The American Family Association’s New Short Film Will Have You Regretting Your Abortion in No Time

The American Family Association just released a short film called “Aaron.”

If you watch the first three minutes of it, you see it’s about a birthday boy and a kidnapping. It’s disturbing and sad and emotional…

If you watch the last two minutes of it, you’ll realize the bait-and-switch pulled by the AFA. It’s seriously sick how the Christian group tries to manipulate your fragile emotions to suit their purposes: [Read more...]

Questions (and Answers) for Pro-Choice Individuals

This year’s election saw the emergence of top-tier candidates, like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, who were willing to be open about the logical consequences of the increasingly standard pro-life position that a fertilized egg is equal to a baby. If a fertilized egg is a baby, then an abortion is murder, full stop. This includes the abortion given to an 11-year-old girl raped by her father. Most people, even those who claim to be “very pro-life,” usually support rape and incest exceptions to their position, because the idea of forcing a violated woman or girl to give birth against her will is too awful to contemplate.

The inherent contradiction is ripe for questioning, though, and pro-life politicians have come under some scrutiny by the press, who want to see how consistent their pro-life positions really are and whether they are willing to look into the camera and throw themselves off the political cliff… as Akin and Mourdock clearly did.

However, in a curious turn of events for liberals, pro-choice candidates are rarely questioned on their position. [Read more...]

Live-Blogging Election 2012: The Candidates Who Made Rape a Campaign Issue

Rape is not a subject that should be discussed flippantly or lightly.  It shouldn’t be down-played.  It shouldn’t be brushed off.

And yet, in the last few months we have seen a lot of crap being espoused from (mostly) men from (mostly) the right.  It is inexcusable, and we shouldn’t stand for it.

What with it being election day and all, let’s take a trip down Memory Lane and relive these horrifying moments in GOP rhetoric.  I have decided to use intentionally unflattering pictures of them so they learn their lesson: You denigrate my gender, you get unflattering pictures of you posted on blogs you probably don’t read.  (Booyah.) [Read more...]

Republican Candidate John Koster Opposes Abortion in Instances of ‘the Rape Thing’

I thought Republicans had gotten the memo: When someone asks you about abortion, just pretend that you don’t speak-a the Eenglish and walk away.

Congressional candidate John Koster (R-WA) didn’t get the message. When asked earlier today if he support abortion in any cases, Koster said he would if the life of a woman was in danger…

… but not when it came to “the rape thing“: [Read more...]

She Left the ‘Pro-Life Movement’ and Now She Explains Why

Libby Anne has an amazing post about how she went from being a part of the pro-life movement to someone who passionately opposes it, and she explains how she made that transition in a powerful way that may appeal to a lot of people who are currently on the fence about the abortion issue: [Read more...]


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