Following in the footsteps of past reformers, a South Carolina politician seems to believe imposing a $20 fee will take a bite out of the billion-dollar industry and a Utah lawmaker keeps repeating bogus claims about porn's harms.
“Unfortunately for Republicans, banning abortion nationwide, which this bill effectively would do, is unconstitutional thanks to Roe v. Wade,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said. “The bill also exposes Republicans’ clear lack of understanding of science and how the human body actually works.”
Katy Talento has pushed dubious claims about birth control, including the myth that hormonal contraceptives cause abortions, miscarriages, and decreased fertility.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and her GOP colleagues indicated that they could wield the appropriations process against the National Institutes of Health to end the use of fetal tissue procured from abortion care for research purposes.
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) falsely claimed during a 2014 radio interview that volcanoes cause more damage to the environment than humans. He envisions "fossil fuels playing a major role for the next 50 years.”
Anti-choice legislators in Montana are pushing a measure targeting the fetal viability standard enshrined in decades of legal precedent.