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Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Protections Needed in the Bay State

Efforts in Massachusetts to amend the state’s non-discrimination laws to include protections in public spaces for transgender individuals continue this legislative session.

Mexico's Pemex Plagued By Deadly Offshore Explosions and Major Pipeline Spills

It's been a disastrous year for Pemex, the state-owned Mexican oil company at the center of the nation’s landmark energy reforms. In just over a month, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) starred in three tragic incidents, two fatal.  Click here for reuse options! Tags: pemex mexican energy reform Mexico Abkatun Gulf of Mexico campeche

Senate Democrats Want Their Colleagues to Condemn ‘Conversion Therapy’

Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a resolution last week condemning conversion therapy and urging states to make it illegal to subject minors to such “treatment.” Image: RHRC / Wikimedia Commons The post Senate Democrats Want Their Colleagues to Condemn ‘Conversion Therapy’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Why the pro-life movement should care about gay ‘marriage’

We must ask, why is sacramental marriage now being challenged at the highest levels in the Church?

Eva Mendes’ new Circa Beauty Line: Fun, Affordable, and Cruelty-Free

Eva Mendes' cruelty-free CIRCA cosmetics focuses on beauty from the inside out. The post Eva Mendes’ new Circa Beauty Line: Fun, Affordable, and Cruelty-Free appeared first on PETA.

They Scheduled an Abortion When Told Their Baby Had Trisomy 18, But the Prenatal Test Was Wrong

Parents who find out that their unborn baby will have Trisomy 18, or Edward’s Syndrome sometimes hear that their child will be “incompatible with life” because the condition is often fatal. In fact, only 10% of children born with the condition survive to see their first birthday. Can you imagine receiving such news and then […]

‘Please stop using our very sick babies to justify abortion push,’ Irish parents tell Labour Party

If Labour wants to copy Britain’s abortion laws, then be honest and say that. Stop hiding behind unborn babies with a severe disability.

Adoption story highlights teen mom’s heroic choice

Teen mother Jess Urban heroically chose adoption over abortion when she could have chosen either option.

Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed

Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed. It’s a contract that says Hey, sure, you can totally say and do anything you want to my body — you deserve it! The contract is signed for us before we are born, and it’s waved in our faces throughout our lives.  There are a lot […]

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Racism; appropriation; war; death] Ben Becker recalls the origins of Memorial Day, and how it was co-opted into a broad remembrance of fallen soldiers: "What we now know as Memorial Day began as 'Decoration Day' in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. Show More Summary

West Virginia Now Bans Abortions After 20 Weeks as Pro-Life Law Goes Into Effect

In West Virginia, it is now illegal to kill a baby in an abortion after 20 weeks. Despite a veto from West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who vetoed a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy on unborn babies who studies show can feel intense pain, the pro-life law is now in […]

Fundamentalism Is a Competition, and the Duggars Won the Christian Right

The revelation that the eldest son of TLC's Duggar clan, Josh Duggar, had molested a number of underage girls—including his sisters—has created an explosion of attention and outrage. The fury has a sharp political edge to it, because the Duggars are important figures in the world of religious-right activism and Republican politics.

These Ten Tumblr Posts Were My Feminist Education

Credit: I wasn’t introduced to the notion of feminism, the discussion of equal rights or the culture of slut shaming until recently. I’ve...Show More Summary

SE Asia must help farmers adapt in face of mounting disasters: Oxfam

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Southeast Asian governments must help farmers find better ways to grow food in the face of worsening droughts, storms and sea level rise that are threatening the region's agricultural output and pushing people into poverty, Oxfam said on Tuesday.

World has no choice but to decarbonize: U.N. climate chief

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Responding to climate change in the next 15 years is the world's "mega development project", given the need to invest trillions of dollars in infrastructure, creating jobs and economic stability, the United Nations' top climate change official said on Tuesday.

Climate change latest battleground in India-Pakistan relations

Relations between India and Pakistan have been notoriously frosty for decades. But the two long-time adversaries will soon need to work together to effectively combat literal frost: in other words the effects of climate change.

U.S. Confronts China Over Airspace in South China Sea

I had not given much thought to the flight plan of the airline I recently booked to go back to the U.S. from Vietnam, but recent events in the airspace over the South China Sea prompted an online search. As I discovered, my commercial flight will be flying not far from where a U.S. surveillance plane was warned on Wednesday to leave by a Chinese radar operator.

I Was Conceived in Rape, So Why Do I Have to Prove I Shouldn’t Have Been Aborted?

Why should I have to prove my worth and my right to life?  When I first learned at the age of 18 that I was conceived in rape, I instantly felt targeted and devalued by our society because I’d heard what people said about pregnancy “in cases of rape.” Right away, I felt I was […]

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