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Congress To Vote On H.R. 3 This Week

Wednesday the House will vote again to try and defund Planned Parenthood, and the Family Research Council is leading the crusade.

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Morning Roundup: Continuing Resolution, Planned Parenthood Battle Wages On

Washington considers compensated surrogacy, SBA List and FRC demand House vote against keeping goverment running unless bill is anti-family planning, Sen. Murkowski supports Title X, Nebraska woman denied labor inducement, Idaho poised to ban abortion in state exchanges, and an “expose!” that isn’t really.

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Morning Roundup: Abortion More Dangerous Than al-Qaeda?

A British royal cousin says abortion is worse than terrorism; a Republican backs away from an abortion billboard campaign; “reclaiming” the rainbow; conservative support for anti-gay hate groups; and oh yeah, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is repealed!

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Morning Roundup: Abortion in Ireland; LGBTQ Youth Guide

Ireland may soon have to offer abortions to women whose lives are threatened by pregnancy, abortion services will soon be offered in Witchita once again, Tony Perkins hates a bill put forth by the Democrats, and youth facilities now have more guidance on the sexual health needs of LGBTQ youth.

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Roundup: The Pope, Anti-Gay Hate Groups, and the Mormons

The Pope says heterosexual couples can use condoms too; the Family Research Council (and others) are named as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center; and the Mormon church takes their social issue handbook public.

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Roundup: Australian Senator Claims Women Would Have Late Term Abortions for Pay

An Australian senator blocks paid leave because it will cause “drug addicts and welfare cheats” to have late term abortions.

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Hate Crimes Laws: A Conspiracy to “Eradicate” the Christian Right?

That weak and long-suffering entity known as the Christian Right is claiming that efforts to outlaw targeted hate crimes against homosexual persons through legislation constitute “a guarded effort to ‘eradicate’ their beliefs.”

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Religious Tyranny Shames Religion

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has debased itself by turning into a lobbying group of the most aggressive and inappropriate sort.

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Crisis Pregnancy Center Report Reveals Accidental Truths

The Family Research Council’s report Wednesday commemorating 40 years of crisis pregnancy centers inadvertently confirms a dirty little secret of public health: $200 million per year is being spent on reproductive health care provided by amateurs.

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Roundup: Michael Steele Finds Room in His Tent for Pro-Choice Republicans

Michael Steele finds room in his tent for pro-choice Republicans, but others don’t want to share their campsite; Mike Huckabee remains coy about his intentions for the next Presidential campaign, but he nonetheless played the politician/campaigner at the “Values Voter Summit” this past weekend in Washington, DC. And South Dakota receives a grant for facilitating adoption of children in foster care.

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