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Anti-choice v. Anti-life: Why Some Political Terms Catch Fire and Others Don't

Juliette Fretté | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Fretté

Words are never just words. Subtle distinctions can make all the difference when conceptualizing important meanings, especially in the personal and the political realm.

Anti-Abortion Group Takes Aim At Democrats

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An anti-abortion group plans to air radio ads in three congressional races calling for the defeat of Democratic incumbents, among t...

Palin Criticizes Obama On Abortion

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Sarah Palin called President Barack Obama the most pro-abortion president ever Thursday and mocked Florida's governor for c...

Bill Brady Tones Down Anti-Abortion Rhetoric

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since he won the Republican primary, Bill Brady has gone from being a relatively unknown downstate senator to the frontrunner in the race for Illinois...

McInnis Said He Had "Zero Rating by NARAL;" Talk-Radio Host Should Set Record Straight

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I love it when any candidate (Democrat, Republican, or American Constitution Party) tells a reporter to prove him wrong and the reporter proceeds to prove him wrong.

Anti-Abortion Rally At MLK's Grave Held By Catholic Pro-Life Group (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.28.2010 | Religion

CORRECTION: The pro-life Freedom Ride event was organized and led by a multi-denominational group of protestors and advocates--not just Catholics. Sec...

DEAD ANIMAL Left At Chicago Planned Parenthood Clinic With Anti-Choice Message For Doctors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police investigating a suspicious package outside of an Old Town Planned Parenthood clinic Thursday morning discovered a dead opossum in a box--likely...

Banned Abortion Episode of Family Guy Coming on DVD: See Excerpt Here!

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

Remember that flap over a Family Guy episode last year deemed too hot for Fox to handle -- and ordered off the air? It has emerged that it will be released on DVD this September.

Yes, We Kenya!

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

President Obama dispatched Joe Biden to Kenya last month. Biden went there specifically to lobby for a new constitution for Kenya. Article 26 of that new constitution would repeal the country's long-standing pro-life law on abortion.

Dick Wadhams, Colorado GOP Embrace 'Personhood' In 2010 After Shunning It In '08

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Charles Ashby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The last time the personhood amendment made the Colorado ballot in 2008, a number of anti-abortion Republican leaders either distanced themselves from...

Baltimore Becomes First City in US to Require Crisis Pregnancy Centers to Admit They Don't Provide Abortion

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

A new law took effect earlier this year in Baltimore compelling Christian pregnancy ministries to post signs that say that they do not provide or refer for birth control or abortion.

Oklahoma Gives Right-to-Life Doctors the Right to Lie

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

Hippocrates is turning over in his grave.

The F Word: Good Enough for Oklahoma, How About Goldman?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Democrats in D.C. are going about this regulation thing all wrong. Want to get Republican buy-in? Give Republicans the kind of regulation they like. As usual in U.S. politics, the states provide the road map.

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to...

Bumper Stickers' Platitudes

Carol Hoenig | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Hoenig

The other day as I was pulling out of a parking lot, a parked car with the bumper sticker, "Aren't you glad your mother was pro-life?" got my attentio...

Oklahoma Abortion Bills: Restrictive Laws Pass State Senate

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Senate approved several bills Monday that opponents say would make it more difficult or uncomfortable for women to ...

I Feel Your Pain Even When You Can't: Another Assault on a Woman's Right to Choose

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Let us stop the charade. Pain is not a viable measure to determine when an abortion is acceptable.

Weekly Pulse: Nebraska's Sweeping Abortion Ban on Colision Course with Supreme Court

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, Nebraska's Republican governor Dave Heineman signed a sweeping new law that criminalizes al...

Nebraska Abortion Law: Mental, Physical Screening Required For Women And No Abortion After 20 Weeks

AP | NATE JENKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska could become the first state to require doctors to screen women for possible mental and physical problems before perfor...

'Abortion Kit' Flyer Deemed Mail Fraud; Pro-Life Group's Address, Phone Number Used

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A bizarre and sickening hoax has now been termed "mail fraud" by the US Postal Service, as it investigates the mailing of flyers advertising a non-exi...

Are Black Children An "Endangered Species"?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The black community is the frequent testing ground for bad legislation and restrictive medical policies. But this time, according to sponsors and anti-abortionists, its purpose is to stop discrimination -- before birth.

Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs Love Their Children too

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

Liked or disliked, cases of drug using pregnant women have huge legal implications for all pregnant women -- potentially setting a devastating precedent that could establish special, separate legal rights for the fetus.

Weekly Pulse: Prostate Health is Girly and Other Health Care Paradoxes

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger This week's health care news was full of mind-bending paradoxes: Prostate health is girly, abstinence-...

You Can Be Pro-Choice Politically And Be A Pro-Life Advocate In Your Community

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Romal J. Tune

As a Christian, you can support choice politically and for those children that are already here you can choose to be a pro-life advocate for them to live life abundantly.

NPR Bans 'Pro-Life,' 'Pro-Choice' Phrases

DailyFinance | JEFF BERCOVICI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you're like most people, you talk about the abortion debate using a couple of simple, concise terms whose meaning we can all pretty much agree on (...