How Republicans Are Distorting the Gosnell Case to Push a Federal 20-Week Abortion Ban

By: Thursday June 20, 2013 6:01 pm

After apparently having exhausted the distortion and exploitation of the Kermit Gosnell case to push targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) laws through state legislatures, anti-choice lawmakers are twisting the facts of the case yet again to suit a new purpose.

This time, they are disingenuously claiming that rolling back the number of weeks after which it is illegal to have an abortion will “prevent more Gosnells.”

 

House 20-Week Abortion Ban Hearing a ‘Farce,’ Says Leading Democrat

By: Saturday May 25, 2013 12:00 pm

A subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Thursday on a bill that would impose an unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization. Four witnesses sat at the table during that hearing, but there was really only one person who mattered for the Republican lawmakers—whose aim, ultimately, is to outlaw all abortions. That person was Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Pennsylvania physician now serving a life sentence for murder and manslaughter.

Trent Franks’ Double Bigot Two-Fer

By: Friday February 26, 2010 6:01 pm

Trent Franks has really outdone himself this time. Not only does he manage to offend both African-Americans and women in one compact soundbite, but he does it by combining two of the right’s most disgusting canards:

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