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‘Personhood’ bill introduced in Virginia

By | 12.01.11 | 6:52 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Undaunted by the failure of similar initiatives across the country, Virginia legislator Bob Marshall has introduced a bill that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception.

Florida attorney general to co-host presidential forum on Fox News

By | 11.29.11 | 12:44 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is slated to co-host a Republican presidential candidate forum on Fox News’ Huckabee this Saturday, exactly one month before the Iowa caucuses. Bondi will interview candidates alongside Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

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Planned Parenthood starts new campaign to stave off anti-abortion-rights measures in 2012

By | 11.09.11 | 5:56 pm

Leading up to the 2012 election, women are watching — more specifically, Planned Parenthood is watching.

State of Virginia employing PR firm used by Middle East regimes accused of human rights abuses

By | 11.08.11 | 12:10 pm

In August when Bahrain’s police came under pressure to explain its interrogation of Nabeel Rajab, a prominent international human rights activist, for articles and tweets questioning whether the government had tortured its own citizens, the country’s “Ministry of Interior” issued a news advisory on the case. Its headline More…

Fracking may be to blame for Oklahoma earthquakes

By | 11.07.11 | 1:47 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Another swarm of earthquakes in an unusual part of the country has generated aftershocks of debate about whether the oil and gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is to blame.

Census: Florida received third lowest amount of federal aid in 2010

By | 09.27.11 | 11:11 am | More from The Florida Independent

According to a recently released report by the U.S. Census Bureau, Florida received the third least amount of aid per capita from the federal government in 2010.

Virginia abortion-rights rally attempts to sway health board from adopting ‘TRAP’ clinic regulations

By | 09.14.11 | 10:59 am

A coalition of reproductive-rights advocates in Virginia will be joined by state leaders in protesting Wednesday new proposed abortion clinic regulations, which the Virginia Board of Health will vote on Thursday.

13 states prohibit abortion coverage in health exchanges, report says

By | 06.15.11 | 2:47 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The National Women’s Law Center recently released a report that lists all statewide measures prohibiting abortion coverage in More…

AUDIO: Oral arguments from two cases trying to topple Affordable Care Act

By | 05.10.11 | 5:43 pm

On Tuesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., heard oral arguments for two lawsuits that represent the first major challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009.

On the day Obama signed the health care bill into law — March 23, More…

Liberty University’s ongoing suit challenging health care reform moves to oral arguments in U.S. Court of Appeals

By | 05.09.11 | 5:59 pm

Evangelical college Liberty University on Tuesday resumes an ongoing lawsuit against the federal government, claiming that provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care of Act of 2009 are unconstitutional.

Partner institution Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit law firm that traditionally defends right-wing causes, is representing the university and two More…