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Forced-Birthers Bow Down To Trump–Again (TWEET)

Forced-Birthers Bow Down To Trump–Again (TWEET)

One of the most nauseating moments of the 2016 presidential cycle was when the religious right remained firmly behind Donald Trump even after the release of the Access Hollywood tape. They tried to convince us that it really didn’t matter that Trump openly boasted that he could degrade women–even “grab ’em by the pussy”‘–because he […]

Priest Equates Aiding Planned Parenthood With Assisting Nazis (AUDIO)

Priest Equates Aiding Planned Parenthood With Assisting Nazis (AUDIO)

As many of my longtime readers both here at Liberal America and at Daily Kos know, I walked out on the “pro-life” movement in 2011 when I could no longer tolerate its growing lack of respect for basic decency and dignity. A number of events in the last six years have not only confirmed this […]

One Simple Question Ties Abortion Foes In Knots (TWEETS)

One Simple Question Ties Abortion Foes In Knots (TWEETS)

As anti-abortion activists seem to get more and more extreme in their tactics, reasoning with them has seemingly become an exercise in frustration. For example, you may recall that Planned Parenthood clinic director turned forced-birther Abby Johnson danced a jig when wind from Hurricane Harvey knocked a tree down in Austin, cutting off access to […]

GOP Rep Busted Trying To Force Mistress To Get An Abortion Resigns (VIDEOS)

GOP Rep Busted Trying To Force Mistress To Get An Abortion Resigns (VIDEOS)

Congressman Tim Murphy bills himself as one of the most rabid opponents of abortion in the House. But the congressman from the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh was exposed as a full-blown hypocrite when it emerged that he’d advised his longtime mistress to get an abortion. Murphy was already in deep doo-doo politically after being forced […]

Latest Forced-Birther Tactic Isn’t Just Ugly–It’s Illegal (VIDEO)

Latest Forced-Birther Tactic Isn’t Just Ugly–It’s Illegal (VIDEO)

Opponents of legalized abortion like to say they’re pro-life. But in recent years, they have adopted a number of increasingly aggressive tactics that suggest the term “pro-life” is a misnomer. It’s more accurate to call them “forced-birth.” The strongest evidence to date that these people are more about forced-birth came on Friday, when activists descended […]

Forced-Birthers Willing To Do Anything To Stop Abortion–Including THIS (VIDEOS)

Forced-Birthers Willing To Do Anything To Stop Abortion–Including THIS (VIDEOS)

It’s no secret that anti-abortion activists have adopted some increasingly disturbing tactics in recent years. So disturbing, in fact, that the term “pro-life” is a misnomer. It’s more accurate to use a term picked up by some of my old friends on Daily Kos–“forced-birth.” For instance, an abortion clinic in my hometown of Charlotte has […]

Charlotte Forced-Birthers Recruit KIDS To Do Their Dirty Work (TWEETS)

Charlotte Forced-Birthers Recruit KIDS To Do Their Dirty Work (TWEETS)

More than ten years ago, mainstream America got an introduction to just how fanatical the religious right can be with the release of “Jesus Camp,” a documentary that showed how young kids are turned into little culture warriors. In a number of scenes, the kids were seen taking part in anti-abortion rallies. Easily the most […]

Forced-Birther Okay With Harvey Downing Trees–Babies Are Being Saved! (TWEETS)

Forced-Birther Okay With Harvey Downing Trees–Babies Are Being Saved! (TWEETS)

Abortion opponents like to say that they want to defend the sanctity of life. But it has been amply established that, at bottom, the anti-abortion movement has nothing to do with the sanctity of life. For instance, when an Alabama teenager sought and received permission to end her pregnancy after being raped, abortion opponents clutched their […]

An Open Letter To The Forced-Birth Movement–From A Former Anti-Abortion Liberal (VIDEO)

An Open Letter To The Forced-Birth Movement–From A Former Anti-Abortion Liberal (VIDEO)

To The “Leadership” Of The “Pro-Life” Movement: For most of the time from around 2004 to 2011, I was one of you. I opposed abortion, except in cases of rape and incest. But recent events have convinced me that all your talk about protecting the sanctity of human life is nothing more than hot air. […]

Alabama Forced-Birthers: 12-Year-Old Rape Victim Wants To Commit ‘Murder’ (VIDEO)

Alabama Forced-Birthers: 12-Year-Old Rape Victim Wants To Commit ‘Murder’ (VIDEO)

Those who want to ban abortion claim that they want to defend the sanctity of life. But recent moves by abortion opponents prove that claim is a transparent lie. Recently, members of the supposed “mainstream” of the anti-abortion movement have suggested that allowing sexual assault victims to end their pregnancies isn’t an act of basic decency. No, […]

RWNJ Evangelist Prays For God To ‘Sweep Away’ Abortion And Pro-Choice Judges (VIDEOS)

RWNJ Evangelist Prays For God To ‘Sweep Away’ Abortion And Pro-Choice Judges (VIDEOS)

For years, the religious right has talked about building a “culture of life” in this country–one in which abortion is a thing of the past. We already know how far they’re willing to go. By standing behind Donald Trump even in the face of his outrageously degrading comments about women, the religious right announced in […]

RWNJ Congressman Rolls Out Most Extreme Attempt To Ban Abortion, Ever (AUDIO)

RWNJ Congressman Rolls Out Most Extreme Attempt To Ban Abortion, Ever (AUDIO)

For the better part of five years, veteran religious right activist Janet Porter has tried to get state legislatures to pass a bill that would all but ban abortions in cases where the fetus’ heartbeat can be detected. This is extremely problematic on several counts. Not only can a heartbeat be detected at points before […]

KY Senate President: Women Have Only Two Options, ‘To Conceive Or Not’ (TWEET)

KY Senate President: Women Have Only Two Options, ‘To Conceive Or Not’ (TWEET)

The South was a killing field for the Democrats in 2016, but particularly so in Kentucky. The Republicans rode the wave of Donald Trump easily carrying the state to win complete control of state government for the first time since 1921. They not only increased their supermajority in the state senate, but also flipped the […]

NFL Player Peddles Claim That Planned Parenthood Was Founded To ‘Exterminate Blacks’

NFL Player Peddles Claim That Planned Parenthood Was Founded To ‘Exterminate Blacks’

A star NFL tight end turned heads this weekend when he claimed that Planned Parenthood was pulling a snow job on the nation. He claimed that Planned Parenthood claims to push greater access to abortion when it really wants to exterminate blacks and other minorities. Benjamin Watson recently signed with the Baltimore Ravens after three […]

Lawsuit Alleges Forced-Birth Nutcase Made Death Threat Against Doctor (WITH VIDEO)

Lawsuit Alleges Forced-Birth Nutcase Made Death Threat Against Doctor (WITH VIDEO)

Back in 2011, one of Kansas’ most ardent abortion opponents sent a graphic letter to a Wichita doctor warning her not to start offering abortion services, or else she could potentially be blown up by a car bomb. Now she faces a awsuit from the federal Department of Justice alleging that letter amounted to a death threat. […]

Is This The Real Reason Senate GOP Is Refusing To Do Its Job? (WITH AUDIO)

Is This The Real Reason Senate GOP Is Refusing To Do Its Job? (WITH AUDIO)

We all know that the Senate GOP leadership is vowing to give the cold shoulder to Merrick Garland, President Obama’s pick to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. We also know that their stated reason for doing so–a supposed rule against presidents filling judicial vacancies late in their term–is a transparent lie. […]

The Real Reason Forced Birthers Blasted Trump Call For Punishing Women (WITH AUDIO)

The Real Reason Forced Birthers Blasted Trump Call For Punishing Women (WITH AUDIO)

Donald Trump has done something that many people didn’t think was possible. When the Donald declared that there ought to be “some form of punishment” for women who get abortions, he was forced to walk it back in part due to withering criticism from both sides of the abortion divide. However, it will be amply […]

Analysis Calls BS On Anti-Planned Parenthood Videos, Calls Them A Hatchet Job

Analysis Calls BS On Anti-Planned Parenthood Videos, Calls Them A Hatchet Job

Planned Parenthood has spent most of this summer defending itself after an obscure anti-abortion group started rolling out videos purporting to show that its affiliates engage in criminal activity. Well, Planned Parenthood didn’t take this lying down–especially after the Republican-controlled House apparently found the videos disturbing enough to launch an investigation. Planned Parenthood asked a […]

Woman Who Was Sexually Assaulted Is Forced To Give Birth In Ireland

Woman Who Was Sexually Assaulted Is Forced To Give Birth In Ireland

In the United States reproductive justice and reproductive rights activists warn of what our country will look like if abortion restrictions are allowed to continue. What would happen if we only allowed exceptions for sexually assaulted, incest, health and life pregnant women? Would that protect women? A current case in Ireland gives us the perfect […]