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Ohio Governor John Kasich Signs Bill to Lower Adoption Costs, Make Adoption Easier

On Friday, Governor Kasich signed Ohio Right to Life’s adoption reform legislation, S.B. 250, following historic bipartisan majority votes from the Senate, 29-1, and the House of Representatives, 81-4. This adoption reform will eliminate...Show More Summary

Highlights for Animals From the 113th Congress

The 113th Congress, spanning January 2013 to December 2014, may be remembered for its relative lack of productivity and growing polarization. In terms of general lawmaking, it appears this Congress enacted fewer laws, by a wide margin,...Show More Summary

J. Robert Beyster dies at 90; founder of defense giant SAIC

J. Robert Beyster, who founded a technology startup with $10,000 and a half-dozen employees and turned it into a multibillion-dollar-a-year defense contractor with 43,000 employees worldwide, has died. He was 90.

Sony's 'Interview' VOD release causes mixed emotions

Theater owners say Sony Pictures Entertainment plans to release "The Interview" in the home as well as in theaters on Christmas Day, a move that is likely to heighten tensions between the embattled studio and cinema chains.

Have people of color been locked out of the green economy?

Black entrepreneurs want to see themselves reflected in the green economy before they join the army to defend it.

Judge Will Decide Friday Whether to Kill Brain-Dead Pregnant Mom’s 17 Week Unborn Baby

The High Court in Ireland will decide on Friday whether to allow a hospital to shut off life support for a pregnant mom, which would claim the life of her 17-week-old unborn baby. The mother is in her twenties, 17-weeks pregnant and doctors have decided to keep her on life support to give her unborn […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

We’ll be taking the next week off from regular posting to celebrate the holidays and recharge, but we’ll have a DFCS each day so you won’t be left completely without your Feministing fix. See you in 2015!   And don’t forget: There’s still time to get a Feministing membership for the feminists in your life and send them one […]

What to Expect in Reproductive Rights in 2015

2014 was pretty remarkable in a lot of ways -- we saw pro-choice comedy Obvious Child on the big screen, joined Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissent against the Hobby Lobby decision, and tweeted with hashtags like #YesAllWomen that galvanized women's voices like never before. Show More Summary

Gun used in N.Y. cop killing traced to Atlanta pawnshop

The gun used in the ambush of two new York City police officers has been traced to a pawnshop in the Atlanta area, a federal official said Tuesday.

Obama Administration Tricking Americans Into Funding Abortions

Alliance Defending Freedom, the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and the Family Research Council voiced concern to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Monday over proposed rules that continue to allow the cover-up of abortion surcharges in Obamacare. Show More Summary

Family Has 34 Children, 29 of Whom Were Adopted, And It’s About to Get Bigger

Jeane and Paul Briggs have 34 children. Had they had them naturally that might set some sort of record, but 29 of the couple’s children are kids they adopted from other countries in difficult circumstances. Their children hail from such wide-ranging places as Mexico, Ghana and Ukraine and now their family is about to get […]

VICTORY! Federal Jury Holds Catholic School Accountable for Sex Discrimination

Emily Herx never imagined that she could lose her job for trying to get pregnant. But after working for more than seven years as a literature and language arts teacher at a Catholic school in Indiana, she was shocked to learn that her...Show More Summary

Pro-life blog buzz 12-23-14

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli ProLife365 has a humorous post on the benefits of having a large family. Saynsumthn’s Blog reports on the pro-abortion Unitarian Church’s Alternative Gift List for 2014. Topping...Show More Summary

Chicago Abortion Clinic That Killed Four Women in Abortions Injures Three Women in Two Days

When Pro-Life Action League national director Joe Scheidler arrived December 20 at the Albany Medical/Surgical Center abortion clinic with 30 pro-lifers for the last stop on the League’s “Empty Manger” Christmas Caroling Tour in Chicago, the group was greeted by an all too familiar sight: a woman being loaded into an ambulance. What’s more, on […]

Baby Whose Mom Dumped in a Trash Can Survived and Has No Brain Damage

After a woman named Alicia Englert gave birth, she abandoned her newborn baby by putting the infant in a neighbor’s trashcan. When the Utah woman’s neighbors realized they had discovered the child, they frantically called 911 with an urgent message: “There’s a baby in our garbage can!” The family told the 911 operator that the […]

New study shows that sharing abortion stories changes people’s minds

A new study shows that when anti-choice people hear in person accounts from women who have had abortions, they are more likely to start supporting reproductive freedom.  A public opinion research team led by UCLA doctoral candidate Michael LaCour has already demonstrated how door-to-door canvassing can change people’s opinions on LGBT issues. A study from earlier […]

Life in the bike lane was pretty good in 2014

We spent some time this week pedaling through our bike coverage from 2014, and here are our favorite stories of the year.

Why Conservatives Learned Nothing From Sam Brownback's Failure

Kansas governor Sam Brownback had a plan when he got elected in 2010, and it was a plan that could only be enacted in a place like Kansas: Pass huge tax cuts, then watch the state transform into a kind of economic heaven on earth. Brownback...Show More Summary

Feministing Reads: Beatriz Preciado’s Pornotopia

Late one night in 2001, philosopher and occasional insomniac Beatriz Preciado was watching TV to fall back asleep when suddenly Hugh Hefner — also in pajamas, also lying in bed — appeared on the screen. He was giving an interview from bed, which seemed strange. Even stranger, though, was his explanation for founding Playboy, ostensibly […]

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