Category Archives: Abortion

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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Mike Huckabee: Lost Causer?

While explaining why he opposes abortion, Fox News host Mike Huckabee referred to the Civil War as the “War of Northern Aggression” to thunderous laughter of course. via TPM He said that the best reason of all for why he … Continue reading
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What War on Women?

There is only one single clinic that performs abortions remaining in the entire state of Missouri, but Missouri Republicans are going after it with pitchforks and torches. The state is currently considering 32 different anti-choice bills. And, since there’s only … Continue reading
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Outreach: “some refer to them as mothers”

Responding to a critical Valentine’s Day card he received from pro-choice advocates, Virginia state Senator Steve Martin (R) referred to expecting mothers as simply “hosts.” A pregnant woman is just a “host” that should not have the right to end … Continue reading
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Total Disaster

Artist – Matt Wuerker In other news, police in Washington state are searching for a man charged with child molestation. What makes this man unique is that he’s an abortion clinic bomber. I tried to reconcile these two seemingly contradictory … Continue reading
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Rand Paul Says Enough’s Enough, Single Mothers

During an appearance in front of the Chamber of Commerce of Kentucky last week, Senator Rand Paul promoted the idea of setting limits on government benefits for women who have too many children and actively shaming women who have children … Continue reading
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Cantor Schedules Anti-Abortion Vote, Shows “Deceptive Democrats” Who’s Boss

Looking to put another feather in their War on Women hat, House Republicans will vote next week on the No Taxpayer Funds for Abortion Act. “I am also proud to announce that next week, the House will vote once and … Continue reading
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Outreach

In addition to recommitting to the fight against Obamacare, Republicans will also be urged to recommit to being sufficiently anti-abortion at their upcoming policy retreat. Furthermore, they aim to put a rest to this talk of a “War on Women” … Continue reading
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House GOP: Tax Abortions to Create Jobs. What?

The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act currently under consideration in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would impose new taxes on women and businesses that purchase a private insurance plan that covers abortion. And if that weren’t ridiculous enough, Judiciary … Continue reading
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Michigan Bill Would Ban Insurance Policies from Covering Abortions

Anti-choice conservatives have come up with, shall we say, creative ways to legislate against women’s reproductive rights. You know the list: requiring clinics to be a specific number of miles from a hospital; transvaginal ultrasounds; fetal heartbeat laws; de-funding Planned … Continue reading
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