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MICHIGAN ADVANCE: Mary Alice Carter: Real Alternatives is a real waste of Michigan tax dollars

June 18, 2019 News Article

Elected officials have a responsibility to be trustworthy stewards of taxpayers’ money. But Michigan legislators are squandering taxpayer funds on contracts with Real Alternatives, a right-wing organization that has repeatedly failed to do what the state pays it to do.

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NEWSWEEK: Congressman Who Claimed There Is 'Abortion Genocide' Posts Poll About 'Murder of a Baby'

June 6, 2019 News Article

An anti-abortion Arizona representative posted a poll containing false information about Roe v. Wade and asking when a doctor or mother should be charged with "murder of a baby."

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UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS: Understanding the New Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research, and Attacks on the Scientists Who Use It

June 5, 2019 News Article

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has announced new restrictions on the use of fetal tissue in research. Fetal tissue research has led to profound progress in understanding and treating countless diseases and public health threats, including chicken pox, HIV, and Alzheimer’s.

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AL JAZEERA: Trump ends fetal tissue research by federal scientists

June 5, 2019 News Article

The move was slammed by some researchers and reproductive rights groups who said it puts millions of lives at risk.

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NEW YORK TIMES: Trump Administration Sharply Curtails Fetal Tissue Medical Research

June 5, 2019 News Article

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that the federal government would sharply curtail federal spending on medical research that uses tissue from aborted fetuses, mainly by ending fetal-tissue research within the National Institutes of Health.

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REUTERS: Trump administration moves to end U.S. research using fetal tissue from abortions

June 5, 2019 News Article

The Trump administration on Wednesday said it would end scientific research at the National Institutes of Health that relies on fetal tissue from elective abortions, and would accelerate efforts to find alternatives for such research, a move welcomed by anti-abortion groups.

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NJ.COM: Chris Smith has led efforts to fight anti-Semitism. He’s accused of remaining silent in this case.

June 3, 2019 News Article

Rep. Chris Smith has spent his decades in Congress fighting anti-Semitism. Nevertheless, Smith is a strong supporter of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, whose political party last year demonized Jewish financier George Soros and was called “reprehensible” by the Anti Defamation League.

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PENNSYLVANIA CAPITAL-STAR: Protesters target Michigan operation of Pennsylvania anti-abortion group

May 29, 2019 News Article

A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit is blanketing this week’s Mackinac Policy Conference with accusations that a family planning group opposed to abortion is misusing state taxpayer dollars.

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MICHIGAN ADVANCE: Anti-abortion group with state contract protested at Mackinac

May 29, 2019 News Article

A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit is blanketing this week’s Mackinac Policy Conference with accusations that a family planning group opposed to abortion is misusing state taxpayer dollars.

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NEWSWEEK: Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas Invokes Eugenics In 20-Page Opinion On Abortion

May 28, 2019 News Article

Supreme Court Clarence Thomas offered a blistering rebuke of a decision issued on Tuesday, writing that the Indiana law being considered prevented abortion from being used for eugenics.

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