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Tennessee GOP Lawmaker Sheila Butt Says Rape and Incest Too Hard to Verify

Tennessee GOP Lawmaker Sheila Butt Says Rape and Incest Too Hard to Verify

The Republican Party’s war on women continues. Tennessee state Rep. Sheila Butt (R) “blocked an amendment that would have created an exemption for victims of rape and incest to an anti-abortion bill by arguing that such cases are too difficult to confirm,” the Huffington Post reports. State Rep. Sheila Butt tabled […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Politics
Fox News Contributor Erick Erickson Calls Wendy Davis ‘Abortion Barbie’

Fox News Contributor Erick Erickson Calls Wendy Davis ‘Abortion Barbie’

Fox News contributor Erick Erickson calls Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis ‘abortion Barbie’ after The Weekly Standard attacked her for not responding to a question that linked legal abortion to the crimes of doctor Kermit Gosnell, Media Matters reports. It is a bit embarrassing that Abortion Barbie doesn't even have […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics, Women's Rights
Zanesville OH Dr. Patrick Johnston: Abortions Worse Than Slavery For Black Americans

Zanesville OH Dr. Patrick Johnston: Abortions Worse Than Slavery For Black Americans

I came across an article written by Dr. Patrick Johnston in the Zanesville Times Recorder that makes the case that the effects of slavery wasn’t the worse thing for black Americans — single motherhood and abortions are. He states that there are “more black men in prison today than were […]

by Janet Shan· · Black Politics, Race in America
GOP Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Says Pregnancy During Rape is Something God Intended

GOP Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Says Pregnancy During Rape is Something God Intended

Here’s another Republican trying to impose his views on abortion on women — Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday when a woman gets pregnant during a rape, “it’s something God intended.” Wow, Richard Mourdock is giving rapists some self-worth. First Rep. Todd Akin with his comment that legitimate rape […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections, Women's Rights
Rep. Joe Walsh:  Modern Technology and Science Eliminates Need for Abortions, Even When Woman’s Life Threatened

Rep. Joe Walsh: Modern Technology and Science Eliminates Need for Abortions, Even When Woman’s Life Threatened

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  “With modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance… There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing.” — Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), as quoted by WGN, saying that he was against abortion “without exception” […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics, Women's Rights
Legitimate Rape Moron Rep. Todd Akin: ‘President Obama Doesn’t Like America’

Legitimate Rape Moron Rep. Todd Akin: ‘President Obama Doesn’t Like America’

Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) says Prsident Obama doesn’t like America. Here we go again. Another Republican attacking President Obama’s patriotism and trying to label him as foreigner. This is utter nonsense. It’s coming from the pariah of the Republican Party, who said legitimate rape doesn’t lead to pregnancy since a […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections, Politics, Race in America
Obama Campaign Launches Preemptive Strike Against Paul Ryan Ahead of His RNC Speech (VIDEO)

Obama Campaign Launches Preemptive Strike Against Paul Ryan Ahead of His RNC Speech (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney’s ‘bold’ vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan will speak Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The Obama campaign offers their own take Ryan in an interesting, but hard-hitting campaign ad. Politico: “The video harkens back to the newsreel days of old, using grainy, black-and-white footage to try […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections
PA Senate Candidate Tom Smith Says Daughter’s Out-Of-Wedlock Pregnancy Similar to Rape

PA Senate Candidate Tom Smith Says Daughter’s Out-Of-Wedlock Pregnancy Similar to Rape

Another Republican has put his foot in his mouth on women’s issues. Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith said his daughter’s out of wedlock pregnancy was similar to rape. Smith was trying to give his two cents on Rep. Todd Akin’s legitimate rape comment. “What that congressman said I do not […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections, Politics, Women's Rights
Obama Tells AP Mitt Romney Wouldn’t ‘Stand In The Way’ Of Push To Ban All Abortions

Obama Tells AP Mitt Romney Wouldn’t ‘Stand In The Way’ Of Push To Ban All Abortions

President Obama slams Mitt Romney, who is fresh off his birther joke, saying he would sing language like the GOP platform plank on abortion, which includes no mention of exceptions for rape, incest or a threat to the life of the mother — into law if he is elected president. […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections, Women's Rights
NH County GOP Sheriff Candidate Frank Szabo: “Just Because a Law is On Books Doesn’t Mean It’s Lawful”

NH County GOP Sheriff Candidate Frank Szabo: “Just Because a Law is On Books Doesn’t Mean It’s Lawful”

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  “Just because a law is on the books does not mean that it’s lawful.” — New Hampshire County GOP Sheriff candidate Frank Szabo (R), quoted by Bedford Patch, has refused to walk-back comments that deadly force is an appropriate means to prevent abortion. He compared abortion to […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics, Women's Rights