A Jury Will Soon Decide if Pro-Lifer’s Threat Against Abortion Provider Was Just Free Speech

The First Amendment doesn’t protect death threats — not even when you’re an anti-abortion activist who believes God is on your side. That’s the message that the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent on Tuesday, when it determined that Angel Dillard must stand trial for a letter in which she implied planning to bomb an abortion provider’s car.

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Bogus Claims from Anti-Abortion Group Won’t Help Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood

For the past several weeks, videos have circulated painting Planned Parenthood in the most unfavorable light. At first glance, and without knowledge of the processes referenced, these videos make it look like the organization is gleefully profiting from the sale of butchered babies. This misguided conclusion has prompted massive outrage, much to the delight of the Religious Right. As a result, Congress is once more looking to defund Planned Parenthood altogether.

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Pat Robertson: The Life Spans of Pro-Choice Supreme Court Justices Are in God’s Hands

I would love to know who these people are who think asking Pat Robertson for advice is a good idea. On today’s episode of The 700 Club, someone asked why pro-choice Supreme Court justices “all live to be such an old age.”

The right answer would be: “Because their decisions have nothing to do with their life spans. Obviously. Why the hell do you even have to ask?” (Unquote.)

That’s not what Robertson said:

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Appeals Court Says Pharmacy Owners in Washington (State) Must Fill Prescriptions Despite Their Religious Views

In a welcome development yesterday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that pharmacies in Washington (State) must fill patients’ prescriptions even if the owner has religious objections. While individual pharmacists are still allowed to say no, someone else must do the work on their behalf without delay.

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The Anti-Planned Parenthood Videos Are Hurting the Pro-Lifers’ Own Cause

A lot of the backlash to the anti-Planned Parenthood videos has been the casual way the subjects talk about a very emotionally-charged situation. They treat the donation of body parts as a basic transaction while critics seem upset they’re not agonizing over the process.

At Show Me Progress, writer Blue Girl, who used to be a laboratory scientist, does a wonderful job explaining why perfectly compassionate people (who have very laudable goals) are being unfairly vilified:

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