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18 min ago | New York Magazine

Anti-Abortion Activists Are Doing Their Own Ice Bucket Challenges

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been the biggest viral-charity sensation of the year, and maybe ever - reaching its cold, wet arms all the way to George W. Bush and Anna Wintour, and raising millions of dollars for ALS research along with providing an immaculate blooper reel .


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Sports

4 hrs ago | KIMA

Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct conflict with Catholic teaching."


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Iowa City, IA, Indie

6 hrs ago | This Is Lancashire

Dawkins 'misunderstood' over Down's

Scientist Richard Dawkins has apologised for the "feeding frenzy" which was triggered by his tweet claiming it would be "immoral" to carry on with a pregnancy if the mother knew the foetus had Down's Syndrome.


Related Topix: Twitter

8 hrs ago | Medical News

Iowa telemedicine abortion ban stands after ruling

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland had claimed the ban was meant to limit abortions for women who live in rural areas.


Related Topix: Polk County, IA, Health

12 hrs ago | Detroit News

High court hopeful's abortion stance stirs up Mich. Democrats before convention

The party's Justice and Women's caucuses have taken issue with Murphy's apparent anti-abortion position.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, Representative Mark Schauer, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan, Michigan Government

16 hrs ago | The Age

Fred Nile makes abortion-breast cancer link

Christian Democratic Party MP Fred Nile says women should reconsider having abortions " if the price of the decision is breast cancer", repeating discredited views that have angered women and health groups.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Austin Chronicle

Meet the Anti-Abortion 'Wordsmith' Defending HB 2

During the recent trial challenging parts of the Texas abortion law House Bill 2 witnesses for the state consistently denied receiving help drafting their testimony defending the legislation expected to shut down all but a handful of clinics.


US News & World Report

Don't Use Abortion or Birth Control to Shame Women About Sex

The phony battle over certain kinds of birth control that are called abortifacients is not about abortion.


Related Topix: Opinion

The Star Online

Hundreds rally in Ireland after rape victim says denied abortion

Hundreds of people rallied in Dublin to call for a change to Ireland's abortion laws on Wednesday after a rape victim said she was refused a termination and instead gave birth by Caesarean section.


WaPo Blogger: Abortion Is 'A Deeply Affirmative Value'

Eskew, director at The Glover Park Group and former strategist for Al Gore , wrote in response to his colleague Janet Harris, who insisted abortion is never immoral or "difficult."


WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Sharonville abortion clinic will not appeal ruling

The Lebanon Road Surgery Center, also known as Women's Med, will not appeal Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Jerome Metz Jr's ruling on their case, according to clinic's attorney.


Related Topix: Sharonville, OH, Hamilton County, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Ohio, US Governors, John Kasich

The Hill

GOP plots late-term abortion counterattack

Republicans are working to strike a blow against abortion rights and the Senate incumbents who support them by emphasizing late-term abortion on the campaign trail.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, Senator Kay Hagan

The Irish World Newspaper

Abortion poll wanted - but not just yet'

A CALL by Ireland's Minister for Education for a referendum on repealing the eighth amendment to the Constitution comes after a non-Irish national who asked for an abortion was forced to have a C-section, shocking the international community.


Protests to call for repeal of 8th amendment

Protests will take place across the country this evening, calling for the repeal of the 8th amendment to the Constitution.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

Alabama Live

Huntsville upholds building permit for abortion clinic; Christian Coalition leader James Henderson vows to sue

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - A divided Huntsville Board of Zoning Adjustment on Tuesday night upheld a city supervisor's decision to approve a building permit for an abortion clinic.


Related Topix: Alabama, Huntsville, AL, Activism

The Telegraph

Foetal position

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act does not permit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.


Related Topix: Opinion


Texas abortion advocates: "We refuse to deny the existence and humanity of trans people"

Texas has some of the harshest abortion restrictions in the country, which make it financially and logistically unfeasible for millions of women to make safe, legal decisions about their reproductive health.


Related Topix: Transgender

USA Today

Judge rules against use of telemed abortion systemJudge rules against ...

Iowa regulators were within their authority when they voted to ban a first-in-the-nation videoconferencing system that allows doctors here to dispense abortion drugs to women in rural clinics.


Related Topix: Medicine, Des Moines, IA, Polk County, IA, Terry Branstad, US Governors

The Nation

Tear Gas Is an Abortifacient. Why Won't the Anti-Abortion Movement Oppose It?

A couple of years ago, when I was newly pregnant and reporting in the West Bank, some of my local colleagues insisted that I skip covering a protest at an Israeli checkpoint.


Related Topix: Palestinian Territories, Middle East, World News, Ferguson, MO

The financial, moral, and spiritual tragedy of abortion

The costs of abortion are unprecedented when measuring three issues; the financial, moral, and spiritual tragedy of nearly 57 million abortions since Roe-Wade was approved as the law of the land in 1973.