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For most of his political career, Congressman Mike Coffman took a hard-line position against any rape or incest exception to his anti-abortion stance. But facing a tough reelection campaign in 2013, he issued a statement that he favored such exception. But he's never explained why his position changed.
The House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that could challenge Roe V. Wade.
Under this legislation, women whose lives are in danger would be prohibited from receiving a safe and legal abortion after 20 weeks -- even when their doctor determines it is medically necessary. Doctors could face up to five years in jail for acting to prevent serious and potentially lifelong harm to their patient. In addition, the bill would enact senseless barriers for rape victims.
Abortions after 20 weeks are extremely rare, accounting for only about 1 percent of all abortions. Opponents of the legislation
Richards said the bill shows that the Republican-led Congress has the wrong priorities. “This is something we can all get
UPDATE: 5 p.m. -- Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, responded to the GOP letter in a statement: Reid's
The Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade protects a woman's right to have an abortion up until the fetus would be
Several states, including Texas, Nebraska and Arizona, have enacted their own bans on abortion after 20 weeks, and the city
"Listen, after this Kermit Gosnell trial and some of the horrific acts that were going on, the vast majority of the American
"This is a subject that I do know something about,” said Burgess, a former OB/GYN. "There is no question in my mind that
Goodlatte added that Republicans are now "content" with leadership's decision to amend the bill. Democrats took issue with
During a House Judiciary hearing on his abortion bill Wednesday, Rep. Trent Franks said that he opposes an exemption for rape victims because "the incidence of rape resulting in pregancy are very low." Jen Bendery and John Celock join Ahmed to discuss.
While all of the Democrats on the judiciary committee oppose the bill, Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y
Republicans in the House Judiciary subcommittee voted on Tuesday to expand Rep. Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) proposed D.C. abortion bill to apply to the whole country and advanced the bill favorably to the full committee. The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the United States in all cases except those in which the mother's life is in danger.
Deutch said that watching "a group of men" make medical decisions on behalf of women is "hard for people to take." "To insert