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Future Abortion Doctor: “Seeing an Arm Being Pulled Through the Vaginal Canal Was Shocking”

(LiveActionNews) — Men and women who are considering providing abortions as a career must overcome their natural revulsion to witnessing violence. They must silence their consciences and prepare themselves to participate in the destruction of human life on a daily basis. If they cannot do this, they will not be able to perform abortions. Here […]

Breast Cancer Behind Bars: One Woman’s Story

I had been in jail for two and a half months when I learned that my breast cancer would necessitate a mastectomy. And I would have to do it alone: no pink pillows, no encouraging cards, no special foods. No comfort, period. Image: Shutterstock The post Breast Cancer Behind Bars: One Woman’s Story appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Stop. Tweet. #StopTorture and Demand Reparations in Chicago.

October 24th is United Nations Day –meant to commemorate the passage of the Charter of the United Nations.  One of the principles of the UN Charter, enshrined in the preamble, is: “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the … Please continue reading.

Maine State Agency Pushes Ideology, Not Biology, In Quest to Defend Reckless Bear Killing Practices

We don’t expect everyone to agree with us in our fight to pass Question 1 in Maine to stop the cruel and unsporting practices of bear baiting, hounding and trapping. But we do expect a fair election and a government...        Related...Show More Summary

Congressman Charges Obama Officials with Aiding China’s Forced Abortions

Washington, DC  (CFAM) — Pictures of mothers and their forcibly aborted babies ricochet across the Internet. Family planning agents extort massive fines from peasants. An attorney is tortured and jailed for defending mothers. Zhang Yimou, China’s acclaimed film producer is fined $1.24 million for violating his quota of children. Over the past six years, evidence […]

Top 10 Ways Media Spin Abortion as ‘Moral,’ ‘Social Good’

A new book – a gospel of responsibility-free sex – defines abortion as “right,” “good” and “moral.” It’s what’s “best for kids” and it’s all about a woman’s “unalienable right” to pursue happiness. When Katha Pollitt, an outspoken feminist and columnist for The Nation, published “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights” on Oct. Show More Summary

Today in Proving the Point

[Content Note: Misogynist terrorism.]Hey, do you think anyone has pointed out to the Gamergaters that trying to convince people you're not just a bunch of misogynist shitlords by being a bunch of misogynist shitlords isn't a very good idea? Someone should mention that to them.(Everyone has mentioned that to them.)Prove the point more, assholes.Actually, don't.

She Was Told Her Son Would Be a Vegetable, Now He’s Graduating From College

In 1975, Frankie MacQueen was born with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that causes impairment of motor function due to brain injury or abnormal development of the brain. Most cases of cerebral palsy are diagnosed before the age of one; and only two percent of all cases are believed to be due […]

Will Elizabeth Warren Run? Her New Challenge to Hillary Clinton

This article is an updated version of "What Clinton Could Learn From Warren," in the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. S enator Elizabeth Warren stunned the political world this week with her comment in an interview with People magazine, which seemed to leave the door open for a presidential run in 2016. Show More Summary

Why we need to get over Clair Huxtable

Brittney Cooper has a provocative piece up over at the Crunk Feminist Collective about (symbolically) slaying the patriarch and matriarch of The Cosby Show clan, Cliff and Clair Huxtable, in light of resurfaced concerns over real life patriarch Bill Cosby’s rape accusations. There’s a lot there to make you reconsider just how warm and fuzzy [...]

From Ferguson to Hong Kong: Youth on the front lines

By Rafi Hoq, Amnesty International USA Student Activist Coordinator for Georgia This week, I’ve been reading the latest updates from student-led “umbrella movement” in Hong Kong with a deepened diligence, and continuing to follow the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri with newfound … Please continue reading.

Don’t you get sick of those damned poor trick-or-treaters in your rich neighborhood?

This week, an actual win from advice columnist Dear Prudence: I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of the more “modest” streets -- mostly doctors and lawyers and family business owners. (A few blocks...Show More Summary

14 Facts about Torture in Mexico

For years Amnesty International has been investigating and recording evidence of torture in Mexico. The latest report, Out of Control: Torture and other ill-treatment in Mexico, is full of shocking facts about just how widespread and toxic the problem is. … Please continue reading.

For Angel H: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

A little while ago, I mentioned that I was reading Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird, on an open thread, a really interesting retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by a Nigerian-British novelist that engages issues of race in a way that very few fairy-tale retellings do (“The Glass Bottle Trick” by Nalo Hopkinson is […]

Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach

The same day Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, visited the Gaza Strip saying, “a restrictive occupation that has lasted almost half a century, the continued denial of Palestinian rights and the lack of tangible progress in peace negotiations” was the … Please continue reading.

Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist

Maz Jobrani, the popular Iranian-American comedian, usually makes people laugh. But now he has set mirth aside to send a serious message to the Iranian authorities: they should release noted physicist and prisoner of conscience Omid Kokabee, who is serving … Please continue reading.

Quickhits: Ebola fearmongering, massacre threats, GassyGoat, who gets to pick up a gun and live?

Still not feeling up to sitting in front of the computer for too long while convalescing from my hospital admission, but here's a few things I've noted filling my feeds:

End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activists

By Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi, Amnesty International Saudi Arabia Country Specialist It didn’t have to happen this way in Saudi Arabia. Earlier this decade, Saudi human rights activists saw promise for change, saw their efforts paying off. Now they’re facing long prison … Please continue reading.

Can Someone Who is an Atheist be Pro-Life on Abortion?

The fact of the matter is that most pro-life people have a religious faith. Catholics and evangelicals are strongly pro-life on abortion in the United States. But, can someone who is an atheist be pro-life on the human rights issue of our time? Regardless of where you stand on that question, check out this letter […]

Pro-life blog buzz 10-23-14

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli At Stand True, Bryan Kemper gives an update about TLC’s censorship of the Duggar family’s pro-life t-shirts, which were created by Stand True: Our Stand True missionaries have...Show More Summary

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