Abortion

Abortion

Anti-abortion group asks Supreme Court to strike limits on political speech

The Susan B. Anthony List plans to ask the Supreme Court to review a law that prohibits false political speech, which was used to block the anti-abortion-rights group from attacking a lawmaker who supported ObamaCare.

Ohio's "false statements" law prohibits false attacks on political candidates, including inaccurate presentations of their voting records. 

The law was used to block SBA List from erecting billboards accusing then-Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio) of voting for taxpayer-funding of abortion because he supported the Affordable Care Act.

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Poll: Most voters support banning abortion after 20 weeks

Most Americans would support a ban on late-term abortions, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll.

The survey found that 56 percent of Americans would support banning abortion after the 20th week of a pregnancy, compared with 27 percent who are opposed to such a ban.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Wednesday that he wants to introduce a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, and state legislatures have cracked down aggressively on abortion rights over the past several years.

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Rubio wants to introduce 20-week abortion ban

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) reportedly said Wednesday that he wants to serve as the lead co-sponsor of legislation to ban abortions after 20 weeks.

Rubio's interest had been the source of rumors for weeks as GOP senators prepare the anti-abortion measure. The conservative Weekly Standard previously reported that Rubio would lead the effort.

"If someone would like to do it instead of me, I'm more than happy to consider it. But I'd like to be the lead sponsor," Rubio said Wednesday. "I feel very strongly about this issue." 

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