Let's stop acting like our guns are more important than our children

Our children need us. They don’t need fear; they don’t need classes on how to get a gun away from a shooter. They need grownups

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Republicans want to destroy women's access to abortions -- and the right to study them

Apparently it’s no longer enough for Republicans to try to stop women from getting abortions. Now they want to stop us from writing about them, too.

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Police rape: Like most rape, it's hard to report and aimed at the disadvantaged

There’s a certain timeline of appropriate actions women are told to take if they are sexually attacked. Don’t shower; get help; call the police. That last one seems to be hardest – most rapes aren’t reported to law enforcement , and much of the mainstream advocacy against sexual assault is bent on changing that.

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The latest anti-choice move: Try to take custody of a woman's fetus

States have tried all sorts of things to prevent women from having abortions. They’ve enacted waiting periods, ultrasound laws and parental notifications. They’ve passed laws that force doctors to lie to women and force women to visit with ideological zealots . Some legislators have even attempted to make women get a man’s consent before obtaining the procedure – a paternalistic permission slip to access their legal rights.

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Republican abortion bill shows they still believe many women lie about rape

In a move being credited to the wisdom of Republican women lawmakers , the House will not be voting on a sweeping 20 week abortion ban that only allowed for rape and incest exceptions if the victims reported their assaults to police. (Because Republicans knows just how much women love to lie about rape and incest to get those sweet, sweet abortions !)

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Republicans are forcing women to have abortions – and then telling us it's too late

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Republicans kicked off their first day in control of the US Congress this week by moving to ban all abortions after 20 weeks, first in the House and very soon in the Senate . The House already passed this back in 2013 – with exactly zero exceptions for women’s health, or rape or incest that hadn’t been reported to police.

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