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Planned Parenthood Employee: I Aborted “The Pregnancy,” Abortion’s a Good Thing

Another Planned Parenthood vid uses a Black woman to pitch abortion as “good” and refers to her unborn children as “The Pregnancy.” In the newest marketing ploy, Shawanna says that she was young when she became pregnant and went to Planned Parenthood. She says that the eugenics founded abortion clinic chain gave her three options, […]

She Could Have Been Aborted But I Did Something Special For Her Instead

Adoption is hard. Adoption is messy. Adoption takes work. Adoption is expensive. Adoption will bring you pain. Adoption will take the life you once knew, turn it upside down, chew it up and spit it out in pieces that are barely recognizable. Now… please go back and substitute “parenting” everywhere I wrote “adoption.” Huh. Still […]

The Austin Police Department Needs an Attitude Adjustment, Stat

The Austin police chief's response to two officers that cracked rape jokes—implying that "their heart[s] were in the right place"—is just the latest demonstration of a department culture that appears to be uninterested in addressingShow More Summary

Question of the Day

What words inspire you when you are feeling defeated by the world?

Congress is trying to squash one of the few examples of American leadership on climate

Obama has banned U.S. investment in most overseas coal plants. Republicans and fossil-fuel-loving Democrats want to undo that ban.

Mississippi’s Anti-Choice Admitting Privileges Law Dealt Another Blow

Mississippi's admitting privileges law will remain blocked after the full panel of 15 judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to hear the case again. Image: Shutterstock The post Mississippi’s Anti-Choice Admitting Privileges Law Dealt Another Blow appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Court Won’t Reconsider Decision Overtiring Law Making Mississippi Abortion Free

Earlier today the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reconsider a ruling by a three-judge panel which blocked Mississippi from enforcing a law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.  The court offered no explanation. The effect is that the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state’s lone abortion clinic, […]

Former NDP Comms Director Key Strategist on Edelman Energy East Astroturf Strategy

TransCanada has bought some unlikely support for the company’s public relations astroturf offensive aimed at winning support for the Energy East pipeline. Erin Jacobson, the recent director of communications for the NDP, Canada’s official...Show More Summary

Family: Doctors Removed Daughter’s Organs Against Our Wishes, She Was Still Alive

I am not prejudging this case, but I bring it up here because I think it illustrates the loss of trust that a “presumed consent” organ donation scheme would engender in people. (Current law requires us to “opt-in” to be an organ donor–as I have. Presumed consent would require us to each “opt-out.” Otherwise, we would […]

US Joins Somalia and South Sudan in Failing to Support Child Rights

This piece originally ran at Al Jazeera America. On Nov. 20, 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a landmark human rights treaty protecting children’s rights. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was negotiated for more than a decade, a process in which the U.S. Show More Summary

It's the Simple Things

Every year around the holidays, I get some emails from people asking if they can send me a little gift. Most of them have something in mind, often something they've made (yay!), but occasionally someone will ask me if I want or need anything. Show More Summary

GOP-Led Government Shutdown Over Immigration Could Be ‘Impossible’

The House Appropriations Committee said Thursday that it would be "impossible" to defund the immigration order, as some GOP legislators compared Obama to a murderous tyrant. Image: Shutterstock The post GOP-Led Government Shutdown Over Immigration Could Be ‘Impossible’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

British Government On the Verge of Approving Three-Parent Embryos

I had a run in last year with Science 2.0’s, Hank Campbell, over my opposition to the manufacture of three-parent embryos, for which opinion, Campbell tried to saddle me with the dreaded ”anti-science” epithet. (I think the new version of that pejorative for opposing what “the scientists” supposedly think is “science denier.”) He even argued that NRO should […]

Pro-Abortion Feminist Group Protests Pregnancy Center in Chicago

On November 15, a new pro-abortion group, the Feminist Uprising to Resist Inequality and Exploitation (FURIE), protested the Women’s Center at Chicago located at 5116 N. Cicero Avenue. The center offers free counseling, pregnancy tests, and ultrasounds as well as financial assistance; but they do not offer abortions. The Examiner reports more: The protest was […]

Why Does Alleged Sexual Predator R. Kelly Still Have a Career?

As of Thursday afternoon, 16 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, the latest a nurse named Therese Serignese who says the comedian drugged and raped her in the mid-1970s. Earlier this week, model Janice Dickinson told a similar...Show More Summary

Video: A Drone Shoots Hauntingly Beautiful Footage of Buffalo's Snowstorm

James Grimaldi/YouTube Flying personal camera-equipped drones directly over big events like the Hong Kong protests and Independence Day fireworks is becoming commonplace. Now come these amazing aerial images of Buffalo, New York, besieged by snow for the third day in a row. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Grandmas smoking weed for the first time. UK students march for an end to college tuition. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has increased maternal mortality.  Why did doctors stop giving women orgasms? An awful Rolling Stone piece about a freshman who was gang-raped at a frat party at University of Virginia, then discouraged from reporting […]

Whut.

[Content Note: Misogynoir; racism.]I don't even know where to fucking begin:The children's author Daniel Handler has apologized for an "ill-conceived" joke he made about the black American writer Jacqueline Woodson while hosting theShow More Summary

These terrible governors won reelection and will keep on wreaking environmental havoc

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Florida’s Rick Scott, and Maine’s Paul LePage were all vulnerable -- and they all triumphed anyway.

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