Religious Group to Bless Ohio Abortion Clinic

In a world where Congress is trying to defund the largest provider of women’s healthcare in the nation over debunked propaganda, and restrictions on access to reproductive healthcare are reaching perilous highs, it’s always nice to see a group standing up for a woman’s right to choose, even if that support is coming from unlikely corners.

How unlikely? Well, how about a group of religious leaders in Ohio?

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Seth Meyers Breaks Down the Problems with the Planned Parenthood Congressional Hearing

On his late night show, Seth Meyers gave a great rundown of the farcical Congressional hearing on Planned Parenthood that was nothing more than a bunch of ignorant politicians talking down to the head of one of the larger health care providers in the country, just because they also happen to provide abortion services:

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This is How Anti-Abortion Groups Lie with Statistics

Over the past several years, Planned Parenthood has increased the raw number of abortions it provides. In 2006, they performed 289,750 abortions. By 2013, the number had gone up to 327,000. It’s possible the increase is, in part, due to the lack of alternative locations for women to get the procedure done.

Over that same time period, the number of anti-cancer services dropped from 2,007,371 to 935,573. Why the drop? Because for some services, like pap smears, there were “changing medical standards about who should be screened and how often.”

If you’re a pro-life politician who wants to use that information to make Planned Parenthood look evil, what do you do? Easy. You just have to assume your base isn’t intelligent enough to look into the details of whatever you show them. It worked with the recent anti-Planned Parenthood videos, after all.

So yesterday, during a congressional hearing, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) showed Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards this chart documenting those numbers:

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BuzzFeed’s “I’m Christian, but I’m Not” Isn’t As Radical As You Think It Is

Yesterday, BuzzFeed posted a video called “I’m Christian, but I’m Not” which has already racked up nearly 8 million views on Facebook alone.

It’s full of individuals saying things like “I’m Christian, but I’m not homophobic” and “I’m Christian, but I’m not closed-minded.”

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Pope Now Accepting Unnecessary Apologies for Abortion

In a move that’s sure to piss off the old school Catholics already losing their minds over Pope Francis‘ relatively progressive tenure to date, the leader of the Church decided women who obtain abortions aren’t beyond hope.

In a letter dictating how the “Year of Jubilee” shall be celebrated in the coming months, he made it clear that those women can be forgiven… as long as they feel bad about themselves:

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