A challenge to the Illinois parental involvement statute raises the question of whether state law really can provide stronger support for abortion rights than the federal constitution.
Vacating convictions laws are a step in the right direction for survivors of trafficking. Ultimately, however, creating fair working conditions and ending abuses in low-wage industries will ultimately do far more to end trafficking in persons and protect the human rights of workers in vulnerable situations.
Although it’s never actually been put into effect, the courts may decide to change that.
Talking Points Memo reported today that Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, already controversial for his demeaning and offensive comments, and his support for Congressman Todd Akin, attacked law student and women’s health advocate Sandra Fluke.
Joe Walsh, who most recently touted his support for Todd Akin, is now attacking Sandra Fluke.
Remember when Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan was nominated to be Mitt Romney’s running mate, and the media hounded him with questions about how he could handle campaigning and still take care of his young children? Actually, they didn’t. But they are still hounding female candidates for office.
How much could an institution possibly care about what it views as its right to the exercise of religious freedom when it forgets to exercise it? Wheaton College, an evangelical liberal arts school in Illinois is about to find out.
Bill O’Reilly Rails Against the “Black Out-of-Wedlock Birthrate,” Blames Black People for Irresponsibility
Bill O’Reilly, together here with Bernie Goldberg, rants about the “collapse of family” among specifically black Americans. O’Reilly, who has been outspoken in his opposition to birth control, blames the out-of-wedlock birthrate on black people’s irresponsibility. He only once hat-tips to the fact that this is not a racial, but a societal issue taking place among lower classes – and yet he claims that there are absolutely no societal changes that could be made to alleviate it. (via Mediaite)
Women were once seen as “second victims” of abortion. Now, as women face murder trials for unintended pregnancy losses, they’re potential fodder for a prison system that is steadily becoming one of the biggest businesses in the country.