Tag Archives: abortion rights

COLORADO: Mike Pence Tells Anti-LGBT Hate Group They Have An “Unwavering Ally” In Trump [VIDEO]

As I reported yesterday, Mike Pence is in Colorado today to keynote the annual convention of Focus On The Family, one of the nation’s largest, most powerful, and most vicious anti-LGBT hate groups. Miranda Blue reports on his speech at Right Wing Watch: Pence began his speech by delivering greetings from Trump, “a good friend of mine, who’s a leader, ...

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MISSOURI: GOP Lawmaker Slaughters Chicken On Facebook Live Because Something Something Abortion

The Kansas City Star reports: In a live video posted to Facebook, a Missouri lawmaker cuts off the head of a chicken while announcing he wants to stop abortions in the state. State Rep. Mike Moon, an Ash Grove Republican, posted the video Monday afternoon. In it, he segues from saying that God entrusted humans to protect and care for ...

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Trump Appoints Anti-Abortion Activist Who Worked For FRC To Run Federal Family Planning Programs

The Hill reports: President Trump has picked an anti-abortion advocate to lead federal family planning programs. Teresa Manning, who has worked for the Family Research Council, will serve as the deputy assistant secretary for population affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, The Hill confirmed Monday. In her role, Manning will help oversee the distribution of Title X ...

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Trump Appoints Anti-Abortion Activist To Senior Post With Department Of Health & Human Services

The Associated Press reports: The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant secretary of public affairs at HHS. From 2008 until February 2016, she was president ...

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Retirement For SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy?

Last night Bloomberg published speculation that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may be planning to retire at the end of the term. From the article: Kennedy, 80, has been the court’s primary pivot point since 2006, generally aligning with the four conservatives on campaign finance and voting rights and with the four liberals on gay rights. By selecting Kennedy’s successor, ...

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Ivanka Held Secret Meeting With Planned Parenthood

This will explode some heads on the right. Politico reports: In the weeks following her father’s inauguration, Ivanka Trump quietly reached out to the president of Planned Parenthood seeking common ground on the contentious issue of abortion. The first daughter requested a sit-down with Cecile Richards, the head of Planned Parenthood and a vocal surrogate for Hillary Clinton on the ...

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GOP: We Are Empowering Women [VIDEO]

Via press release: Today the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a video series entitled “Empowering Women,” highlighting several women leading the Republican party and celebrating the culmination of Women’s History Month. The series focuses on the challenges and accomplishments women in the GOP have faced, and the advice they would give to the next generation of Republican women. The videos ...

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Gorsuch: If Trump Had Made Me Promise To Overturn Roe V Wade, I’d Have Walked Out The Door [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said during the campaign that he would nominate people to the Supreme Court who would overrule Roe v. Wade and return decisions on abortion rights to the states. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked Gorsuch if Trump had asked him during his interview before his nomination whether he would rule to overturn the 1973 decision. ...

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Franklin Graham Blasts Bush’s Daughter On Planned Parenthood Speech: It’s Like Fundraising For Auschwitz

“Planned Parenthood is the #1 abortion provider in the United States. Raising funds for this organization is like raising money to fund a Nazi death camp—like Auschwitz, except for innocent babies in their mother’s wombs! Reports say they perform over 300,000 abortions per year. And this is the organization whose employees were caught on video trying to sell baby body ...

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Roe V Wade Plaintiff Norma McCorvey Dies At Age 69

The Washington Post reports: Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in ...

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Joy Reid Flabbergasted After Anti-Choice Leader Calls For Outlawing Most Forms Of Birth Control [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: An interview on the women’s march in Washington took a bizarre turn when an anti-choice advocate told MSNBC host Joy Reid that birth control — including the pill and IUD’s — should be made illegal because they kill babies. Following a considerable amount of cross-talk over services that Planned Parenthood provides with Kristan Hawkins of Students for ...

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Five-Times-Married Texas Rep: Women Will Behave More Responsibly If Abortion Carries A Murder Charge

The Texas Observer reports: The Republican lawmaker behind a controversial bill — which could make it legal to charge women and providers with murder for an abortion — defended the proposal by saying completely removing access to the procedure would “force” women to be “more personally responsible” with sex. State Representative Tony Tinderholt, of Arlington, said in an interview with ...

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TEXAS: Proposed GOP Bill Makes Abortion A Felony

The Texas Observer reports: A Republican lawmaker filed the “Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act” Wednesday, which would ban and criminalize abortions in Texas at any stage and direct state officials to ignore federal law established by Roe v. Wade. House Bill 948, authored by state Representative Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington [PHOTO], is the newest and most straightforward attempt by Texas ...

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Sessions: I Still Oppose Abortion Rights And Same-Sex Marriage But I’ll “Follow Those Laws” [VIDEO]

He’ll follow them until Trump stacks the Court against them. The Independent reports: Incoming attorney general Jeff Sessions admitted that he still opposed same-sex marriage and Roe v Wade, a 1973 law that guarantees a women’s right to an abortion. Mr Sessions said he would “respect and follow” both laws in their current form, but admitted he still held his ...

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Blocks Obamacare’s Trans And Abortion-Related Protections Nationwide

Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: A federal judge in Texas on Saturday issued a nationwide injunction halting enforcement of Obama administration protections for transgender and abortion-related healthcare services just one day before they were due to go into effect. The lawsuit — brought by Texas, a handful of other states, and some religiously affiliated nonprofit medical groups — challenges a ...

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Trump To Inherit 103 Federal Bench Vacancies

The Washington Post reports: Donald Trump is set to inherit an uncommon number of vacancies in the federal courts in addition to the open Supreme Court seat, giving the president-elect a monumental opportunity to reshape the judiciary after taking office. The estimated 103 judicial vacancies that President Obama is expected to hand over to Trump in the Jan. 20 transition ...

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Planned Parenthood Ad Hits Trump On His Own Words: There Has To Be Punishment For Women [VIDEO]

Via Politico: If Planned Parenthood’s super PAC has its way, Donald Trump’s own words about abortion will sink him with swing women in three key battleground states next month. Starting Monday, Planned Parenthood Votes and Priorities USA Action, the main super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton, are teaming up to air a new 30-second digital spot geared at just those voters ...

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FLORIDA: “Abolitionists” Launch 2018 Ballot Initiative Calling For Executing Women Who Have Abortions

And their doctors, too. From the press release issued today by Christian Newswire: The political committee Abolish Abortion Florida (AAFL) has launched a ballot initiative to amend the state’s constitution to punish abortion as capital murder. Under the proposed amendment, anyone who performs or procures an abortion would be charged with first degree, pre-meditated murder. “Abortion” would include any abortifacient ...

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Potential Trump Running Mate Mike Flynn Flip-Flops On Abortion Since Yesterday, Now Says He’s Anti-Choice

Obviously Flynn has seen today’s headlines about Mike Pence having a lock on the veepstakes. CNN reports: Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who is being vetted by Donald Trump’s campaign as a potential vice presidential candidate, flip-flopped his position on abortion in the last two days. Flynn said Sunday that it was up to women “to make the decision” about ...

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law

A huge defeat for the right. NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down one of the nation’s toughest restrictions on abortion, a Texas law that women’s groups said would have forced more than three-quarters of the state’s clinics to shut down. The decision was 5-3. Passed in 2013, the law said clinics providing abortion services must ...

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