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Bei Bei Shuai, the woman being prosecuted by the state of Indiana for feticide after her daughter died following Shuai’s failed suicide attempt while 8 months pregnant, rejected a plea deal from prosecutors that would have dropped the murder charge Shuai faces. The fact that prosecutors refuse to negotiate away the feticide charge but will negotiate the murder charge proves this is a political prosecution. Never before has a pregnant woman been charged under Indiana’s feticide laws because that is not the harm they were intending to remedy.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli may have refused to sign on to new abortion regulations because he doesn’t think they go far enough.
Is the battle over funding Planned Parenthood in Indiana going to be the first real legal test to come from the Affordable Care Act?
Even on capitol hill male staffers outearn their their female colleagues.
Apparently it was National No Bra Day. What do you think: empowering or objectifying?
Is your community witnessing a spike in crime? Blame gay marriage, says Gary Bauer.
The Koch brothers have entered the local news business. Not surprisingly, in the markets where they already have a presence “news” is no longer “news.”
The New York Times gives us yet another piece pitting single moms against married moms. Understanding the real economic struggles that accompany households headed by single mothers and the social pressures that exacerbate them are great stories, more so when they are covered fairly.
A must read: this piece of brilliance on Tosh and rape culture.
Why is France’s National Front Party suing Madonna?
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