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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 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.

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…

Personhood Mississippi compares abortion and slavery

By | 09.12.11 | 12:24 pm | More from The Florida Independent

In what has become an all-too-familiar refrain among the more radical members of the anti-abortion movement, Personhood Mississippi is comparing abortion rights to slavery.

A website touting Mississippi’s Amendment 26 says that, at its core, the “Personhood” movement is about challenging legal decisions: “When a court makes a More…

Abby Johnson adds to anti-abortion-rights résumé with new blogging gig

By | 06.22.11 | 4:23 pm

Former Planned Parenthood clinic director and converted anti-abortion rights activistAbby Johnson has a new credential to add to her post-Planned Parenthood résumé: anti-abortion-rights blogger.

This week the anti-abortion-rights blog founder and editor Steven Erteltannounced that Johnson will be “guest-blogging” on the site, to join the slew of More…

Anti-abortion rights news service slants contraception study

By | 05.12.11 | 11:58 am

Image by: Matt MahurinNew studies linking hormonal-contraceptive use to changes in women’s chemical reactions to their romantic partners have been repackaged by the news service of anti-abortion rights marketing group Heroic Media — Heroic News — as findings that women who use contraception will be found unattractive by men.

MTV counters Heroic Media claim, says it is not running ad from group behind racial anti-abortion rights billboards

By | 05.10.11 | 11:22 am

Image by: Matt MahurinAt an April 30 anti-abortion rights marketing fundraiser in Bethesda, Md., headlined by Sarah Palin, Heroic Media announced that this spring’s Northeast marketing campaign would include television ads on MTV and Black Entertainment Television, but an MTV spokesperson has since told The American Independent that it would not be More…

Palin tells pregnant women in crises to ‘hang in there’ at Heroic Media fundraiser

By | 05.01.11 | 11:21 am

Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/AnyaLogic

UPDATE: May 3, 10:47 a.m. EST: This article was amended with a clarification, noted below.

Anti-abortion rights marketing group Heroic Media is expanding domestically and internationally, officials said Saturday during an “inaugural District of Columbia benefit dinner,” held in Bethesda, Md. – part of an effort to raise More…

Mother of girl on anti-abortion billboards suing over use of her daughter’s picture

By | 04.28.11 | 5:30 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Image by Matt MahurinLife Always, the anti-abortion group responsible for erecting billboards all over the country accusing Planned Parenthood of having racially motivated aims, is being sued by the mother of the young girl featured on the controversial billboards.

Church leader wants all states to adopt nondiscriminatory adoption rules

By | 04.21.11 | 9:00 am

For most anti-abortion rights groups, there should only be one legal alternative to an unwanted pregnancy: putting the baby up for adoption. In the latest abortion wars, Planned Parenthood has been excoriated for providing more abortions than adoption referrals — 324,008 abortions vs. 81,492 adoption referrals in 2008, according to the More…