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Renee Ellmers Faces Pro-Life Primary Opponent After Sabotaging 20-Week Abortion Ban

In January, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers led the charge to sabotage the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — a move that ultimately forced Republicans to pull the bill from the House floor — because she disagreed with a requirement in the bill that rape be reported to a law enforcement agency before an abortion is […]

Amazon Files Lawsuit to Prevent Fake Reviews — Design News

Amazon is suing sites that it accuses of selling fake product reviews for trademark infringement, false advertising and violations to the Consumer Protection Act. At least one of the sites,, says the reviews they offer aren't fake. READ MORE »

GOP Leader says 20-week abortion ban coming back for a vote: May 7 protest still scheduled

In a “pen-and-pad sit-down” with reporters today, Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is circling back around for a vote. According to Roll Call: McCarthy also said he intended...Show More Summary

Pro-life protest of Speaker Boehner, Part 2

On March 25 I was one of eight people arrested outside Speaker Boehner's office in Washington, DC, as we protested the House GOP's failure to pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act two months after they had failed to passShow More Summary

Freelance Creative Professionals Protection Act: What you need to know

In a few weeks, during April 2015, President Obama and the US Congress will meet to discuss the Freelance Creative Professionals Protection Act, whose purpose is to better define the work being done by creatives – designers, writers, video editors and so on – in relation to their clients. Show More Summary

Dead Spying Legislation Returns With Help from Big Business (Video)

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Mataparda (CC BY 2.0) The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act failed after Edward Snowden’s revelations of mass government spying. But today it’s back, largely unchanged, as the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act—and President...Show More Summary

Hulu Beats Big Privacy Lawsuit Over Video Viewing Disclosures

Those suing under the Video Privacy Protection Act can't establish that Hulu knew what Facebook might do with information being sharing. read more

If This Arkansas Bill Becomes Law, It Could Make Street Photography Illegal

2 weeks agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Photo by Jeanette D. Moses This new bill could put an end to street photography in the state Arkansas Senate has been working to pass bill SB-79, named the Personal Rights Protection Act, which claims to protect citizens privacy rights when in public. Show More Summary

Daily dose: GOP's war on women continues

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

NC Values Coalition Supports SB 604 (N.C. Political News) – The N.C. Values Coalition applauded Sens. Randleman, Krawiec, and Daniel for their introduction of The Women and Children’s Protection Act (SB 604). According to the release,...Show More Summary

Arkansas Wants Every Person in Your Photos To Sign a Model Release. EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON.

The next case in a seemingly never ending list of bills aimed at limiting photographers’ rights is SB-79 which was passed by the Arkansas Senate on Tuesday. The bill aims to “Enact the Personal Rights Protection Act: and to Protect the Property Rights of an Individual to the Use of the Individual’s Name, Voice, Signature, [...]Show More Summary

ARKANSAS: Senate Approves Anti-Gay License To Discriminate Bill, Gov. Asa Hutchinson Says He Plans To Sign It

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Arkansas Online reports: The chamber voted 24-7 to approve House Bill 1228, the Conscience Protection Act, a day after representatives from the Human Rights Campaign spoke out against the bill in Little Rock and called it discriminatory. Show More Summary

Obamacare Turns 5: New Report Hails Law For Creating Dozens Of Start-Up Firms, Spurring Job Growth

Obamacare, as the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act is widely known, took effect on March 23, 2010, which — though the new and complex law was phased in over several years — means that the wide-ranging health care legislation celebrates its fifth birthday on Monday of this week. Show More Summary

Why I’m protesting Speaker Boehner’s office on March 25

March 22 will mark two months since the House was supposed to vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act but didn’t. All agree the word “debacle” would aptly describe the chain of events surrounding the GOP leadership’s last-minute decision to pull the 20-week abortion ban. Show More Summary

Junk Science: The Fallacy of Fetal 'Pain'

In March of 2015, the West Virginia legislature overrode the Governor's veto of HB 2568, the "Pain-Cable Unborn Child Protection Act." As noted by the Governor, who vetoed a similar bill last year, the bill is unconstitutional. Arizona passed a similar law in 2012, and the U.S. Show More Summary

Ohio Legislators Introduce Pro-Life Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

Ohio legislators today introduced a significant piece of pro-life legislation — the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.B. 117 and S.B. 127). The bill prohibits abortions in Ohio at the point at which unborn babies can feel pain, which is as early as 20 weeks gestation. More than 18,000 ‘very late term’ abortions are performed […]

Governor Vetos Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; Legislature Overturns It — Law Will Go Into Effect In W. Va. In June

An anti-abortion bill known as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will go into effect this summer in West Virginia, after a veto by the state’s governor was overturned. Though Governor Earl Ray Tomblin says he is pro-life,Show More Summary

BREAKING: Pro-lifers announce sit-in at Speaker Boehner’s office to #FreeTheBan

On March 25 it will have been just over TWO MONTHS since Republican House leaders reneged on their promise to vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on January 22, when hundreds of thousands were participating in the March for Life. Show More Summary

TAKE ACTION: Ask Arkansas Lawmakers to Protect Religious Freedom

Arkansas’ Conscience Protection Act was narrowly defeated in committee last week after several groups made incorrect statements about the purpose of the bill. The measure restores and protects the religious freedom of individuals and business owners. Twenty other states have passed similar laws. The Arkansas bill can be resurrected for another vote. Supporters are asking […]

ARKANSAS: NOM Backs Bill To Allow Businesses To Reject LGBT Customers

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"In Arkansas, two courageous state legislators, Rep. Ballinger and Sen. Hester, have introduced HB1228, the Conscience Protection Act, in the Arkansas state assembly. The legislators of the state of Arkansas need to hear from you right away... Show More Summary

Is The SEC Defying Dodd-Frank Law On Pay-Ratio Rule?

In July 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Section 953(b) of that law directs the SEC to require public companies to disclose the median annual total compensation of all employees,...Show More Summary

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