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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.

Florida county holds spirited forum over abstinence-only sex ed

By | 10.11.11 | 12:36 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The Manatee Tiger Bay Club last week hosted a discussion about the county’s sex education policies and what members see as the failure of abstinence-only polices in their schools.

As previously reported, Manatee County addressed a significant rise in More…

Florida legislator advises crisis pregnancy center leaders on lobbying elected officials

By | 10.03.11 | 11:34 am | More from The Florida Independent

State Rep. Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, made an appearance at Care Net’s conference in Orlando late last week. The legislator took part in a panel for crisis pregnancy center advocates on how to “educate” their lawmakers.

Abby Johnson says Planned Parenthood works with the devil

By | 09.30.11 | 4:19 pm | More from The Florida Independent

At an Orlando conference for crisis pregnancy centers packed with more than 1,000 attendees, former Planned Parenthood employee-turned anti-abortion advocate Abby Johnson told the room that they had to fight Planned Parenthood, a group she says is “working with the devil.”

Johnson gave a keynote address today during More…

Care Net, national network of crisis pregnancy centers, to hold Orlando conference

By | 09.28.11 | 2:47 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Care Net, an organization that manages a nationwide network of crisis pregnancy centers, is kicking off a three-day conference in Orlando.

According to Care Net‘s website, the organization stresses a commitment to helping women “facing unplanned pregnancies” and aims to persuade those women to choose More…

MLK memorial unveiling prompts strategy session for anti-abortion rights groups

By | 08.25.11 | 12:19 pm

This weekend, the nation’s capital will be host to many celebrations of the late Martin Luther King, Jr., who 48 years ago led a policy-changing civil rights march on the National Mall. National anti-abortion rights groups in turn are using King’s legacy — and brand-new memorial — as an More…

Care Net and NARAL reps trade barbs over Crisis Pregnancy Centers

By | 05.20.11 | 9:25 am | More from The Florida Independent

Care Net, a network of more than 1,100 pregnancy centers across North America, released a statement earlier this week in response to a video posted on YouTube by pro-abortion rights group NARAL New York. More…

Care Net still teaching sex ed in a Florida county despite policy change; Planned Parenthood still excluded

By | 05.11.11 | 5:04 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Last year, Manatee County addressed a significant rise in teen pregnancy in the county by opening up its sex education policy to include a curriculum that moved beyond “abstinence-only” information. More…

Heroic Media-affiliated Life Always unveils new ad starring Abby Johnson

By | 04.20.11 | 10:13 am | More from The Florida Independent

Life Always, a branch of controversial group Heroic Media, unveiled a new ad on Tuesday, this one starring former Planned Parenthood director turned anti-choice activist Abby Johnson. #


In an email sent out to supporters Tuesday, Life Always board member Rev. Derek McCoy touted More…

Largest crisis pregnancy care centers not clamoring for proposed sonogram grants

By | 03.25.11 | 3:07 pm

UPDATED: March 28, 11:54 a.m.

As The American Independent reported earlier this week, Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns’ proposed Informed Choice Act would allocate federal grant money to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations that operate ”as a community-based pregnancy help medical clinic” to buy ultrasound equipment to provide More…