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Seldom-Enforced Law Opens Window for Suits Against Extreme Anti-Choice Groups

Are laws like the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act enough to ensure that anti-clinic, anti-provider violence ends?

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Anti-Choice Groups Denounce Murder of Dr. George Tiller

Anti-choice groups swiftly condemned the murder of Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, while Randall Terry stopped short of justifying the murder but failed to disavow the use of violence against providers.

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Army of God Defends Driver in Health Clinic “Crash”

Matthew Derosia was convicted late last week for ramming his car into the entrance of a Planned Parenthood clinic St. Paul in January during an anti-abortion protest. The Army of God and other anti-choice groups have risen to his defense.

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Far-Right Groups Twist Hate Crimes Language to Defend Bigoted Views

As legal protections around hate crimes take root, right-wing groups are twisting this framework in an attempt to justify anti-gay positions.

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Safe, Legal, Inaccessible: Harassment Rachets Up in Allentown

In Allentown, PA, a confluence of anti-abortion lawmakers, religious groups, and fanatical individuals come together to make the provision of reproductive health services as difficult as possible.

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Roundup: Matthew Shepard Act Passes House, Heads to Senate

Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Protection Act moves to Senate; Indiana legislature wraps up session; Tennessee abortion bill advances in the House; Sen. Richard Lugar will back Dawn Johnsen.

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Lessons of Hate in the Bible Belt

Teaching about intolerance in my high school Ethics class in a small town in Oklahoma lead to a real life lesson for my students when I was forced to resign for insubordination.

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Andrade Sentenced to Life Without Parole in Zapata Killing

A man convicted Wednesday of using a fire extinguisher to crush the skull of a transgender Colorado woman was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

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