant, the Republican governor of Mississippi, on Thursday signed a bill largely banning abortions once doctors can detect a trace of a fetal heartbeat with an ultrasound, a milestone that can come as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Mississippi is only the latest state to press for the strict abortion limit — the […]

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What Happens When Lawmakers Run Out of Abortion Restrictions to Pass

Lost in the anxiety this year over the fate of Roe v. Wade is the reality that state legislatures nationwide are already taking steps to effectively ban all abortions. Not even three months into 2019, lawmakers in a dozen states have proposed so-called heartbeat bills, which would outlaw abortion at around six weeks of pregnancy, […]

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Illinois Crowds Protest Radical Abortion Bills

Large crowds are anticipated in Springfield, Illinois, on Wednesday as activists gather to protest two abortion measures that pro-life champions say are both “anti-women” and “anti-children.” Do you think the mainstream media will cover this pro-life rally?https://t.co/9Ayqj8Gf0Z — Students for Life (@StudentsforLife) March 20, 2019 Bills called the Repeal of Parental Notification (HB 2467) and […]

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Beto O’Rourke on Third-Trimester Abortions: Should be Decision the Woman Makes

Appearing Monday at a campaign stop in Cleveland, Ohio, 2020 Democrat candidate Beto O’Rourke said he believes it’s a woman’s right to decide whether she should undergo a third-trimester abortion, signaling he would not support government intervening to prevent the procedure. [embedded content] A transcript is as follows: ATTENDEE: Are you for third-trimester abortions or are […]

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Twitter is applauding Shrill for showing what it’s really like to get an abortion

Twitter Applauds Hulu’s “Shrill” For Normalizing Abortion – HelloGiggles Twitter is applauding Shrill for showing what it’s really like to get an abortion this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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The Death of Compassionate Democracy

NASHVILLE — — The 111th General Assembly of Tennessee convened on Jan. 8, and it will disperse on April 26, not a moment too soon. Already, its Republican supermajority has introduced bills that would further weaken lax gun laws, increase campaign-donation limits and undermine a progressive Nashville law passed by public referendum, among other assaults […]

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Judge Halts Kentucky Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

A federal judge temporarily blocked Kentucky’s new law banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected – usually six or seven weeks into a pregnancy. Hours after Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, signed the bill into law Friday, the ACLU filed a legal challenge and Judge David J. Hale of the U.S. District Court […]

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Judge Blocks Kentucky Fetal Heartbeat Law That Bans Abortion After 6 Weeks

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Kentucky law that prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which typically happens around six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant. The measure, which was signed into law on Friday by the state’s Republican governor, Matt Bevin, and was set to take […]

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As of Today, Abortion Is Effectively Banned in Kentucky

Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty Images) Those who want to control the wombs of women are moving closer to their nefarious goals as the Kentucky legislature passed two bills this week, which for all intents and purposes ban abortion unless a court intervenes, according to the ACLU. Kentucky is one of 22 states in the U.S. which […]

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Tennessee and Georgia State Houses Pass Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Bans

The state Houses in Georgia and Tennessee have passed measures that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected — usually six or seven weeks into pregnancy. In Atlanta, Georgia, the legislation passed Thursday night, 93-73, but not without significant debate and tension. Some Democrats made a point of walking out before […]

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When the right to choose is under attack, abortion providers refuse to back down

Abortion Providers Refuse To Back Down When Legislation Gets Tough – HelloGiggles When the right to choose is under attack, abortion providers refuse to back down this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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What’s Left of the Center-Left?

Since at least the middle of the Obama era, all the energy and activity and creativity in the Democratic coalition has been with people pushing the party away from any kind of centrism — with the journals and zines that have resuscitated something they call socialism, with the activists trying […]

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Girl Scouts Partner with Abortion Industry, ‘Anal Sex Tutorial’ Promoter Teen Vogue

Two former participants in Girl Scouts say the organization enjoys a “cozy relationship” with the abortion industry, including Planned Parenthood, and now Teen Vogue, a magazine that promotes “reproductive justice” and has offered a tutorial on anal sex. Ann Saladin, creator of MyGirlScoutCouncil.com, and co-editor Christy Volanski, have spent nearly a decade documenting Girl Scouts […]

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California Sues Trump Administration to Block Restrictions to Family Planning Program

LOS ANGELES — Attorney General Xavier Becerra of California filed a lawsuit on Monday to block a controversial move by the Trump administration that would strip millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood and similar reproductive health service providers that receive federal funding. Mr. Becerra said Monday that the administration’s changes […]

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Nolte: Never Trump CPAC Coverage Mocks Cancer, Christians, and Baby Murder

It was a mere six weeks ago when Never Trump went after a group of boys, targeted a bunch of innocent kids, who were guilty only of displaying their support for President Trump by way of hat. It was a mere six weeks when, in a show of solidarity with the establishment media, and through […]

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Former NFL Player Ben Watson Speaks on ‘The Importance of Family’ at CPAC 2019

Ben Watson, who finished up his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints last season, spoke at this year’s Conservative Political Action conference about “The Importance of Family.” As a soon-to-be father of seven children, Watson told those gathered that family is one of the most important parts of our American society. He lamented that […]

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Birth Control Gets Caught Up in the Abortion Wars

In its continuing assault on reproductive rights, the Trump administration has issued potentially devastating changes to the nation’s nearly 50-year-old family planning program, Title X, which allows millions of women each year to afford contraception, cancer screenings and other critical health services. Health clinics have long been barred from using […]

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Senate Democrats Fail to Protect Infants Born Alive After Abortions from Infanticide

Senate Democrats failed to protect babies from infanticide when they are born alive following botched abortions. On Monday, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, S. 311, failed, 53-44, with the requirement of a 60-vote supermajority for approval and only Democrats voting against it. “Despite opposition and setbacks, despite some strange rhetoric about this bill over the […]

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The Republicans of Gilead

In “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Margaret Atwood’s ever-resonant tale of misogynist dystopia, Christian fascism has a sordid, perverse underbelly. On the surface, the Republic of Gilead, Atwood’s imaginary successor to America, is a place of totalitarian religious austerity. But as the book’s enslaved narrator discovers, the society’s leaders also maintain a […]

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Alveda King: ‘Delighted’ Trump Restricted Funding to Planned Parenthood, Founded by ‘KKK Adviser’ Margaret Sanger

Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., recalled Margaret Sanger’s — founder of Planned Parenthood — racist and eugenicist politics in a Friday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host Rick Manning. Manning and Mansour asked King to address the Trump administration’s Friday issuance of a rule regarding […]

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