How Hobby Lobby Could Make Electoral Gender Gap Wider

When the Hobby Lobby ruling came down a few weeks ago, I quickly pointed out that this could be a boon to Democrats in this year’s midterm elections. A new poll provides support for that claim, showing a significant majority of women less likely to support someone who supported Hobby Lobby’s position in the case.
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The Single Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Read

Readers of this blog know that I document every day the staggeringly inane things said by the Christian right, so believe me when I say that I do not exaggerate when I say that this column at American Thinker is the single dumbest thing I have ever read. It’s so dumb that I suggest that you wear a helmet while reading it lest you give yourself a concussion from your head hitting your desk.
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Nurse Refuses to Do Job She Applied For, Files Lawsuit

One thing that happened last week while I was busy with the conference was a soon-to-be nurse applied for a position with a family planning clinic, told them she would refuse to prescribe some forms of contraception and then sued them for refusing to hire her for the job she refused to do. The ADF, which represents her, completely distorts the facts of the case:
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Help Support Important Pro-Choice Journalism

My friend Robin Marty, co-author of the fantastic book Crow After Roe: How “Separate But Equal” Has Become the New Standard In Women’s Health And How We Can Change That, is trying something pretty unique: crowd-funded journalism, in this case specifically about the struggles of clinics that support the reproductive rights of women. The goal is to tell the history and stories of those clinics, many of which are under extraordinary pressure to close down by anti-choice forces in state legislatures and are constantly being intimidated by protesters and at risk of violent attack. Here is how she describes the project:
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Pastor: Contraception Users the ‘Wreckage of Humanity’

Joy Pinto is a pastor and she also runs the badly misnamed Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center in Alabama. She spoke at this year’s National Right to Life Convention and showed just how much respect she has for the women — she calls them the “wreckage of humanity” — who come there:
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Why the Hobby Lobby Ruling Will Be Mostly Irrelevant Soon

This thought suddenly occurred to me Monday night as I was prepping for a Google Hangout to discuss the Hobby Lobby ruling: The majority opinion gave a roadmap for how the Obama administration can essentially moot the ruling unilaterally. In fact, they can do it today if they want. Let me explain.
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The Tea Party of Anti-Abortion Groups Forms

You may recall a huge blowup in Georgia a few months ago when Georgia Right to Life was thrown out of the National Right to Life Committee organization for refusing to support a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks. The state group refused to support it because it included exceptions for rape and incest. Now that group has formed a new national coalition to rival the NRLC:
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