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Where that whole 'war on women' idea came from


Rachel Maddow runs through a list of the most recent legislation attacking women's healthcare rights and access, as a means of demonstrating that the Republican war on women is not invented from nothing.




Wisconsin bombing is latest attack on women's health


An explosive was detonated at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin. Republicans denounced the attack but continued to call for defunding Planned Parenthood. Salon's Joan Walsh and The Progressive's Ruth Conniff join Ed Schultz to discuss how the Republicans are hurting their electoral prospects by opposing women's health care rights.


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Explosion at Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin


The FBI is investigating after a homemade explosive device was detonated Sunday at Planned Parenthood in Grand Chute, Wisconsin. On The Last Word, The Daily Beast's Michelle Goldberg says when there's frustration on the anti-abortion side, violence seems to erupt.






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Republicans Really Really REALLY BIG GOVERNMENT

Gene Robinson, columnist for the Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about the shocking extremism of the state-level Republican legislation restricting women's reproductive health rights.


More Really obtrusive Republican Government - Virginia hopes to pass required penetrative probe for abortion seekers

Virginia State Delegate David Englin talks with Rachel Maddow about the Virginia's invasive anti-abortion bill that will require women seeking an abortion to undergo medically unnecessary, vaginally penetrative probing.


The GOP's war on women's health - The Republicans' attacks on women's health care heads to Virginia. The majority of Virginians oppose a controversial ultrasound bill that would require women considering an abortion to undergo an invasive transvaginal probe. Terry O'Neill, President of NOW, weighs in.


Radical religious politics a life-long mission for Virginia's McDonnell

A look at the history of Virginia governor Bob McDonnell's goal of turning his religious agenda into law, and talks with Meghan McCain, columnist for The Daily Beast, about whether the Republican Party is well served by the Bob McDonnell/Rick Santorum brand of religious political extremism.


"Ritual humiliation laws" - Republicans wish to Humiliate and Shame Women

An anti-choice Democrat in Illinois thinks the Agriculture committee is the right place to debate a bill on women's health. Terry O'Neill, President of the National Organization of Women, calls forced ultrasound bills "ritual humiliation laws".


Virginia lawmaker mocks women's health care debate on the floor of the Virginia Legislature.

Republican Delegate Dave Albo of Virginia turns the war over women's health care into a punchline. Terry O'Neill and Lizz Winstead react to Albo's three minute rant on the floor of the Virginia Legislature.




Alabama GOP goes after women's health care

Alabama Republicans want to pass their own mandatory ultrasound legislation. It would go even further than controversial legislation in Virginia, and now the bill's sponsor says he'll amend it. The Grio


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Why Republicans would pursue such a political damaging (and for many, personally contradictory) policy of attacking women and contraception.


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►Virginia's Bob McDonnell respects women's inability to understand pregnancy


Clips of an interview of Virginia governor Bob McDonnell by WTOP's Mark Seagraves in which McDonnell grants the dignity of travelers versus invasive searches by the TSA but not the dignity of women versus medically unnecessary, government mandated literal personal physical invasion.


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Missouri Republicans announced that talk show host Rush Limbaugh will be placed in the Hall of Famous Missourians in the Missouri House of Representatives next to Gen. Omar Bradley, Walt Disney, Stan Musial, Mark Twain, and Harry Truman.




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►Feds stop funding Texas women's health program over abortion dispute

AUSTIN, Texas -- The federal government will withdraw funding for a Texas program providing more than 100,000 poor women with birth control and other health services because Planned Parenthood clinics are not allowed to participate, a U.S. Health and Human Services spokeswoman said on Friday.


The Texas legislature last year voted to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood because the network of women's health clinics performs abortions. The federal government says that this violates rules of Medicaid, the health program for the poor.




►Texas begins enforcing strict anti-abortion sonogram law

Texas state health officials began enforcing the sonogram provision – which critics say is the most extreme sonogram-related law in the nation.



Read details of Texas sonogram law here.



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Taken on March 6, 2012