Conservatives And Abortion: The Truth

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Documenting conservative and Republican positions, policy, and rhetoric on abortion.

Republicans Increased Anti-Choice Laws After 2010 Election Wins. “Conservative states have passed scores of new anti-abortion laws since Republicans took over state legislatures and governorships en masse in 2010.” [Mother Jones, 5/1/15]

Republicans Blocked A Bill That Would Prevent Discrimination Against Women Who Have Abortions. “House Republicans are moving to block a local District of Columbia law that’s aimed at preventing discrimination against workers who have abortions.” [Associated Press, 4/30/15]

Republicans Compared Women Seeking Abortions To Inanimate Objects. “North Carolina Rep. Jacqueline Schaffer (R) argued that women seeking abortions need a “cooling off period” just like in real estate transactions. Schaffer’s comments echo a similar statement from Missouri Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger (R), who said last year that decisions about abortion should be considered for the same amount of time as decisions about buying a new car or installing new carpeting.” [ThinkProgress, 4/29/15]

Conservative Compared Abortion Clinic Workers To Sex Offenders. “”You have the spectacle of an abortion clinic across from a school,” James Henderson, the former leader of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, told after Henry’s bill was introduced. “We were advised counsel that a good approach was to use the same standard of keeping sex offenders from public schools, which is 2,000 feet. That is what the bill is based on.”” [ThinkProgress, 4/29/15]

Republican Compared Planned Parenthood To ISIS Terrorists. “South Dakota Rep. Isaac Latterell (R) sparked considerable controversy for penning a blog post in which he declared that “Planned Parenthood worse than ISIS and lying about it.”” [ThinkProgress, 4/29/15]