Scott Walker’s “Pro-Life” Appointees Oppose the Most Effective Measure Against Unplanned Pregnancy

Wisconsin Governor and fallen presidential tribute Scott Walker has made no secret of his extreme anti-abortion views — being so fanatical that he can’t even bring himself to support abortion exceptions to save a woman’s life, because, you know, “pro-life.”

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So it’s little wonder that he chooses extreme anti-choice people as political appointees. But if you think that stops at abortion, you would be very much mistaken. These “pro-life” champs are so opposed to women’s reproductive freedom that they also crusade against the one thing that is actually proven to reduce unplanned pregnancies (and abortion): contraceptive use.

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Man Sells “Ted Cruz Is The Zodiac Killer” Shirts to Fund Abortions in Texas

Ted Cruz may have a scientifically punchable face, but that’s not the only reason to hate the guy. After all, his platform is even more odious than Donald Trump‘s nonsense, and his drive to demolish the theoretical wall between church and state is unmatched. He’s the super villain Secular America decidedly does not deserve.

So when folks on the Internet started floating the idea that Ted Cruz was secretly the Zodiac Killer, it seemed, on face, plausible. Sure, the murders began before Cruz was even born, but with a hypothetical soul that black, anything is possible, right? Plus, the similarities between the available composite sketches of the Zodiac Killer and Cruz will at least make you blink a couple of times.

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At first, the push was about quick laughs and the awesome possibility that we might one day hear Ted Cruz utter the words, “I am not the Zodiac Killer.”

And then came the genius known as Tim Faust.

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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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