Category Archives: Abortion

The “Definitional Problem of Rape”

House Republicans were forced to abandon their own abortion bill last night. Why? Because they couldn’t reach a consensus on whether or not the Pain Capable Unborn Child Act should tackle the issue of rape. Congressional Republicans will insist that … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Speech for Me, Not for Thee

Artist – Jen Sorensen In other news, the White House said today that President Obama would veto the congressional Republican bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks if it reaches his desk. Meanwhile, Republican congresswomen are apparently abandoning that ship. … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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It’s All About Jobs

House Republicans introduced a 20-week abortion ban on the very first day of the new session of Congress, but Senate Republicans weren’t far behind. Senator David Vitter one-upped (four-upped?) his colleagues in the House on the following day by unveiling … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Manufactured Crisis

Aside from rushing to pass a veto bound Keystone XL bill, what else did our new Republican overlords do on their first day of the new session? They unveiled a new rule that would create a funding problem for Social … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Torture Rights

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that North Carolina’s forced ultrasound law is unconstitutional. Meanwhile, Representative Michael Grimm, the guy who threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony on live … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Is Our Children Learning?

The idea that children in America may be given textbooks with sections that have been redacted with a black marker is embarrassing. A school district in Arizona will remove two pages from a high school textbook that mention birth control … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Bitter Pill

Artist – Steve Greenberg This is the state of abortion coverage in Texas now than most clinics have been forced to close. Women are calling from hundreds of miles away to find access. Ken Lambrecht, president and CEO of the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Concerned Troll

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, the Smithsonian Institute has issued its first ever official statement on the causes of climate change, establishing that it is tied to “human activities.” With special emphasis on the Smithsonian’s 160-year history and … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul is Such a Libertarian He Wants to Ban All Abortion

During an interview with the American Liberty Association uploaded to Youtube on Monday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) explained why he supports legislation that would declare that life begins at conception and thus ban all abortions. PAUL: It’s a big issue … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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How to Fix a Poll

How do you persuade people to agree with you and produce a poll with misleading results? Straight up lying is one way. In his email to members last night, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins continued to crow about the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Fox News’ Gutfeld: Feminists Who Are Angry About Hobby Lobby are ‘Shrieking’ ‘Hysterics’

If you jumped into your time-traveling DeLorean, set the flux-capacitor to 1993, and traveled back in time to ask former President Bill Clinton about the scope of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which he signed that year, it’s doubtful … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Supreme Court and Fox News Channel: Partners in Stupid

The Supreme Court decision in Burwell v Hobby Lobby Stores continues to confound me. It’s difficult to get beyond the basic dumbness of the conservative justices who utterly failed to recognize that the Affordable Care Act absolutely does not mandate … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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While Ruling Against Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones, the Supreme Court Quietly Maintains Its Own Buffer Zone

As The Daily Banter‘s Michael Luciano reported earlier today, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision Thursday on a Massachusetts case involving the constitutionality of protest buffer zones around abortion clinics. Simply put, clinics and municipalities can no longer create … Continue reading
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Frivolous

Artist – Dave Granlund In other news, the Army says they have no evidence that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl engaged in misconduct during the time he spent in enemy captivity. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court ruled today that stalking and terrorizing women … Continue reading
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Welcome Home

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is reportedly scheduled to return to the U.S. from Germany tonight. Meanwhile, Michigan Republicans have introduced a fetal heartbeat abortion ban. What War on Women? And finally, a lobbying group … Continue reading
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Keepin’ it Classy

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D) was greeted by these posters outside a fundraiser in Los Angeles this morning. You may not notice it at first — in fact I didn’t until I did a double take — but the … Continue reading
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Reruns

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, Marco Rubio has no idea what he’s talking about. Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham are shamelessly pushing a 20 week abortion ban, but that may not be enough to convince Charleston Republicans … Continue reading
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The Most Egregious Examples of Hobby Lobby’s Religious Hypocrisy

Yesterday, we learned that Hobby Lobby, which is challenging the federal government over Obamacare’s mandatory contraception coverage, offers its employees a 401(k) retirement plan that happens to invest $73 million in pharmaceutical companies that develop and produce various forms of … Continue reading
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Justice Kennedy Gives Hobby Lobby’s Anti-Contraception Case a Big, Fat, Crazy Gift

The Supreme Court heard arguments in the dual Obamacare contraceptive cases, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius yesterday, and the upshot is that prospects are looking rather grim for the government’s case. As … Continue reading
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Sorry, Rape Insurance is Currently Unavailable

The infamous Rape Insurance law Michigan Republicans recently passed went into effect last week, but if you felt inclined to purchase a rider for coverage, there’s a good chance you won’t be able to. Emily Crockett writing for Reality Check … Continue reading
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