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Florida bipartisan bill would impose privacy regulations on anti-abortion pregnancy centers

By Ashley Lopez | 01.06.12 | 5:02 pm | The Florida Independent

Two state lawmakers — one Democrat, one Republican — have come together to file legislation that would require pregnancy resource centers, or crisis pregnancy centers, to protect the private medical information of women who visit them.

Koch brothers place fourth in Pacific Institute’s Climate B.S. of the Year Awards

By Troy Hooper | 01.06.12 | 4:58 pm | The Colorado Independent

Al Gore made headlines when he called B.S. on climate change deniers in Aspen over the summer, and now the Pacific Institute is doing the same. But this time B.S. stands for “bad science.”

Secure Communities task force to Homeland Security: Stop Secure Communities

By Marcos Restrepo | 01.06.12 | 4:49 pm | The Florida Independent

Former members of a task force on Secure Communities sent a letter this week to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano calling on her to suspend the immigration enforcement program.

Proposed immigration rule would ease application for legal status

By Scot Kersgaard | 01.06.12 | 4:37 pm | The Colorado Independent

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced a proposed rule change today that would allow immigrants with U.S. citizen spouses to submit a waiver of inadmissibility before returning to their country to attend their immigrant visa interview.

(VIDEO) Muslim Republican on ‘Daily Show’ calls accusations of terrorist ties ridiculous

By Marcos Restrepo | 01.06.12 | 12:46 pm | The Florida Independent

Nezar Hamze, a registered Republican and the executive director of the South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told The Florida Independent that accusations tying his organization to Muslim terrorists are ridiculous.

Guttmacher: Record-setting number of anti-abortion measures introduced in 2011

By Ashley Lopez | 01.06.12 | 12:18 pm | The Florida Independent

The Guttmacher Institute reports that a record-setting “1,100 reproductive health and rights-related provisions” were introduced by state legislators nationwide in 2011. The legislation that was eventually enacted resulted in 92 anti-abortion measures, specifically, in 24 states.

(VIDEO) American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer comes out as AIDS denialist

By | 01.06.12 | 9:05 am |

Adding to an ongoing list of controversial statements, American Family Association President Bryan Fischer is now claiming that HIV is not the cause of AIDS or the AIDS epidemic.

Anti-enviro group vows to fight for ‘God-given rights’ in wake of Montana ruling

By David O. Williams | 01.06.12 | 8:28 am | The Colorado Independent

The combative head of an anti-environmentalist Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit with Colorado roots vowed on Thursday to appeal last week’s Montana Supreme Court ruling upholding the state’s nearly 100-year-old ban on corporate campaign spending.

Police arrest arson suspect in Florida abortion clinic fire

By Virginia Chamlee | 01.05.12 | 2:57 pm | The Florida Independent

Police announced on Thursday that they have made an arrest following a fire at a Pensacola area abortion clinic early Sunday morning.

Archbishop orders Minnesota priests to support or stay silent on anti-gay-marriage amendment

By | 01.05.12 | 1:57 pm |

“There ought not be open dissension on this issue,” is the message the Catholic hierarchy is telling priests in Minnesota — “this issue” being same-sex marriage.

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News anchor, anti-abortion activist to be the ‘face’ of Minnesota anti-gay marriage amendment

By | 01.09.12

Kalley King Yanta, a former anchor for a Minneapolis-based television station and an anti-abortion-rights activist, has joined the Minnesota for Marriage group to anchor videos intended to convince Minnesotans to vote for the anti-gay-marriage amendment on the ballot in 2012. The videos — and Yanta — have come under More…

Media analysis: Grand Rapids HIV criminal case spurs ‘sensationalist’ reporting

By | 01.09.12

An alleged admission by a 51-year-old Comstock Park, Mich., man that he attempted to infect hundreds of people with HIV through unprotected sexual activity and needle-sharing has sparked a media feeding frenzy, which HIV activists and legal experts have roundly censured as “sensationalist.”

(VIDEO) American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer comes out as AIDS denialist

By | 01.06.12

Adding to an ongoing list of controversial statements, American Family Association President Bryan Fischer is now claiming that HIV is not the cause of AIDS or the AIDS epidemic.

Anti-enviro group vows to fight for ‘God-given rights’ in wake of Montana ruling

By David O. Williams | 01.06.12

The combative head of an anti-environmentalist Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit with Colorado roots vowed on Thursday to appeal last week’s Montana Supreme Court ruling upholding the state’s nearly 100-year-old ban on corporate campaign spending.