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Nebraska bishop: No communion for Planned Parenthood supporters

Support for the reproductive health care provider Planned Parenthood continues to be a contentious issue for Catholic groups and bishops. According to Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska, Catholic lawmakers who support Planned Parenthood should be denied Communion “because they’ve defected from the Church’s faith.” “It advocates contraception,” Bruskewitz told…

Wow!

Thanks to everyone who donated! A large donation from an anonymous donor late yesterday pushed us over our fund-raising goal of $2,500 for the Abortion Access Fund! Now I’ll be bowling in my WAM! Prom dress, and don’t worry, there will be pictures. I don’t renege on these promises. Just…

Kansas governor signs bills limiting abortion

WICHITA, Kansas – Sam Brownback, the conservative Republican governor of Kansas, signed tight restrictions on abortion into law Tuesday in the central US state. While abortion has been legal in the United States since 1973, opponents have been whittling away at its availability by enacting local restrictions. One of measures,…

Bickering intensifies as stances harden just hours before a government shutdown

WASHINGTON – The two key budget negotiators affirmed that a deal still had not been struck late Friday morning, as the bitter sparring between Senate Democrats and House Republicans escalated less than 14 hours before a shutdown. “When will the White House, when will Senate Democrats get serious about cutting…

Former Planned Parenthood supporter Mitt Romney seeks to defund the organization

WASHINGTON – Republican 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who came out Monday in favor of GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, attended a fundraiser for the abortion provider in 1994. His wife, then a stay-at-home mom, donated to the group from their joint checking account that day. A photo from…

New South Dakota law mandates three-day wait before abortions

The Republican Governor of South Dakota signed a bill into law Tuesday, formally mandating that women in the state wait three days and visit with anti-abortion activists before undergoing a medical procedure to terminate a pregnancy. With Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s signature, South Dakota claims the title of having the longest…

Top 6 initiatives House Republicans prioritized over job creation

WASHINGTON – Republicans won dramatic victories last November by promising to mitigate high unemployment. “This coming election is about one issue: jobs,” to-be Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said weeks before election day. “It’s about jobs that were promised to the American people by the current administration, and were never delivered.”…

Pence: Defunding Planned Parenthood more important than aid to poor women and children

WASHINGTON – Republican-led efforts to defund Planned Parenthood over its abortion services are complicated by an awkward fact: The bill’s chief sponsor admits that Title X funding provides “important” aid to poor women and children. Yet Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) pushed through a measure in the House to cut off…

Planned Parenthood threatens to sue South Dakota over abortion bill

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota (Reuters) – Planned Parenthood said on Friday it would sue South Dakota if Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs an abortion bill requiring women to wait 72 hours before going through with the procedure. Sarah Stoesz, CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, called…

Link farm and the emotional exhausting men who believe themselves so oppressed

A bunch of links to stuff I’ve published elsewhere I want to point to: At XX, I wrote a response to Ross Douthat for the latest iteration of his “slutty sluts need to stop fucking” campaign. A fetus was brought in to “testify” in Ohio for an abortion ban. No…

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