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Tip of the Hat for Big Cat Habitat

As I’ve mentioned before, The HSUS and its affiliates are collectively the largest provider of hands-on care for animals. Last week I was on the ground at one our facilities – in Texas – for the opening of the Big...        Related Stories United States Moves to End Puppy Mill Imports Turtle Diaries, Tortoise Travails Acting Like Hammer Heads When It Comes to Sharks  

Texas Judge Throws Out Family’s Lawsuit Blaming Nosebleeds, Asthma On Fracking Fumes

The family claimed they were severely sickened by air pollution from two companies' hydraulic fracturing operations near their home. The post Texas Judge Throws Out Family’s Lawsuit Blaming Nosebleeds, Asthma On Fracking Fumes appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Pro-life vid of day: Pro-choicer says pro-lifers are winning

by Kelli Texas Right to Life recently posted a video on Twitter in which the extreme pro-choice group Stop Patriarchy made some interesting claims about the pro-life movement. After chanting, “Abortion on demand and without apology;Show More Summary

Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole Family

Domestic violence is more complicated, in terms of the social relationships, than previously understood. Many abusers will harm or threaten the beloved dog or cat of a spouse or partner as a way of exerting control over that person. As...       Related Stories Flying the Friendlier Skies PAST Act is Past Due Unsporting Bill Shot Down  

New Jersey school bans trans girl from school unless she dresses as a boy

A New Jersey middle school is refusing to allow 13-year-old Rachel Pepe to return to her school unless she dresses and identifies as a boy. As reported by the Asbury Park Press, Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey informed Rachel’s mom, Angela Peters, that she must come back to school prepared to dress like and act like [...]

Mo'Ne!

Last Monday, I mentioned that 13-year-old Mo'Ne Davis would be "only the 17th girl to play in the Little League World Series in 68 years" after the pitcher led her Philadelphia team to series. On Friday, Mo'Ne pitched a shutout in her team's first game in the series against Nashville. Show More Summary

Disappointed with Gardening Ideas You Find Online? OpenFarm Wants to Change that

Want to find gardening ideas & plant growing tips tailored to your specific needs & local environment? That's the plan behind OpenFarm The post Disappointed with Gardening Ideas You Find Online? OpenFarm Wants to Change that appeared first on Sustainablog.

The Quiet Moment That Shocked an Abortion Worker Into Leaving Planned Parenthood

It happens all too often that a person’s ideology and moral conscience are in deep conflict. This is exemplified in the story of Catherine Adair, who was so entrenched in her “pro-choice” philosophy that she couldn’t see that the guilt and depression she so regularly experienced stemmed from an abortion in her youth. Her way […]

Why I Need Feminism: Overcoming My Self-Loathing

As a kid I was very chubby and sturdy, but that all changed once puberty kicked in. People wondered if I went on a diet to lose weight when I was younger, but my eating habits hadn’t changed. This complacency didn’t last for very long, though. Show More Summary

Early Delivery of Unborn Baby Highlights True Horror of Ireland’s Abortion Law

The debate over Ireland’s abortion law has heated up again following media reports that an unborn baby was delivered at 25 weeks by Caesarean Section after a woman requested an abortion because she claimed she may commit suicide without the ability to terminate the life of her unborn child. Responding to the controversy, pro-life groups […]

Perry | Handcuffs 2016

(This is definitely one of my favorite Photoshops I've ever done, and I would like to thank Governor Rick Perry for giving me so many occasions to use it.) Friday afternoon, Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted on two felony counts of abuse of power:A grand jury indicted Gov. Show More Summary

“Safe Legal and Rare” is Hogwash, Abortion Backers are Really Pro-Abortion

For years, pro-choicers on abortion have insisted that they are not “pro abortion.” Indeed, many insisted that the decision is “difficult” and that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” I didn’t believe they meant it.  But the logic of their argument implicitly agreed that what is terminated in an abortion is more meaningful than an inflamed appendix. As […]

Pope Francis Visits Cemetery for Babies Who Were Victims of Abortion

Over the weekend, Pope Francis visited a memorial in South Korea dedicated to remembering babies who have been victimized by abortions. The leader of the Catholic Church is inspired by something done in and around The Vatican shortly after the death of Jesus Christ. Dug into the walls of the ancient Christian catacombs in the […]

BROWN SHOT 6 TIMES

TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed Sunday found. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, and all the bullets were fired into his front. One of the bullets entered the top of Brown’s skull, suggesting […]

Planned Parenthood Covers Up Child Rape But Attacks Pro-Life Greg Abbott on Rape

This week Planned Parenthood launched a series of web ad attacks claiming that candidate for Texas Governor Greg Abbot refused to give rape victims justice. They made this claim to trash Abbott and to discourage people from voting for him in the governor’s race. The ad is about a woman who was raped by a […]

Ferguson

[Content Note: Police brutality; description of shooting; racism.]Here are some of the things that happened over the weekend in Ferguson:1. Friday night, a few people, whom many Ferguson residents asserted were not local, damaged some property and did some looting. Show More Summary

Teens create new app to hold police accountable

As Ferguson continues to reel after Michael Brown’s death and the police threaten to shoot journalists and tear gas children, three badass teenage coders from Georgia have developed a timely mobile app to hold police accountable. Five-O,...Show More Summary

“Right to choose” should be who raises baby, not if s/he lives

My wish is that women of any age would understand that it is only 9 months out of their life but it is life to someone else! That the right to choose should be a choice of who raises a baby, not whether it lives or dies. ~ AnonymousShow More Summary

The Government Program That's Equipping Police Like an Occupying Military Force

  (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes) Protesters raise their hands in front of police atop an armored vehicle in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.  This index was originally published by Facing South, a website of the Institute for Southern Studies. Show More Summary

The Academic Feminist: Amber Hathaway

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! The final two interviews in our Academic Feminist Student Series feature masters students who work on gender and sexuality themes. In addition to highlighting some pretty amazing work, these interviewees also offer some advice for those who might be making the transition to graduate school this fall (or who may be [...]

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