Pro-life Movement

This Handy Calculator Works Out How Much Tampon Tax You've Paid In Your Life

A useful – if slightly bleak – tool.<p>The government has been whacking an extra 5% VAT on sanitary products since 1973. Which is extremely kind of …

Abortion

The Trials of a Pioneering Abortionist

When 17-year-old Inez Ingenthron needed an abortion, she turned to Dr. Eugene F. West, one of the customers who frequently sought out her escort …

Crime

In a hurry? Here's what you need to know this morning

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>Budget: Hammond backed after growth shock<p>It was billed as a Budget that could make or break Chancellor Philip Hammond's career. His big announcement was the removal of stamp duty for the majority of first-time buyers, but the unwelcome news was that the UK …

Emmerson Mnangagwa

When I look into my son's eyes I see the man who raped me

<b>Catherine became pregnant after being raped by a man she had considered her friend. She explains here why she decided to give birth to the child - and why the hardest thing for her is looking into her son's eyes.</b><p>I was a single parent with two children. I knew him. We had been friends for about two …

Friendship

The case for arguing with your Trump-supporting relatives this Thanksgiving

In 1993, following Bill Clinton’s presidential election victory over George H.W. Bush, I had my first political Thanksgiving meltdown.<p>I was 15, and …

Donald Trump

Saskatchewan Party leadership candidate opposes abortion for rape victims

One of the leading candidates in the race to become the next premier of Saskatchewan says he doesn’t believe in abortion, even in the case of sex …

Canada

No, New York Times, Pro-Life Websites Are Not Fake News

Recently, <i>The New York Times</i> published a column claiming that Facebook is ignoring fake news masquerading as pro-life articles and viewpoints. In it, …

Conservative View

Records Show Beleaguered Judge Vance Day Has Turned His Refusal to Marry Same-Sex Couples Into a Cash Register for His Allies

Marion County Circuit Judge Vance Day hasn't let his troubles get him down. Instead, he's using them to build a national platform.<p>Day has achieved a …

Oregon

This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful Hillary Clinton is not president

This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for many things — but when it comes to politics, I am especially thankful that Hillary Clinton is not sitting in the Oval Office.<p>I am thankful that Neil M. Gorsuch is on the Supreme Court and that President Trump has secured a conservative majority that will protect …

Opinion

Moore's wife attacks Doug Jones as for "full-term" abortion

As Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore wrestles with accounts of sexual encounters with underaged teens, his Democratic opponent faces …

Fact Checking

Pastor says Roy Moore pursued young girls for their 'purity'

Follow @tostenburks<p>Religious leaders standing up for accused child molester Roy Moore can’t seem to decide whether or not they believe Moore is a …

Equality

Korean Catholic Church steps up anti-abortion campaign

Korean Catholics ratcheted up their campaign against abortion over the weekend, as a public petition to decriminalize the practice gains momentum …

Rights & Freedoms

I just don’t understand some people

Ohio political news has been abuzz with salacious reports following the resignation of a state legislator named Wes Goodman, after he was reportedly …

explicit

ICYMI: Apparently The 'Tax Cut' Bill Also Tries To Make Abortion Illegal…

This "tax cut" bill is looking worse and worse every day…<p>The GOP is trying hard to jam a bill through the Senate, having already passed it in the …

Abortion

Two priests convicted of trespassing in Virginia abortion facility protest

Activists hint they will return to "Red Rose Rescue" after getting $500 fines<p>Two priests, a mother who has a long history of anti-abortion protests, …

Rights & Freedoms

I saw how we failed Bill Clinton's accusers. We can't do that again

When Paula Jones filed suit against Clinton, I was assigned the task of analyzing the merits of her case. Looking back, we could have done much more<p>In 1998, I was a young lawyer at the National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund specializing in sexual harassment law. The US …

Opinion

Texas legislature gives $20 million to program that tries to convince women not to have abortions

• <b>The Texas Legislature is spending $20 million on anti-abortion program funding.</b>• <b><br>Texas, in total, will spend $38 million on anti-abortion materials, infant formula, and support for unexpected parents.</b>• <b><br>This new budget is four times the amount of its original starting budget in 2006.</b>• <b><br>Pro-life groups</b> …

Rights & Freedoms

Anti-Gerrymandering Group Defies Odds With 2018 Ballot Drive

<b>LANSING, Mich. (AP)</b> – An all-volunteer group of activists has defied the odds by collecting hundreds of thousands of voter signatures for a 2018 …

Government

Roy Moore Is Guilty Of Abusing Girls And Religion

Roy Moore is guilty of sex assault and abusing Christianity and language about God.<p>In the philosophy of language, we learn the simple truth that the meaning of a word is how it’s used in a sentence. The same lesson can be applied to religion—with the meaning of religious language best understood by …

Religion

Women Dressed As Handmaids Are Protesting Queensland’s Abortion Laws

"The person you vote for could determine whether or not abortion remains in the Criminal Code in Queensland."<p>The protesters are dressed like the handmaids in TV show <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>, an adaptation of the Margaret Atwood classic in which fertile women are denied bodily autonomy and forced to …

Rights & Freedoms

Come Hell or High Water: Roy Moore’s Religious Base Stands by Its Man at Chaotic Press Conference

Organizers of a two-hour event lashed out at targets ranging from ‘anti-God Republicans’ and ‘communist Democrats’ to ‘homosexualist gay terrorists’ …

U.S. Politics

Anti-LGBT politician resigns after being caught 'having sex with man in his office'

Wes Goodman, a Republican lawmaker from Ohio, US, known for his Christian conservative and anti-LGBT views, has been forced to resign after being …

New Zealand News

I’m Not Sure If I Still Identify As Pro-Life

I’m not sure if I’d identify as “pro-life” anymore. Emphasis on “not sure.”<p>15 years ago, I picked up a free anti-abortion bumper sticker at a Christian music festival, the same event where I purchased a shrunken pink t-shirt that read, “Waiting for a nice Christian man.” Without a bumper to affix …

Feminism

Fox News is firing up the right-wing spin machine for the Supreme Court's new abortion case

On Fox News’ <i>Tucker Carlson Tonight</i>, host Tucker Carlson fearmongered about a reproductive rights case that the Supreme Court just decided to hear -- …

Rights & Freedoms

Singer Joy Villa Declares ‘Abortion Is Murder’ on Twitter

<p>Hollywood entertainers routinely flock to promote abortion and Planned Parenthood, but one artist is breaking with the trend. Singer and …

Conservative View

Senate Republicans Are Trying to Repeal the Obamacare Individual Mandate

<i>Welcome to This Week in Women's Health Care—the round-up for women who care about what's going on in Washington and around the country, and how it</i> …

Health Care

Family planning clinic visitor 'ran on to road to flee' anti-abortion rally

Anti-abortion protesters in Belfast forced a woman attending a family planning clinic to flee into city centre traffic, an MLA has claimed.<p>Clare …

Rights & Freedoms

Pregnancy centers of deception

Wwdnesday, a City Council committee held a hearing on something that many people are unaware is happening in our city

Rights & Freedoms

December Disaster Looms As Spending, Debt, and Tax Controversies Pile Up

It’s not getting much attention in a political commentariat focused on tax cuts and sexual misconduct. But very soon Congress is going to have to …

Politics

Guest Editorial: The Reckoning Must Also Come for Democrats

Democrats must stop treating sexual victims as disposable for political expediency. by Meredith LokenMeredith Loken is a Ph.D candidate at the …

Feminism