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Brownback, Jesus and Mary: Religious Freedom Apparently Doesn’t Apply To Women Seeking Abortion

Sam Brownback decided to give up the pretense that there’s a secular justification for a massive anti-choice bill passed in Kansas. The AP photographer took a picture of Brownback’s notes, where he wrote “JESUS + Mary” in big letters at the top.

Sam Brownback decided to give up the pretense that there’s a secular justification for a massive anti-choice bill passed in Kansas. The AP photographer took a picture of Brownback’s notes, where he wrote “JESUS + Mary” in big letters at the top.

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Separating Truth From Lies Around the Kermit Gosnell Case

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Unable to muster actual compassion for Gosnell’s victims, anti-choicers got right to work seeking ways to exploit his crimes to further reduce access to safe, legal abortion, and to create more Gosnells in the future.

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Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation’ Shamefully Stigmatizes People With HIV

Judith cheats on Brice and, in the end, she is thoroughly punished by having to go to her ex-husband’s pharmacy—limping and uglified—to pick up her HIV medications to treat the infection she got from cheating.

It’s such a disappointment to hear that Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor apparently presents HIV not only as if it’s some kind of karmic punishment for female sexual misbehavior, but also as if having the virus makes a woman permanently unlovable and asexual.

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Anti-Choicers Will Deny How EC Works, Regardless of How Much Evidence You Give Them

The science is in and has been for awhile: Emergency contraception prevents fertilization. But anti-choicers continue to push quack science asserting the opposite. Why?

The science is in and has been for awhile: Emergency contraception prevents fertilization. But anti-choicers continue to push quack science asserting the opposite. Why?

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What North Dakota and Mississippi Reveal About Anti-Choice NIMBYism and Hypocrisy

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Make no mistake, efforts to ban abortion have nothing to do with fetal life but are simply a symbolic gesture to enshrine fundamentalist piety about sex and gender roles into law, and punish those who don’t obey.

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How Abortion Restrictions Always Assume That Women Are Bad People

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One part of the strategy of anti-choicers is to demonize women who have abortions portraying them as “fickle, foolish, or lazy.” So it was just a matter of time before the implicit argument of the Arkansas ban would be made explicit by a legislator defending the law.

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Anti-Choicers Can’t Stop Saying Stupid Things About Rape

Rep. Todd Akin

Anti-choice politicians just can’t stop saying stupid things about rape. The problem, of course, is that the same misogyny that motivates opposition to reproductive rights also causes revolting and backwards attitudes about sexual violence, including the belief that women routinely lie about rape in order to conceal their sexual activity.

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Anti-Choicers Get Real About Their Loathing of Female Sexuality

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Time to dispense with the phony concerns for “life.” Now anti-choicers are just straight-up admitting they don’t think women should be having sex for any other reason but procreation.

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Anti-Choicers Shamelessly Abuse Dead Woman Because She Chose Medically-Indicated Surgery

About 150 anti-choicers hold and attend a prayer vigil, memorial service, and press conference outside of Dr. Carhart's clinic in Germantown, MD.

A patient at Dr. Carhart’s office in Germantown, MD passed away recently while undergoing a very late term (reported at 33 weeks) abortion. Her loss is devastating no doubt for her doctors as well as her family, but sadly, surgery is a risky undertaking. People die from all sorts of surgery, including minor surgeries like knee surgery.

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Iowa Anti-Choicers Admit They Want to Imprison Women for Abortion

Rep. Rob Bacon of Iowa

A little over a month into 2013, and one thing is absolutely certain: Anti-choice legislators aren’t going to let the damage that their war on women did to their fellow conservative politicians’ electoral prospects slow them down.

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