An Indiana mother recently accompanied her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend to one of Indiana’s Planned Parenthood clinics, but they unwittingly walked into a so-called “crisis pregnancy center” run by an anti-abortion group, one that shared a parking lot with the real Planned Parenthood clinic and was designed expressly to lure Planned Parenthood patients and deceive them.
The group took down the girl’s confidential personal information and told her to come back for her appointment, which they said would be in their “other office” (the real Planned Parenthood office nearby). When she arrived for her appointment, not only did the Planned Parenthood staff have no record of her, but the police were there. The “crisis pregnancy center” had called them, claiming that a minor was being forced to have an abortion against her will.
The “crisis pregnancy center” staff then proceeded to wage a campaign of intimidation and harassment over the following days, showing up at the girl’s home and calling her father’s workplace. Planned Parenthood’s clinic director reports that the girl was “scared to death to leave her house.” They even went to her school and urged classmates to pressure her not to have an abortion.
The anti-choice movement is setting up these “crisis pregnancy centers” across the country. Some of them have neutral-sounding names and run ads that falsely promise the full range of reproductive health services, but they dispense anti-choice propaganda and intimidation instead. And according to a recent article in The New York Times, there are currently more of these centers in the U.S. than there are actual abortion providers. What’s more, these centers have received $60 million in government grants. They’re being funded by our tax dollars.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund, 24 April 2006
[Emphasis mine. Hear that folks? We are funding terrorists with our tax dollars. The fact that this is legal is absolutely mind-blowing. And when we dare complain, they cry about how they’re being persecuted and censored unfairly, and we’re infringing on their freedom of speech. No, just no. This should not be fucking allowed.]
Signal boost. This is really fucked up.
well this just pissed me off.
Signal boost. Fuck this shit.
Boosting. This shit’s fucked up.
Disgusting but not surprising.
Nearly five years after she was allegedly drugged and raped in Iraq by firefighters for Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root, Jamie Leigh Jones has lost her case.
Now 26, Jones said she was drugged with the date rape drug Rohypnol and brutally raped in 2005, while working at KBR facility Camp Hope in Iraq. She also told jurors that after the incident, she was imprisoned in a shipping container and prevented from calling family for help, and later had to go through reconstructive surgery on her chest and psychiatric counseling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
But jurors in the case against the Houston, Texas-based company decided in the end that Jones’s sexual encounter was consentual, rendering other charges moot.
“We do think it’s a shame that Jamie’s entire personal history was dragged before the jury,” attorney Todd Kelly told the Chronicle, “when her rapist’s criminal history, including violence against women, was suppressed from them.”
Americans can’t win.
This woman needed reconstructive surgery after she was raped….I mean, after her consensual sex.
He’s [Barton] a pretty influential guy. So what, exactly, does he teach? On Wednesday, Right Wing Watch flagged a recent interview Barton gave with an evangelcial talk show, in which he argues that the Founding Fathers had explicitly rejected Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Yes, that Darwin. The one whose seminal work, On the Origin of Species, wasn’t even published until 1859.[…] Paine died in 1809, the same year Darwin was born.
At the link above, video of this magnificent interview.
(Found via EdgeOfEurope)
For real, you can’t explain that. Any of that.
I don’t think I’ll ever understand this whole Founding Fathers worship. They were human beings, not demigods sent down by Jesus to create the perfect country. And I’m pretty sure “creationism” never came up in their meetings.
What the fuck just happened?
Donald Trump, comparing same-sex marriage to picking a new golf club (via aatombomb)
This is the most confusing homophobic statement ever made. I think he’s either saying he’s got a small dick? Or he’s bragging that he can take a three-footer in his hole? Or he doesn’t like having sex with men who have really big dicks?
WHAT IS HE EVEN?
I’m confused. (via turn-on-the-neon)
I didn’t think you could insult both golfers and gay people all at the same time…
and “happen to be gay”? Like, one happens to stub their toe?
reblogging because this commentary is hilarious