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Mixed reaction to Cheney’s daughter’s pregnancy

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Mary Cheney, right, sits with her sister, Elizabeth. WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative leaders voiced dismay Wednesday at news that Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Dick Cheney, is pregnant, while a gay-rights group said the vice president faces “a lifetime of sleepless nights” for serving in an administration that has opposed recognition of same-sex couples. Mary Cheney, 37, and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, 45, are expecting a baby in late spring, said Lea Anne McBride, a spokeswoman for the vice president. “The vice president and Mrs. Cheney…read more

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Abortion and immigration: Show Me the connection

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[From feministing] Republican representatives in the great state of Missouri have decided to sign on to a committee report declaring legal abortion is to blame for illegal immigration. Just try to follow their logic: “We hear a lot of arguments today that the reason that we can’t get serious about our borders is that we are desperate for all these workers,” [Rep. Edgar G.H. Emery (R)] said. … The immigration report estimates that there are 80,000 fewer Missourians because of abortion, many of whom now would have been in a…read more

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For Beauprez, abortion is a “black and white” issue

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[From feministing] Colorado Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez is getting in trouble for spouting off about black women and abortion without actually researching the issue. On Colorado Public Radio on Monday morning (audio here), he said, “in some of our ethnic communities we’re seeing very, very high percentages of babies, children, pregnancies end in abortion… I’ve seen numbers as high as 70 percent, maybe even more, in the African-American community that I think is just appalling.” Beauprez obviously hadn’t “seen numbers.” According to the CDC, the abortion ratio for…read more

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The wage of innocence.

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[From feministing] This is just sickening. The Colombian Catholic Church has excommunicated all of the people involved in obtaining an abortion for an eleven-year old rape victim. This includes the girl’s parents, the doctors, nurses, judges and politicians who were involved in the decision. Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, spoke out against the Court’s decision to allow abortion involving rape or incest cases, saying “The child is innocent…the criminal should be punished and put in jail for a long time, but the child should…read more

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