Category Archives: Blastocyst Liberation

No, the Culture Wars Are Not Over, As All Is Not Quiet on the Contraception Front

Noah Smith writes: The Culture War is over, and the liberals have won. With the legalization and broad acceptance of gay marriage, the last great bastion of government-supported traditionalism in Western society has been swept away. Elsewhere, the armies of … Continue reading

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Nothing in Movement Conservatism Makes Sense Except in the Light of Creationism: The Contraception Edition

With apologies to Theodosius Dobzhanksy. Amanda Marcotte describes what happens when the Gish Gallop collides with reproductive health: Conservative: I don’t want to pay for your abortifacients! Liberal: Look, there are two lies in there. One, you are not “paying … Continue reading

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“Now is the time to make an adequate income a reality for all of God’s children”: The Need to Politicize MLK Day

(from here) Consider the above picture when thinking about increasing the minimum wage. Or a living wage. Or treating workers as people. Never forget that King was murdered in Memphis while he was supporting striking sanitation workers. Forty-five years after … Continue reading

Posted in Blastocyst Liberation, Conservatives, Housing, Hunger, Racism, Unions

Virginia’s New Governor and the Democrats’ Faustian Bargain

Having grown up in the Commonwealth of Virginia at a time when the choice was between the segregationist theocrat and the de facto Republican (aka ‘the Democrat’), I am well accustomed to choosing the lesser of two evils. More recently, … Continue reading

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Why We Need a Broader Reach For Science Journalists: The Fetal Pain Nontroversy Edition

Yesterday, we raised the point that science journalists–those conversant with analysis–are needed in areas other than science. Friday, the NY Times, in a story about the attempt to outlaw all abortions after 20 weeks due to the mistaken belief that … Continue reading

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How to Permanently Alienate Millions and Millions of American Women

No, this is not the Mad Biologist’s guide to dating. It’s about the continual attempt by conservatives to mandate transvaginal probes for women who want to get an abortion. While transvaginal probles do have a legitimate medical role in abortions, … Continue reading

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Why Conservatives Can’t Stop Talking About Rape: Because It’s the New Rubella

So it appears that, just as the furor over Todd Akin’s magical vaginas has died down (he was the Republican who claimed that rape victm’s vaginas have ways to “shut down” pregnancy), they seem to have gone full-bore stupid again: … Continue reading

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One Alabama Republican Didn’t Get the Memo About ‘Fetus = Person’

After years of being told that fetuses are people by the forced pregnancy crowd, we now have this utterance from the Great State of Alabama (boldface mine): Alabama state Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin (R-of course), who is sponsoring a bill … Continue reading

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Our Surreal Abortion Debate

One of the truly bizarre things about the recent focus of the abortion debate on the ‘rape exception’ is rape is not even close to a minor reason for abortion. That’s not to say that the Republican position on rape … Continue reading

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President Obama Needs to Take Lessons From Elizabeth Warren

Cuz Warren speaks real good (boldface mine): I have no doubt Sen Brown is a good husband and a good father to his daughters, but this is an issue that affects ALL of our daughters and our granddaughters. And what … Continue reading

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