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Archaic Texas Laws Have Led Up To 240,000 Women To Perform Their Own Abortions

Archaic Texas Laws Have Led Up To 240,000 Women To Perform Their Own Abortions

The closing of safe, clean clinics across the state has brought the back alley abortion back to Texas.

by Charles Topher· · News
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Corruption-Addled Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bill Saying He Can’t Be Investigated For Corruption

Scott Walker dismantles the anti-corruption law that led to some of his closet allies being thrown behind bars.

by Jameson Parker· · News
Chris Christie Refuses To Believe Strict NJ Gun Laws Are Responsible For Low Gun Violence (VIDEO)

Chris Christie Refuses To Believe Strict NJ Gun Laws Are Responsible For Low Gun Violence (VIDEO)

Gun violence is more than a mental health issue.

by Joe Fletcher· · News
It Is More Likely To Be Struck By Lighting Than For Someone To Commit Voter Fraud In Texas

It Is More Likely To Be Struck By Lighting Than For Someone To Commit Voter Fraud In Texas

No matter how stupid voter ID laws are, Republicans still want to implement these racist laws.

by Joe Fletcher· · News
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San Francisco Cyclists Protest Police Crackdown By Obeying The Law To The Letter

Police crackdowns are often knee-jerk reactions, instead of well-thought out solutions. Here’s what can happen when they don’t think these things through first.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Man Saves Dog From Sweltering Car, Police Arrest Him For Hurting Owner’s Ford Mustang

Man Saves Dog From Sweltering Car, Police Arrest Him For Hurting Owner’s Ford Mustang

As an animal lover, this infuriates me.

by Jameson Parker· · News
Georgia Politician Who Fought Against Motorcycle Helmet Law Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Georgia Politician Who Fought Against Motorcycle Helmet Law Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Politician who spent years trying to roll back motorcycle safety laws because “freedom” dies on one.

by Jameson Parker· · News
Police In Florida Are Using Bike Laws To Criminalize Being Black

Police In Florida Are Using Bike Laws To Criminalize Being Black

79% of all bike arrests happen to black people in Tampa.

by Joe Fletcher· · News
Military Sharpshooter Has A Few Choice Words For ‘Open Carry’ Wannabes

Military Sharpshooter Has A Few Choice Words For ‘Open Carry’ Wannabes

“Hero-seekers are a danger to themselves and others.”

by Sarah· · News
Would You Ever Consider Having An Abortion? If Not, Why?
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New Missouri Abortion Law: Think About Your Choice For Three Days

Unbelievable. Missouri forces women seeking an abortion to wait 72 hours before they can have an abortion. And it doesn’t matter if she was raped or a victim of incest. Now women living in this state have to live with “one of the nation’s most stringent waiting periods.” This makes […]

by Gloria Christie· · News
Jon Stewart’s Takedown Of Sean Hannity Has To Be Seen To Be Appreciated (VIDEOS)

Jon Stewart’s Takedown Of Sean Hannity Has To Be Seen To Be Appreciated (VIDEOS)

The feud between Jon Stewart and Sean Hannity goes into high gear as Hannity tries to attack Stewart’s program, only to be mocked in return.

by T. Steelman· · News
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North Carolina Ditches Voting Rights Act, Passes Worst Voting Law In America (VIDEO)

Here are 11 ways North Carolina’s HB 589 law will stop people from voting. If you think the GOP won’t try this in all 50 states, stop kidding yourself.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
School Abandons RFID Tracking Chips For Failing To Increase Attendance

School Abandons RFID Tracking Chips For Failing To Increase Attendance

Despite winning their court case, the school that used RFID tag monitors on its students has decided to abandon the program.

by Justin Acuff· · News
Photo of Democratic Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis' feet, clad in pink sneakers, from the Texas Tribune.  http://www.texastribune.org/2013/06/25/texplainer-what-are-rules-filibuster/

Texas GOP Passes Draconian Anti-Abortion Law Despite Fierce Filibuster In Pink Sneakers (VIDEO)

‘All’ she had to do to prevent this anti-abortion law from passing was stand up and speak for 13 hours straight without sitting, peeing, or taking a break.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
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480 Religious Leaders Arrested On ‘Moral Monday’ For Protesting UnChristian GOP Policies (VIDEO)

These faith leaders risk jail every week on ‘Moral Mondays’ to protest the NC GOP’s senselessly cruel agenda. Do Tea Party demonstrators ever get arrested?

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Jessica Carpenter and Rachel Lowe are charged with inducing a miscarriage with an herbal remedy. Image from WTKR.com.

Virginia Anti-Abortion Law Drives Woman To Induce Dangerous Miscarriage

As new laws make it harder to get a safe, legal abortion, the future may hold more news stories about high-risk, self-induced miscarriages.

by T. Steelman· · News
Michael Jock - 'Stood his Ground' over pizza.

Man Tries ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense For Shooting A Guy Over Pizza

While it’s easy to address assault weapons as an unnecessary source of killings in our country, gun discussion needs to be comprehensive.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Germany Motivated By ‘Erotic Zoos’ To Reinstate Bestiality Laws

Germany Motivated By ‘Erotic Zoos’ To Reinstate Bestiality Laws

Laws against sex with animals can be based on a simple concept: all sex must be consensual, and animals can’t give consent.

by Justin Acuff· · News
Meth Lab Bust Reveals Ron Paul’s Ties To Shady Groups

Meth Lab Bust Reveals Ron Paul’s Ties To Shady Groups

A court case in Montana reveals the use of dark money groups to launder money in order to bypass finance laws, illegally, to several groups, including to Ron Paul.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News