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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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Stoking Fire: A Manual for Waging Holy War and Asserting Christian Domination of the U.S.

An ideological bootcamp and a manual promoting Christian domination suggest women quit working, men have a birthright to establish “dynasties” at home, and violence is a legitimate means of achieving a “Christian” nation.

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STOKING FIRE: Anti-Choice Group Joins Muslim Bashers

An anti-choice group has broadened its agenda to include a new bogey, Islam, and has aligned itself with an international team of fear-mongers to fight the religion’s spread. Unfortunately, they have many allies to help spread hatred.

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STOKING FIRE: Anti-Choicers Target Komen Foundation

Despite the lack of any evidence linking breast cancer with abortion, anti-choice groups such as American Life League and National Right to Life continue to misinform the public. Now they are attacking the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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Stoking Fire: The Sexual Politics of Condom Use

In the Caribbean, where HIV is a public health crisis, government, media, business and NGOs have responded with frank and open talk about prevention. In the U.S., by contrast,
56,000 newly diagnosed cases of HIV a year get scant notice.

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Stoking Fire: Far Right Opposition to Hate Crimes Laws

Assurances that federal workplace anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people will exempt religious bodies from oversight should mollify conservatives, but they don’t.

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Women’s Medical Fund Helps Where Government Fails

It’s not even 10:00 a.m. at Philadelphia’s abortion fund and I’m already overwhelmed. But the counselors are cheerful, eager to do what they can for low-income women who can’t afford abortions in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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