Zero Republicans Have Backed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

The Violence Against Women Act is a landmark piece of legislation that serves to protect women from sexual and physical abuse. It's at risk of expiring soon, and a new bill to reauthorize it is lacking support from Republicans.
Kimberly Lawson
sexual assault

Remember When Republicans Condemned Donald Trump for the Way He Treats Women?

A slew of Republican leaders withdrew their support for Trump's campaign immediately after the 2005 'Access Hollywood' tape was released in 2016. So why aren't more speaking out against the accusations against him now?
Kimberly Lawson

The Same Party Attacking Abortion Rights Plans to Cut the Adoption Tax Credit

Under the current law, families who adopt qualify for a one-time adoption tax credit of up to $13,570 per eligible child, but the Republican-backed tax plan would eliminate that.
Kimberly Lawson
reproductive rights

House Republicans Just Passed a Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban abortions across the country after the 20-week mark in a woman’s pregnancy. Next, the bill goes to the Senate.
Kimberly Lawson

Former Trump Surrogate Claims Fox Blacklisted Her for Reporting Rape

Scottie Nell Hughes claims she was raped by Fox host Charles Payne in 2013. When she tried to report the assault in 2017, she alleges, Fox leaked her story to the "National Enquirer."
Mitchell Sunderland

'We Do Not Have to Accept This': Rep. Jayapal Refuses to Be Called 'Young Lady'

During a legislative debate, Rep. Don Young called Rep. Pramila Jayapal a “young lady” who “doesn’t know a damn thing about what she’s talking about.” Jayapal, who is 51, talks to Broadly about shutting down belittling comments from male colleagues.
Kimberly Lawson

GOP Rep Warns Black Woman She'll 'Go Missing' for Confederate Statue Views

"This is Georgia's history. #DealWithIt," Republican state legislator Jason Spencer wrote.
Gabby Bess

Republican Lawmakers Say Women Should Go to the Zoo for an Abortion

Missouri senators falsely suggested that the St. Louis Zoo is safer than abortion clinics—and made it clear that they think women's health is a joke.
Gabby Bess

Republican Politician Says Women Should Be Forced to Carry Dead Fetuses to Term

During a hearing for a 20-week abortion ban proposed in the Iowa legislature, Rep. Shannon Lundgren made it clear that "this bill wasn't written [with] the intent to protect" women.
Gabby Bess
Donald Trump

Just Great: Senate Committees Advance Nominees Without a Single Democrat Present

Republicans in the Senate Finance Committee advanced the nominations for Treasury and Health and Human Services this morning. The Senate Judiciary Committee also approved Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. Nominations will be sent to the full Senate...
Amanda Arnold

Doctors Performing Abortions Could Be Sued for Emotional Distress

Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would effectively drive all abortion providers out of the state—but as ever, it's under the false rhetoric of protecting women.
Sirin Kale

How Repealing Obamacare Will Screw Over Women and LGBTQ People

Republicans in the Senate made the first step toward dismantling the Affordable Care Act early Thursday morning. We spoke with experts in women and LGBT people's health to find out how bad this could be.
Diana Tourjée