South Dakota Republican Thinks Planned Parenthood is Worse Than ISIS

South Dakota Republican State Rep. Isaac Latterell (below) has an important message for the people of his state. Dilation and evacuation abortions are basically “beheading unborn children” — and since you don’t like when ISIS beheads other people, you should be outraged that Planned Parenthood offers abortion.

To that end, he has put forth House Bill 1230, the Preborn Infant Beheading Ban of 2015, which would outlaw the procedures and jail violators.

Yes, really.

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Neurologist and Author Oliver Sacks Is Slowly Dying. True To Himself, He Wrote A Beautiful Piece About It

Oliver Sacks, who is to neuroscience and psychiatry what Carl Sagan was to astronomy and astrophysics, is staring into the maw of death. Cancer has already taken over a third of his liver, and it is certain the disease spells the end for the famed neurologist, now 81, who took us on many a wondrous trip through the marvels and terrors of the human mind.

A prolific, consummate chronicler of other people’s states of minds, he’s now written about his own in what are literally his dying days.

Since hearing his prognosis, Sacks says,

I have been able to see my life as from a great altitude, as a sort of landscape, and with a deepening sense of the connection of all its parts. This does not mean I am finished with life.

On the contrary, I feel intensely alive, and I want and hope in the time that remains to deepen my friendships, to say farewell to those I love, to write more, to travel if I have the strength, to achieve new levels of understanding and insight.



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Pastor With One Kidney, No Spleen, a Partial Pancreas, and Seizures, Credits God After Surviving Decades of Tumors

Almost his entire adult life, pastor Scott Erdman has been battling the clusters of cancerous cells that, he says, ravaged his body.

First, while still a young man, he had a malignant lump removed from his armpit. Years later, he developed

… three brain tumors, all in highly sensitive areas of the brain,

one of which was “the size of an orange.” The surgery to remove the tumors was successful,

… but Erdman began having seizures unexpectedly. The first grand mal seizure, the type that involves physical seizing of the body, occurred while he was driving.

He and fellow motorists survived.

Two years after his brain surgery, another tumor appeared. Fortunately, the imaging technology had improved enough so that doctors were able to find the brain tumor, remove it, and have Erdman out of the hospital in two days. …

Cancer returned in 1994, and Erdman had to have his left kidney, spleen, part of his pancreas, and some lymph nodes removed.



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Why Scott Walker (and All Politicians) Should Be Asked About Evolution

Last week, Wisconsin Governor and likely presidential hopeful Scott Walker embarrassed himself in an interview when he responses to a question about whether or not he accepts evolution by saying, “I’m going to punt on that one as well… That’s a question a politician shouldn’t be involved in one way or the other.”

The New Yorker‘s Adam Gopnik explains the significance of that question — and why it shouldn’t go unasked:

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I Love This Photo-Op to Celebrate Darwin Day

The University of Texas at San Antonio Secular Student Alliance had this fantastic display to celebrate Darwin Day:



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