iOS app Android app

Pro Life

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 (...

Respect Life? Gimme a Break.

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

Protect life? Respect life? Gimme a break. The very people who prescribe life more than often also prescribe death. And like death row, healthcare, or the dearth thereof, continues to take American lives.

Angry Tea Partiers vs. Proposition 8 Protesters: An Exercise in Right-Wing Hypocrisy

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alvin McEwen

Some on the right have trivialized incidents like the threats against Rep. Stupak, which is the opposite of the reaction to the 2008 Proposition 8 vote when gays and lesbians protested in anger.

Weekly Pulse: Obama Signs Health Reform Bill, Backlash Begins

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, President Obama signed health care reform into law. As Mike Lillis explains in the Washingt...

Christians and Health Care Reform: No Baby Killers Here

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

When Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) shouted "baby-killer" during Rep. Bart Stupak's (D-MI) speech during the health insurance reform vote last Sunday, American political debate reached a new low.

(VIDEO) Stupak Wants An Apology. But Will He Also Offer One?

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jodi Jacobson

Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI) does not garner a lot of sympathy among American women these days.  In fact, quite the opposite.  And his (li...

Weekly Pulse: Nun Excommunicated for Approving Lifesaving Abortion

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A nun in Phoenix, Arizona was excommunicated for approving a lifesaving abortion. Sister Margaret McBr...

A Universal Win: Universal Health Care Means Less Abortion and More Choice

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

Now we know -- universal health care coverage may lead to a reduction in the abortion rate, confirming what many have long suspected but have never before been able to prove in the United States.

My Congressman, Bart Stupak, Has Neither a Uterus Nor a Brain

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Hey, Bart. If you really want to reduce abortions, ask yourself this: Why does godless France, where abortion is nearly free (it's covered by their universal health insurance), have 20% fewer abortions per capita than we do?