Friday, September 4, 2015
abortion
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This Week In Crazy: What Will You Say ‘When Daddy Comes Home’?

Summer is winding to a close, and sanity is in short supply.

September 4, 2015
planned parenthood

Conservatives Double Down On Anti-Abortion Extremism

It is becoming difficult to escape the conclusion that conservatives would rather fight about abortion than reduce it.

August 24, 2015
Republican 2016 presidential candidates pose at the start of the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

Analysis: Much Of GOP Presidential Field Has Moved To The Right On Abortion

As we roll toward the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party seems to have undergone a vigorous rightward turn on the subject of abortion.

August 21, 2015
Protesters stand on a sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California

Republicans Aim For Their Own Feet

The party has an unerring genius for alienating exactly the demographics it needs to win the White House.

August 20, 2015
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If Abortion Foes Were Really ‘Pro-Life,’ They’d Go After Fertility Clinics Too

Why do anti-abortion activists and politicians exhaust themselves trying to destroy Planned Parenthood, while ignoring embryo-destroying fertility clinics?

August 19, 2015
Protesters gather outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California

Abortion Opponents Show Little Concern For Poor Kids

If this outrage reflected genuine concern about lives ended while still in the womb, wouldn’t more conservatives be worried about what happens to poor babies once they are born?

August 15, 2015
Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson answers a question at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

Ben Carson Did Medical Research With Aborted Fetal Tissue, Too

Carson’s apparent reasoning seems to be: Yes, he’s done medical research on fetal tissue — but he didn’t do the abortion and collect it himself.

August 13, 2015
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Anti-Abortion Group Continues Its Attack On Planned Parenthood With New Video

An anti-abortion group’s campaign to discredit Planned Parenthood with deceptively edited and dubiously produced videos continues.

August 12, 2015
Planned Parenthood Protest

The Phony, Unprincipled War On Planned Parenthood

If you oppose abortion and you’re not ready to promote the most effective ways of preventing unwanted pregnancies, you’re not serious.

August 12, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

U.S. Presidential Candidate Rubio Defends Stance Against Abortion

He co-sponsored a bill in 2013 that aimed to ban late-stage abortions and included exceptions for rape, incest and to save the life of the mother.

August 11, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: ‘A Pap Smear Campaign’

Larry Wilmore lambasted the willful lack of nuance, context, or facts in the anti-Planned Parenthood campaign — and he coined a new phrase for what’s going on.

August 5, 2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader McConnell addresses reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood Exposes Republicans’ Lack of Coherence

Monday’s Senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood was a do-or-die moment for the Republican party.

August 3, 2015
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Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m Proud To Stand With Planned Parenthood’

Clinton: ‘When they attack women’s health, they attack America’s health. And it’s wrong, and we’re not going to let them get away with it.’

August 3, 2015
Planned Parenthood

Anti-Abortion Videos Provoke Ethical Crisis For Doctors, Pols — And Media

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) continues to cause political problems for Planned Parenthood, while challenging media outlets to strike a balance between covering the group’s activities and spreading their strident anti-abortion message.

August 1, 2015
Plannedparenthoodvideo

Why The Group Trying To Frame Planned Parenthood Is Guilty As Hell

Shady, shady, shady. But what do you expect from anti-choice activists?

July 23, 2015
pregnant woman

Scott Walker Signs Restrictive Abortion Bill in Wisconsin

Walker and supporters say it’s because they want to protect the unborn “child” from “feeling pain.”

July 20, 2015
Republicans and Democrats

5 Reasons Republicans Would Vote Democratic If They Were Being Honest

Republicans are famous for only holding Democrats to standards — not themselves. Here are five reasons that if Republicans really wanted richer, safer, and more “life”-centered America, they’d vote Democratic.

June 15, 2015
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

Florida Gov. Scott Signs Law To Require 24-Hour Wait For Abortions

“We are blessed in the state of Florida to have a governor that stands for life,” said GOP Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, who sponsored the bill.

June 11, 2015
Texas pro-choice protest

Controversial Texas Abortion Law Upheld By Federal Appeals Court

A federal appeals panel has decided to uphold nearly all of the provisions of a Texas law that will force the closure of most of the state’s abortion clinics, according to an opinion published on Tuesday.

June 9, 2015
Planned Parenthood

Supreme Court To Decide Whether To Wade Into Thorny Abortion Issue

The Supreme Court faces a decision soon on whether to dive back into the contentious issue of abortion and consider allowing states to enforce new, stricter laws.

May 31, 2015
man in electric chair

This Week In Crazy: And God Created The Electric Chair

Capital punishment is God’s gift to America! Hillary Clinton is such a sure thing, people already want to impeach her! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

May 29, 2015
D.C., Birth Control, Religious Freedom, Reproductive Rights, Discrimination, GOP, Health, Local Government, Women's Rights, Congress

House Repeals DC Law Protecting Workers’ Reproductive Health Choices

Members of Congress who want to overturn the law say it discriminates against employers who have religious objections to birth control and abortion.

May 1, 2015
Confirmation hearing for Loretta Lynch

Obama To Senate: Approve Loretta Lynch Nomination Now

President Barack Obama on Friday called on Republicans to schedule a vote on his nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, calling Loretta Lynch’s monthslong wait a case of Senate “dysfunction” gone too far.

April 17, 2015
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

GOP’s Libertarians Aren’t All That Libertarian

A funny thing is happening on the way to the Republican primaries: The whole notion of small government libertarianism has been hijacked by politicians who often represent the opposite.

April 17, 2015
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