Rick Perry, the TRAP law enthusiast responsible for HB2, via Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons

Abortion opponents in Texas backhandedly claim “pro-women” victory after latest TRAP law upheld

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Encouraging women to take unhealthy risks with their reproductive health is not “safe.”
Supreme Court on the day they heard Bush v. Gore (photo by John Aravosis)

It’s time to modernize our rape laws

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Rape shouldn’t be based on consent, it should be based on criminal intent.

The facts about cardiac arrest and resuscitation (CPR)

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Watch this video and see how easy it is to learn hands-only CPR.
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New research on keeping you safer from stroke

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Women who ate the most potassium were 12 percent less likely to suffer stroke.
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The day Costco thought she was a thief, and a lesson in “privilege”

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“Now I know what it’s like to feel that burden of distrust, and god it’s awful.”
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70%+ chance GOP takes over Congress

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All signs are pointing to a Republican takeover of the US Senate, giving the GOP control of the entire Congress.
Human Rights groups, inexplicably, have not posted any royalty-free photos of Asia Bibi online (not even on the Wikipedia page devoted to her case). So you get a logo instead. #advocacy101

Pakistani Christian woman set to die after drinking “Muslim” water

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Some liberals are more concerned about offending Islam than the fact that a woman is about to die for “blasphemy.”
A 19th-century interpretation of Charon's crossing by Alexander Litovchenko.

Alexander Dmitrievich Litovchenko( 1835 - 1890) "Charon carries souls across the river Styx."

The GOP concept of marriage: Any uterus will do

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If marriage is only about kids, then any woman with a uterus will do. It’s a screwy way to look at marriage.
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God is pro-choice

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The Bible is fairly consistent in defining things that are breathing as alive. As for other things, not so much.

“Boobs on the ground”: Fox host on female troops fighting ISIS

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Fox Host Eric Bolling referred to a female Air Force pilot who led a strike against ISIS as “boobs on the ground.”

John Oliver on the NFL’s ongoing domestic abuse scandal (video)

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Oliver’s barbs were directed at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who didn’t shine at a recent press conference.

John Oliver exposes Miss America Pageant scholarship debacle (video)

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Miss America claims to provide $45m in scholarships. It’s more like half a million.
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Domestic violence is not a “family matter”

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A reader shares her personal experience with domestic violence, in light of the Ray Rice story.
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