John Kasich is Hardly a “Moderate” Candidate

There’s a widespread belief that Ohio Governor John Kasich is the “moderate” in the Republican race, at least when compared to the likes of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, who can’t seem to get far enough to the right.

Samantha Bee shows how Kasich isn’t a moderate at all — not on LGBT issues and certainly not on abortion rights:

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John Oliver Explains the Unnecessary Laws Politicians Pass to Block Women from Having Abortions

On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver spent half the show talking about the completely unnecessary laws blocking women from having access to abortions. While anti-abortion politicians love to say they’re passing laws to protect the health of women, Oliver showed how health has nothing to do with it:

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Report Says Catholic Hospitals Are Putting Women’s Lives in Danger Due to Religious Directives

Over the past several years, there has been a sharp uptick in the number of Catholic hospitals in the U.S. In 2013, a joint study by MergerWatch and the ACLU found that the ten largest hospital networks in the nation were Catholic-affiliated, a result of sections in the Affordable Care Act that encourage and facilitate mergers. In most of these mergers, Catholic organizations featured as dominant partners.

In theory, this spike in mergers should have saved struggling hospitals and maintained community access to healthcare while creating more efficient systems that lowered the cost of that healthcare. And it might have, too, if the Catholic organizations involved had not shaped their medical directives to advance religious beliefs over patient health.

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Marco Rubio’s Crisis Pregnancy Center Visit Reinforces His Anti-Choice Image

On Thursday, Marco Rubio spent part of his day at a crisis pregnancy center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Carolina Pregnancy Center describes itself as a “non-profit, non-denominational organization that is committed to providing compassion, information, and support to anyone facing the challenge of an unplanned pregnancy.”

If you were to stop there, you might find yourself a little shocked by pro-life candidate Rubio’s visit to a location that seems to support choice. But if you know what a crisis pregnancy center is, you know better.

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Anti-Abortion Writer is Really, Really Upset by Deadpool Sex Scene

In the world of comic books and superhero movies, there are always important new controversies to be found. Why did Superman lose the red underwear in Man of Steel? What minion of darkness decided to cast Ben Affleck as Batman? And now, thanks to anti-abortion site Life Site News, we have a truly crucial one: How will our culture survive if the “roles of male and female in the sexual act literally get turned around” on-screen?

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