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Contemporary Abortion Politics: Good for the Jews?

The policies promoted by anti-choice forces in Congress are not good for any woman, whether Jewish or not. What does all this have to do with the Jews?

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“New Life” Trumps “Existing Life” in the Modern Republican Party

Thanks to the Akin outburst, the extremist positions taken by anti-choice politicians are now finally becoming more visible to a larger public.

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How Anti-Choice Is Paul Ryan? Check the Record

Rep. Paul Ryan

For well over a week, both sides have been parsing Ryan’s abortion stance. Why is a man so openly anti-choice so unwilling to admit his actual positions?

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Back to Sunday School: A Rabbi and a Minister Unpack ‘Personhood’

I emailed a rabbi and a minister about the “divine laws” that Mississippi personhood advocates are trying to encompass in Initiative 26. Turns out some Mississippians could use a Sunday school refresher course.

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HR 358, The Let Women Die Act of 2011, Is Tantamount to Legal Rape

When it comes down to it, these laws represent legal rape. If rape is the insertion of an object into the body of an unwilling person, then what else can you call laws insisting that a woman submit to pregnancy regardless of her age, the circumstances under which she became pregnant, her health, or her general well-being?

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How HR 358, the Let Women Die Act 2011, Violates International Human Rights Standards

In Nicaragua, after a total ban on abortion was passed, a woman with an ectopic pregnancy was allowed to languis in a hospital, waiting for her fallopian tube to rupture before a doctor agreed to operate even though there was no doubt regarding the outcome of her pregnancy. This is the world that Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) would like to bring to America with the passage of H.R. 358, the Let Women Die Act of 2011.

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Anti-Choicers Longing for the Scarlet Letter “A”

Recent behavior by anti-choice activists and anti-choice politicians demonstrates how little the anti-choice movement has to do with “life”, and how much opposition to abortion is rooted in a stew of shame and sexual obsession. 

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The USCCB and the US Congress: The Morally Blind Leading the Morally Bankrupt

In their righteous search to control women’s lives thank GOD Congressmen have the guidance the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the group that has covered for child rapists, pornographers, adulterers and others.

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The Let Women Die Bill of 2011: H.R. 358 Forces Women to Play Russian Roulette in Their Hospital Emergency Room

Congressman Joe Pitts used a misleading and inaccurate interpretation of medical law to push for the passage of H.R. 358, the Let Women Die Act of 2011. Chillingly, the bill that was passed would ensure that hospitals’ institutional dictates, including those at odds with medical science, could override the consciences of the doctors who work for them, even when those dictates unreasonably risk women’s lives.

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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Influential in Passage of Let Women Die Act 2011

Catholics today expressed anger about the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ role in promoting support for the so-called “Protect Life Act” (HR 358), a bill that will endanger women’s lives across the US with an extreme ban on abortion coverage while expanding permission for health professionals to refuse to provide reproductive healthcare services, even in life-threatening situations.

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