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In North Dakota, It’s ‘No’ to Government Spending, Unless You’re Fighting Against Abortion Rights

Fiscal conservatives are now criticizing a double standard, where the lawmakers backing these bills are more regularly seen opposing other instances of what they call government interference, and decrying so-called “big spending.”

North Dakota is far from alone in spending large sums to defend anti-choice laws. But what makes the state unusual is that fiscal conservatives are now criticizing a double standard, where the lawmakers backing these bills are more regularly seen opposing other instances of what they call government interference, and decrying so-called “big spending.”

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Why Are Anti-Choicers Celebrating the Death of the Idaho 20-Week Ban?

United States District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill

A federal judge ruled the Idaho “fetal pain” ban unconstitutional. So why are the anti-choice activists celebrating? It’s a combination of optimism and a misunderstanding of how the judicial process works.

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Activist Groups May Determine the Role of Choice in the Election

A new Gallup survey has the line evenly divided between pro-choice and anti-choice voters. Will PACs put candidates on top?

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Roundup: Jon Kyl, Stephen Colbert and “Factual Statements”

Stephen Colbert creates #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement hashtag in response to Sen. Kyl’s remarks on Planned Parenthood; NRLC won’t score the budget; Huckabee supports “heartbeat” bill; and Alan Simpson rails on GOP social conservatives.

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Roundup: Rep. Boehner Gets Anti-Abortion Award, Promises to Expand Hyde

Someone’s been busy this weekend.  Rep. John Boehner has a big award and some big plans for the week.

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Catholics Support Health Care; LifeSiteNews Incensed

We shouldn’t be surprised when LifeSiteNews takes offense to a nun who claims that social and economic justice, including affordable health care, are part of God’s vision.

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Roundup: Women’s Health Groups Disappointed by Obama on Stimulus

Women’s health groups disappointed by Obama on the stimulus; National Right to Life Committee decries Newsweek story on “abortion reduction” strategies; Virginia bill to regulate pharmacies that refuse to dispense birth control tabled; Ellen Goodman on the stimulus.

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Another Major Pro-Life Scholar Endorses Obama Citing Pro-Prevention Policies

Described as a leading Catholic establishment figure who remains staunchly pro-life, Nicholas Cafardi is adding his voice to those who believe Obama’s pro-education, pro-prevention policies to reduce unintended pregnancies make sense.

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Woman Alleges Republican Candidate Paid for Her Abortion

Paying for sex or drugs can sink a politician’s career — but what about paying for an abortion?

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