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Speaking of which, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a carefully cultivated image as an independent-minded conservative, but don’t let that fool you. He’s as anti-woman, anti-family as the rest of his party.
A key component to the anti-choice strategy is confusion, and in Minnesota they’ve taken that strategy one step further by opening up the “Women’s Care Center” crisis pregnancy center right across from the “Women’s Health Center”.
Mindy Townsend takes a look at the new Pixar movie “Brave” and the drummed-up controversy over whether or not Merida is a lesbian.
A new study suggests that children who were spanked develop mental health problems as adults.
With the Penn State child rape tragedy transitioning into related prosecutions and civil suits, a new batch of leaked emails suggest that it was none other than beloved coach Joe Paterno who blocked the ouster of Jerry Sandusky once university officials found out he was raping kids on campus. That’s Jo-Pa’s legacy right there: acting as an accessory to child rape.
July is national HIV awareness month. Here’s what you can do to help mark it.
Finally, let’s end on an inspirational note: check out this group of amazing young girls out to change the world.
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