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The mother of the child whose face was used unknowingly in the anti-choice billboard in downtown Manhattan is suing the anti-choice group for making her child the poster girl for a “a racist, controversial advertising campaign” that is “defamatory, unauthorized, and offensive.”

A local politician in upstate New York finds another reason to attack Planned Parenthood — for being about the gays.

Campus Progress and Colorlines are teaming up for the 2011 National Keynote Contest, where a young person who has something to say about racial justice will be given the opportunity to speak to over 1,000 people at the Campus Progress National Conference in DC this summer. So get applyin’.

Anti-choice legislators have proposed 374 anti-choice bills this year thus far (an increase by 200 from last year).

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3 Comments

  1. Posted April 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    PPSFL is the affiliate closest to my university, and I’ve been doing work with them for about a year. I’m so proud to stand with PPSFL as they continue to provide healthcare to everyone who needs it.

  2. Posted April 28, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    I wrote O’Mara a nice email. And by nice, I mean furious. I’m from Upstate NY and I am sick of impoverished communities like the one I grew up in being inundated with propaganda, manipulative “extreme right” religious rhetoric, abstinence-only education (ohhhh did they make me sign a “virginity contract” when I was 12? OH YES THEY DID!), and general ignorance all nicely packaged in suits and ties and bad toupees…

    I’m sick of it.

  3. Posted April 29, 2011 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Tompkins County has a vibrant LGBT community (well, mostly L), and it’s known as a liberal hotbed. Yet this is still a place where I was denied the morning after pill by a male pharmacist at the local Walgreen’s. Despite its progressive core, this county could still use some basic education, and I’m glad to see Planned Parenthood taking on the challenge.

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