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Eatery Regrets 'Pro-Life Cupcake Day'

Kopp's Frozen Custard of Milwaukee apologizes: 'It was never our intention to get political'

(Newser) - Kopp's of Milwaukee is known for its burgers, frozen custard, and now, a cupcake-themed controversy. The hubbub began when the Wisconsin eatery put out its October "flavor forecast," which announces upcoming special days around the US and the custard flavors that Kopp's promotes to go along...

Med Students Walk Out of Own Induction Ceremony

U of Michigan students were protesting pro-life speaker Kristin Collier

(Newser) - Dozens of incoming medical students at the University of Michigan walked out of their induction ceremony last weekend in protest of a keynote speaker who opposes abortion. Dr. Kristin Collier, an assistant professor of medicine who directs the medical school's program on health, spirituality and religion, has expressed her...

How Liberals Dropped the Ball on Abortion

Interviews with over 50 insiders reveal a divided pro-choice movement

(Newser) - America's pro-life movement is surging, and not just because of conservative activists—at least according to a detailed New York Times piece about the abortion rights movement's fragmentation along political, financial, and cultural lines. "It's really, really complicated and somewhat controversial where the pro-choice movement lost,...

She Miscarried at 6 Weeks, Can Sue Her Doctor

Alabama court says wrongful death lawsuit can go forward

(Newser) - A pregnant Alabama woman who suffered a miscarriage at six weeks can sue her doctor for wrongful death, the Alabama Supreme Court has ruled, with judges citing a 2009 state law making it a crime to kill or harm "an unborn child in utero at any stage of development....

How a Pro-Life Film Hooked Pro-Choice Groups

Sital Kalantry explores 'It's a Girl'

(Newser) - Pro-choice and feminist groups are flocking to It's a Girl, a documentary about sex-selective abortions in China and India. But the film's director actually worked for a pro-life ministry, a fact that appears to have been carefully hidden, writes Sital Kalantry on Slate . Kalantry details how she became...

11 Celebs With Pro-Life Views

Martin Sheen, Jack Nicholson, Kathy Ireland among the pro-lifers

(Newser) - Hollywood, the land of liberal politics and casual sex? Maybe so, but a few celebrities have held pro-life views in recent years. Huffington Post rounds 'em up:
  • Jack Nicholson: The admitted "womanizer" (thanks, Radar ) says his mother was a teenage showgirl when she got pregnant with him.

Abortion Foes March in DC
 Abortion Foes March in DC 

Abortion Foes March in DC

Boehner promises push to make abortion a 'relic of the past'

(Newser) - Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators marched through Washington to the steps of the Supreme Court today to protest the landmark decision that legalized abortion. The annual event took on added significance for many in the crowd because it coincided with the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The demonstrators, carrying signs...

Yeah, Life Begins at Conception —So What?

Mary Elizabeth Williams says that not all life is equal

(Newser) - It's time abortion rights supporters stopped dancing around it: Life begins at conception, argues Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon . "Throughout my own pregnancies, I never wavered for a moment in the belief that I was carrying a human life inside of me," she writes. "And that...

Congressman: 'Life of the Mother' Never an Issue

Joe Walsh: No reason for abortion, ever

(Newser) - Looks like Joe Walsh won't be getting off Jon Stewart's list of the craziest guys in Congress any time soon: Last night in a debate with his opponent, Democrat Tammy Duckworth, the Illinois rep and Tea Party favorite explained that he is "pro-life without exception." He...

No. of Pro-Choice Americans Hits Record Low

Down to 41%, according to new Gallup poll

(Newser) - The number of Americans who identify themselves as pro-choice fell precipitously this year, dropping to an all-time Gallup low of 41%, according to a new poll . On the flip side, 50% said they were pro-life. When Gallup first started asking the question back in 1995, the numbers were dramatically different,...

Oklahoma Senate Passes 'Personhood' Act

Says life begins at conception, but supporters say it doesn't ban abortion

(Newser) - The Oklahoma Senate has passed a controversial bill that declares that life begins at the moment of conception, in a landslide 34-8 vote. The Personhood Act passed yesterday after two hours of debate. It's unclear what effect the bill will have, however; its author says it's just a...

Pro-Life Komen VP Quits
 Pro-Life Komen VP Quits 

Pro-Life Komen VP Quits

Karen Handel confirms that she supported the decision to cut funding

(Newser) - Karen Handel, the Susan G. Komen VP for public policy who reportedly fueled the decision to cut Planned Parenthood funding, has resigned, according to a letter obtained by the AP . In the letter, Handel confirmed that she had supported the defunding, but said that the discussion started before she joined...

After Komen Cut, Donations to Planned Parenthood Rise

Backlash fierce as foundation cuts cancer screening funds

(Newser) - The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's decision to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood has sparked a fierce backlash, with at least two petitions cropping up urging the cancer foundation to change its mind, and a slew of donations flooding into Planned Parenthood itself, the LA Times...

It's Time to Overturn Roe v. Wade
 It's Time 
 to Overturn 
 Roe v. Wade 
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It's Time to Overturn Roe v. Wade

And only Rick Santorum is serious about doing that: Rick Santorum

(Newser) - If you want a president who will actively fight to overturn Roe v. Wade, Rick Santorum is your man. As he explains in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece today, the other Republican candidates "simply check the pro-life box," whereas Santorum "fight[s] the battle in the trenches...

'Protect Life Act' Passes House
 House Passes Anti-Abortion Bill 

House Passes Anti-Abortion Bill

House victory probably end of the road for Protect Life Act

(Newser) - The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would ban women from using the health reform law’s subsidies to buy health care plans that cover abortions. The "Protect Life Act"—which passed 251-172 after a heated debate—would also allow hospitals to turn away women who...

Alabama Bills Could Outlaw All Abortions

Legislation declares 'personhood' at moment of conception

(Newser) - Alabama legislators have introduced bills that would grant personhood to fetuses from the moment of conception—and they appear to have a lot of support. One bill, introduced in both the House and Senate, would amend the Alabama Code of 1975 to alter the definition, while another House bill would...

Ohio Considers 'Heartbeat' Abortion Law

Move could outlaw procedure in as little as 18 days

(Newser) - Ohio lawmakers will introduce a bill today that would make it illegal to perform an abortion in the state once a fetus develops a heartbeat—something that can happen within 18 days of conception. The bill, which would be the harshest abortion restriction in the country, already has support from...

ACORN-Esque 'Sting' Hits Planned Parenthood

But group says video was edited, doesn't reflect policies

(Newser) - An anti-abortion group has released an undercover video that appears to depict a Planned Parenthood employee giving advice to—you guessed it—a pimp and a prostitute. The employee, a New Jersey office manager named Amy Woodruff, advises the pair on how to get medical care for underage, illegal immigrant...

Abortion Killer Case Proves Need for Abortion Rights

Legal, safe, affordable clinics are crucial

(Newser) - It’s not surprising that anti-abortion advocates are touting the case of Kermit Gosnell , the Philadelphia doctor accused of murdering babies and abusing patients. But they’re utterly wrong, writes Michelle Goldberg in the Daily Beast . Gosnell’s clinic was not typical—that’s why he was rejected from the...

Birthornot Couple Never Intended to Abort

Pete Arnold's pregnant wife fired because of site

(Newser) - A Minnesota man who caused an uproar after launching a site asking viewers to vote on whether or not his wife should terminate her pregnancy has admitted they never intended to have an abortion. Pete Arnold—a right-wing blogger with a history of making anti-abortion posts on site like the...

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