Monthly Archives: April 2011

What We Missed

TweetThe 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 [...]
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Notes from a bitch…Trust Black Women.

TweetAs many of you know, the racist anti-choice billboard campaign that has been sweeping across America has come to my home state of Missouri. Missouri Right to Life launched a fundraising campaign using a billboard advertising both their organization and that the “most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.” So far [...]
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Baratunde Thurston on Obama birther controversy: “We have all been debased”

TweetAs Lori mentioned yesterday, President Obama has released his long-form birth certificate in an attempt to lay to rest the ridiculous (racist, ignorant, bigoted, baseless) birther claims once and for all. (Donald Trump, we’re still waiting on yours.) It’s pretty clear that this won’t shut up the true believers who never cared about things like, [...]
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Indiana becomes first state to defund Planned Parenthood

TweetYesterday, Indiana became the first state to vote to defund Planned Parenthood. If signed into law, the bill would also make Indiana the 5th state to jump on the unscientific “fetal pain” train and ban abortion after 20 weeks. As we learned from the federal battle over Planned Parenthood’s funding, it’s quite a challenge to [...]
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White House to host first-ever meeting with trans activists

TweetTomorrow, the Office of Public Engagement at the White House is hosting a meeting with a number of transgender activists and leaders working on federal policy around trans issues — for the first time in American history. Via the Washington Blade: [White House spokesperson] Inouye said the meeting will be the first ever for the [...]
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