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campaign; “reclaiming” the rainbow; conservative support for anti-gay hate groups; and oh yeah, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is repealed!
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.
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.
An Australian senator blocks paid leave because it will cause “drug addicts and welfare cheats” to have late term abortions.
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.”
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has debased itself by turning into a lobbying group of the most aggressive and inappropriate sort.
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.
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.
The Family Research Council wants you to be manly. So the Values Voter Summit, the annual confab of ultra-conservative political and religious leaders, tried to be hip with a fundamentalist-inspired reenactment of “Mad Men.”
Since “Save America’s Insurance Companies” is hardly a winning rallying cry, conservative groups are calling on their reliable foe/political friend, abortion.