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Rep. Steve King (R-IA): If Not for Rape and Incest, ‘Would There Be Any Population Left?’ — WATCH

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) defended his position on not allowing exceptions for rape and incest in anti-abortion legislation he tried to pass in Congress to the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale, Iowa on Tuesday. Said King: “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that? Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout all these different nations, I know...
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WATCH: US Congressman Says Women Who Have Abortions Have ‘Committed Murder’ and ‘Absolutely’ Should Be Punished

Republican U.S. Rep. Ron Wright of Texas says women who have abortions should “absolutely” be punished because they have “committed murder.” “As far as I’m concerned they’ve committed murder,” Rep. Wright said while walking in Washington, D.C. “So do you think they should be punished for that?” a member of the pro-choice group Reproaction asked  the congressman, as Talking Points Memo reports. “Of course they should – absolutely,” Rep. Wright replied. He does not specify if he believes in the death penalty or what “punishment” would be appropriate for for having an...
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Trump Kills AIDS Research as Gift to Anti-Abortion Activists

Donald Trump on Wednesday personally put an end to government-funded medical research that tests new HIV therapies using fetal tissue. Said White House spokesman Judd Deere: “This was the president’s decision, another important policy . . . to protect the dignity of human life.” The Washington Post reports: “The change represents a victory for antiabortion advocates, who immediately lauded the change, and a major disappointment to scientists who say the tissue collected from elective abortions has been instrumental to unlocking the secrets of diseases that range from AIDS to cancers to Zika,...
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Trump Administration Axes Federal Funding for HIV Treatment Testing Research

The Trump administration has just killed a multi-million dollar contract with a California research lab that was testing new HIV treatments. The Washington Post calls it “a significant tightening of federal support for biomedical science that relies on material collected from elective abortions.” The lab uses fetal tissue. The Trump administration and Republicans across the country are waging war on abortion. Also axed is all funding at the National Institutes of Health that involves the use of fetal tissue. The number of programs affected has not yet been disclosed. This is...
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Satanic Temple Cites Religious Beliefs As Immunity From Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The Satanic Temple said it would challenge a Supreme Court ruling from Tuesday that upheld part of an Indiana law passed by former Governor Mike Pence requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains. The group said this week it will challenge the law on the grounds of religious beliefs, according to the Arkansas Times. “One of The Satanic Temple’s fundamental tenets is the inviolability of one’s body,” the international organization said in a statement. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The Satanic Temple (TST) said...
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