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STOKING FIRE: Randall Terry’s Campaign Platform

Randall Terry is running for president specifically against Barack Obama. Not surprisingly, making abortion illegal is the pivot around which Terry’s candidacy spins.

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STOKING FIRE: Today is Purity Day – Is Your Local School Pushing Chastity Pledges?

The Liberty Counsel continues to pretend that abstinence is related to virtue and that waiting to become sexually active will invariably lead to success and happiness.

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STOKING FIRE: Sing Out for Abortion Rights

Simplistic Christian pop helps recruit tweens and teens to the anti-choice movement. But with maturity people see shades of gray, a developmental reality anti-choice youth-recruitment efforts can’t ameliorate.

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‘Feminists for Life:’ A built-in contradiction?

Many scholars and activists argue that women’s liberation rests on a foundation of full reproductive options. Feminists For Life believes the opposite, arguing that being “prolife” (that is, anti-abortion) is inextricably linked to female empowerment.

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STOKING FIRE: Sisters of Life

Sisters of Life take an oath to work “to enhance the sacredness of human life,” a vow making them the world’s only religious order to make opposition to abortion their sole raison d’être.

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STOKING FIRE: The Abortion Narrative You Don’t Hear

The stigma surrounding abortion — manufactured by a relentless anti-choice movement–has silenced women who’ve terminated unwanted pregnancies. As a result, the loudest voices belong to those who claim abortion has ruined their lives.

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STOKING FIRE: Donuts, Candy Canes, Fetuses and Free Speech in New Mexico

In Roswell, New Mexico, a group of high schoolers is demanding that the Roswell Independent School District [RISD] permit them to distribute anti-choice messages to their teachers and peers.

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STOKING FIRE: Operation Save America Targets Mosques

No longer content to focus exclusively on restricting women’s reproductive options, Operation Save America is now organizing against what they see as a trinity of evils: abortion, homosexuality, and Islam.

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STOKING FIRE: Urban Outfitters Practices Withdrawal Without “Proper Attire”

Urban Outfitters withdraws online sales of Proper Attire condoms because of complaints from anti-choice groups.

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STOKING FIRE: Heard the One About Jimmy Kimmel? The Antis Are After Him

If you’ve ever watched Jimmy Kimmel Live [JKL], it probably didn’t occur to you that the Brooklyn-born comedian/talk show host would one day become a target of anti-choicers.  But he has.

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