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New York Activists Turn to Civil Disobedience As Last Resort to Fight Regulatory Capture

Award-winning author and anti-fracking activist Dr. Sandra Steingraber is going to spend Thanksgiving in jail. And it won’t be her first stay there. She spent last Earth Day there as well. She is returning to jail in upstate New York...Show More Summary

Gear: Four apps that can keep fitness on track

Do you need to be coerced into working out by paying a non-compliance fine? Would you like to find a cool mountain-bike route on your business trip to Milwaukee next week? Or how about running with a music mix automatically synchronized to your pace, or having a yoga instructor come to your...

For Immigrants After Obama’s Executive Order, Mix of Joy, Sorrow, Determination

Dozens of immigrants and activists gathered at the Washington, D.C., offices of United We Dream on Thursday to hear what President Obama would say to the nation about their families and their community. Image: Dante Atkins The post For Immigrants After Obama’s Executive Order, Mix of Joy, Sorrow, Determination appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Cecile Richards Says Aborting My Baby “Wasn’t a Difficult Decision”

The head of the nation’s biggest abortion business recently doubled down on her claim that aborting her own child “wasn’t a difficult decision.” Earlier this year, LifeNews broke the story that Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards thinks apparently it was no big deal to take the life of her unborn child. Planned Parenthood does over […]

Abortion Speak-Outs Can Combat Our Own Stigma Too

Thursday's live-streamed "one in three" speak-out made me realize that even as a staunch reproductive rights advocate, a clinic escort, and a feminist, I still have to battle my own internalized abortion stigma. Image: Shutterstock The post Abortion Speak-Outs Can Combat Our Own Stigma Too appeared first on RH Reality Check.

House GOP Sues Obama, Could Make Health Care Pricier For Low-Income Americans

The lawsuit claims the administration abused its authority in delaying the implementation of a key portion of the Affordable Care Act. Image: Shutterstock The post House GOP Sues Obama, Could Make Health Care Pricier For Low-Income Americans appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Pro-life blog buzz 11-21-14

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli American Life League’s Judie Brown exposes Oregon’s “triple X”-rated Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference, calling it a “field trip to hell.” The Vine highlights the weekShow More Summary

Mother Dies Just After Birth, Sacrificed Her Life to Save Her Baby

A Colorado woman lost her life because of an amniotic fluid embolism after giving birth to her second child. According to the Mayo Clinic, an amniotic fluid embolism is a rare but serious condition that occurs when amniotic fluid — the fluid that surrounds a baby in the uterus during pregnancy — or fetal material, […]

Fourteen Months and One Lawsuit Later, Cincinnati’s Last Abortion Clinic Will Stay Open

The city's last abortion clinic will remain open for now after state health inspectors granted an exemption to an anti-choice state law that requires all abortion clinics to have a transfer agreement with local hospitals, but also bans...Show More Summary

Garbage Treasures! (And Happy Birthday to Deeks!)

As you may recall, Deeky collects and saves useless garbage like we're beyond Thunderdome and useless garbage is now a form of currency and he's a garbageaire. Then, instead of throwing it away, he throws pieces of his fancy detritus...Show More Summary

WTF Friday, 11/21/2014

So: Gambian President Yahya Jammeh signed that appalling anti-gay law; Armed bandits stole a cooler filled with Ebola-infected blood in Guinea; The deaths of 13 Indian women following coercive sterilization surgery was traced to antibiotics contaminated with rat poison; Bill … Continue reading ?

WTF Friday, 11/14/2014

OMG you guys, President Obama went to Burma and said “Rohingya” yesterday. And that’s just a day after UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon also said it, calling on the Burmese government to ensure humanitarian access to the beleagured minority. More than a million Rohingya live in Burma. About … Continue reading ?

Obama’s immigration order won’t help farmworkers. What can?

As with everything in the good ol’ U S of A, corporations can have more power than government when it comes to the treatment of farmworkers!

Ohio Health Department Allows Abortion Clinic to Violate Law to Stay Open

The Ohio Health Department is coming under fire today for allowing a Planned Parenthood abortion business to stay open and to get around a state law to remain in business. Ohio Department of Health Director Rick Hodges has granted a variance to Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio’s abortion headquarters on Auburn Ave. in Cincinnati. The […]

Are your urban veggies really toxic?

A recent Cornell study found alarming levels of lead in NYC-grown vegetables. Should we be freaked?

In Early Polling, God Remains Undecided On Pick For 2016 GOP Nominee

Had you asked me which of the 20 or so potential Republican presidential candidates would be first to claim that his candidacy was endorsed by God himself, I would have said Ben Carson, who has the necessary combination of deep religious faith and self-aggrandizing nuttiness. Show More Summary

Walmart burns loads of coal, despite happy solar talk

The retail behemoth gets a lot of good press for putting up a few solar panels, but it gets far more electricity from coal than from the sun.

British journalists slam police surveillance in lawsuit

British freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson had set his camera on a tripod outside London’s upscale Dorchester Hotel to film a protest against a group of delegates from an arms and defense trade show who were dining inside. He wore a red bandanna on his right wrist, a winter...

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Misogyny.]"We wish to express our support for members of the community who rightly brought this issue to the fore, and we condemn the unreasonable attacks they experienced as a result, which caused deep distress in our...Show More Summary

Fucking With Feministing: What’s the deal with anal?

Welcome to Fucking with Feministing! We’re so excited to launch this new, monthly sex advice column where we’ll be answering questions straight from awesome readers like you! I’m Sesali and I’ll be your resident sexpert with the help of our friends at the Center for Sex & Culture (CSC) who have partnered with us to […]

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