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Christian Blogger Matt Walsh Says Pro-Choice Women ‘Need To Be Reminded’ That Men Are ‘Supposed To Be Leaders’ On Abortion

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Matt Walsh, a controversial yet extremely popular Christian blogger for The Blaze, confidently explained this week that pro-choice women “need to be reminded” that men were “supposed” to be the leaders when it comes to abortion. Because, you know, patriarchy. Duh. Walsh complained that many women “actually think abortion is …

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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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Grand Jury Indicts Two For Illegal Recording Of Planned Parenthood Smear Video

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Two anti-abortion activists for the group Center for Medical Progress were indicted by a grand jury in Harris County, Texas for their activities in secretly recording a video which purported to show Planned Parenthood employees illegally selling fetal tissue for profit.  The same grand jury has stated that it has found no …

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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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Anti-Abortion group behind shock videos sued by Planned Parenthood

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, testifies during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Rayburn Building on whether PPFA should be federally funded, September 29, 2015. (Credit: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Via Huffington Post: “Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco on Thursday against the anti-abortion activists that produced a series of heavily edited, secretly recorded videos of the family planning provider’s staffers talking about fetal tissue donations. The civil suit accuses the defendants — the anti-abortion group Center for Medical …

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