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Pro-life Virginia Sen. values rights of fetus over those of ‘host,’ which ‘some refer to as mothers’

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Virginia state Senator Steve Martin (R) declared that mothers are merely a “child’s host” on Facebook.

Martin was responding to a Valentine’s Day card sent out by the Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition advocating that “[a]ll women deserve access to their full range of reproductive health options — including preventing unintentional pregnancies, raising healthy children, and choosing safe, legal abortion,” Sen. Martin wrote on his Facebook wall.

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“I don’t expect to be in the room or will I do anything to prevent you from obtaining a contraceptive,” Sen. Martin wrote. “However, once a child does exist in your womb, I’m not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child’s host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn’t want it.”

What pro-choice advocates want, Martin insisted, is “access to ‘safe, legal abortions,’ any time one might be desired. [So] then why did you write all the rest of that bologna about raising healthy children?”

Legislation proposed by Sen. Martin includes 2012’s Senate Bill 543, which attempted to limit the definition of “surgeon” in order to exclude licensed abortion providers. The bill “[d]efines ‘surgery’ and provides that no person other than a licensed doctor of medicine, osteopathy, or dentistry, a licensed nurse practitioner, or a person who is acting pursuant to the orders and under the appropriate supervision of a licensed doctor of medicine, osteopathy, or dentistry shall perform surgery.”

Sen. Martin is also the state chairmen of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative organization whose main purpose is to re-brand industry backed opposition to legislation as the product of grass-roots efforts.

The post by Sen. Martin was brought to national attention by the Huffington Post on Monday.

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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Cincinnati sheriff deputies replace American flag at the Justice Center with ‘thin-blue-line’ flag

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Cincinnati police were filmed replacing the American flag that hangs over the Justice Center in Ohio's third-largest city. They then replaced it with the thin-blue-line flag, that was created to advocate for law-enforcement during Black Lives Matter Protests.

During the Charlottesville, Virginia riots, right-wing and white supremacist activists carried the thin-blue-line flag along with the Confederate flag to speak out against Black Lives Matter.

While the flag may have been created in support of law enforcement, it has been adopted by white supremacists and taken on a darker meaning.

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