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BirthorNot.com: Anti-Choice Trolling Fail

Birthornot.com is purportedly about letting the internet vote on whether Pete and Alisha Arnold of Apple Valley, Minnesota should have a child or an abortion.  Except they are not who they say they are.

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I Have A Daughter

“Do you ever wish you had a son?” It’s a simple question I get asked at times. And the is unequivocally,  “No.”

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Seminarian Pro-Choice Because of Her Faith

Seminarian Kelli Clement says she is not pro-choice “in spite of” her faith. Rather, her faith, she says, “instructs me to be pro-choice.” She calls for deeper connections between religious liberals and the broader progressive community.

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Overwhelming Turnout in MN

Anecdotal evidence is coming in that turnout in Minnesota is massive. Minneapolis-St. Paul suburbs Eagan and Edina are both reporting severe traffic jams heading into the DFL caucus sites, and Robin Marty of Minnesota Monitor is reporting that turnout at her caucus site is three times normal.

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Scarlett Johansson Stumps for Obama in Minnesota Today

Johansson says Obama will bring a "great woman" to the White House – Michelle Obama.

At a Barack Obama rally in Northfield, Minnesota, actress Scarlett Johansson said, "I don't want to say nasty things about Hillary Clinton. I think she has a lot of good intentions." But the Lost in Translation star said she thought Obama would bring a different capable woman into the presidency.

"When we elect Barack Obama to the White House, we will have an amazing woman in the White House: Michelle Obama," said Johansson, drawing applause at the Carleton College rally.

Johansson said she'd been "star-struck" the first time she'd met Sen. Obama, and the first words she'd said to him were, "Hi, senator, I love your wife, it's so nice to meet you."

She said the next time they met, Obama told her, "I told my wife you love her." She groaned, and jokingly said, "Oh, good, you remember that dorky thing I said."

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Governor Skips Anti-Choice March

It’s remarkable how political candidates with national aspirations suddenly start bypassing anti-abortion groups’ events. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty sparked speculation by his unusual absence from this year’s March for Life in Washington D.C.

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Bill Frees Up Funds for Abortion “Alternatives”

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has authored a new bill that would specifically authorize states to use Temporary Assistance to Needy Family (TANF) funds to provide “alternative-to-abortion” services. But abortion rights advocates say the measure would funnel money to anti-abortion advocacy groups.

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Busy Year But Little Progress on RH in Minnesota

2007 brought Minnesota good news for comprehensive sex education, bad news on a mandatory HPV vaccine, and the sobering news that Minnesota’s abortion rate had risen, but little real progress.

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UNICEF Photo of Year Shows Child Marriage in Afghanistan

The image of an eleven-year-old girl with her forty-year-old fiancé has been named photo of the year by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Huckabee’s Signature Tells Women to “Submit”

Mike Huckabee, a leading contender for the Republican party’s presidential endorsement, signed a 1998 statement urging wives to “graciously submit to their husband’s sacrificial leadership.”

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