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Hard-Hitting Documentary Tells the Disastrous Story Of Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans

Think plastic pollution in the ocean is somebody else’s problem? Think again. The “environmental abomination” of plastic pollution, and its effects on the world’s oceans, is a disaster in the making, and one that will affect every one of us in the near future, if it hasn’t already. Show More Summary

Montana Lawmakers Look to Criminalize Food Stamp Recipients With Drug Tests

Montana lawmakers held a committee hearing on a bill that would require some low-income residents to be drug tested to qualify for welfare assistance. Image: Shutterstock The post Montana Lawmakers Look to Criminalize Food Stamp Recipients With Drug Tests appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Did Your Members of Congress Make the Grade?

Think of the Humane Scorecard as a handy tool to see where your federal legislators stand on our movement’s key policy issues.       Related Stories The 113th Congress in Review for Animals Highlights for Animals From the 113th Congress Top 14 in ’14  

Woman Who Strangled Her Newborn Baby and Stuffed Him in the Trash Gets 15 Years

A 19-year-old Chicago woman, Jessica Cruz, was arrested after she strangled her son to death and then dumped his body in a trash can after giving birth at a local retail store. As LifeNews previously reported, the shop staff found the baby dead in the trash and wrapped in a plastic bag. After Cruz’s arrest, […]

Can Michelle Obama bring back the power suit?

When Michelle Obama entered the House chamber for the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, I blurted out to my TV screen, "She's wearing a suit!"

Well, the Headline Pretty Much Says It All

[Content Note: Climate change.]"New Senate Environment Chair Gets His Gavel, Goes on Rant Arguing Climate Science Is a Hoax." Welcome to your new Republican-controlled Senate. Sob.

This chart of rising ocean temperatures is terrifying

NOAA's graph can't even handle the ocean's rising temperature... and neither can we.

EPA Offers New Standards For Oil Spill Dispersant Use; Still Won’t Ban Toxic Agents

After years of ignoring the dangers of the oil dispersant Corexit, the Environmental Protection Agency has finally decided to enact stricter standards for how dispersants are used during offshore oil spills… Sort of. According to Truth-Out...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Roe is not a reality for all. “I’m going to need your help to find a way out of this definitional problem with rape.” – Senator Lindsey Graham to anti-choice activists  Women share their abortion stories at The Guardian. Feministing alum Miriam Perez on six key differences between the reproductive justice and reproductive rights movements. Jesus fucking […]

Controversial Colorado Legislator Requests Moment of Silence to ‘Remember’ Fetuses

The speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives rejected a request by Colorado Springs Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt for a “moment of silence” to remember fetuses aborted since the Roe v. Wade decision. Image: Right Wing Watch via Youtube The post Controversial Colorado Legislator Requests Moment of Silence to ‘Remember’ Fetuses appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Government-Funded Hospitals Admit to Fitting Three 10-Year-Olds With Birth Control Device

According to the Daily Mail, in the United Kingdom more that 3,000 14-year-olds and at least 6,300 girls aged 15 were given the contraceptive implant, Nexplanon. The device is inserted under the skin and releases the hormone progesterone to prevent pregnancy. However, the controversy isn’t about the device itself, but about the fact that they […]

One Perfect Tweet Sums Up Why Climate Denial in Congress Is So Dangerous

Here's the good news: Yesterday the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of an amendment to the Keystone XL bill that says "climate change is real and not a hoax." Good work, ladies and gentlemen! Glad we got that on the record, only...Show More Summary

One Vote Made the Difference for Guadalupe!

Thanks to everyone who took part in the very urgent social media action to free Guadalupe! Guadalupe is one of 17 Salvadoran women who were sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison after suffering miscarriages. The only legal option … Please continue reading.

Thoughts on 2014 and ongoing temperature trends

Last Friday, NASA GISS and NOAA NCDC had a press conference and jointly announced the end-of-year analysis for the 2014 global surface temperature anomaly which, in both analyses, came out top. As you may have noticed, this got much more press attention than their joint announcement in 2013 (which wasn’t a record year). In press […]

Obama Celebrates 42 Years of Abortion: Roe “Gives Our Daughters Rights and Freedoms”

President Barack Obama issued a statement today celebrating the 41-year-old Roe v. Wade decision that allowed for virtually unlimited abortions. In a written statement that celebrated killing little boys and girls in abortions as giving “our daughters rights and freedoms” The United States marks 42 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any […]

Statement by the President on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

[Content Note: War on agency. NB: Not only women need access to abortion.] THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press Secretary_______________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2015 Statement by the President on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Show More Summary

U.S. House Passes Bill Targeting Insurance Coverage of Abortion

“It seems that the majority has an endless supply of bills attacking women's health. Can't pass this one? Grab another,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) on the House floor. Image: Shutterstock The post U.S. House Passes Bill Targeting Insurance Coverage of Abortion appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Senator clears humans of climate change using acclaimed scientific journal

Watch Sen. James Inhofe cite the Bible to prove that humans aren't causing climate change.

On ‘Roe’ Anniversary, West Virginians Protest New 20-Week Ban Proposal

A group of nearly 100 West Virginians gathered at the state capitol on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade to protest a new bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization. Image: WV Free The post On ‘Roe’ Anniversary, West Virginians Protest New 20-Week Ban Proposal appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Nancy Pelosi Won’t Say if an Unborn Baby is a Human Being

Pro-abortion Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi refused to say today during a press conference if an unborn baby is a human being. When asked directly by a reporter, she deflected the question and went on to another aspect of the abortion debate. A reporter from CNS News asked: “Is an unborn child 20 weeks into pregnancy […]

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