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Trump Backtracks On “Abortion Punishment,” Said He Meant “Women Punish Themselves” By Getting One

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“I didn’t mean punishment for women like prison,” he insists.   Donald Trump has added another layer to his controversial and combative campaign, waffling back from yet another previous statement upon realizing it drew unfavorable public outcry from much needed election demographics. Speaking to the New York Times magazine in an …

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State Authorities Raid California Home Of Anti-Abortion Activist Behind Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos

David Daleiden

On his Facebook page, anti-abortion activist David Daleiden posted Tuesday that his home had been raided by the California Department of Justice, which seized a laptop and multiple hard drives. Daleiden was indicted in January on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and on a misdemeanor charge for …

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What Happened Inside The Supreme Court Today: Whole Woman’s Health V. Hellerstedt

Court hears arguments on Texas abortion clinic law. Petitioners lawyer, Stephanie Toti at lectern.

On Wednesday there was only one issue before the Supreme Court–Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the first major case on abortion to reach the highest court in nearly a decade.  As most everyone predicted, the court appeared evenly divided with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy asking difficult questions to both sides. Law …

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On Wednesday The U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Its Most Important Case On Abortion Since 1992

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The 8-member U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case this Wednesday which could reinterpret the Court’s ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey and be the deciding factor in whether women across America have access to legal abortion.  Since 1992 Casey has held as the most important Supreme Court decision on abortion since Roe …

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Anti-Abortion Governor John Kasich Making Ohio Even More Unsafe For Women

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Ohio Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 294 on Sunday, an anti-abortion measure designed to blocked Planned Parenthood from receiving funding.  While the bill has very little direct impact on abortion services, it does block state grants and some federal funds that were intended for women and children’ health care …

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Brazilian Lawmakers Want Harsher Penalties For Abortion In Facing The Zika Epidemic

A picture made available on 12 February 2016 of Patricia Vieira de Araujo (L) holding her one-month-old granddaughter Manuelly Araujo da Cruz, who was born with microcephaly after being exposed to the zika virus during her mother's pregrnacy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 February 2016. The mother Leticia de Araujo, who caught the Zika virus during her third month of pregnancy, says that it is possible to raise her daughter in a completely normal way. 'The only difference is that Manuelly has a time when she cries a lot and gets very nervous waving her arms' but 'beyond that is normal'.  EPA/ANTONIO LACERDA

In a report published today by Time magazine, Matt Sandy reported on the plans of Brazilian lawmakers to increase the penalties for abortion, despite the pleas of international bodies such as the UN to legalize abortion during the Zika epidemic. Brazil, like many Latin American nations affected by Zika, does …

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House Republicans Argue Against Reproductive Rights For Women With Zika Virus In Developing Nations

In this Jan. 26, 2016 photo, Daniele Ferreira dos Santos holds her son Juan Pedro, who was born with microcephaly, outside her house in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Santos was never diagnosed with Zika, but she blames the virus for her son’s defect and for the terrible toll it has taken on her life. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

At a congressional hearing about the Zika virus and its spread from the developing world, House GOP members spoke out against efforts to provide contraception and abortion access to women who have become infected by the viral strain known to cause severe birth defects.  The $1.8 billion in emergency aid requested by …

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A bill is advancing in Florida which would make abortion a felony

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Florida Rep. Charles Van Zant, R-Keystone Heights has been trying every year since 2010 to introduce anti-abortion legislation; however, his proposals have never advanced to consideration by a committee.  Monday Rep. Carlos Trujillo, R-Miami, the chairman of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee has agreed to consider the bill. By an 8-3 vote Monday afternoon, a …

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