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From aid for Israel to abortion to Medicare, Sen. Rand Paul has been shading, changing or dropping some of the positions he espoused as a tea-party-backed candidate and as a new senator. Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel.
Welcome to Ovaries Week - the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising facets. My first patient ever stares at me blankly when I say the doctor will see her soon.
Supervisor David Chiu wants San Francisco to become the first American city to oppose any ban on sex-selective abortions. It apparently has not occurred to him why no other city has chosen to do so.
News broke this week that Go Fund Me, the popular crowd-sourcing site, bans all funding projects for any pro-choice campaigns, but accepts pro-life campaigns. I hope you will join me in the following pledge.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has said that any Liberal MP, regardless of their personal beliefs, would have to vote against any proposed legislation that could limit a women's right to an abortion. Women's reproductive rights trump the freedom of Liberal members of parliament to vote their conscience on abortion, Justin Trudeau said, adding that it's time that his party "actually defended rights."
One bill on a hot social issue in politics today, handled quite differently by Gov. Rick Scott and predecessor-turned-challenger Charlie Crist, has surged to the forefront in their intense campaign for governor. Crist, a Democrat, launched a new television ad last week featuring a bill Scott signed into law in 2011, one requiring doctors to show women an ultrasound or have it described to them before they can undergo an abortion unless they sign a form declining to see it.
Far-left Amanda Marcotte launched her own war on women in a Thursday article for the Alternet website. Specifically, she targeted nine conservative women who, in her view, " have made a career out of opposing women's struggle for social, political and economic equality ."
I wrote last week about how senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's support for Colorado's personhood abortion ban was part of his formula for winning the 2010 Republican caucus process, which was a big step to his being elected to Congress. If you look at the State Senate races in Jefferson County today, you see that the influence of key personhood backers persists, meaning that Cory Gardner would have likely faced the same pressure to embrace personhood positions today as he did then.
Earlier this week, Missouri passed a new law mandating a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions. Advocates for the law argue that this will give women sufficient time to make the decision with a clear head, but this logic is insulting.
It's hardly a surprise that the national and Arkansas "Right to Life" groups have endorsed Asa Hutchinson . He not only opposes abortion , he supports the unconstitutional 12- and 20-week abortion bans by the Arkansas legislature.
On Thursday activists in Austin, Texas performed a " banner drop " - tying a painted sheet to a highway overpass - above Interstate Highway 35 during a busy evening's rush hour. The banner read, "Abortions Save Lives, Keep Clinics Open, Block #HB2 ."
Abortion rights advocates filled the rotunda of the State Capitol in July, 2013, as Texas senators debated sweeping abortion restrictions. Some of those restrictions are now under federal review.
Texas' sweeping abortion law, which has led to the shuttering of 20 clinics across the state, returns to federal appeals court today. Supporters and opponents of the law will argue their sides in the Texas abortion law heads to federal court AUSTIN - Texas' sweeping abortion law, which has led to the shuttering of 20 clinics across the state, returns to federal appeals court today.
In a Brownsville family clinic, a powerfully built, bald doctor treats a never-ending line of sick and injured patients. He has been practicing for nearly four decades, but family medicine is not his calling.
Jandira dos Santos Cruz, a secretary from Rio de Janeiro, disappeared on Aug. 26 after going to an abortion clinic. A charred and dismembered body of a woman found shortly thereafter is believed to be hers.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 03:13 am
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