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The battle over abortion rights is really two-fold. On the one hand it is a battle fought legislatively and in the courts, and on the other, it is a battle for hearts and minds. It’s this second front, the hearts and minds, that the Susan B. Anthony List is fighting with the explicit goal of making even the most extreme Republican position on abortion rights–like fetal personhood–seem reasonable.
Case in point, they did it. Republicans officially declared that they are the party of fetal personhood and outlawed contraception. Not that we’re surprised.
It appears that Mitt Romney’s unwillingness to publicly own his radical anti-abortion position is starting to erode his support among the radical anti-abortion wing of the Republican base.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may have made a splash last night at the Republican National Convention, but there are at least five reasons why we shouldn’t believe a word he says.
Here’s one creative response to the desperate shortage of access to safe, affordable abortion care.
Fracking and environmental pollution have made our tap water unsafe to drink in some regions of the country, yet our politicians seem incapable of acting and remedying the situation. Maybe that would change if they were forced to drink the water.
These coal miners were forced to attend a Mitt Romney political rally and lose a day’s pay to boot. For real.
We’re putting Elmo stickers on apples and Disney Princess stickers on grapes. Annie Urban asks if that kind of commercialization of healthy food is a good thing.
Go vegetarian or the world will go hungry.
Zerlina Maxwell offers this great piece on how rape is not sex because this is a point of some confusion on the right.
Mazel tov! The world’s oldest woman turned 116!
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