Texas Senate Passes Bill Removing Abortion Coverage from Health Insurance Plans, Even for Rape Victims

Texas Republicans still don’t give a shit about women:

The Texas Senate voted Tuesday to eliminate insurance coverage for abortion through private insurance plans and plans purchased through the federal health care exchange.

Sen. Larry Taylor (above) sponsored SB 575 because he doesn’t want anyone to have to pay for abortion coverage if they don’t want to:

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Megyn Kelly’s Excellent Defense of Free Speech and the Muhammad Cartoons

I can’t remember the last time I said this, but Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly is fantastic in this debate over the Muhammad cartoons with syndicated radio host Richard Fowler.



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New Research Shows the Existential Threat Atheists Pose to Believers; No Wonder We’re So Disliked!

People don’t like death. They fear it. They’ll do anything they can to avoid thinking about it.

It’s one of the reasons religion is so powerful. Because you never really die when there’s a wonderful afterlife awaiting you… Religion, in many ways, functions as a defense mechanism against fear of death.

And according to new research published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, the fear of death contributes to distrust of atheists, since we pop that bubble of hope.

Researchers Corey L. Cook, Florette Cohen, and Sheldon Solomon set out to find how strong that link really is:

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Sex Ed Curriculum in Ontario Faces Opposition as Misinformation Spreads

Sex education today is somewhat different from what most of us had growing up. It’s not like we ever had to consider the effects of smartphones or online streaming.

So you’d think the revamped sex-ed curriculum in Ontario would have a lot of supporters:

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A Child Asks: Why Hasn’t There Been an Atheist President?

Kate Cohen‘s daughter wants to be the first woman President. But since Hillary Clinton may stand in the way of that goal, Kate suggested she aim for a different “first”:



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