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Memo to Ted Cruz: Women Use Contraception Too!

Terry O'Neill | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Whether it's calling women who exercise their reproductive rights "contract killers" or ignorantly proclaiming condoms as the only form of birth control worth worrying about, women continue to be disrespected, vilified and subject to horrific violence in the name of political debate.

Right-Wing Media Try to Distract From Abortion Clinic Shooting

Terry Krepel | Posted 12.02.2015 | Media
Terry Krepel

When the shooting that killed three at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic occurred, the folks at, the "news" division of the right-wing Media Research Center, knew what it had to do: change the narrative.

Evangelical Pastor Wants ‘Pro-Life’ Christians To Protest Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

Bringing a preserved fetus to an anti-abortion demonstration would have been one of the more politically explosive moments of the Rev. Robert Schenck...

Bogus Planned Parenthood Attack Are Part Of A Long History Of Deceptive Videos

Marge Baker | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Marge Baker

Deceptively edited videos by self-proclaimed "citizen journalists" making easily disprovable claims have become a key tool in the right's playbook. We can't let them get away with it this time.

City Abortion Bans: Is Your Town Next?

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

On November 19th citizens of Albuquerque, New Mexico, will vote on the first city-level 20 week abortion ban in the United States.

Hunter Stuart

Kansas' Abortion War Claims Its Latest Casualty | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

Ann Kristin Neuhaus has seen better days. The doctor once ran a medical clinic that provided abortions in Lawrence, Kan., and later worked with th...

John Celock

Another State Considers Extreme Abortion Ban | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee heard testimony Tuesday on a bill that would ban abortion following the detection of a fetal heartbeat, a measure that ...

Anti-Abortion Group Targets Republicans

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

The anti-abortion group Operation Rescue is targeting Kansas' Republican attorney general and a Republican district attorney with ethics charges after...

Anti-Abortion Group Says It Obtained Patient Records

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — An anti-abortion group says it has the patient records of dozens of women and girls who sought treatment at a Kansas City, K...

Obama Has Poor Showing In One Super Tuesday State

AP | By SEAN MURPHY | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY -- President Barack Obama's victory in Oklahoma's Democratic primary was far less emphatic than typical for an incumbent president, and ...

'World's Largest' Pedophile Ring Smashed

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Police said Wednesday they have smashed a huge international pedophile ring, rescuing 230 children from abuse and arres...

Weekly Pulse: Bloomberg Shaking up Soda Pop with Politics

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is asking the USDA to approve a pilot program that would preve...

Standing In Solidarity Against Islamophobia

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mary Ann West

The current tide of anti-Muslim sentiment has increased the call of religious leaders and lay people to come out and show their support amid heightened instances of vocal and physical hate mongering.

Transcending Ovaries: Toward Male Equality in the Abortion Debate

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

In Florida's House of Representatives, Rep. Janet Long opposed a bill that would require women to pay for ultrasounds before an abortion, telling adversaries: "Stand down if you don't have ovaries."

Dr. George Tiller Was a Hero

Julie Burkhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Burkhart

Terms like "baby killer" and "murder" are the equivalent of yelling "fire" in a crowded theater. They contribute to an environment where someone like Scott Roeder thinks he's doing God's will by gunning down an innocent man in church.

One Year Later: Honoring Dr. George Tiller

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

We cannot control anti-choice lawmakers or Operation Rescue, but we can call out their outrageous statements and aggressive tactics.

To Understand the Trial of Scott Roeder...

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Leonard Zeskind

If you want to understand the back story as Scott Roeder goes to trial in Wichita, Kansas for the murder of Dr. George Tiller, go to James Risen and Judy L. Thomas' book, Wrath of Angels: The American Abortion War.

Operation Rescue "Completely Out Of Money"

Kansas City Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The anti-abortion group Operation Rescue may need a little rescuing itself. The Wichita-based organization, which dogged abortion provider George T...

Anti-Abortion Group Politicizes Memorial of Slain Pro-Life Activist

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Savage

Although anti-abortion groups decried the "politicization" of the killing of Dr. George Tiller, it appears that they are perfectly happy to use this tragedy to their own political advantage.

Anti-Choice Groups Raking in Dough by Promoting Civil Rights of Zygotes

Megan Carpentier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Carpentier

If the anti-choice movement has its way, the moment one sperm eats its way through an egg's outer shell would be the last moment in human development that wouldn't be covered by the Constitution. Unsurprisingly, it's a rather lucrative racket.

Scott Roeder: Operation Rescue Abandoned Me

Kansas City Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Kansas City man charged with killing Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller said in an interview he was angry at a major anti-abortion group that h...

Abortion Protest Leaves Tiller Clinic To Avoid Confrontation

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A possible confrontation over abortion never came to pass Saturday as opposing groups convened at noon at different locations. About 30 abortion oppo...

Operation Rescue Holds Memorial At Tiller Clinic

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. — It took waiting eight hours, but abortion opponents succeeded in holding a memorial service Saturday at the closed clinic of sla...

Operation Rescue's Extreme Facebook Friends

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Operation Rescue's Troy Newman may want to officially distance himself and his organization from violence against providers, but he doesn't want to go as far as to stop socially networking with individuals who endorse it.

Wichita: Murder, in the Name of Life

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Just two more murdered doctors, you're thinking, and it will have to stop...