In Defense of Anti-Abortion Bill, Oklahoma State Rep. Declares Rape and Incest the “Will of God”

An anti-abortion legislator from Oklahoma was forced to reckon with the disturbing consequences of his beliefs… and ended up admitting something horrific: Rape and incest are the will of God.

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Texas Lawmakers Think Doctors Should Be Able to Lie to Women if the Truth Could Lead to an Abortion

Lawmakers in Texas have advanced Senate Bill 25, a bill that would allow doctors to not tell pregnant patients if something is wrong wth their unborn child.

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“Pro-Life” Priest Who Put Aborted Fetus on Altar Is Kinda-Sorta Sorry About That

Father Frank Pavone is sorry you didn’t appreciate how much he loves unborn babies.

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Take Note, Religious Right: Access to Birth Control Slashes Teen Pregnancy and Abortion Rates

For as long as contraception has been a thing, the Religious Right has tried to vilify it.

First, they said it was an affront to God’s Plans. When they realized that argument wasn’t working, they shifted to saying it would increase promiscuity. When that was shown to be incorrect, they pivoted to insisting on abstinence-only sex education (for the sake of the kids). Those programs have since been proven ineffective, but proponents continue to proclaim the curriculum necessary.

Well, hate to be the bearer of bad news, you crazy fundamentalists, but you are once again wrong. (Did I say hate? Just kidding. I meant love.)

It turns out that providing access to free birth control significantly lowers teen pregnancy and abortion rates:

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Do Rape Victims Have Too Many Rights?

According to Rebecca Kiessling, they do. She believes women who have been raped should not have the right to have an abortion if they become pregnant by their rapists. This October, she’s lined up to speak at the University of Washington at an event hosted by Students for Life of America and the (Catholic) Newman [Read More…]