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I Am Not The Rapist’s Baby, I’m Just a Person Who’s Glad I Wasn’t Aborted

Mary Rathke has an amazing story. She was conceived in rape, which means she’s fortunate just to be alive. With a society that thinks abortion is perfectly fine in cases of rape or incest — after all, who wants to carry the baby of a rapist – most people forget that the debate over abortion […]

We are very confused about Jared Leto’s (very sick) SUV

Leto's Ford Bronco gets approximately 12 miles to the gallon, about the same as a Hummer H2.

Abortion proponents in uproar over pro-life handcuff mailer

The abortion lobby has taken note of Pro-Life Action League’s mailer project and doesn’t like it. On January 22, the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision, the League sent a mailer to every abortion clinic in the U.S. Show More Summary

Dish AutoHop to zap Super Bowl game, not commercials

Dish Network roiled the TV industry with its AutoHop technology that enables subscribers to automatically delete commercials from blocks of prime-time network programming.

Indiana governor scraps plan for state-run news agency

After a wave of criticism over his administration's plan to create a government news agency that would feed pre-written stories to local media, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Thursday that he will scrap the idea.

This Stunning Viral Video Shows What the Media Missed at the March for Life

If a picture is worth a thousand words, just how many words is an amazing pro-life viral video worth? A new video produced by the Media Research Center shows the more than half a million people who gathered last week for the March for Life. The video has already been shared and seen by almost […]

Father Repeatedly Raped His Daughter, Then Did an Abortion on Her With a Coat Hanger

A woman from London has revealed that her father abused her for over a decade and at one point performed an abortion on her with a coat hanger. The abuse started when Judy van Niekerk was just six years old. Judy told the Daily Mail, “Most people have happy childhood memories. Mine include my dad […]

Sanctions, Benefits, and Big Data

A data analytics company collects a variety of information about individuals in New York City, including demographic data, court records, employment status, education level, age, and any history of interaction with the foster care system or use of homeless shelters (acquired from New York’s Department of Homeless Services). Show More Summary

Ain't Afraid of Ghosts. Terrified of Women.

[Content Note: Misogyny.] All credit to @Doubting_Tom for the headline of this piece.There has been a predictable and tiresome backlash ever since Paul Feig announced the cast of the all-female Ghostbusters remake. You know, the one we've been talking about for months, but apparently just wasn't real to shitlord misogynists until it was cast. Show More Summary

Just a tiny problem with that NFL domestic violence PSA

So, I don’t want to be the person that overly criticizes something that has potential to be net-positive to the world of social justice — but I think the new NFL domestic violence PSA, set to air during the Super Bowl this coming Sunday, represents a missed opportunity.  The ad is powerful. It comes out […]

Human rights: a reality check

Most law undergraduates are familiar with Jeremy Bentham’s dismissal of natural rights as “nonsense on stilts”.  This is a slight misrepresentation of what he said, which was that “Natural rights is simple nonsense: natural and imprescriptible rights, rhetorical nonsense — nonsense upon stilts“. But let’s take the stilts away and consider rights in their ordinary […]

Clippers will be on the road for 22 of final 36 games this season

The Clippers are one game into an eight-game road trip after beating the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, 94-89.

This Chart Shows That Americans Are Way Out of Step With Scientists on Pretty Much Everything

Here's one big reason why the US has been so slow to take aggressive action on climate change: Despite the wide consensus among scientists that it's real and caused by humans, the general public—not to mention a disconcerting number of prominent politicians—remains divided. It's not just climate change. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

I'm basically just a chaise lounge for the tiniest cat in the world. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Republicans Grill Loretta Lynch on Immigration in Confirmation Hearing

From bizarre hypotheticals about polygamy and speeding limits to a debate about what "civil rights" actually means, Republicans were eager to talk to Lynch about anything but her qualifications. Image: CBS News/ Youtube The post Republicans Grill Loretta Lynch on Immigration in Confirmation Hearing appeared first on RH Reality Check.

What’s Next for the Rest of the Salvadoran Women Imprisoned on Abortion-Related Charges?

Last week, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador voted to grant a pardon to Guadalupe, who was charged with aggravated homicide after an obstetrical complication she suffered in 2007. But 15 of the women known as “Las 17” are still...Show More Summary

Bill Nye’s ballsy Super Bowl video tackles Deflategate, climate change

Bill Nye is weighing in on Deflategate again, but this time he has a few props and a message to share about something far more important.

Here Are All The Extra Provisions Attached To The Senate’s Keystone XL Bill

Even though both legislative bodies are expected to approve the bill, Obama has pledged to veto it. The post Here Are All The Extra Provisions Attached To The Senate’s Keystone XL Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Chart of the Day: An uptick in threats against abortion providers

 A survey published by the Feminist Majority Foundation shows there’s been an uptick in threats and intimidation against abortion providers since 2010. The proportion of clinics affected by such tactics jumped from over a quarter toShow More Summary

Air pollution actually messes with your genes

Sometimes you just have to put people in a smog chamber and dose them with diesel. For science.

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