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Navigating anti-abortion online strategy

By | 02.07.12 | 11:53 am

Updated: 6:15 p.m. EST with a clarified quote*.

In the seemingly endless war over abortion rights in America, battles are waged in legislatures, in courts and, most recently, on the Internet.

Gingrich, like Romney, promises to exclude gay couples from marriage if president

By | 12.16.11 | 11:43 am

Though it was presidential candidate Mitt Romney who hardened his stance opposing same-sex marriage during Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate in Sioux City, Iowa, it was his strongest rival, Newt Gingrich, who demonstrated his commitment to excluding same-sex couples from marriage by signing the National Organization More…

NOM asks for money to cover ‘looming shortfall’

By | 12.14.11 | 12:20 pm

One day after The American Independent released an analysis of the National Organization for Marriage’s recently reported finances from 2010, which reveal that last year the organization spent more than $1 million than it earned, NOM President Brian Brown emailed supporters asking for help covering what he terms a More…

National Organization for Marriage’s 2010 financial records raise questions

By | 12.12.11 | 6:00 am

In 2010, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), a tax-exempt nonprofit trying to thwart the legalization of same-sex marriage throughout the U.S., reported the highest individual donations it has received since its inception in 2007, according to NOM’s most recent income disclosures to the Internal Revenue Service, recently obtained More…

Cain says ‘black people are thinking for themselves’ but produced ads in ’06 with a different message

By | 10.25.11 | 12:49 pm

As media outlets have been suggesting ad nauseam, presidential contender Herman Cain’s recent confusing, contradictory statements about abortion might precipitate the candiate’s downfall, following recent climbs in political polls.

Heroic Media using Google to divert abortion-seekers, violating the search engine’s policy

By | 09.29.11 | 9:00 am

Image by: Matt MahurinAnti-abortion-rights media group Heroic Media recently launched a new online strategy that violates Google policy.

The Texas-based organization — best known for erecting controversial billboards with phrases such as, “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb” – re-designed its website in late July, launching More…

Planned Parenthood rebuts claims it misleads women, calls AUL report ‘ideologically driven’

By | 07.08.11 | 12:06 pm

UPDATED at 2:33 p.m.

As The American Independent previously reported, anti-abortion rights group Americans United for Life (AUL) released Thursday a report of allegations against Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), some of which date back several years. Accompanying the group’s findings is a call for Congress to begin a taxpayer-funded More…

Anti-abortion rights group offers Congress reasons to investigate (and defund) Planned Parenthood

By | 07.07.11 | 5:26 pm

Conservative policy group Americans United for Life’s stated plans to help defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) one state at a time were amplified Thursday with the release of a report citing supposed violations of federal-funding rules by the national family planning and abortion provider. AUL is calling for Congress More…

Abortion-rights groups to demonstrate solidarity with targeted abortion doctor during ‘Summer of Choice’

By | 07.06.11 | 1:07 pm

Many abortion-rights groups believe Dr. George Tiller’s 1993 shooting and eventual murder in 2009 was in part provoked by a 1991 summer event held in protest of Tiller’s late-term abortion practice. As The Florida Independent recently reported, that event is having a 20-year revival: Summer of Mercy 2.0 will


Stalker case illuminates issue of naming abortion providers

By | 07.06.11 | 10:59 am

After plastering one abortion provider’s face and name on “Wanted”-style posters all over Charlotte, N.C., anti-abortion rights activist Philip “Flip” Benham is not even allowed to repeat the doctor’s name thanks to a lawsuit brought on by the physician targeted on the posters, which reportedly read: “Wanted … By Christ, to Stop More…