Yesterday, the House approved two abortion-restricting amendments.The "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," introduced by Rep. Liz Holberg, R-Lakeville, bans abortions 20 weeks after conception. The second, offered by Rep. Patti Fritz, D-Faribault, basically prohibits state-sponsored health ca ... More >>
As we told you about in March, 36-year-old National Guard veteran and Apple Valley resident Roger Holland was charged with two counts of murder in connection with the death of his pregnant wife -- one for her and one for her dead fetus.THE BACKSTORY: Roger Holland of Apple Valley allegedly murdered ... More >>
The Minnesota chapter of the National Organization for Women doesn't like the fact that Minnesota United is raising funds for legislators who support gay marriage but don't back full abortion rights. As a result, they're asking Minnesota United to pull support for 11 of the 15 legislators (six Dems ... More >>
The latest state data paints a complicated picture of Minnesota teens' sex lives.SEE ALSO: Male birth control pill, Gamendazole, being developed at University of Minnesota The numbers show that while teens have become more sexually active in recent years, they're having roughly half as many abortion ... More >>
Last week, Wisconsin lawmakers approved legislation forcing women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound before going through with a procedure to terminate their pregnancy. Gov. Scott Walker is expected to sign the bill into law.RELATED: Women can no longer get non-surgical abortions in Wisconsin T ... More >>
Yesterday, the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens took the standard trip to the White House to meet, greet, and pose for a photo with President Obama.SEE ALSO: Jesse Ventura says Obama is basically the black George W. Bush But the starting center on that team -- St. Paul native and longtime Viking ... More >>
A bill signed into law today by Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple is the strictest anti-abortion measure on the books in any state.SEE ALSO: North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, failsThe law bans abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected. That can happen as early as six weeks i ... More >>
North Dakota is establishing itself as the most anti-abortion state in the nation with "personhood" bills that are working their way through the GOP-dominated Legislature.SEE ALSO: North Dakota Capitol reporters repeatedly warned about wearing revealing clothing If either of the measures are ultimat ... More >>
Tomorrow, Minnesota U.S. Rep. John Kline is hosting a fundraiser for sex scandal-embattled Tennessee U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.THE BACKSTORY: John Kline hosting fundraiser for "anti-abortion zealot with running tab at Planned Parenthood"Kline won't be attending the event and his spokesman won't say ... More >>
U.S. Rep. John Kline is under fire for hosting a fundraiser for embattled Tennessee U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais. Kline's office says he won't be attending the event.SEE ALSO: GOP Reps. Erik Paulsen and John Kline taking heat for supporting "forcible rape" language In our recent cover feature about th ... More >>
Last night, in a largely party-line 72-58 vote, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved legislation to create the statewide Health Insurance Exchange mandated by Obamacare.SEE ALSO: Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Minnesota layoffs But a controversial ame ... More >>
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Yesterday, a bill was introduced to use an as-of-yet-undetermined amount of taxpayer funds on a Capitol bust of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun.SEE ALSO: Women can't get non-surgical abortions in Wisconsin Blackmun was boyhood buddies with fellow St. Paul native and future Supreme C ... More >>
Days after being laughed at for saying 'I do not do political speech,' Michele Bachmann offered up some very political speech. And you wonder why people found her remark to be worthy of some knee slaps?SEE ALSO:-- Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" belief likely stems from University of Minnesota paper-- ... More >>
During a meeting with the Republican Jewish Coalition yesterday in Beechwood, Ohio, former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman -- now working as an adviser to the Romney campaign -- was asked about abortion rights.SEE ALSO:-- Norm Coleman's "shadowy" American Action Network under fire for flouting law-- GOP R ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" belief likely stems from University of Minnesota paper-- Iowa Rep. Steve King: Another GOPer hopelessly out of touch about rape, conception [VIDEO]Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin's troubling "legitimate rape" comments have created an opening for D ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Mary Hoglund, 83, spits in Romney supporter's face during Wisconsin event [VIDEO]-- GOP Reps. Erik Paulsen and John Kline taking heat for supporting "forcible rape" language-- Paul Ryan's Iowa State Fair speech gets messy as protesters are hauled away [VIDEO]In a clip that is the epitome ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Chris Fields: I didn't call Keith Ellison a reverse racist in "reverse racism" ad-- Michele Bachmann's Keith Ellison comments: Media criticized for "unconscionable" headlinesCongressional candidate Gary Boisclair has absolutely no chance to defeat Keith Ellison in an August 14 Democratic ... More >>
The corner of First Street and First Avenue in downtown Duluth will soon be the frontline of Minnesota's culture war.Anti-abortion advocates have received approval to open a Women's Care Center kitty-corner from the Women's Health Center, which is the only clinic in northern Minnesota offering abort ... More >>
Yesterday, Gov. Mark Dayton announced his veto of a bill that would've banned so-called "telemedicine abortions" and required the physical presence of a doctor when an abortion is performed. What a difference a few hundred votes can make! In our neighbor to the east, a similar bill signed by G ... More >>
Today, Gov. Mark Dayton announced he's vetoing a bill that would've banned so-called "telemedicine abortions" and required the physical presence of a doctor when an abortion is performed.Last Thursday, Dayton announced his veto of a separate bill that would've required abortion clinics to be license ... More >>
Yesterday, the House and Senate approved two distinct abortion crackdowns.The House bill would ban so-called "telemedicine abortions" and require the physical presence of a doctor when an abortion is performed. The Senate bill would mandate abortion clinics to be licensed and subject them to random ... More >>
Remember all the talk about the MNGOP staying focused on job creation? Well, instead of that, Republican lawmakers continue to devote their energies to making it more difficult for women to get abortions.Yesterday, a divided Senate committee passed two anti-abortion measures -- one that would req ... More >>
She's baaaack!Nearly three weeks after dropping out of the presidential race, Michele Bachmann made her first public appearance since her campaign went the way of the Costa Concordia, delivering a message aimed at all women who believe they have a right to control what happens inside their bodies ... More >>
In a new report released by NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Foundation, pro-choice advocates accuse state funded "crisis pregnancy centers" in the metro area of dispensing deliberately misleading or false information about pregnancy in an attempt to dissuade women from having an abortion. "Everyone ... More >>
With her presidential campaign foundering, it appears that Michele Bachmann is getting back to her super crazy roots. She's just introduced the "Heartbeat Informed Consent Act" to congress, a truly epic work of legislative lunacy.
Bachmann loves activist judges.Michele Bachmann says she's a constitutional conservative who doesn't want judges legislating from the bench. But she doesn't mean it. If she's elected president, she's now promising she will appoint only judges who will use their positions to fight abortion rights ... More >>
Just to prove they weren't totally heartless, Republicans pushed through a bill this session that, while outlawing all abortions after 20 weeks, made exceptions for saving the life of a mother or sparing her from irreparable physical harm. But if that woman were a victim of rape or incest, the b ... More >>
WikimediaNo country for young women.In the past few weeks, Minnesota has been labeled the gayest, the bike-friendliest, and the most hipster-y, but apparently it's no place for a lady. Yet another declarative article has slammed our fair state for being one of the ten worst to be a woman of ... More >>
Bachmann brings the bosh to Iowa."The executive director of Planned Parenthood in Illinois said they want to become the LensCrafter of big abortion in Illinois," Michele Bachmann told Iowa social conservatives on Monday. A Planned Parenthood executive said that?
ADF attorney Matt Sharp wants the pro-life club at high schoolA Christian legal organization is suing St. Michael-Albertville High School for denying students the right to meet as an anti-abortion student club. The Alliance Defense Fund is claiming that the high school violated students' rel ... More >>
Rep. Bob Barrett.A House committee has just passed a bill outlawing abortion after 20 weeks, one of nine anti-abortion measures currently under consideration in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Abortions like these are rare in Minnesota; about one-half of one percent of the total each ... More >>
House Speaker Kurt Zellers is among the sponsors of the bill.We're not sure what any of this has to do with their campaign promises to create jobs, jobs and more jobs for Minnesotans, but Republicans in the Legislature have introduced their fifth anti-abortion rights bill this session. If t ... More >>
S.D. Rep. Phil Jensen says this is all a misunderstanding.A bill that could make murdering an abortion provider a justifiable homicide was apparently this close to becoming law in neighboring South Dakota. But Phil Jensen, the Rapid City Republican and avid abortion rights opponent who authored ... More >>
There she goes again. Rep. Michele Bachmann has stated flatly to supporters in a fundraising e-mail that the Obama administration is refusing to publish the CDC's annual "Abortion Surveillance Report." But an e-mail (below) obtained by Media Matters shows that the report has been submitted ... More >>
Ok, ok! Rape is rape.Maybe they were just trying to get a rise out of us? Legislators are backing off the move we told you about last week that would have narrowed the cases in which victims of rape would be eligible for publicly funded abortions. Minnesota representatives supported the bil ... More >>
Is it real, or is it propaganda?Michele Bachmann wants to defund Planned Parenthood, and she wants you to think that Planned Parenthood supports child sex trafficking. She's directing her Facebook visitors to a debunked video from anti-abortion activist Lila Rose, and her Live Action crew, to m ... More >>
Congress wants to exclude protection for victims of non-"forcible rape."They ran for office talking about jobs and the economy, but some of Minnesota's Republican congressional reps are wading right in to one of the ugliest corners of the culture wars. Minnesota representatives Michele Bachmann, ... More >>
The "Choose Life" llicense plate being proposed by Republicans.Republicans are busy in the culture warrior kitchen. Today, a group of them introduced H.F. 91, which calls for the creation of "Choose Life" license plates. Funds from the sale of the plates would be directed only to counties that a ... More >>
Tom Hackbarth parks at Planned Parenthood, and his career takes a turn for the worse.St. Paul police suspected Republican state Rep. Tom Hackbarth of stalking and harassment the day he strapped a loaded gun to his hip, parked his pickup truck next to Planned Parenthood in Highland Park, and w ... More >>
Photo via wiki.racetotheright.comPete "ThePete" Arnold gets his Star Trek on.Pete and Alisha Arnold have gone on the record saying their website poll asking whether Alisha should have an abortion is not a hoax. Update: It's looking like anti-abortion advocacy. More after the jump. But while ... More >>
Pete and Alisha Arnold say they're serious.We live in a democracy, right? So Pete and Alisha Arnold of Apple Valley have decided to let you cast your vote on whether or not Alisha should have an abortion. (Update after the jump: Anti-abortion hoax?) The clock is ticking, by the way. They say ... More >>
Are these people for real?As a story, it's almost too good to be true. In fact, it may not be true at all. The more we look into the online abortion poll posted at birthornot.com, the more suspicious it sounds.
Planned Parenthood's Highland Park clinic in St. Paul, the frequent scene of anti-abortion protests -- and, more recently, counter-protests favoring reproductive rights -- is closing up shop. But the services it offers aren't going away. Instead, the women's reproductive health organization ... More >>
When it comes to red-meat conservative opinion journalism, the American Spectator plays in deep right field. So it counts for something when the magazine's Nicole Russell pens a flattering portrayal of Bachmann, but points out that, while the congresswoman gabs with Sean Hannity, shares the ... More >>
This is not news: Both sides of the abortion debate are dug in tighter than a stubborn mule. Here's a perfect example.
It's the second time in recent weeks that Minnesota's junior senator has taken up traditionally feminist causes.
There were 12,948 abortions performed last year, down by 895 from 2007.
It was for the group's senior policy adviser, who in 1988 was convicted of conspiring to bomb a California abortion clinic, a crime for which she served two years in prison.