OK GOP: Pregnant Women are “Hosts” Without Autonomy

Oklahoma GOP: Pregnant Women are "Hosts" Without Autonomy - HB1441 proposed by Rep Justin Humphrey

Because he believes women lose bodily autonomy when they become pregnant, Oklahoma state Rep. Justin Humphrey (R) just proposed legislation requiring written permission from male sexual partners for all abortions. HB 1441 – labeled as a bill “prohibiting abortion to be performed without consent of the father” – aims remove all bodily autonomy from women thereby rationalizing unconstitutional hurdles to obtain safe and legal abortion. […]

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Draft of “Sweeping” Anti-LGBTQ Executive Order Leaked

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After news leaked earlier this week the Trump administration was assembling an anti-LGBTQ executive order to bridge the gap until the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) was passed, the Trump administration denied they were targeting the LGBTQ community and went so far as to announce they would retain President Obama’s executive order protecting LGBTQ federal workers. Tonight a draft of […]

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SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch is a Danger to LGBTQ Rights

Neil Gorsuch

While many in the mainstream media are painting Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch as a moderate, sensible choice for the high court, the truth as demonstrated by his on-the-record statements and legal decisions paint a different picture. Gorsuch – who currently serves as a federal appellate judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit – prides himself on being a Constitutional originalist and supporter of textualism. That in […]

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Stop Shaming Melania Trump

Melania Trump

The continued harsh criticism of Melania Trump is disturbing. During the campaign, social media and newspapers inundated the world with her nude photos and “exclusive” movie stills. As the Obamas prepared to leave office, the photos from Melania’s past were shared more frequently, often comparing her semi-nude photos side-by-side with photos of Michelle. Since becoming First Lady, the insults appear to […]

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Kentucky Passes 20 Week Abortion Ban

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Wasting no time in the new Republican-controlled session, the Kentucky legislature just passed a 20 week abortion ban today. The bill will now go to Governor Matt Bevin (who is expected to sign the bill into law immediately). Republicans proposed the legislation – SB5 – at the beginning of the legislative session earlier this week. If Bevin signs it into law, it will […]

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You’ve Been Warned: Mike Pence’s Version of ‘Truth’

Mike Pence

Pence claims he values truth, yet he leaves out quite a bit. I liken it to this example from my own life. A few years ago a friend’s son was away at college. Sadly the son’s beloved dog, Tippy, died. His father called him at college and said “Tippy didn’t wake up this morning.”THIS WAS A TRUE STATEMENT. When the […]

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Welcome to the Resistance

Resistance

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to speak to a “Women’s Rally for Change,” along with the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood and the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor. The purpose was to discuss how to resist the coming assault on women and minorities, and to answer the increasingly common–and increasingly urgent– question: what can I do? What […]

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Actions Speak Louder: Trump’s Terrifying Appointments

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While a large chunk of national reporters have already begun giving President Elect Trump the benefit of the doubt as he verbally flip-flops on a significant portion of the most extreme campaign promises made over the last year, it’s important to understand only one thing about our next president: he lies when it’s politically or financially expedient. He lied throughout the […]

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The Reality of “Repealing” Roe v. Wade

Abortion - Roe v. Wade

On 60 Minutes, Donald Trump evidently claimed that “repealing” Roe v. Wade would be a priority. Among the many, many things our next President does not understand is how government actually works. He may be surprised to discover that Congress–even one dominated by GOP culture warriors–cannot “repeal” a Constitutional right. That is not to say that Roe is safe, only that it […]

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Trump: Gay Marriage Settled Law but Abortion Isn’t

Donald Trump discusses gay marriage and abortion on 60 Minutes

Last night on 60 Minutes President Elect Donald Trump argued that because the Supreme Court has offered a decision on LGBTQ marriage equality it is settled law. In the same breath, however, he argued he would appoint one or more justices to the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade to make abortion a state level issue once again. During […]

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