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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 […]

Here’s The State-Based Climate Solution That Doesn’t Need Congress

With no hope for national climate legislation, it may well fall to the states -- acting outside the aegis of the federal government -- to combat climate change on their own. The post Here’s The State-Based Climate Solution That Doesn’t Need Congress appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Year Disney Realized Women Can Do More Than Fall In Love

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

Bad news for wheat and eaters everywhere

Production of wheat -- one of the world’s most important staple crops -- is set to fall by 6 percent for every 1 degree C rise in temperature.

The History of Manless Climbing

Climber Miriam Underhill detailed her climb up the Grepon in a 1934 National Geographic article. On July 26 th 2014, Maya Sherpa, Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, and Pasang Lhamu Sherpa became the first all-female team to summit K2, widely regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous peaks. Show More Summary

Deana Carter sells her Spanish bungalow in Melrose Village

Country singer-songwriter Deana Carter has sold her Spanish-style bungalow near West Hollywood for $836,000.

Ukrainian lawmakers vote to end nation's nonaligned status

The Ukrainian parliament voted Tuesday to end the nation’s nonaligned status in the face of Russian aggression, angering Moscow and potentially opening the way to NATO membership in years to come.

The History of Manless Climbing

On July 26 th 2014, Maya Sherpa, Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, and Pasang Lhamu Sherpa became the first all-female team to summit K2, widely regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous peaks. “For us, it was our dream come true,” Pasang Lhamu told National Geographic. Show More Summary

Look at What Planned Parenthood Built to Stop Pro-Lifers From Helping Women

A Planned Parenthood in Dallas has erected a large concrete wall to block out pro-life protesters who speak out against them on a weekly basis. This huge abortion mega center located at 7989 West Virginia Drive has been strategically placed in the minority community. Dallas area pastor, Stephen Broden and several African American, Hispanic and […]

What Can You Recycle During The Holidays? [Infographic]

Christmas is just about upon us, so we’re starting to slow down here at sustainablog: expect posts a little less regularly from now until New Year’s Day. But before I start getting my break on, I thought I’d share this great infographic...Show More Summary

Abortion Activist Hates Ultrasound Photos Because They “Humanize the Fetus”

If there is anything abortion activists hate the most, it’s photos of unborn babies in the womb. They reveal the truth about the humanity of the unborn baby in a way that convinces many people abortion is the killing of an unborn child. Frequent LifeNews author Sarah Terzo highlights one quote from an abortion advocate […]

Bait-and-Switch: As One Family Detention Center Closes, Another Opens

When we arrived at the U.S. border, I felt relieved because I thought we were finally safe. But immigration officials took my daughter and me to a place out in the middle of nothing in Artesia, New Mexico, where we were housed in trailers surrounded by barbed wire fences and cut off from the rest of the world. Show More Summary

2014 was stuffed with good food news that you never heard about

While high-profile issues aroused inflexible rhetoric, the food movement made real progress this year in a handful of important but less prominent areas.

Want to Reduce the Abortion Rate? Support IUDs.

One of the ongoing battles in the fight over abortion is the question of what’s behind the declining abortion rate in the United States. Anti-abortion activists understandably want to attribute the decline to a rise in abortion restrictions,...Show More Summary

Bratton defends city, NYPD after cop anger over shootings

The assassination of two New York cops has reopened a debate about how a police department, often under fierce political strains, can deal with a civilian authority of elected officials.

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