Monday Upper: Shorter USCCB — Forced Pregnancy Now, Forced Pregnancy Tomorrow, Forced Pregnancy Forever!

Not much to say: Last week, Obama offered a deft political compromise to the resurgent birth control debate (yes, I just wrote that). Despite this, US Catholic officials refused to budge from their hardline, pro-forced pregnancy position (RELIGIOUS LIBERTY!) So why the sudden Papal insurgency vs the (real)...

Morning Maddow: Komen, Planned Parenthood, and the Right’s “Vendetta Against Women’s Health”

With AMBASSADOOORRRR (and Bush Pioneer ) Nancy G. Brinker doing her damndest to seal the role as the Baghdad Bob of big money non-profs and increasingly ridiculous examples of Susan G. Komen for the Cure hypocrisy coming to light, you just knew that Rachel would have to be breaking her uncharacteristic...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Update: Crisis Management Crunch Time

Shorter straight-talkin’ Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Silly geese — Susan G. Komen for the Cure just had to throw (poor, largely non-white, disposable) women under our new, shiny, pink (pro-life) bus in order to save them! Co-sign w/ Jamison Foser:...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure to Planned Parenthood (and Poor Women): ‘Drop Dead’

Ok, I WAS going to post a Maddow clip relating to Mittens’ overwhelming, inevitable victory in Florida. But come on — you already know the Sunshine State score: Big money, kosher food, negative ads, moon colonies. This is WAY more important:  the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation, one of...

New Texas Law Defunds Planned Parenthood

Yesterday, I wrote about Wisconsin passing a new budget that defunds Planned Parenthood. Today, I see that Texas has just passed an “omnibus health bill” that also defunds Planned Parenthood, and for good measure turns Medicaid into a block grant, which of course will mean less money and fewer...

Mitt Romney Won’t Take the Pledge

Mitt Romney has declined to sign a pledge (sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony list, to accord with the right’s penchant for names that represent the opposite of what they want to do) to oppose legal abortion: Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum each signed the...

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