Wisconsin Legislature in Overdrive on Anti-AbortionSeptember 29, 2005 00:00 The WI legislature has approved 5 new restrictions/requirements on abortion-related activities.
Bush To Attempt to Reinstate Partial-birth Abortion BanSeptember 27, 2005 00:00 The Bush administration is set to spend more taxpayer money attempting to reinstate a ban on partial-birth abortions that would stop a relatively rare emergency procedure. Most liberals agree that they type of abortion is wrong, but they desire that the procedure be available for emergencies that threaten the life of the mother.
Evolution 'Debate' Hurts ScienceSeptember 23, 2005 00:00 The Intelligent Design camp's attack on evolutionary theory hurts science as a whole by questioning the entire pathway of reasoning and study that supports evolution.
Administration Funds New Anti-Porn FBI SquadSeptember 23, 2005 00:00 The FBI is being forced to fund and prioritize a new anti-pornography squad. The agents are being told that the investigation is to rank somewhere above civil-rights violations and below public corruption.
House Bill Allows Religious Descrimination in Government Funded ProgramSeptember 23, 2005 00:00 A House Bill allows government funded religious agencies that operate Head Start preschools to discriminate by religion when hiring. Outrageous.
Intelligent Design Teaching to be Tested in CourtSeptember 23, 2005 00:00 A group of parents is suing the Pennsylvania school system to keep intelligent design out of their children's science classes.
PETA Display Invokes Debate at CollegesSeptember 22, 2005 00:00 A PETA display contrasting animal abuse with acts of human-on-human violence is creating inspired debate on college campuses.
Interfaith Bible Course Released for Use in SchoolsSeptember 22, 2005 00:00 A group called the Bible Literacy Project seems to have done it the right way. They have introduced a textbox designed to teach about the Bible in public schools that takes an objective look at it's origins. Now if they'll only allow the same for the Koran and other texts, we know we'll be on the right track.
ACLU Against Abstinence-only EducationSeptember 22, 2005 00:00 The ACLU is campaigning to dissuade states from accepting federal government funding for abstinence-only sex education because the education program promotes religion and discriminates against homosexuals.
Review of Religious ViewpointsSeptember 22, 2005 00:00 This article reviews the different points of view of religion and promotes a tolerant viewpoint.
Abortion Battle Must be Won on Moral GroundsSeptember 20, 2005 00:00 The chairman of the International Planned Parenthood Council has stated that he believes that abortion laws won't be settled in the United States until the argument is won on moral ground.
Missouri Abortion Law Put on HoldSeptember 20, 2005 00:00 A controversial and draconian abortion law recently passed in Missouri has been temporarily put on hold by the courts while they evaluate the constitutionality of attempting to control someone's behavior while out of the state.
Roberts to Keep Open MindSeptember 13, 2005 00:00 Proposed US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts intends to keep an open mind and to observe established precident, if he is chosen to preside over the Court. Roberts' Senate hearing is underway this week.
Specter Won't Quiz Roberts on Roe v. WadeSeptember 11, 2005 00:00 Moderate Republican Senator Arlen Specter, chair of the Senate judiciary committee, says that he will not quiz John Roberts directly on his intent to overturn Roe vs. Wade, as he does not believe that Supreme Court Justices should have to commit on decisions before the hear a case.
KS Attorney General on Anti-Abortion Witch HuntSeptember 09, 2005 00:00 Kansas anti-abortion Attorney General Phill Kline has subpoenaed the records from two abortion clinics so that he can find out if he can prosecute them for performing late term abortions or failing to report child sex crimes.
Missouri to Add New Abortion RestrictionsSeptember 08, 2005 00:00 The Missiouri legislature is set to pass another law restricting doctors and others who assist young women in obtaining abortions.
A Radical Cancer: Feminism or the Right?September 08, 2005 00:00 The author describes feminism as: 'A malignancy spreads by invading its neighboring cells, taking over their internal control processes, and inducing the cells to assume grotesque shapes and sizes.' Wow, sounds like a good description for the religious Right in American politics.
Catholic Church Believes Contraceptive Use Causes DivorceSeptember 08, 2005 00:00 A Catholic speaker believes that medical contraceptives increase the divorce rate because they DULL a woman's sex drive, therefor she chooses bad mates. Huh? That's like saying I should drive a gas guzzler because a feul efficient car would take me past my destination.
Schwarzenegger to Veto Gay Marriage BillSeptember 08, 2005 00:00 California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has stated that he will veto the gay marriage bill passed by the California legislature this week. Schwarzenegger will rely on Proposition 22, passed in 2000, in which voters approved that marriage was between a man and a woman.
CA Legislature OK's Gay MarriageSeptember 07, 2005 00:00 California has become the first state in the country to have both legislative houses approve a bill allowing gay marriage. The controversial bill must now go before Gov. Schwarzenegger who has hinted that he may veto it. However, Schwarzenegger's popularity has been falling and signing the bill may give him a populist boost that would help his fall ballot initiatives.
Another Book to BurnSeptember 06, 2005 00:00 'The Marketing of Evil' does not speak about the diversion of the power of the religious Right to wage war and to increase corporate profits, but it attacks gay rights and a woman's right to choose. Why is it that people on the Right are so fixated on sex and pedophilia?
Rehnquist Will Be Replaced by Like, Younger ConservativeSeptember 04, 2005 00:00 The passing of Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist gives Bush the opportunity to appoint a younger, conservative Chief Justice, however the new appointment is unlikely to affect the court as much as Justice O'Connor's replacement will.
Self-Determination Foes Proud of Infringing Women's RightsSeptember 02, 2005 00:00 Religious extremists are proud to be infringing on a woman's right to choose throughout the country. This blog points out some of the victory dances in their recent attempts to attack abortion.
CCN Plans to Protest Opening Planned Parenthood in St. AugustineSeptember 02, 2005 00:00 The Christian Communication Network is organizing to protest the opening of a Planned Parenthood in St. Johns County, Florida. Apparently family planning is just not Christian.
Karen Hughes to Address Islamic GroupSeptember 02, 2005 00:00 Karen Hughes, longtime Bush advisor and recent appointee for a public diplomacy and affairs position, will address the largest US Islamic federation. Society representatives hope that Hughes can spread the message that US muslims exist and prosper in a secular democratic society.
California Advocates Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'September 01, 2005 00:00 California state senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego), offered a state resolution that requests that the US military repeal it's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy as unconstitutional discrimination.
CA Senate Passes Gay Marriage BillSeptember 01, 2005 00:00 The California Senate has passed a gay marriage bill, however it still faces a fight in the state Assembly. The passage, however, does legitimize the argument that legislatures CAN and WILL pass pro-gay-marriage laws.
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