Your Nightly Need to Know 7/28/15

A third Planned Parenthood “sting” video was released today, and Republican presidential candidates pounced on it like it was the key to the White House. Most of today’s news involves the new video, so let’s get started.   The Center for Medical Progress released a third Planned Parenthood video today. Around the country, anti-choice protesters…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/27/15

The fallout surrounding the Planned Parenthood “sting” tapes took an ugly and potentially dangerous turn today. Also, there’s a Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma who has absolutely no idea how the law works. And Ohio Governor/Presidential candidate John Kasich is making life nearly impossible for women in his state who want abortions. Let’s get started.  …

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/23/15

Today has been one of those days that just makes you shake your head and wonder how the hell we got to this point. You know you’re approaching rock bottom when anti-choice politicians are willing to sacrifice veterans’ care for another witch hunt. Let’s get started.   A bill that would have provided long-awaited fertility…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/22/15

There’s some much needed good news out of North Dakota today, and more overreaction to the latest Planned Parenthood video. Let’s get started. A federal appeals court has permanently blocked North Dakota’s insane six week abortion ban from going into effect. The state must now decide as to whether or not they want to appeal…

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16 Candidates and Cringing: The Republican Candidates and Reproductive Rights Part I

At A is For, we’re committed to helping you be as informed as possible about your Presidential candidates. These candidate profiles break down where the candidates for the  Republican nomination for President stand on your right to bodily autonomy. We’re taking a close look at their reproductive rights records and what their Presidency could mean…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/21/15

It’s been a busy day in the world of reproductive rights. One of the most anti-choice governors in recent history declared his candidacy for President, another “sting” video of Planned Parenthood was released, and two other presidential candidates are co-opting #BlackLivesMatter in the worst way possible. Let’s get started. Ohio Governor John Kasich, whose record…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/16/15

Having solved all the world’s problems, Republicans in the Senate are planning a post-summer recess markup of the 20-wk abortion ban bill that previously passed in the House. Meet the group behind most of the anti-choice legislation that’s spreading across the country like a virus. David Cohen and Krysten Connon have written a new book…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/15/15

Let’s cut right to the chase. The Planned Parenthood “sting” video is a scam. No crimes have been committed. And the people behind the video are some of the most militant anti-choice activists in the country. Always, always, always consider the source.  The “science” behind the “abortion reversal pill” is so sketchy, not even presidential…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/14/15

Remember the utterly terrifying documentary Jesus Camp? Welcome to the sequel. In California, 70 teenagers are spending their summer learning how to protest outside of abortion clinics and harass the women going inside. These are the same terrorists-in-training who harassed actress Sofia Vergara at the premiere of her boyfriend’s new movie in June. They engage in…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/13/15

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joined the already overcrowded field of Republican presidential candidates today. Walker, who is about to sign a 20-week abortion ban for his state, has a very long history of anti-choice legislation.   Researchers at the National Center for Biotechnology Information released the results of a study which shows the vast majority of…

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