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1 hr ago | National Review Online

Carl Anderson: Obamacare's Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

A recent Knights of Columbus/Marist poll confirmed this, with 58 percent opposing it and only 37 percent supporting . This lack of popularity led long ago to a federal guarantee, known as the Hyde Amendment, that federal taxes will not pay for abortions.


Related Topix: Knights of Columbus, Insurance, US Politics, US News, Senator Ben Nelson, US Senate, Democrat

2 hrs ago | The Washington Monthly

Quiet Counter-Revolution on Abortion Rights

If you've only casually followed the law and politics of the abortion issue in recent years, you may wonder why there's so much activity and controversy when the basic constitutional law of reproductive rights hasn't really changed. But as Jeffrey Toobin explains in a wonderfully succinct column at The New Yorker , it has changed in subtle ways, mainly because its most recent formulation - Sandra Day O'Connor's prohibition of abortion restrictions that pose an "undue burden" on the right to choose prior to fetal viability - is capable of being turned inside out.


Related Topix: US News, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Texas

4 hrs ago | Feministing

GoFundMe bans abortion-related campaigns, is fine with supporting murderers

GoFundMe, the crowd-funding site that fundraised for Mike Brown's murderer, has updated its guidelines to prohibit abortion-related campaigns, filed under GoFundMe's headline "Termination of Life." This latest move seems to be in response to the widely-publicized efforts of an Illinois woman identified as "Bailey" to raise money for her abortion.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News, Liberal Political News

4 hrs ago | Point of View

PBS : Abortion program

Dear PBS, This is quite the bold move. As a third rate, tax subsidized broadcasting outfit with a viewership in the single digits, I'd expect you'd try your best to fly under the radar.


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8 hrs ago | The Hill

O-Care money for abortions ignites GOP

Anti-abortion activists plan to use new evidence that Obama-Care has paid for abortions to boost GOP turnout in battleground Senate races this fall. Conservative groups will deploy new attacks against taxpayer-funded abortions in their effort to unseat vulnerable Democrats who have supported the Affordable Care Act in such states as Louisiana, North Carolina and Arkansas.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mary Landrieu, Mark Pryor, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Arkansas, Arkansas Government

9 hrs ago | Mother Jones

Three Extreme Anti-Abortion Measures Voters Could Approve In November

States have approved more anti-abortion measures during the past three years than during the entire preceding decade . And this fall, voters themselves will also have the chance to decide whether to approve or block extreme anti-abortion ballot initiatives in three states .


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Colorado, Colorado Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law

11 hrs ago | Colorado Springs Independent

Halter vs. Lamborn, Ann Zwinger, the death penalty, and abortion

To ensure a diversity of topics and viewpoints in print, the Independent gives priority to letters that are 300 words or fewer. We reserve the right to shorten longer letters, and to edit all letters for clarity and factual accuracy.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Doug Lamborn, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Colorado Springs, CO, Life, Veteran Affairs, State of the Union, Barack Obama

12 hrs ago | Scoop

Proposed law to decriminalise Abortion

On the Green's web site, Jan Logie, describes herself as a" lefty feminist lesbian". Supporting this destructive policy is not an authentic feminist position.


Tue Sep 16, 2014


Pence, 2016 hopefuls back 20-week abortion ban Gov. Mike Pence and a...

Gov. Mike Pence and a group of other possible Republican presidential contenders have thrown their support behind a federal ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and other possible Republican contenders wrote to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, in support of his proposed ban, which is based on the disputed premise that a fetus can feel pain at that stage.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors, Bobby Jindal

Norwalk Citizen News

Iowa court halts ban on abortion pill system

The Iowa Supreme Court on Tuesday halted a ban on the use of a video-conferencing system that allows doctors to distribute abortion-inducing pills to women in rural areas of the state. The stay means Planned Parenthood of the Heartland can continue using the system until the high court makes a final ruling on whether the Iowa Board of Medicine had the authority to adopt the ban last year.


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DFW Catholic

Deluge of criticism after abortion funding revealed in health care law

Washington D.C., Sep 16, 2014 / 02:02 pm .- Pro-life groups have responded forcefully to a new report finding that despite promises from President Barack Obama, more than 1,000 health care plans under the Affordable Care Act cover abortion. "[T]he President issued an executive order on March 24, 2010 that said: 'the Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to newly created health insurance exchanges'," Rep. Chris Smith stated on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama

She Knows

GoFundMe sparks controversy by removing campaign to fund abortion

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The Daily Breeze

Argentinaa s abortion battle pushes women into legal labyrinth

The day Marcelo and Rocio learned they were expecting a baby, they said it was as if their souls had returned to their bodies. The married couple, both in their early 30s, had been trying to conceive for three years.


Daily Kos

Like Tacos? Like Beer? Help Fund Abortions

So the viral thing this summer was the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Yes, I did it too--right after I finished the Chicago Triathlon.


New Yorker

The Disappearing "Undue Burden" Standard for Abortion Rights

Those words-"undue burden"-represent Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's most important triumph during her long and consequential tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court. Almost single-handedly, O'Connor rewrote abortion law.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Samuel Alito

News Max

Let's Shutter Ruthless Abortion Clinics

It's interesting how fictitious movies can reflect the currents of reality. I often find myself viewing films, music videos, and visual arts from the sensory perspective of how reality can actually be stranger than fiction.


Abortion's Arguments: Newsweek's Anna Quindlen, part 1 of 2

Newsweek magazine 's columnist Anna Quindlen serves as a perfect example of half-thought, which means that a person does not include both cause and effect but merely one or the other. Anna Quindlen points out that " Roe v.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Mother Jones

GOP Moderates' Secret Confession: We Were Afraid to Vote Against Extreme Abortion Bill

In the hours before Missouri Republicans overrode Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto and passed one of the harshest abortion bills in the country , a handful of Republican women - party activists, a local officeholder, and operatives who support abortion rights - drove to Jefferson City and begged lawmakers to reconsider. When cornered, some GOP lawmakers made a confession.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Nashoba Publishing Online

Q&A: Guv candidates on tragedy in Blackstone

The five candidates running for governor were among the news consumers digesting the horror of three dead babies discovered in a trash-cluttered and rodent-infested home in Blackstone. After local police last month discovered the debris-strewn home, the Department of Children and Families took custody of four children living there.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Washington Times

Obamacarea s big spending on abortion on demand

Five years ago - almost to the day - President Obama told lawmakers and the American public in a specially called joint session of Congress on health care reform that "under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion." Then, in an 11th-hour ploy to garner a remnant of pro-life congressional Democrats absolutely needed for passage of Obamacare , the president issued an executive order on March 24, 2010, that said: "The Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to newly created health insurance exchanges."


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Ben Nelson, US Senate, Democrat