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Under President Romney’s administration, we’ll all be Texans. That’s because it’s the public health policies of Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) that most mirror the platform and positions embraced by Romney so far. Both would love to cut off contraception and family planning access to women, make abortion unattainable, and let’s add de-fund critical programs for low income women and children. Oh, and let’s not forget that the LGBT community will remain at the policy whims of anti-gay fanatics.
Speaking of anti-gay fanatics, One Million Moms is at it again with JC Penny.
If you’re an anti-abortion protester and your presence is a community is so upsetting school children start to throw up, maybe you should consider changing your tactics.
I refuse to believe this is a trend, but some brides are turning to feeding tubes as a way to lose weight before their weddings.
Another tragic and avoidable domestic violence situation escalated to murder. Good to remember all those Republicans who voted against authorization for the Violence Against Women Act.
Should a couple lose custody of their baby because they have cerebral palsy?
Then there’s this story of the mother who brought her five-year-old daughter to a tanning salon.
Just to be clear: Jesus doesn’t heal cancer. That’s why we need health insurance. And since we need health insurance, don’t support Amendment 1 in North Carolina because that would take that benefit away from a number of families.
There’s just no end to the anti-abortion posturing in Oklahoma, is there?
Meanwhile Alabama just can’t pass anti-abortion bills fast enough.
Teenagers are using more reliable forms of contraception and its paying off.
Finally, evidence women are starting to make some real gains in the male-heavy tech world.
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