House Republicans approve 20-week abortion ban

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.). SOURCE: Franks.House.gov

The Republican-majority House yesterday passed a ban on aborting fetuses older than 20 weeks after conservative lawmakers claimed there is “substantial medical evidence” that a fetus can feel…

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Transcript: NARAL President Nancy Keenan’s remarks at the Democratic National Convention

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Transcript of remarks by Nancy Keenan, President of the National Abortion Rights Action League Pro-Choice America (NARAL), at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, September 4, 2012:  On…

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Transcript: Remarks by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the Democratic National Convention

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript of remarks by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, at the Democratic National Convention, on Tuesday, September 4, 2012: “From 1965…

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Transcript: President Obama’s reaction to Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-Mo.) comments on “legitimate rape”

Monday, August 20, 2012

Edited by Jenny Jiang *Excerpt from press briefing held on Aug. 20, 2012 Transcript of President Barack Obama’s reaction* to Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-Mo.) comments about “legitimate rape”:

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Missouri Republican Senate candidate questions whether victims of ‘legitimate rape’ can become pregnant

Monday, August 20, 2012
SOURCE: American Bridge PAC / Fox 2 St. Louis

COMMENTARY:  Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin questioned whether victims of “legitimate rape” can become pregnant during a televised interview on Sunday. 

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Transcript: Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin on whether abortion should be allowed in cases of ‘legitimate rape’

Monday, August 20, 2012

*Excerpts from interview with St. Louis Fox 2 reporter Charles Jaco on Aug. 19, 2012.  Transcript of *remarks by Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin on abortion:

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Missouri Governor vetoes anti-birth control bill

Thursday, July 12, 2012
SOURCE: JayNixon.com

Missouri’s Republican Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed a bill that would allow insurance companies to deny contraceptive coverage to women by citing religious or moral objections. 

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Senate blocks controversial birth control amendment

Thursday, March 1, 2012
WTF Blunt amendment defeated hp 3.1.12

Senate Democrats narrowly blocked a controversial amendment that would exempt corporations and non-religious organizations from providing contraceptive coverage to employees.

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Transcript: Sandra Fluke testifies on why women should be allowed access to contraception and reproductive health care

Thursday, February 23, 2012
WTF Sandra Fluke women's reproductive health hp 2.23.12

Hearing on women’s reproductive health and contraception before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held on Feb. 23, 2012 Transcript of testimony by Sandra Fluke, a student…

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Transcript: Rep. Carolyn Maloney asks ‘what is wrong with this picture?’ in debate on women’s reproductive health

Thursday, February 23, 2012

  Hearing on women’s reproductive health and contraception before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held on Feb. 23, 2012 Transcript of remarks by Rep. Carolyn Maloney…

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