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Legal Wrap: Marlise Munoz and the Right to Die

There's a growing conflict between states that recognize a fundamental right to make end-of-life decisions and those that override those wishes only when a person is pregnant.

There’s a growing conflict between states that recognize a fundamental right to make end-of-life decisions and those that override those wishes only when a person is pregnant.

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Fetal Rosaries, Our Lady of Fatima, and the Spanish Inquisition: Welcome to the 2014 March for Life

The March for Life, the yearly protest on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, is a Catholic affair, supported by the bishops and the pope. And Republicans.

The March for Life, the yearly protest on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, is a Catholic affair, supported by the bishops and the pope. And Republicans.

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Anti-Choice Group Sends Graphic Mailers Comparing Abortion Providers to ‘Hired Killers’ (UPDATED)

An anti-choice organization in Texas has claimed to have mailed flyers to every doctors office around the state that refers to clinics that provide abortions as “hired killers.”

Life Dynamics says it mailed the flyers, which feature an image of what looks to be an aborted fetus, to every doctor’s office in the state. The president of the group posted an image of the flyer on Facebook Friday, noting that “there will be a ruckus and this is just the first shot of the ruckus that’s coming.”

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Mexico’s Abortion Wars, American-Style

Anti-choice activists hand a small child propaganda material in Mexico City.

After Mexico City liberalized its abortion law, a fierce backlash followed. Is its striking resemblance to the U.S. “pro-life” movement a coincidence?

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Glorifying the Fetus While Ignoring the Fetal Environment

A new realignment of anti-abortion and pro-choice positions may be needed to control the toxic mess that is harming fetuses and the future health of humans

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Banners, Binoculars and Rosary Beads: Anti-Choice Misogyny, Naivete and Invasiveness On Display in Germantown

Operation Rescue in Germantown, Maryland

Yesterday and this morning, I spent several hours assisting with clinic defense in Germantown, Maryland, where Dr. LeRoy Carhart comes several times a month to see patients who need late abortion care. The misogyny, naivete and invasiveness of the anti-choice movement were on full display.

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STOKING FIRE: Clinic Violence Needs to Be Controlled

Clinic escorts around the country say that antiabortion protesters are allowed great freedom, including physically touching, threatening, and lying to patients. It is imperative that protections for clinicians, patients, and health center property are expanded.

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Bolder Anti-Sex Arguments Coming From Religious Right

The attacks on Planned Parenthood are still technically being justified with glib references to abortion, but the reality—that this is an attack on contraception—is so obvious many anti-choicers are failing to hide it well.

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Dialogue Can’t Work When One Side Is Dishonest

Attempts to build “common ground” have restarted and are just as bound to fail as they always have been.  The problem is that anti-choice activists are habitually dishonest, and you can’t have dialogue with people who insist you accept their lies.

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What to Do About Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Messages on Public Transit

What do we do about advertising we find offensive, or even bigoted? 

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