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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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Senator Tom Coburn insisted that breast implants have no health risks, but studies say he’s wrong.

September 19, 2014

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Back in 2005, Oklahoma Republican Senator insisted that breast implants had no harmful potential side effects. During a hearing on class action lawsuits, he stated: “You know,” he said, “I immediately thought about silicone breast implants and the legal wrangling and the class-action suits off that. “And I thought I would just share with you […]

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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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Back in 1995, Rep. Henry Aldridge insisted that “women do not get pregnant when raped,” ignoring medical science

September 7, 2014

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“Women do not get pregnant when raped because “the juices don’t flow, the body functions don’t work“ – Henry Aldridge, dentist and Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives during a speech in 1995 When asked to apologize for his offensive comment, Aldridge replied: “To get pregnant, it takes a little cooperation. And […]

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California GOP President said pregnancy from rape is rare, but also said she doesn’t know the statistics

September 6, 2014

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“Granted, the percentage of pregnancies due to rape is small because it’s an act of violence, because the body is traumatized. I don’t know what percentage of pregnancies are due to the violence of rape. Because of the trauma the body goes through, I don’t know what percentage of pregnancy results from the act.” – California […]

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Texas Rep. Jodie Laubenberg doesn’t know what a rape kit is, thinks it prevents pregnancies for rape victims

September 5, 2014

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“…in the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out.” – Texas State Representative Jodie Laubenberg, during a June 2014 debate over new abortion restrictions in Texas that would shutter 37 of 42 clinics. Ms. Laubenberg literally has no idea what a rape kit does. It is used […]

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Oklahoma Rep. John Becker wants to ban contraception, but literally doesn’t know how it works.

September 2, 2014

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“This is just a personal view. I’m not a medical doctor.”  Republican State Representative John Becker is trying to have the intrauterine device (IUD) banned because he claimed it causes abortion by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting. Besides the fact that a large portion of fertilized eggs may fail to implant in the uterus […]

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