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

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

Rep. Joe Walsh

Report: Rep. Walsh Criticizes GOP Leaders For Not Standing Up For Akin

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) has criticized the leaders of his party for failing to stand up for embattled Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) during his race for the U.S. Senate.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Missouri Congressman Todd Akin (Credit: Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Emanuel: Todd Akin’s View Of Women, Science ‘Wrong’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t weighing on whether Rep. Todd Akin should quit his bid for the U.S. Senate, but he says it’s clear why many in the Republican Party want the Missouri congressman to step aside.

08/21/2012

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

Missouri Congressman Todd Akin (Credit: Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Durbin: Akin’s Comments On Rape Indicate ‘Troubling’ Mindset

Missouri GOP Congressman Todd Akin is apologizing for his controversial comments on rape, after coming under intense fire from both sides of the aisle, including U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, President Barack Obama, and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2012

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

Paul Ryan (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

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

Tonya Reaves (Credit: Facebook)

Documents Shed Light On Woman’s Death After Abortion

Documents about the abortion performed for a West Side woman – and her subsequent death – reveal some new details about her final hours last Friday.

WBBM Newsradio–07/24/2012

Tonya Reaves (Credit: Facebook)

Family Seeks Answers After Woman’s Death Following Abortion

The family of a Chicago woman who died after an abortion at Planned Parenthood says it wants answers about her death.

07/21/2012

Scales Of Justice

Wheaton College Joins Lawsuit Against Obama Birth Control Mandate

Wheaton College on Wednesday joined Catholic University of America in filing a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s requirement that employers, except for churches, provide insurance that covers birth control services.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

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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

Abortion Generic

State Rep Furious Over ‘Hostile Amendments’ To Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Bill

A bill to require abortion doctors in Illinois to offer the mother a view of an ultrasound is under attack, by lawmakers attaching hostile amendments.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Viagra (file; CBS)

Lawmaker: Men Who Want Viagra Should Have To Watch Graphic ‘Side-Effects’ Video

The proposal is one female legislator’s reaction to legislation that would encourage women to get an ultrasound before ending a pregnancy.

03/02/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Race For President Isn’t About Sex

Maybe – my fingers are crossed – maybe now that Arizona and Michigan are done voting in the GOP primary, maybe now the men running for president will move on beyond sex?

02/28/2012

Abortion Generic

Ill. House Committee Approves Bill Requiring Ultrasounds Before Abortion

Illinois state lawmakers who oppose abortion are trying to make it harder for women to make the decision to abort.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn And Jenny Goodman

Opponents Picket As Quinn Presents Award For Abortion Rights Group

There were pickets outside, but applause inside, as Gov. Pat Quinn presented an award to a rape victims’ advocate at on behalf of an abortion rights group Thursday.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

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Planned Parenthood Loses Funding, Court Challenge In Indiana

Planned Parenthood now says it will have to turn away 9,300 Medicaid patients at its clinics in Indiana, since state lawmakers have voted to eliminate all of the group’s public funding.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011

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Indiana Lawmakers Seek Dramatic Restrictions On Abortion

State lawmakers in Indiana are working to enact some of the highest abortion restrictions in the country.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2011

U.S. Capitol Dome

Planned Parenthood Protest Draws Heated Debate

Planned Parenthood held a midday rally in the Loop to protest the recent vote in the House of Representatives that would bar all federal funding for the organization, which provides health care to poor women, including abortions.

02/25/2011

Photo Of Hospital Room (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Hospital Works With Women To Halt Abortions

A Northwest Side Roman Catholic hospital is working with two anti-abortion groups to help women who want to stop their abortions midway through the procedure.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011

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