Top 20 Most Popular

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Of the 300+ articles and recordings by Valerie Tarico collected here, these  20 are the most popular. The articles in this short list have appeared at a variety of online news and opinion sites, together receiving over 2 million views and tens of thousands of shares. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Deportation of Bible-Loving Anti-Abortion Fanatic Triggers Christian Persecution Complex

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Nothing triggers cries of persecution faster than a Christian zealot thwarted. Troy Newman leads Operation Rescue, an extreme anti-abortion organization that has advocated the execution of doctors—likely inciting the murder of Dr. George Tiller—while ironically condemning women who end ill-conceived pregnancies … Continue reading

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Conservative Opposition to Contraception and At-home Therapeutic Miscarriage Funnels Women to Clinic Abortions

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Clinic-based abortion would be almost obsolete were it not for conservative policies and priorities. Imagine that over the next fifteen years we could reduce abortion by 90 percent simply by improving pregnancy prevention. Imagine, further, that during this same fifteen … Continue reading

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Manipulate Much? A Professional Video Editor Discusses Carly Fiorina’s Claims and the Campaign against Planned Parenthood

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What did you really see and hear? Don’t be so sure you know the answer. Garth Spruiell has spent the last thirty years working as a professional video editor, most recently creating promotional content for The Weather Channel and before that tweaking everything … Continue reading

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“Pro-life” Group Touts Virtue of Suffering

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Catholic Pro-life organization wants you to just put up with suffering—and actually says so! The American Life League mobilizes devout Catholics against medical options that, to their way of thinking, violate God’s will. If you should drive past a Planned Parenthood … Continue reading

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Eleven Inane and Insulting Anti-abortion Arguments (and How I Shed the Shamers)

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If recent right-wing insanity has driven you over the edge and you’ve decided to tell the world that you think Planned Parenthood is a good place or abortion care is a good thing (or even decided to share a personal story), you will need … Continue reading

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A Biblical Guide to Marriage Licenses

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Goats? Zombies? A 13-year-old slave? Your uncle’s wife?  Test your knowledge of 20 Iron Age do’s and don’ts. Some folks believe that America should be subject to biblical law rather than constitutional law, that public servants— like Kentucky clerk Kim Davis—owe their … Continue reading

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What a Serious Anti-Abortion Movement Would Actually Look Like

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Forty years after Roe v. Wade, the anti-abortion movement is a radical failure by the very metrics that Pro-life leaders cite to inspire their base. What would an effective anti-abortion movement look like? U.S. women have obtained nearly 53 million … Continue reading

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