Betsy DeVos Sparks Outrage After Likening Being Pro-Choice to Being Pro-Slavery in Speech to Christian Group
The administration of President Donald Trump relies on its white Evangelical base to keep its support consistently hovering around 40 percent.
In keeping with this, President Donald Trump often invokes anti-abortion values he claims to hold dear. He's falsely claimed that Democrats are determined to rip babies from their mothers' wombs and that parents often discuss with their doctors whether or not to keep the baby...after the baby is born.
These claims are patently false, but they rile up the base.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seems to be playing right along in promoting abortion hysteria, if a recent speech is any indication.
More Than 200 Republican Members of the Senate and House Urge Supreme Court to 'Reconsider' Roe V. Wade
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear the case of Medical Services LLC v. Gee—a grossly restrictive anti-abortion law in Louisiana—Republican lawmakers are urging the Court to consider overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling which gave women the right to terminate a pregnancy.
Thirty-nine senators and 168 House members submitted an amicus brief urging the Court to side with an earlier ruling from the 5th Circuit, which found that the Louisiana law didn't put an undue burden on people seeking abortions by requiring doctors to have hospital admission rights at a hospital thirty or fewer miles away.
Republican Representative Steve King of Iowa is no stranger to controversy or to being asked to resign. Earlier this year King was stripped of his committee assignments by his own party leadership citing his racist, xenophobic and White supremacist statements.
Now King is under fire for comments made about the merits of incest and rape. King told the Westside Conservative Club Wednesday that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest.
Tomi Lahren Just Clapped Back at a Christian Conservative on Twitter With an Important Point About the Alabama Abortion Ban
Conservative pundit Tomi Lahren made headlines yesterday after she spoke out against Alabama's ban on all abortions, which outlaws the procedure even in cases of rape or incest and punishes doctors who perform abortions with up to 99 years in prison.
The ban "doesn’t save life, it simply forces women into more dangerous methods, other states or countries," she said yesterday. "You don’t encourage life via blanket government mandate!"
Alabama's new law banning nearly all abortions is so extreme that even some of the most conservative voices in American media are expressing discontent over its provisions.
The Alabama Human Life Protection Act, signed into law on Wednesday by Republican Governor Kay Ivey, outlaws all abortions even in cases of rape or incest. The only exception is when the mother's life is in danger. The law also punishes doctors who perform abortions with up to 99 years in prison.
Alabama Senate Just Descended into Chaos When Republicans Tried to Sneak Through a Measure Banning Most Abortions
The Alabama Senate placed a highly contentious abortion measure on hold following a shouting match on the Senate floor.
The bill would make performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to 99 years imprisonment. Chaos erupted after Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D) requested a roll call vote on every question surrounding the bill. Singleton and other Democrats accused Alabama Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth of forcing the legislation through the Senate and ignoring their concerns as Ainsworth moved swiftly for a voice vote on an amendment.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Totally Destroyed the Arguments That Georgia's New Abortion Law Isn't a Ban
On May 7, Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed the "fetal heartbeat" bill. The new law prevents women from getting abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy, or after a heartbeat can be detected - which can happen before a woman even knows she's pregnant.
The law is one of the most restrictive in the country, and effectively criminalizes abortions for pregnancies that have not been caught in the first few weeks. To provide some context: a woman is usually 4-6 weeks pregnant by the time she realizes she's missed her period.