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Republican politician says the IUD is an “abortifacient,” but science doesn’t support him.

November 4, 2014

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By Joseph Lachman Published 11/4/2014 “The IUD is an abortifacient,” Colorado Republican Bob Beauprez said during a recent political debate, when asked about his position on contraception. First of all, it looks like Bob Beauprez doesn’t understand how the IUD works. Remember that this is the same birth control that Hobby Lobby misleadingly claimed caused abortion. […]

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The overlooked science of the Hobby Lobby case: Contraceptives vs. Abortifacients

September 27, 2014

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Are corporations entitled to their own unscientific definitions of medical terminology? In the Hobby Lobby case, many overlooked the medical science of the contraceptives that were in question. First we need to recognize that Hobby Lobby does indeed cover 16 of the 20 methods of contraception mandated under the Affordable Care Act. The remaining 4 are: […]

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Former Rep. Joe Walsh said abortion to save the life of the mother is a lie. He’s wrong, but how wrong is he?

September 21, 2014

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“There’s no such exception as life of the mother, and, as far as health of the mother, same thing. With advances in science and technology, health of the mother has become a tool for abortions for any time under any reason.” – Republican Representative from Illinois Joe Walsh during his 2012 campaign before losing to […]

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Santorum said prenatal testing leads to miscarriage and abortion, but medical statistics say he’s wrong.

September 20, 2014

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Talking with Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation on February 9, 2012, Rick Santorum made three claims needed verification: “We’re talking about specifically prenatal testing and specifically amniocentesis, which is a– which is a procedure that actually creates a risk of having a miscarriage when you have it and is done for the purposes of […]

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Abortion in Britain: Could Hunt have made a medical case for reducing the time limit from 24 to 12 weeks?

September 16, 2014

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When asked about a time limit for abortions, Jeremy Hunt answered , “My view is that 12 weeks is the right point for it.” When Prime Minister David Cameron was asked about this statement, he stated that this was Jeremy Hunt’s personal view, and did not reflect and policy changes that his administration would be making. […]

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