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Sunday, March 06, 2016

Liar, liar, pants on fire

In the video below, John Oliver of Last Week Tonight discusses the Texas anti-abortion bill that's now before the Supreme Court - he does a good job of explaining how the sponsors of the bill are misrepresenting the truth. The lie is "we are putting all these restrictions on abortion clinics because we care about the health and safety of women". That's not only untrue, it's cynical ... Texas Abortion Law Is About Politics, Medical Groups Say and The Texas Abortion Case Is Bad Medicine. The law exists for one reason - to try to make abortion inaccessible for women, especially poor women.

More reading: When Abortion Restrictions Increase, Women Start Googling How to Do It at Home


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