Senator Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, repeatedly blamed "unelected justices" of the U.S. Supreme Court for establishing abortion rights that he said should be set by legislatures.
Bernie Sanders said he and the other Democratic candidates for president have a "moral responsibility" to fight for Americans' health care and preserve the Earth from the negative effects of climate change.
"As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly pro-life, with the three exceptions - rape, incest and protecting the life of the mother - the same position taken by Ronald Reagan," Trump wrote.
Tomi Lahren is among just a handful of conservative mainstays who have criticized Alabama's near-outright ban on abortion.
Louisiana is next in line to pass stringent anti-abortion laws, and the Democratic governor looks to be on board.
Representative Pramila Jayapal issued a warning Friday to any Democratic colleagues who were not pro-abortion rights, saying they could see money and support disappear.
"Most of my rapes were not the gentlemen jumping out of the bushes that nobody had ever met. That was one or two times out of 100," said Republican Representative Barry Hovis.
The College Republicans chapter applauded Alabama legislators for passing the recent abortion law.
Senator Elizabath Warren's plan came in response to recent attacks on women's reproductive health rights in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri.
"Alabamians, both men and women, should demand more from our state's government and hold these state legislators accountable for putting politics above both the health and fundamental rights of women in our state," Congresswoman Terri Sewell said.
If Jewish tradition holds that life begins at birth and Islam says it begins at the fourth month of gestation, does the ban impose on religious liberty?
Bevin dismissed suggestions that the new laws in Alabama and Georgia are racist.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday he opposes Alabama's abortion law because it doesn't include exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother, which he falsely claimed are part of the Republican platform.
"Silence & non-action is a deeply political choice in these times."
Lahren shocked some of her conservative fans when she publicly announced she was pro-choice on "The View" two years ago.
Clinton responded to one user who asked her to abort her pregnancy and "take one for the Gipper."
From a political point of view, the Alabama statute is likely to hurt Republicans in the 2020 election.
The partisan debate in Michigan mirrored that unfolding in Alabama, which passed the country's most restrictive abortion law this week.
"Abortion bans aren't just about controlling women's bodies. They're about controlling women's sexuality. Owning women," said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Robertson labeling the law "extreme" shocked many conservatives and liberal pundits alike, given his typically far-right social and political stances
Alabama legislators voted against health care funding for mothers, children as they tightened abortion laws to criminalize most procedures.
The legislation will criminalize abortion and allow doctors performing the procedure to face 99 years in jail and be charged with felonies.
If the governor signs the bill, a doctor who performs an abortion in the state could face a felony charge.
"The abortion issue is a serious issue, and I hope it's fully debated," Governor Kay Ivey told reporters just before the bill was approved by state lawmakers.
The abortion bill was passed by the state's Senate on Tuesday night and now goes to Republican Governor Kay Ivey for signing.
"We're telling a 12-year-old girl who, through incest and rape, is pregnant, we are telling her that she doesn't have a choice," state Senator Rodger Smitherman said.
Alabama Senate Republicans, a caucus composed entirely of men, tried to pass a vote that would punish almost all abortions with 99-year prison terms without allowing a traditional roll call requested by Democrats.
"There are a TON of ways this law ignores basic biology," Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said.