· · · · · 

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.

· · · · · 

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.

· · · · · 

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.

· · · · · 

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.

· · · · · 

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.

· · · · · 

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.

· · · · · 

Stoking Fire: Anti-Choice Leader Arrested for Trespassing and Stalking

Flip Benham, head of Operation Save America, was arrested twice in February, once by a church who agrees with his anti-choice method but not his tactics.

· · · · · 

STOKING FIRE: The Chastity-Prolife Connection

Generation Life’s mission, focused on the “chastity-prolife” connection, rests on the preaching of an ossified formula of gendered behavior that is both intensely rigid and rooted in fantasy.

· · · · · 

STOKING FIRE: Training Youth to Value Reproductive Justice

The anti-choice movement continues to use tactics to spread misinformation that are protected by the right to free speech. But the choice community must find ways to ramp up efforts to challenge these messages, especially among youth.

· · · · · 

Stoking Fire: Why is the Federal Government Supporting Evangelism?

Separation of Church and State? Many tax-exempt religious colleges and universities are now using tax-payer subsidies to train the next generation of “Champions for Christ.”

· · · · ·