With Koch Funding, Kansas Republicans Pass Nation’s First Abortion Procedure Ban

Kansas' religious Republicans are so intent on proving they will go to any length to protect a fetus that they passed legislation for the National Right To Life movement outlawing a medical procedure to ban abortions at 14 weeks after fertilization.

Hey, Religious “Freedom” Laws Open The Door To Discrimination Against Women Too

One day people will wake up and wonder why they can no longer get the pill in their state, let alone an abortion. They can thank a Republican for the RFRA.

Chris Christie Thinks Parents Should Be Able To Avoid Having Their Children Vaccinated

During an impromptu news conference in England Monday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told reporters that parents in America should have a choice when it comes to providing their children with vaccinations for certain diseases.

On The Roe v. Wade Anniversary A March To Ban Contraception

Today is the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling giving women the right to choose when they give birth and, like every year for over two decades, religious fanatics will protest the landmark decision. Their contention is that patriarchs in Catholic Church, not women, own the right to make reproductive choices for American women.

Republicans Fooled Americans Again To Eliminate Women’s Reproductive Rights

Instead of introducing legislation to create jobs, or help Americans struggling in an economy created for the benefit of the rich, on the first day of the 114th Congress Republicans introduced five separate bills restricting women's reproductive rights; something they did not pledge would be at the top of their legislative agenda.

Oregon Initiative Is A Blueprint For National Marijuana Legalization

Regardless what one thinks about marijuana use, whether for recreational purposes or for its many medicinal applications, the time has come to seriously consider putting an end to its criminalization nationwide.

The Republican Refusal to Deal with Reality Runs Deep

"travel ban works for african countries, liberal logic: liberal political hacks spread ebola to stop the spread of ebola, nice try"

Thanks To the NRA, The US Has No Surgeon General Overseeing the Ebola Threat

The President nominated Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, an extremely qualified candidate to replace 'acting' Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin. However, the National Rifle Association blocked Murthy's confirmation because he does not recognize that the NRA is "fourth and all-powerful branch of the federal government" and called for sane gun restrictions to prevent more Americans from dying unnecessarily from the gun violence epidemic.

Joe Scarborough Throws Temper Tantrum After Being Called Out On Ebola Fear-Mongering

During Monday's episode of Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough got into a shoutfest with former White House adviser David Axelrod over Scarborough's attempts to create a panicked state surrounding the spread of the Ebola virus in the United State.

Republican Sequester Prevented Health Agencies From Stopping Ebola Spread

There is little money for the agencies tasked with helping stop the virus due to the Republicans' precious sequester the GOP House cannot possibly blame on anyone but their sick austerity economics.

The Right’s Push to Deny Birth Control Is All About Controlling Women

The inspiration for Hobby Lobby, and 71 other "religious" corporations, to sue for a religious exemption of the contraception mandate is not about abortion, but about controlling women and inflicting consequences for not adhering to their Puritanical belief that women in their employ, can not, and will not, have sexual relations without paying a heavy price.

The Government’s Drug Schedule Badly Needs Rescheduling

It's here, front and center and it's not going away. It's marijuana, a mostly still illegal derivation from the weeds and flowers of the cannabis plant. The newest term to gain traction is medical marijuana. I am strongly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana as the Minnesota legislature has just done.

Republican Championing of Primeval Causes Is Creating a Hazardous Existence for Women

Republicans have taken to championing primeval causes for their reality-challenged supporters, and left to their own devices are creating a hazardous existence for women.

When Your Doctor Offers to Pray for You

We go to medical doctors for medical care based on the most recent medical science, not for prayers