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Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan is a prominent supporter of fetal personhood and the Republican party has now enshrined into their platform the idea of granting embryonic cells the full rights associated with legal personhood. So it can’t be good news for the Republican party that Personhood USA failed to come up with enough valid signatures to get a personhood measure on the Colorado ballot this November.
Now THIS is what we’re talking about. Women are fed up. We’re tired of the relentless assault on our rights, our dignity, our humanity. And in case it wasn’t clear enough, the Renegade Raging Grannies are here to help set the GOP straight.
If three out of four Americans support contraception, why are Republicans trying to criminalize it?
There’s nothing to say about the fact that two RNC attendees threw peanuts at a black camerawoman other than the Republican party needs to clean house. If the people attending your convention feel comfortable enough to openly flaunt their racism then your culture is toxic. Seriously. This stuff needs to stop.
A federal appeals court slammed the state of Texas, unanimously holding the state’s redistricting plan was intentionally discriminatory. The court was “overwhelmed” by the evidence that Republicans intentionally drew all electoral maps with the intent of unseating minority representatives and diluting minority representation.
There are at least 5 stark differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney on education. Meanwhile, No Child Left Behind, a cornerstone of Republican education reform has managed to take good schools and make them struggle.
Unfortunately, we can’t expect the tone in politics to change anytime soon. Mitt Romney’s camp has made it clear they’ll keep lying as long as the media lets them get away with it.
The California Assembly passed a ban on using ex-gay therapy on minors. Excellent news, long over-due!
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