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Obamacare is Already Rationing Healthcare as Hospitals Employ Fewer Workers

President Obama has been among the many deploring the reality that despite an improving economy, middle-class wages have remained largely stagnant. Yet there is now evidence that the rationing provisions of Obamacare are partly responsible. Even during recessions, in the past the health care sector has been a part of the economy in which employment […]

Milk Industry: “Truth Is, It Won’t Kill You”

The milk industry is suddenly fighting the noble fight: for truth. Because, truthfully, their profits are falling, and that's bad for them (but great for cows). The post Milk Industry: “Truth Is, It Won’t Kill You” appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

Woman on Trial for Self-Aborting 25-Week-Old Baby: Infant Was Likely Suffocated to Death

The trial of Indiana resident Purvi Patel continues this week and a forensic pathologist has testified in the case about the state of the 25-week-old baby Patel killed when she took an abortion drug to induce an abortion. Patel was arrested last July after she took abortion pills to kill her baby and she later […]

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Misogyny] Hey, remember when Mike Huckabee, who is a human nightmare concealed behind a goofy grin, said that women who curse in the workplace are "trashy"? Well, even conservative...Show More Summary

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: An interview with a Black Brunch organizer

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. Most direct actions aren’t meant to be a pleasant experience for their intended audience. From the Civil Rights Era sit-ins to the Montgomery bus boycott, they are meant to, as Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already […]

The Coal Industry Owns The Courts (VIDEO)

In early February 2014, Duke Energy reported that a coal ash storage site along the Dan River had crumbled, releasing more than 39,000 tons of toxic coal ash into the waterway. This was not the first time that Duke had been responsible...Show More Summary

“Death Test” Supposedly Predicts When an Elderly Person Will Die Within 30 Days

When the NHS adopted the “Liverpool Care Pathway” to guarantee quality palliative care, it led to bureaucratic checklist medicine, back door euthanasia, and the terminal sedation dehydration deaths of non-terminally ill patients. It became such a scandal that the LCP had to be scrapped. Now, technocrats are promoting a “death test” that would supposedly predict when an […]

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Calls for ‘Confrontation’ With Federal Courts Over Marriage Equality

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore's public statements and actions have prompted an ethics complaint against him. Image: Shutterstock The post Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Calls for ‘Confrontation’ With Federal Courts Over Marriage Equality appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Pro-life vid of day: Babies going through tunnels

by Kelli Amazing how some flashing lights can transform a fussy baby into an awestruck one. Happy Friday! :) Post by HuffPost Good News. Email with your video suggestions. The post Pro-life vid of day: Babies going through tunnels appeared first on Jill Stanek.

Purity Culture’s Racism Robs Women of Color of Their Reproductive Agency

One of the most popular and prevalent examples of purity culture's racism is the critique of the pop singer Beyoncé’s life and work by conservative white politicians and pundits, who have gone so far as to wonder aloud if Jay Z had not...Show More Summary

Dismemberment Abortions Tear Babies Limb From Limb, It’s Time to Ban Them

One of the great humanitarian achievements of the Right to Life movement was the exposé of partial-birth abortion by National Right to Life. Our massive public education campaigns and our innovative laws to ban partial-birth abortion moved millions of Americans to take a second look at abortion, and millions of them switched to the pro-life […]

This F@#king Guy

[Content Note: Domestic violence; misogyny; racism; murder.]George Zimmerman is a fucking case study on male entitlement and lack of accountability. He literally got away with murder, after a lifetime of his parents and authorities failing to hold him accountable for hurting people. Show More Summary


When I was a little girl my grandma told me that there were princes. Sitting in our house in the Sunset, the N rumbling by, the sky grey and the ocean roaring, she’d tell me about them as I sipped my soup and tore off bread to dip. She...Show More Summary

Mitt Romney Will Not Seek Republican Nomination for President in 2016

On a conference call with reporters today, 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney indicated he will not seek the GOp nomination for president in 2016. According to a statement conservative radio talk show hos Hugh Hewitt received prior to the call, Romney indicated it is time to step aside after multiple presidential campaigns in order to […]

Two new Planned Parenthood abortion clinics blocked from opening

The photo above, via Cosmopolitan on January 23, shows progress on building an 8,000 sq. ft Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in New Orleans has obviously stalled. Compare it to the photo taken by Louisiana Coalition for Life in August 2014 (click all photos to enlarge)…. Show More Summary


Never mind, Mitt Romney actually announced via conference call to the billionaires who would have been funding his presidential run that he is not going to run after all! The AP:Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering...Show More Summary

South Africa March for Life on Parliament Will Mourn 18th Anniversary of Abortion

On 1 February 1997 abortion-on-demand was legalised in South Africa. By 1 February 2015 an estimated one million, two hundred thousand (1 200 000) babies in South Africa will have lost their lives through abortion – legally – with tax-payers’ money. March for Life The 18th anniversary of the legalisation of abortion-on-demand in South Africa comes in […]

Feminist Professor Compares Ultrasounds Before Abortions to “Raping Patients”

This past weekend, University of South Florida professor, Diane Price Herndl, spoke at an abortion celebration. At the event she claimed that laws that require women to have an ultrasound prior to an abortion are the same as rape. She said, “We require in various states to do trans-vaginal ultrasounds before abortion, which by every […]

Mitt 4 Least Worst!

Mitt Romney will reportedly be speaking to his "senior donors" later today, to tell them that's he's running for president. Of course he will. Because nothing says "man of the people" more than announcing via private call to billionaires...Show More Summary

Dogfight continues: Strasbourg not happy with EU Court on accession to ECHR

Unsurprisingly, the Opinion of the EU Court (just before Christmas – my post here) that the proposed accession of the EU to the ECHR on current terms would be unlawful has not gone down well in Strasbourg. An excellent post today by Tobias Lock on the Verfassungblog tells the story here, but these are the highlights. In short, […]

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