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Americans United For Life Takes Credit For One-Third Of New Anti-Choice Laws
Americans United for Life — which acts as sort of the ALEC of the anti-choice movement — sent an email to supporters today taking credit for a full one-third of the spate of state-level restrictions on abortion access that have been...
New Anti-Choice Group Launches With Michael Peroutka Lecture On How Roe v. Wade Isn't Actually The Law
Last weekend, Iowa conservative talk show host Steve Deace held an event to launch Personhood Iowa, a new group he helped organize that is affiliated with the National Personhood Alliance, a new coalition of groups that seek to outlaw...
Anti-Choice Activist Who Clashed With National Right To Life Over Gay Rights To Head Rival Group
A new anti-choice organization meant to be an even more extreme version of the National Right to Life Committee has picked its first president — and they chose someone who embodies the growing schism within the anti-choice movement. The...
Hobby Lobby: 'Closely Held' Does Not Mean 'Mom and Pop'
In the Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby, the Court held for the first time ever that a for-profit corporation counts as a “person” under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and that a “closely held” corporation...
National Right To Life Speaker: Contraception And Abortion Are The Real War On Women, And They Come From 'The Pit of Hell'
The National Right To Life Convention kicked off this morning with a panel discussion featuring National Review Online editor Kathryn Jean Lopez, anti-choice activist Dr. Jean Garton, and radio host and crisis pregnancy center director Joy Pinto....
Tim Wildmon Is Pretty Sure God Will Destroy America Any Day Now Thanks To Obama
In an essay in this month’s AFA Journal, American Family Association President Tim Wildmon writes that his group is working tirelessly to prevent God from destroying the country as retribution for President Obama’s support for abortion...
Personhood Bills So Toxic Cory Gardner Is Desperately Trying To Deny He's Sponsoring One
Earlier this week, a coalition of extreme anti-choice groups launched a national alliance to compete with the anti-choice behemoth National Right to Life Committee. The new group is angry that National Right to Life has backed abortion bans that...
End Times Rabbi: 'There Is A Great Shaking Coming'
In a rambling three-part broadcast of James Dobson’s “Family Talk” earlier this month, End Times author and messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn outlined America’s impending doom, which he blamed in part on growing support for...
Spurned Georgia Group Launching Even More Extreme Rival To National Right To Life Committee
A no-compromise anti-choice group that was recently ousted as National Right to Life Committee’s Georgia affiliate is launching a new, even more extreme national group to compete with NRLC. In April, we wrote about the drama in Georgia,...
'If America Laughs At This, America Is Beyond Redemption': The Right Reacts To Abortion Comedy 'Obvious Child'
Last week, I saw a screening of “Obvious Child,” the new rom-com starring Jenny Slate in which the main character gets an abortion and makes some dark jokes about it and, surprise, ends up okay. A couple of the questions at the Q&A...
The Wilks Brothers: Fracking Sugar Daddies For The Far Right
Last June, presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Ted Cruz traveled to Iowa for an event convened by David Lane, a political operative who uses pastors to mobilize conservative Christian voters.  Lane is a Christian-nation extremist who believes...
The Ten Commandments And The 4,300-Year-Old Dinosaur: Michael Peroutka's Web Of Christian-Nation Influence
Two weeks ago, the Creation Museum — the anti-evolution themepark run by the advocacy group Answers in Genesis — received a huge gift: a $1 million dinosaur skeleton meant to help the museum illustrate its belief that dinosaurs were...
Rafael Cruz Blames End Of School-Sponsored Prayer For Crime, Teen Pregnancy
Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz, spoke at yesterday’s Family Research Council Watchmen on the Wall conference, where he made the case for the conservative pastors in the audience to throw themselves into politics. Cruz argued that...
Rick Santorum Hits Ben Carson For Defending 'Indefensible' Stance On Abortion Rights
When Ben Carson lauded Republicans who take a politically-motivation position on abortion rights in order to win elections, one of his fellow potential GOP presidential candidates was not impressed. In an interview with Newsmax TV host Steve...
In Response To Uganda Documentary, IHOP Says It's 'Not Involved' in Politics
“God Loves Uganda,” a documentary about American evangelical involvement in inflaming anti-gay sentiment in that country, made its debut at last year’s Sundance Festival and reached a broader audience through this week’s...
Flashback: David Benham Described Homosexuality As Demonic, Warned Islam Is Taking Over America
When HGTV pulled the plug on a reality TV show starring North Carolina real estate dealers and brothers David and Jason Benham following a Right Wing Watch report on David’s anti-gay, anti-choice, anti-Muslim activism, David Benham insisted...
HGTV Picks Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Extremist For New Reality TV Show
UPDATE: HGTV has "decided not to move forward" with the show. UPDATE II: Additional remarks of Benham attacking homosexuality as "destructive" and "demonic" have also surfaced. Last month, the HGTV network announced...
Right-Wing Activists Urge Catholic Church To Deny Communion To Pro-Choice Politicians
Dozens of anti-choice activists meeting in Rome this week are urging Catholic bishops to deny communion to politicians who support abortion rights. Speaking at the International Pro-Life Conference in Rome, the American Catholic leader Cardinal...
Iowa GOP Senate Candidates Vow To Block Judges Who Won't Follow 'Biblical' Law
The Iowa-based Religious Right group The Family Leader held a forum for Republican US Senate candidates on Friday, at which the group’s view that “God instituted government” figured heavily. In fact, nearly every candidate at the...
Glenn Grothman Tried To Remove Woman's Life Exception From Abortion Ban, Make Women Report 'Forcible Rape' Before Obtaining Care
Glenn Grothman, a Republican Wisconsin state senator who is currently running for the US House seat being vacated by Rep. Tom Petri, says he opposes equal pay measures because he thinks “money is more important for men,” believes women...
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