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Yesterday, the Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay on Texas House Bill 2 (HB 2), Texas’s anti-abortion law, which would have closed most clinics in the state and dramatically changed the way Texas women would able to access reproductive healthcare. The stay means Texas will temporarily be unable to enforce the disastrous anti-abortion law. This is very good news, but The Supreme Court will likely hear the case next term, which could possibly lead to some extremely bad news. HB 2 was upheld earlier in June by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More
Just when we thought we wouldn’t hear much more on the subject of rape from GOP lawmakers, one West Virginia delegate decided to chime in. How, do you ask? By essentially insinuating that rape is beautiful because a child can result from it. In a public hearing last Thursday, Brian Kurbaca (R) stated that, “obviously rape is awful... what’s beautiful is the child that could come from this.” The West Virginia House of Delegates was trying to pass the ‘Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act’, which would make abortion illegal 20 weeks after fertilization. Read More
If you never thought you’d hear the words masturbating and fetuses used together in a political statement, think again, because Texas Congressman Michael Burgess has just uttered the seemingly unthinkable phrase. We didn’t think there was much left to be surprised about when it came to right-wing assertions concerning women’s rights, especially after Romney’s binders full of women and Akin’s legitimate rape, but this week has been especially stupefying. Read More
We can't get over this extremely upsetting attack on women's healthcare. Because conservatives just can't leave Roe Vs. Wade alone, Republican Arizona Congressman Trent Franks wrote this bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks except under very limited conditions. You can thank 23 dude Republicans who helped the bill make it out of the House Judiciary Committee. Franks' response to rape resulting in an unwanted pregnancy might as well have come straight from Todd Akin's wonderfully idiotic, uninformed mouth: "...you know, the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low. Read More
  Now that women's birth control is becoming a subject of contention among (mostly male) Republicans in Congress, it seems only fair that birth control for men be put under the same scrutiny. At least this is what a group of female Georgia legislators in the House of Representatives believe--so they've just proposed a bill that would ban men from getting vasectomies.Of course, the proposal of this bill was a response to something more specific than the general, ongoing attack on women's reproductive rights. Read More