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Taxpayer-Funded Crisis Pregnancy Centers Using Religion To Oppose Abortion

April 24, 2012


Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Sofia Resnick WASHINGTON — If you want to help carry out the anti-abortion mission of the taxpayer-funded Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center, you have to be a Christian. It’s right there on the Rapid City, S.D., center’s volunteer application. “Do you consider yourself a Christian?” “If yes, how long […]

Florida Senate women flex muscles

April 15, 2012


Miami Herald, April 15, 2012 by Brittany Alana Davis A group of women in the Florida Senate joined together in the past session to kill a number of bills, including the expansion of private prisons and anti-abortion measure. TALLAHASSEE — On the final day of the 2012 legislative session, Sen. Paula Dockery worked the Senate […]

The War on Women: A Progressive Man’s View

April 10, 2012


Feminist Wire, April 9, 2012 by Vincent Martin A (self-admitted) conservative male acquaintance recently asked me what the War on Women means. Herein I will attempt to answer him. First, let me provide a shortened definition of War: “War is an organized, armed, and often a prolonged conflict that is carried on between states, nations, […]

Mississippi cracks down on abortion providers

April 5, 2012


The Florida Independent, April 5, 2012 by Ashley Lopez Mississippi’s state Legislature this week passed a bill that would place prohibitive restrictions on abortion providers in the state, in an effort to curb access to legal abortions. The Florida Legislature attempted to pass a similar bill this year that would crack down on providers, but […]

Personhood Florida leader defends movement in op-ed

March 26, 2012


The Florida Independent, March 26, 2012 by Virgina Chamlee The leader of Personhood Florida, the group that wants the Sunshine State to outlaw abortion by defining life as beginning at the moment of conception, recently penned an op-ed targeting Planned Parenthood — claiming the group “fears the thought of what will happen if women learn […]

Florida “Uterus Controversy” Song Parody

April 8, 2011


YouTube, April 8, 2011 by dptilson New song parody from South Florida Raging Grannies, inspired by Florida’s crazy “uterus controversy” that has made national news headlines; annoyed, amused and activated countless more women (and men) into opposing the corporate-loving, women-bashing Republican Party of FL; and made an instant celebrity/hero out of FL State Representative (D-Orlando) […]

Nebraska Mother’s Nightmare with 20 Week Ban (2010)

March 14, 2010


ABC News, March 14, 2012 by SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES Danielle Deaver was 22 weeks pregnant when her water broke and doctors gave her a devastating prognosis: With undeveloped lungs, the baby likely would never survive outside the womb, and because all the amniotic fluid had drained, the tiny growing fetus slowly would be crushed by […]