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BREAKING: “Family Values” Republican House Rep. Tim Murphy Resigns After Adultery And Abortion Scandals

Politico reports: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), the embattled anti-abortion lawmaker who allegedly encouraged his lover to terminate a pregnancy, resigned from office Thursday — just 24 hours after announcing his plan to retire after 2018. “This afternoon I received a letter of resignation from Congressman Tim Murphy, effective October 21,” Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement. “It was Dr. ...

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Anti-Gay “Family Values” Republican US House Rep To Retire In Wake Of Adultery And Abortion Scandals

The Associated Press reports: Republican Congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania has announced plans to retire at the end of this term — amid tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair. Murphy, who is in his eighth term, says in a statement Wednesday that he will “take personal time to seek help as my family and I continue to work through our ...

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Pro-Life Republican US House Rep. Tim Murphy Urged Mistress To Have Abortion, Text Messages Reveal

The anti-gay “family values” hero who last month confessed to adultery is now embroiled in another scandal. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: A text message sent in January to U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy by a woman with whom he had an extra-marital relationship took him to task for an anti-abortion statement posted on Facebook from his office’s public account. “And you ...

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Roe V Wade Plaintiff Norma McCorvey Dies At Age 69

The Washington Post reports: Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in ...

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Pence And Conway To Address Anti-Abortion March

Fox News reports: Vice President Mike Pence has agreed to speak at Friday’s March for Life, the annual anti-abortion demonstration in Washington. In a statement, the March for Life says neither a president nor a vice president has ever spoken at the event, now in its 44th year. One of President Donald Trump’s top advisers, Kellyanne Conway, is also on ...

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TEXAS: Proposed GOP Bill Makes Abortion A Felony

The Texas Observer reports: A Republican lawmaker filed the “Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act” Wednesday, which would ban and criminalize abortions in Texas at any stage and direct state officials to ignore federal law established by Roe v. Wade. House Bill 948, authored by state Representative Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington [PHOTO], is the newest and most straightforward attempt by Texas ...

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OKLAHOMA: Legislature Approves Bill Ordering Many Businesses To Place Anti-Abortion Signs In Restrooms

And not just businesses. Law Newz reports: A new law in Oklahoma requires restaurants, hospitals, public schools, and other buildings to post signs with pro-life language in their restrooms. The law includes additional measures “for the purpose of achieving an abortion-free society.” Any business or other entity that is regulated by the State Department of Health will have to post ...

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TRAILER: Mike Huckabee And Victoria Jackson Star In Janet Porter’s Anti-Abortion Film What’s A Girl To Do?

OMG. An anti-abortion “romantic comedy.” Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: Last month, Religious Right activist Janet Porter announced that she had secured funding for a movie that she has been working on for years about her efforts to pass the first “partial birth” abortion ban in the nation. She was especially excited about this because, she said, self-proclaimed ...

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Pope Gives Priests Permission To Forgive Abortion

NPR reports: Pope Francis has declared that abortion, which remains a “grave sin” in the eyes of the Catholic Church, can be forgiven by ordinary priests for the foreseeable future — instead of requiring the intervention of a bishop. The change was implemented on a temporary basis, for one year only, as part of the Catholic Church’s “Year of Mercy,” ...

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Marco Rubio: No Abortions For Zika-Infected Women

Politico reports: Sen. Marco Rubio said Saturday that he doesn’t believe a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus should have the right to an abortion — even if she had reason to believe the child would be born with severe microcephaly. “I understand a lot of people disagree with my view – but I believe that all human life ...

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Potential Trump Running Mate Gen. Michael Flynn Shrugs Off Social Issues Like Gay Marriage [VIDEO]

This won’t make the evangelicals happy. Via Politico: Issues like abortion and same-sex marriage are not at the top of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s list of priorities, the former intelligence official and registered Democrat who is reportedly being vetted as Donald Trump’s running mate said Sunday. “What people do in their private lives, these are not big issues that ...

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law

A huge defeat for the right. NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down one of the nation’s toughest restrictions on abortion, a Texas law that women’s groups said would have forced more than three-quarters of the state’s clinics to shut down. The decision was 5-3. Passed in 2013, the law said clinics providing abortion services must ...

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Trump: When I Said Women Should Be Punished For Abortion, I Meant They Should Punish Themselves

From a New York Times Magazine profile titled Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride: Then there was his interview the previous week with the MSNBC host Chris Matthews, who asked him whether his pro-life views meant that he also supported criminal penalties for a woman who had an abortion. Trump had replied that yes, there should be “some form of punishment.” Now ...

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IOWA: Carly Fiorina Hijacks Preschool Field Trip, Uses Toddlers As Captive Props For Anti-Abortion Rant

And yes, the parents are furious. The Guardian reports: Carly Fiorina has been accused of “ambushing” a group of children, after she ushered pre-schoolers, who were on a field trip to a botanical garden, into an anti-abortion rally in Des Moines. On Wednesday, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive embarked on a day of campaigning across Iowa, in an attempt to ...

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Mike Huckabee: The Anti-Abortion Movement Has No Responsibility For “Domestic Terrorism” [VIDEO]

Mike Huckabee appeared on CNN this morning where he denounced the “domestic terrorism” in Colorado, adding, “I don’t know any pro-life leader, any––if you can tell me one, please correct me––but I don’t know of anybody who has suggested violence toward Planned Parenthood personnel.” Anti-abortion leaders may not condone violence, but Huckabee needs to visit the comments section on just ...

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Carly Fiorina: It’s Typical Left-Wing Tactics To Link Colorado Murders To Anti-Abortion Rhetoric [VIDEO]

Carly Fiorina appeared on Fox News Sunday this morning where she denounced the left for “demonizing the messenger” by linking anti-abortion rhetoric to the murders at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. And then she talked about “taking our country back.” Watch below.

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AUSTRALIA: American Anti-Abortion Activist Troy Newman Deported Over Fears He’d Incite Violence

The Guardian reports: Controversial anti-abortion activist Troy Newman has left Australia after losing a last-minute legal challenge against his deportation. The US citizen had been detained at Melbourne airport after flying to Australia despite having his visa revoked, over concerns his Australian speaking tour could incite community harm. A spokeswoman for the immigration minister, Peter Dutton, confirmed on Saturday that ...

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Pat Robertson: God Crashed The Stock Market Because Obama Supports Planned Parenthood [VIDEO]

Today’s stock market dive happened because the Obama administration backs Planned Parenthood, says Pat Robertson. “We will pay dearly as a nation for this thing going on. And possibly if we were to stop all this slaughter the judgment of God might be lifted from us. But it’s coming, ladies and gentlemen. We just had a little taste of it ...

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“Stop My Abortion” Site Was A Hoax

Via the Friendly Atheist: Remember the anonymous woman who said she would go ahead with her planned abortion unless pro-lifers raised $1 million (which she said would be put in a trust fund for the child)? Turns out it was a hoax. A great big publicity stunt. The website ProLifeAntiWoman.com no longer has the woman’s plea. It’s now a website ...

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Money Beg Of The Day

From the site: I am a twenty-six-year-old female and I am currently 7 weeks pregnant. I have every intention of having an abortion, but I’m giving you a chance to stop it. I’m enrolled in a graduate program in a state that very recently passed extremely restrictive abortion laws that impose unnecessary waiting time to get an abortion and attempt ...

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