“I don’t want to appear to be giving aid and comfort to Vladimir Putin,” said Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America.
Critics say the state’s abortion law provisions led to the closing of one-third of clinics.
Updated: Voters on Tuesday rejected the measure 55% to 45%.
A woman off-camera mutters, “Oh, here we go…” when Rep. John Shimkus asked Kathleen Sebelius a hypothetical question about abortion.
U.S. Supreme Court justices asked the Oklahoma high court to interpret the scope of the state’s law banning the use of abortion-inducing drugs. Their answer, that the law “effectively bans all medication abortions,” means a Supreme Court challenge on the ban could now proceed.
Court stops enforcement of provision requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and elements of a provision banning drug-induced abortions.
Warns that the church must “find a new balance” or fall.
In a Washington speech, the liberal icon tries to play up her bipartisan credentials. She’s strongly considering a run for governor in the deep red state.
Democrats vow to fight the legislation in court.
Another round of Republican men talking abortion leads the party’s women to reach for the antacid.
Many of Ohio’s newly approved abortion restrictions are as severe as the ones found in the hotly disputed Texas legislation. If these restrictions are approved by Republican Gov. John Kasich, Ohio will have some of the most draconian anti-abortion laws in the country. Read ‘em here.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster of a restrictive abortion law blew up on social media, but cable news networks ignored the buzz and stuck with rebroadcasts of earlier shows. Orlando TV news anchor Mark Joyella on why the cable networks dropped the ball.
The ways state governments restrict women’s abortion rights — without actually coming out and saying it. Written by a lady who’s had one.
Updated: Following Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis’s marathon filibuster, Texas lawmakers failed to pass the bill, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks and effectively close most abortion clinics in Texas.
It appears that Texas Republican Rep. Jodie Laubenberg is under the impression that rape kits performed on women in hospitals can prevent pregnancies.
“When you read some of these laws you want to check the calendar to make sure you’re still living in 2013,” Obama says.
Anti-abortion advocates say the Kermit Gosnell case forced Obama to distance himself from Planned Parenthood. Nonsense, says Planned Parenthood.
Fox News’ Ed Henry presses White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on possible future abortion legislation in Washington D.C. based on the Gosnell case happening in Philadelphia. “The president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial.”
Keeping abortion separate from other medical procedures and regulating it in different ways paves the way for unsafe clinics like the one Kermit Gosnell allegedly operated.
A Philadelphia abortion doctor has been charged with murdering seven babies and an adult patient at his “baby charnel house.”
“Why lose 10 years of elections to mess with those programs?” the pundit says of changes to Medicare.
Alabama representative Mary Sue McClurkin apparently does not understand the size or definition of organs.
One protester screamed, “I should firebomb this place.”
The Republican lawmaker behind the legislation is being accused of using it to bolster his Congressional bid against an incumbent, who reportedly pressured his mistress to get an abortion.
“A lot of the houses and businesses are painted different colors,” says a staff member, “so why not make it blend in?”
Laws proposed in several states could imprison doctors who provide an abortion because a fetus has a genetic abnormality.
The crime: “tampering with evidence.” [UPDATE: The lawmaker who introduced the bill says that isn’t the aim and plans to update the bill.]
An anti-abortion advocate writes in The New York Times that everyone should want more accurate abortion numbers. But abortion rights activists say the number of abortions shouldn’t be the issue.
Sort of in the vein of Lena Dunham’s Obama ad, watch Mehcad Brooks from True Blood romance Roe.