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Opinion: Mitt Romney Lie-O-Rama Tour Continues

Romney might say he won’t restrict a woman’s right to choose, but his message is clearly coded for his rightwing base: you do not have to worry about the Supreme Court. Relax, I’m with you, but I’m running for president for Pete’s sake.

10/10/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Endorse Todd Akin As Senate Chances Slip Away

After Mitt Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark, Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan dubbed the Romney campaign a “rolling calamity” for all its problems and continuing self-inflicted wounds. At this point, she might have to extend that label to Republican efforts to take the majority in the Senate as they flounder and flip flop.

09/27/2012

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Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.

09/04/2012

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Opinion: The ‘War On Women’ Is Sexist Fiction

The whole concept of warring on women is totally sexist. The truth is that women are speaking for themselves, doing a damn good job of expressing their views quite clearly and eloquently, and they don’t need the media speaking for them – especially the male-intense media of 2012.

08/24/2012

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Opinion: Akin Incident Shows Contrast Between The Republicans And Democrats

Republicans are kept accountable for their own misspeaks and actions. Unlike the Democrats’ life jacket being tossed out to a sinking politician by the Party, when a Republican politician does the inexcusable, the Republican Party throws him an anchor – and that’s how it should be.

08/23/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Akin’s Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP Platform

The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.

08/21/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Despite Denials Akin’s Comments Are Part GOP War On Women

Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.

08/20/2012

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Opinion: Paul Ryan And The War on Women

If you like the GOP war on women, you are going to love Paul Ryan. After all, Ryan’s record on women’s health could easily be mistaken for one of W. Mitt Romney’s primary opponents, Rick Santorum.

08/15/2012

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Lowest Number Of MN Abortions Since Records Began

The Minnesota Department of Health says the number of abortions last year dropped to the lowest level since the state began keeping track in 1975.

07/02/2012

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Opinion: GOP Shows True Priorities With War On Women

Instead of working on the economy the GOP has focused on denying women access to health care.

06/20/2012

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Dayton Vetoes Abortion Facility License Fees

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill to require clinics that perform abortions to pay license fees and undergo special inspections. Dayton vetoed the bill Thursday.

04/26/2012

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Planned Parenthood Suspends Pill Abortions In Wis.

Planned Parenthood plans to end nonsurgical abortions at its Wisconsin clinics. The organization’s leaders say Planned Parenthood will continue to provide surgical abortions at its clinics in Madison, Milwaukee and the Appleton area.

04/20/2012

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Wis. Gov Signs Anti-Abortion Bills

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a pair of Republican bills requiring doctors to consult privately with women seeking abortions and blocking abortion coverage through health care exchanges.

04/06/2012

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Bill Would Require MN Abortion Clinics To Be Licensed

A Minnesota House Committee approved a bill Wednesday to require a state license for a medical facility, but only one type: Clinics that perform abortions.

03/21/2012

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Iowa Principal Leaving After MN Band Controversy

The Dunkerton superintendent says the pending resignation of the junior-senior high school principal has nothing to do with a ministry group’s presentation that riled students and their parents.

03/14/2012

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Annual March For Life Held On State Capitol Grounds

Several thousand people will gather on the state capitol grounds in St. Paul Sunday afternoon on the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

01/22/2012

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Wis. Bill Places New Requirements On Abortions

A Republican-backed bill would place new requirements on women seeking abortions in Wisconsin.

12/13/2011

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Regions Hospital To Cease Abortion Services

Regions Hospital in St. Paul announced their plan to cease providing abortion care services starting Dec. 9.

11/25/2011

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Number Of Abortions Decline In Minnesota

The number of abortions has declined for the fourth consecutive year in Minnesota, hitting what may be an all-time low.

07/28/2011

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Dayton Vetoes New Limits On Abortion In Minn.

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed bills that would have banned public funding of abortions and outlawed the procedure starting at 20 weeks after conception.

05/25/2011

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Minn. Legislature Sends Abortion Limits To Dayton

The Legislature has sent Gov. Mark Dayton two bills that put new state limits on abortion, but the Democratic governor supports abortion rights and is likely to veto them.

05/21/2011

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Minn. House Approves State Limits On Abortion

The Minnesota House has given final approval to two bills that put new state limits on abortion, with just one last step before they get sent on to likely vetoes by abortion rights supporter Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/19/2011

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Minn. House Passes New Limits On Abortion

The Minnesota House has passed a new restriction on abortion that would ban the procedure shortly after the midway point in a pregnancy.

05/06/2011

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Minn. Senate Panel Considers Abortion Restrictions

A Senate panel is expected to vote on two proposals to restrict abortion in Minnesota.

05/03/2011

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MN GOP Introduces 20-Week Abortion Bill

Minnesota lawmakers are taking up a highly controversial abortion bill.

03/08/2011

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