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A Dude Trying To Ban Abortions Is Asked A Question He Never Considered. It's So Obvious It Hurts.

A Dude Trying To Ban Abortions Is Asked A Question He Never Considered. It's So Obvious It Hurts.
Rachel Maddow: Al Jazeera English just made a really good documentary in which they interviewed a state legislator from Ohio. This guy is a co-sponsor of a bill in Ohio to dramatically roll back the time in which a woman is allowed to have an abortion in that state. So he gets interviewed by Al Jazeera and he tells Al Jazeera in the interview that what he really wants is for there to be no legal abortion at all in Ohio except to save a woman's life. Then, this is the important part, watch what happens next. Watch what happens after he says that with the follow-up question here from the reporter. This is kind of amazing, watch: Reporter: What do you think makes a woman want to have an abortion? State Rep. Rachel Maddow: Why would a woman want an abortion? There may be small errors in this transcript.

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Don't Ask Hillary Clinton About Abortion If You Can't Handle Her Answer Rep. Christopher Smith: My question, is the Obama Administration seeking in any way, to weaken or overturn pro-life laws and policies in African and Latin American countries either directly, or through multi-lateral organizations, including and especially the United Nations, African Union, or the OAS, or by way of funding NGO's like Planned Parenthood? Secondly, and so we can have total transparency, you know, as a former law maker, we always have definition pages when we write legislation. Definitions do matter. Does the United State definition of the term "reproductive health", or "reproductive services"', or "reproductive rights" include abortion?

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