Your Nightly Need to Know 8/3/15

Today was a very big day on the Planned Parenthood front. Let’s get started.   The Senate’s vote to defund Planned Parenthood failed today. Sixty votes were required to overcome a Democratic filibuster and Republicans could only get 54. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the sole Democrat to vote for defunding. The fact that…

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16 Candidates and Cringing: The Republican Candidates and Reproductive Rights Part II

At A is For, we’re committed to helping you be as informed as possible about your Presidential candidates. These candidate profiles break down where the candidates for the Republican nomination for President stand on your right to bodily autonomy. We’re taking a close look at their reproductive rights records and what their Presidency could mean for…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/30/15

A fourth Planned Parenthood video has been released, a Kansas woman will stand trial for threatening an abortion provider, and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reminds us of the problems with the term “choice.”   A fourth Planned Parenthood video was released today. Indiana Governor Mike Pence cleared the Planned Parenthood offices in his…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/29/15

Planned Parenthood’s website comes under attack for a second time. There’s a lot happening, so let’s get right to it.   Late Wednesday, a California court issued a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress, barring the group from releasing additional “sting” videos of Planned Parenthood. This comes on the heels of another…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/28/15

A third Planned Parenthood “sting” video was released today, and Republican presidential candidates pounced on it like it was the key to the White House. Most of today’s news involves the new video, so let’s get started.   The Center for Medical Progress released a third Planned Parenthood video today. Around the country, anti-choice protesters…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/27/15

The fallout surrounding the Planned Parenthood “sting” tapes took an ugly and potentially dangerous turn today. Also, there’s a Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma who has absolutely no idea how the law works. And Ohio Governor/Presidential candidate John Kasich is making life nearly impossible for women in his state who want abortions. Let’s get started.  …

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/23/15

Today has been one of those days that just makes you shake your head and wonder how the hell we got to this point. You know you’re approaching rock bottom when anti-choice politicians are willing to sacrifice veterans’ care for another witch hunt. Let’s get started.   A bill that would have provided long-awaited fertility…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/22/15

There’s some much needed good news out of North Dakota today, and more overreaction to the latest Planned Parenthood video. Let’s get started. A federal appeals court has permanently blocked North Dakota’s insane six week abortion ban from going into effect. The state must now decide as to whether or not they want to appeal…

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