Big pay day for Anti-Choicer Everett: Texas Awards 1.65 million dollar grant

The Raw Report is reporting that Carol Everett has been awarded a 1.65 million dollar grant for her Heidi Group that seeks to dissuade women from having abortions. I debated Carol Everett on the legality of abortion last October and she made many claims that just don't pass scientific muster.Since then, she has been testifying in favor of Texas's new effort to hassle women into giving aborted fetuses a burial. Again she made outrageous claims: According to The Austin Chronicle, Everett t … [Read more...]

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Fact Checking Anti-Abortionist Carol Everett VS Lilandra Ra Debate

The United States has made some encouraging progress since I debated the question "Should Abortion be Legal?" Last year in October, I debated with staunch abortion opponent Carol Everett.Everett makes the rounds on conservative programs such as the 700 Club and Focus on the Family and also Fox News. Her group, the Heidi Group, networks and trains Crisis Pregnancy Centers that are most often run by Christians to dissuade people with crisis pregnancies from having an abortion. In fact, many … [Read more...]

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Number One New Release in Christianity

This book has been something like eight years in the making for me. The official release date is November 1st. So my book hasn't even been released yet, but it's already the #1 New Release in Christianity on Amazon today! There's a certain irony in that, I think. :-)Yes, there will be an audio version. But my schedule is crazy at the moment, and I won't have time to record it until November. … [Read more...]

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Brilliant satire of racial justice denialism by Youtuber Edward Current

Social Justice Warrior is often meant as a pejorative. The insult is applied by everyone from Rightwing crank sites like Breitbart to people who aren't as religious but share a few opinions with the Religious Right -the new Alt-Right. The Alt-Right centers nativism even over religion as an integral part of its identity.A trait that is shared by many Christian Republicans who chose immigrant and Muslim basher Donald Trump over the bona fide Evangelical Ted Cruz for president. They chose Tru … [Read more...]

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SCOTUS Strikes down abortion restrictions that create undue burden

Good News from the Supreme Court for those in need of an abortion. The Daily Beast reports the Supreme Court in a decisive 5 to 3 ruling has struck down Texas's HB2 that enacted Targeted Restriction of Abortion Providers or TRAP laws.In Texas had the decision been upheld it would have shuttered most of the abortion clinics and left women in the Rio Grande Valley without a safe, legal abortion provider as far as San Antonio as no regional hospital would grant admitting privileges t … [Read more...]

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SCOTUS to rule soon on undue burden on abortion clinics

The US Supreme Court ruling on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt from Texas's HB2 that enacted draconian restrictions on abortion providers may come down as soon as Monday. What will the Supreme Court ruling on whether abortion TRAP laws (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) like TX HB2 mean for pregnant people across the country?Aron Ra and I got together on the Ra-Men Podcast with Heather Busby, the Executive Director of NARAL ProChoice Texas, to discuss the ramifications of th … [Read more...]

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House Democrat Sit In Comes to an End Now What?

Perhaps House Democrats have decided they have made their point about the importance of passing a gun legislation bill and have ended their takeover of the House floor and adjourned. “It is late,” House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said at 3:36 a.m., just after leaving the floor. “The House is adjourned.”He added, “We will be back … The Republicans have left in the dead of night with business unfinished.”So where will the gun bills that had been stalled by the GOP majority ruled House unt … [Read more...]

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House Democrats in Seventh Hour of Sit In over Gun Legislation

In the wake, of the largest mass shooting in American history in Orlando that caused the death of 49 LGBTQ Lantinx Americans, House Republicans staunchly refuse to even bring proposed gun legislation to a vote. In this election season, it is all too convenient to not have your name attached to a no vote on not doing anything about keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people yet again.House Democrats are in the 7th hour of a sit in on the House floor. They have had the microphone and … [Read more...]

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If you needed another reason to go to Reason Rally…

More than a few atheists (unfortunately), who are angry at Reason Rally for standing up for Reproductive Rights and LGBTQ equality, are refusing to go. I can't say I will miss the unwarranted hostility because there will be plenty from creationists like Ray Comfort. Aron posted a video commenting on the diversity of viewpoints despite what anti-feminists believe and triggered a bunch of angry anti-social justice  commenters.It's disheartening to see some of the comments t … [Read more...]

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Texas Governor and Supreme Court Prioritize Bathrooms over Classrooms

Sorry Texans! The priority in education for Texas government is to stop transgender students from using the appropriate bathroom. Our Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, called this week for the resignation of Fort Worth Superintendent Kent Scribner allowing the district's transgender students to choose their own bathroom. “Without any discussion with parents, board members, principals, and other community leaders, Dr. Scribner’s unilateral action underscores this lack of fitness to hold his position as s … [Read more...]

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