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Ted Cruz Misrepresents Newest Attack Video Against Planned Parenthood

Cruz, in a press release, used a clinic technician's interest in fetal development to charge that the clinic employee thought abortion procedures were "cute." Image: Christopher Halloran / The post Ted Cruz Misrepresents Newest Attack Video Against Planned Parenthood appeared first on RH Reality Check.

‘Why Such Violent Treatment of These Women in El Salvador?’ Asks Commission on Human Rights

Earlier this month, Christina Quintanilla, who spent four years in prison after experiencing a miscarriage, testified in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about the effects of the El Salvador's total abortion ban...Show More Summary

Video of the Day: North West asserts her right to privacy

Two-year-old North West (daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) had just arrived at her dance class yesterday when she was once again confronted by the bane of celebrity existence: paparazzi. North West, a.k.a. “Nori,” is no stranger to swarms of cameras following her around, but I am so pleased to know that she is already comfortable […]

Where Else Wednesday's #GOPDebate Fell Short

My opinions on such short, orchestrated events having such a major impact on public opinion aside, I was inspired by Cruz's statement (about bringing more substance into the discussion) to think about where this debate could have improved. A lot of folks agree that it was weak on substance--but what is that substantive stuff that Americans really care about, that Cruz mentioned?

When Eyeballs Drop Onto Their Laps: Things Abortionists Find Funny

Humor is a good thing to use in awkward situations. It helps to break the ice, relax the conversation and open up hearts and minds. Having a good sense of humor is helpful for de-stressing, which is why Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres all have had great careers. Making people laugh is good […]

Judge Orders Alabama to Reinstate Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funding

Wednesday's ruling is the latest loss for GOP lawmakers trying to defund the reproductive health-care provider from state-run Medicaid programs. Image: Republican Governors Association / YouTube The post Judge Orders Alabama to Reinstate Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funding appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Pulls Babies Out Feet First to Sell “Fully Intact” Aborted Baby

As additional footage emerges, Planned Parenthood looks more and more like a Clinic of Corpses. The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released an 11th video revealing Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices on Oct. 27. This time, the...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood: Babies Born Alive After Abortion Should Not Get Medical Care

Planned Parenthood has recently refused to say medical care should be given to a a baby born alive after an abortion. The shocking refusal came during Cecile Richards’ September Congressional testimony under oath. Planned Parenthood’s president claimed that she never heard of a case where a baby was born alive after an abortion. In addition, […]

GOP Lawmaker: Colorado Officials Are ‘Science-Deniers’ for Reporting IUDs Reduce Abortions

Colorado’s chief medical officer is trumpeting data showing that a pregnancy-prevention program has reduced teen abortion and pregnancy rates. A state GOP lawmaker says the program is "killing children." Image: Gordon KlingenschmittShow More Summary

On the importance of media representation and living critically

I fell in love with TV at age 14, when I first started watching Grey’s Anatomy. Grey’s is complicated, and that’s what I love about it. It’s a show where the cast is racially diverse, and race matters. Grey’s was the first show that I ever watched where two women became a couple, and the […]

California Family Leave Law Has Helped Families, Businesses

“The law has not caused major problems for California employers,” says a U.S. Department of Labor report. “The vast majority (roughly 90 percent) report positive effects or no effects in terms of productivity, profitably, retention, and morale.” Image: Shutterstock The post California Family Leave Law Has Helped Families, Businesses appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Welcome to the Mommy Wars, Paul Ryan

Though Paul Ryan has an undoubtedly abysmal history where gender and economic equity are concerned, the uncomfortable fact remains that his actions with regard to his personal life may have progressive effects. Image: MSNBC / YouTube The post Welcome to the Mommy Wars, Paul Ryan appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Woman Whose Pro-Life Video Won National Contest Killed by Vehicle as She Crossed the Street

As our local chapter, Montgomery County Right to Life in Texas reported earlier this week: It is with great sadness that MCRTL shares that Daisy Baez Estrada, who was featured in the winning 2014 MCRTL Video Contest film, was killed early Sunday morning in College Station. Daisy along with her friend, Brian Gonzalez, was struck […]

Upcoming GOP Debate Could Touch on Radical ‘Personhood’ Laws

"With personhood repeatedly being brought up—and defeated by landslide margins—on the Colorado ballot, it would seem relevant to the upcoming Republican debate being held in Boulder next week,” said Karen Middleton, director of NARAL...Show More Summary

Hinder Is a Progressive Jab at Anti-Choice Politicians

Every person and quote in the app from Lady Parts Justice, no matter how ridiculous their stories sound, are real, and it’s that authenticity that seeks to inform, disgust, and entertain us. Image: Lady Parts Justice / YouTube The post Hinder Is a Progressive Jab at Anti-Choice Politicians appeared first on RH Reality Check.

At Guantanamo, Sometimes Even the Judge is In the Dark

So many questions arise when you try to invent justice as you go along. I’m writing from Guantánamo Bay, where pre-trial proceedings in the military commissions prosecution of the 9/11 defendants have restarted after an 18-month delay. Show More Summary

Ohio GOP Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

The bill was passed by the state senate with a 23-10 vote along partisan lines, after Republican lawmakers cancelled a scheduled hearing on the legislation to hurry the bill to the floor for a vote. Image: Ohio Republicans / YouTube The post Ohio GOP Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood appeared first on RH Reality Check.

#MyFeminismIs campaign aims to show all the faces of intersectional feminism

The Ms. Foundation released their #MyFeminismIs campaign this week with the goal of creating a more intersectional, inclusive image of what feminism is and why it’s important.  “The aim of the campaign is to invite anyone who believes in the definition of Feminism as ‘the social, economic and political equality of ALL genders,’ to ‘tell us what your […]

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