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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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STOKING FIRE: Expanding Options Through Telemedicine

More than 1500 women have successfully used Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s telemedicine program for medical abortions, and that makes anti-choice leaders nervous.

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STOKING FIRE: A “New” Testament Offers Girly-Girls and He-Man Jesus in a Teen-Beat Format

REVOLVE 2010 offers readers a clearly written New Testament, with tips on being a girly-girl and staying “pure,” stories of Jesus’ prowess, admonitions against divorce, and a new definition of adultery.

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STOKING FIRE: Examining Adoption’s Pitfalls

Ask anyone who has relinquished a child, and they’ll tell you: It doesn’t matter if the placement occurred before Roe or more recently—there’s always anguish.

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Stoking Fire: Stoking Conspiracies

The extreme right-wing is catching fire. And the anti-choice movement is adopting the paranoia, conspiracy theories and extremist rhetoric of hate groups.

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