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Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘Too Many Male Politicians’ Driving Abortion Debate

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) argued Wednesday that “too many” male lawmakers are driving anti-abortion legislation nationwide as the country faces what she described as an “all-out assault on women’s constitutional rights” aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade.

DES MOINES, IOWA - APRIL 17: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks to guests during a campaign event with Drake University Democrats at Papa Keno’s restaurant on April 17, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Gillibrand has campaign stops scheduled in the state through Friday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty …

Judge Strikes Down Iowa ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Law

In his opinion, Huppert wrote the heartbeat law’s “narrow amount of time afforded [to] women” to have an abortion was not consistent with a “fundamental right,” as the state Supreme Court ruled.

Rayen Luna Solar, 27, 33-week pregnant, is seen by a midwife in a routine checkup, in Santiago, on July 13, 2012. In Chile 38 percent of the births are carried out by caesarean section --with up to 60 percent in private hospitals-- the third highest rate in Latin America, following …