Category Archives: Abortion

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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Their Kind of Individual Mandate

The kind that forces women to purchase additional insurance on top of what they already have to cover unplanned pregnancy. Michigan lawmakers are currently deciding whether to advance a bill that would require women in the state to purchase a … Continue reading
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Debunked: Emergency Contraception Is Not a Form of Abortion

I’m old enough to remember when tort reform was a thing. The issue was mostly driven by Republicans in the name of politicizing so-called “frivolous lawsuits.” Certainly there’s some merit in the idea of legislating against lawsuits by nimrods who … Continue reading
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Albuquerque Rejects Abortion Ban

Good news — voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico have voted down a measure that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks. Voters on Tuesday rejected the measure 55 percent to 45 percent following an emotional and graphic campaign that brought … Continue reading
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Only in America (or Somalia)

Artist – David Horsey In other news, the Supreme Court effectively struck-down an Oklahoma law mandating ultrasounds prior to abortion today when it refused to hear the state’s case, affirming the lower court ruling. Continue reading
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Yes, Listen to This Man, He Knows What He’s Talking About

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-Benghazi) admits that there’s no way his 20-week abortion ban will become law, but he believes this battle is worth fighting because the public is on their side. “The goal is to have a vote in 2014, … Continue reading
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Senate GOP Want to Tie ENDA to.. Abortion?

Vitter Da Shitter has proposed an amendment to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that would ban “sex-selective abortion.” Vitter wants a vote on his proposed ban on sex-selective abortions as part of the amendment process for the LGBT workplace discrimination … Continue reading
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Posted in Abortion, LGBT, War On Women | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Dysfunctional Web Site

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case from Oklahoma on the ban on RU-486, a medication abortion, meaning the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision to strike the ban will be upheld. When … Continue reading
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Worst Persons in the World

I don’t have a name to cite because it hasn’t been reported, but the woman responsible for handing these out to kids on Halloween in Albuquerque along with their Snickers and Jolly Ranchers is a terrible, terrible person. (via ThinkProgress) … Continue reading
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