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Wendy Davis’s Replacement Wore Anti-Abortion Cowboy Boots To Her Swearing In Ceremony

Wendy Davis' Replacement Wore Anti-Abortion Cowboy Boots To Her Swearing In Ceremony

In order to run for Governor last term, All-American Shero Wendy Davis had to give up her seat in the Texas State Senate. Which means someone had to replace her. That person was Tea Party favorite, Konni Burton — and not only is she Konni with a K, she’s also klassy with a K. Keep reading »

Tusmørke’s Oculus Rift Game Autumn Seeks To Help Rape Survivors

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  • A forthcoming Oculus Rift video game is hoping to help rape survivors. [The Atlantic]
  • An anti-gay group put out a pamphlet about how kids shouldn’t have to hear “the sounds of sodomy,” and of course the Internet ran with it. [RawStory]
  • Why has there only ever been one Jewish Miss America? [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

GOP Congress Not Wasting Any Time Trying To Ban Abortion

On Tuesday, the 114th Congress swung into session, and before any seats had the chance to warm up, two Republican legislators immediately introduced a bill meant to ban abortion after 20 weeks as opposed to the 23-24 weeks that is the present standard.

The bill, introduced by Representatives Trent Franks (R-Terrible Porn Name) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Stepford) is called the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” and is meant to protect fetuses from the horrible pain of abortion.

Sen. Lindsey Graham also has plans to re-introduce his own failed “fetal pain” bill, which failed last year. Keep reading »

Missouri Women Will Need ‘Permission Slips’ From Fathers To Get Abortions, If This Law Passes

Watch out, Florida and Mississippi — Missouri is coming for you. Between this and Ferguson, the state may be a top contender for Absolute Worst State in the Country. Which means I may have to cancel my plans for a dream vacation to Branson for the purposes of enjoying a brunch hosted by Greg Brady.

Rick Brattin, a Republican state representative from outside Kansas City, filed a bill this December 3rd proposing a law requiring women seeking an abortion (from the state’s one and only clinic) to obtain a freaking “permission slip” from the father in order to have one. Keep reading »

Some Very Polite Counter-Protesters Convinced UK Anti-Choice Group Abort67 To Pack Up Their Protest And Go Away

The UK anti-choice abortion protesting group Abort67 — the group that got an epic takedown from a pregnant passerby last week — was counter-protested near an abortion clinic in London. The very polite counter-protesters put a sign up in front of Abort67’s giant picture of an aborted fetus that said, “My body, my choice.” One local resident, John Kennedy, told Abort67, “I’m not even telling you you’re necessarily wrong, I’m just saying go away, and go protest in Parliament,” and followed up saying, “Leave us alone in this community. Don’t bring your aggro here.” Keep reading »

Watch A Pregnant Woman Tear Some Anti-Choice Protesters A New One

Um, Be My Best Friend?

A UK anti-choice group, Abort67, had set up outside of a London abortion clinic with a giant picture of an aborted fetus and had been filming their protest — and possibly the women going into the clinic — when this woman happened upon the Abort67 protesters being asked to turn their cameras off and move down the street by a clinic employee.

The woman works for Kids Company, an organization located across the street from the clinic that works with inner-city children, some of whom have been abused and molested. She pointed out that this was the wrong place to be protesting if Abort 67 cared so much about the lives of children – the violent image of an aborted fetus is absolutely not what traumatized children need to be exposed to. “They’re meant to see this? And this is the people we work with, girls that have been abused, molested, and you’ve got this on?” She asked the protesters, pointing at the picture. Keep reading »

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