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On Our Radar – Virginia – Not For Lovers Any Longer

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:21 AM August 11, 2013
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You probably know Ken Cuccinelli has been trying to preserve Virginia’s anti-sodomy laws that criminalize even oral sex. But did you know he is also behind the shaming of pregnant women? Today Virginia, not for lovers any longer, is On Our Radar.

News

Women Would Go To Jail For Not Reporting Miscarriages To Cops If GOP AG Nominee Gets His Way

by David Badash ● 1:41 PM May 20, 2013
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Obenshain, as a state senator, introduced a bill that would require all women (or their medical doctors, if present at the time) to immediately report to the police all miscarriages, or face up to one year in jail.

Bigotry Watch

Rick Perry: Boy Scouts Reduce Teen Pregnancy, So No Gay Boy Scouts

by David Badash ● 2:00 PM February 3, 2013
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Rick Perry weighed in on whether the Boy Scouts should drop their ban on gay people. Of course, the Texas Republican governor said, “no.” Here’s his “reasoning.”

News

GOP Congressman: No Abortion — ‘You Can’t Find One Instance’ Of Death From Childbirth

by David Badash ● 12:08 PM October 19, 2012
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Joe Walsh is anti-abortion “without exception,” including rape, incest, health and life of the mother, because “you can’t find one instance” of a death from childbirth.

News

GOP Congressman: Abortion Is Slavery, Planned Parenthood Is Racist

by David Badash ● 6:02 PM September 14, 2012
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GOP Rep. Tim Huelskamp told the Values Voters Summit that abortion is slavery, Planned Parenthood is a racist organization, and President Obama pays for them.

Jean Ann Esselink

On Our Radar – The “Health Of The Mother” And The War On Women

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM September 9, 2012

The Romney campaign announced last week that Mitt was mistaken when he said he believed in a “health of the mother” abortion exception.” What “health of the mother” really means to women is On Our Radar.

News

Catholic University Obstetrics Professor: Women Less Likely To Get Pregnant From Rape

by David Badash ● 4:48 PM August 29, 2012
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An obstetrics professor who heads the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction at a Catholic university says women rarely get pregnant from rape.

News

Local GOP Candidate: Abortion Is Like Slavery And I Would Use Deadly Force To Stop It

by David Badash ● 10:09 AM August 23, 2012
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A local New Hampshire Republican running for county sheriff is comparing abortion to slavery, and says he would use deadly force on a surgeon to prevent one from taking place.

News

Steve King: ‘It’s wrong for us to compel pro-life people to pay taxes to fund abortion’

by David Badash ● 3:50 PM August 21, 2012
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Congressman King’s comments are actually worse than first reported. Apparently, King thinks it’s OK for taxpayers to decide what they want to fund — or not fund.

Civil Rights

Pregnant? Suspected Of Being Pregnant? You Just Got Kicked Out Of School

by David Badash ● 1:42 PM August 7, 2012
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A Louisiana charter school’s policy states if you’re pregnant or suspected of being pregnant — and refuse to take a pregnancy test — you’re kicked out of school.

Bigotry Watch

Tony Perkins: Gay Marriage Will Eclipse Abortion — What Does That Say?

by David Badash ● 10:03 AM May 29, 2012

In the last line of a little-noticed report last week, Tony Perkins was quoted as stating that same-sex marriage “will make the abortion issue look minor.” Really?

Civil Rights

In Kansas Your Pharmacist Can Now Refuse To Fill Your Contraception Prescription

by David Badash ● 5:47 PM May 15, 2012
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In Kansas, your pharmacist can now refuse to fill your doctor-issued contraception prescription, or any drug he or she thinks might be used to terminate a pregnancy.

Discrimination

NYC Woman Moving To AZ For ‘Pregnancy Begins 2 Weeks Before Conception’ Law

by David Badash ● 12:08 PM April 27, 2012
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Taylor Ferrara, a New York City woman, says in this video she is moving to Arizona to benefit from their new “pregnancy begins two weeks before conception” law.

Civil Rights

Tennessee: Miscarriage Will Be Murder — Legislature Passes Embryo Bill

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM April 24, 2012
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The Tennessee House and Senate have now voted to make miscarriage — or the killing of any fertilized egg — murder. Imagine the implications.