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The “Born Alive” Myth: Tale Turned Political Tool

The myth of the born-alive fetus has long been a weapon in the pro-life arsenal, one “kept alive” by misleading language, and by efforts to pass laws that further obfuscate and mislead.

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Lies About Abortion Politics Rampant in Final Days of Campaign

Various anti-choice organizations are all using the same messaging on one very narrow abortion-related issue, is it coordinated? Can it be legally? We’re concerned about the actual sexual and reproductive health policy, not just the election.

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Mailers Feature Debunked Born Alive Charges

The Republican National Committee uses debunked “Born Alive” accusations in mailer. Will far-right social conservative anti-choice values be accepted by voters?

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VIDEO: Rachel Maddow on “Born Alive” Robo-calls

More evidence that the “Born Alive” lies are pure right-wing extremism that should be dismissed? The argument is now being carried in robo-calls, the most annoying and least credible medium in politics.

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VIDEO: Cecile Richards on Hardball Promoting Education, Prevention, Pro-Choice Values

Hardball’s Chris Matthews hosted Cecile Richards and Barbara Comstock for a debate between education, prevention and pro-choice values vs. the same old divisive politics of personal destruction from the far-right.

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Debate Analysis: Objective Indicators Suggest Education, Prevention, Pro-Choice Values Win

Will social conservative family values save the McCain campaign, or be repudiated in the final battle of the Culture War? If objective dial tests, focus groups and polls are any indication, it seems progressive values will define the Culture Peace.

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Palin’s Abortion Record

Sarah Palin is an outspoken critic of abortion — against it even in incidents of rape and incest. But as governor she never pushed anti-choice legislation.

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VIDEO: Obama and McCain Debate Abortion

Bob Schieffer asked Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain "[c]ould either of you ever nominate someone to the Supreme Court who disagrees with you on this issue? Senator McCain?"

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McCain Repeats Debunked ‘Born Alive’ Attacks in Debate

Senator John McCain repeated long debunked lies about Sen. Barack Obama’s record on the Illinois Born Alive Protection Act.

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VIDEO: Obama and McCain Debate RH Issues

Barack Obama and John McCain had a full discussion of sexual and reproductive health issues in the final presidential debate tonight.

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