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Musgrave Drains Campaign Funds to Train Anti-Choice Activists

The national antiabortion group, Susan B. Anthony List, is the recipient of a cool 50 grand courtesy of defeated U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave’s campaign fund.

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Operation Rescue, Jill Stanek: Only Too Happy to Aid and Abet

Anti-choice groups across the nation are busy insisting that since they didn’t personally pull the trigger, their protests, harassment, and hate speech are not to blame for the murder of Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. Yet some anti-choice activists — even now — seem only too happy to aid and abet the crazy ones who will resort to violence.

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The “Pro-Life” Movement’s Hot Rhetoric and All-Out Lies

One of the most contentious issues now in the news, in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, is how much moral culpability the anti-choice movement bears for motivating the man who took Dr. Tiller’s life.

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Now We Know: Homeland Security Report on Religious Extremism Prescient

The Department of Homeland Security report on right-wing extremism, far from being an offensive attack on Christians and anti-choice activists, was remarkably timely and accurate.

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Citizen “Entrapment”: Lila Rose and 21st Century Stealth Pro-Life Activism

Lila Rose’s Live Action Films uses police quality undercover equipment to record a loosely scripted conversation in which Rose and her cohorts bait Planned Parenthood employees into violating the organization’s policies. Welcome to twenty-first century stealth pro-life activism.

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Army of God Defends Driver in Health Clinic “Crash”

Matthew Derosia was convicted late last week for ramming his car into the entrance of a Planned Parenthood clinic St. Paul in January during an anti-abortion protest. The Army of God and other anti-choice groups have risen to his defense.

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Far-Right Groups Twist Hate Crimes Language to Defend Bigoted Views

As legal protections around hate crimes take root, right-wing groups are twisting this framework in an attempt to justify anti-gay positions.

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The Empathy Code: Judging, Judgment, and the Next Supreme Court Justice

Pro-reproductive justice philosophy is grounded in empathy — the idea that we cannot judge another woman’s choice unless we’ve walked a mile in her shoes.

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As Supreme Court Nomination Speculation Heats Up, Keeping Our Eyes on the Bigger Prize

A truly progressive legal culture – lines of legal interpretation which affirm free speech, privacy, civil liberties and protections of minority groups and views – requires building from the ground up, not just from the Supreme Court on down.

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Roundup: DC City Council Votes to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages from Other States

DC City Council votes to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states; Randall Terry arrested at Notre Dame; pregnant British woman to face firing squad in Laos; anti-choice voices on Souter’s legacy.

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