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Rally Protests Contraceptive Rulenew

American and Christian flags stood on equal footing in front of the U.S. Courthouse in Jackson, Miss., as about 60 people gathered to protest a rule that requires health-insurance plans to cover contraceptives.
Jackson Free Press  |  Elizabeth Waibel  |  06-19-2012  |  The War on Women

Legal Battle on ‘Fetal Pain’ Abortion Law Could Have National Consequencesnew

A 33-year-old Idaho woman is seeking class-action status on a federal lawsuit challenging a new state law that bans abortion after 20 weeks of gestation, made possible by the claim babies are developed enough at that stage to feel pain.
The American Independent News Network  |  Sofia Resnick  |  09-01-2011  |  Policy Issues

Cash and Carrynew

Why are your tax dollars feeding the pro-life machine?
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Holly Otterbein  |  08-22-2011  |  Policy Issues

Senate Candidate from Idaho Changes Name to Pro-Life, Grows Organicnew

Pro-Life, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Sen. Larry Craig, is consistent to a point in his consideration of life. He is a vegetarian. He calls the U.S. occupation of Iraq an unjust war and equates it to murder—as in murdering unborn children. He's not keen on birth control, and has 15 children to show for it.
Boise Weekly  |  Nathaniel Hoffman  |  07-10-2008  |  Politics

Mom's the Wordnew

Crisis pregnancy centers focus on the woman -- and stretch the truth -- to save the child.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Naomi Zeveloff  |  05-25-2007  |  Sex

Should Docs Snitch on Teenage Girls?new

A measure to notify parents when teens seek abortions might reduce state abortion rates, but probably not in the way its backers intended.
East Bay Express  |  Kara Platoni  |  07-11-2005  |  Science

Religious Right Tries to Topple Texas Congressman Chet Edwardsnew

In Texas' newly formed 17th District, Republican Arlene Wohlgemuth, backed by an array of right-wing, special interest groups, takes on seven-term Democratic Congressman Chet Edwards.
The Texas Observer  |  Dave Mann  |  11-01-2004  |  Politics

Screener of Firefighters Is on Board of Anti-Gay Groupnew

Dr. Michael Campion, who gives psychological evaluations to applicants to a number of fire and police departments, doesn't mention in his curriculum vitae that he's on the board of the Illinois Family Institute. That organization says it is "dedicated to defending marriage, family, and the sanctity of life."
Illinois Times  |  Dusty Rhodes  |  08-19-2004  |  LGBT

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