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GOP official says God chooses to bless raped women with pregnancy

August 22, 2012

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Examiner, August 22, 2012 by Lou Colagiovanni The state of Missouri has been in the national spotlight recently because of comments made by Republican Congressman Todd Akin who claimed that raped women rarely get pregnant. After his statements hit the Internet, immediate outrage burned across the country. Akin later apologized, but his statements have rekindled […]

Congressman Akin resists pressure to quit race

August 20, 2012

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Reuters, August 20, 2012 by Susan Heavey Republican Representative Todd Akin resisted pressure to quit the Senate race in Missouri on Tuesday, releasing a new ad apologizing for his inflammatory remarks about rape that have reinserted controversial abortion politics into the presidential campaign. In an ad released online, Akin again apologized for his comments Sunday, […]

Taxpayer-Funded Crisis Pregnancy Centers Using Religion To Oppose Abortion

April 24, 2012

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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 […]

Oklahoma ‘personhood’ bill poses challenge to Roe

April 9, 2012

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Thomson Reuters, April 9, 2012 by Terry Baynes (Reuters) – The next major challenge to the constitutional right to abortion in the United States could be a strategically-worded anti-abortion bill gaining momentum in the Oklahoma legislature. Oklahoma Senate Bill 1433, or the Personhood Act, grants embryos full rights as people from the moment of fertilization. […]

Leader of anti-abortion group joins Republican race for Missouri governor

March 26, 2012

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The Republic, March 26, 2012 by The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The leader of a group that opposes abortion and embryonic stem cell research is running for Missouri governor. Fred Sauer, who heads Missouri Roundtable for Life, filed Monday with the secretary of state’s office to run in the August Republican primary. Sauer, […]