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From Hate to Love: Why “40 Days of Prayer” is Under Attack by the Christian Right

“40 Days of Prayer,” an effort by the pro-choice religious organization, Faith Aloud, has become the target of a vitriolic campaign by the Christian right.  But Faith Aloud is determined to turn the hatred into love, through ongoing support of women in need of abortion care.

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UPDATED: Virginia Delegate: Handicapped Children Are God’s Punishment to Women

Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall, trying to end all state funding of Planned Parenthood, offers a Biblical explanation for why children are born handicapped: God is punishing women for their sins.

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Forty Days of Protesting Birth Control: This is “Pro-Life?”

Hunter Stuart traveled to Wisconsin to report on anti-contraception protests at family planning clinics that do not provide abortions… ever. Also watch Hunter’s video report.

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Values Voters Summit Promotes ‘New Masculinity’ of Ignorance and Fury

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.”

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‘Egg-as-Person’ Crusade Drives Big Money to Anti-choice Groups

In just five short years, the primary movers and shakers in the absolutist anti-abortion/anti-choice movement seeking to promote the “personhood” of zygotes (the single cell that forms after a sperm fertilizes an egg) have amassed nearly $58 million in tax-deductible contributions for their cause. A special investigative report by Wendy Norris for RH Reality Check.

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ALERT! Radical Feminists, Homosexuals, and Abortionists are Taking Over

“Radical Feminists, Homosexuals and Abortionists are taking over and The Family and National Sovereignty are under threat!” This seemed to be the mantra of several morning sessions on the third and final day of the World Congress of Families.

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Gail Collins on Mark Sanford

I missed it when it first came out. If you did too, it is worth reading.

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Late Abortions: Facts, Stories, and Ways to Help

In all the extensive coverage of the assassination in his church of Dr. George Tiller by a murderer affiliated with extremist right-wing groups, little has been said to shed light on what late-term abortions are, who has them and why.

 

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Conservative Evangelicals + White House = Confusing Abortion Meeting

The White House is setting up a meeting with evangelicals to discuss “abortion reduction”. Right Wing Watch raises an interesting question about this: why?!

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National Abstinence Education Association Throws Bristol Palin Under the Bus

Now that Bristol Palin has dared to use her own voice to speak out about the challenges of early motherhood, the fact that “abstinence-only-until-marriage” is unrealistic, and the need for real sex ed, the far right is throwing her under the bus.

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