Abortion Debate

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Say What Now of the Day: In today's edition of Santorum Santorum Says: Rape victims who get pregnant "have to make the best out of a bad situation." 

(Also: "I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life,

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Contraceptive Controversy of the Day: President Obama today tried to distance himself somewhat from the Department of Health and Human Service's decision to overrule the FDA's recommendation that girls under 17 be allowed to purchase the Plan B contraceptive -- also known as the "morning-after pill" -- without a prescription.

"I did not get involved in the process, this was a decision of [HHS Secretary] Kathleen Sebelius,"

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Say What Now of the Day: Busted blatherbot Pat Robertson claims the "far left" supports abortions to put heterosexual women on "a level playing field" with lesbians who can't have children.

Think about it.

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Government Shutdown Explainer of the Day: The United States government will shut itself down in less than eight hours, unleashing a whole host of negative side effects, if Republicans and Democrats cannot resolve their budgetary differences.

One of the major, immutable sticking points

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Follow Up of the Day: Yesterday, the Rev. Al Sharpton claimed that he had persuaded Lamar Advertising to remove the controversial billboard belonging to anti-abortion group Life Always from the SoHo street corner, where it was to remain for the next three weeks. Well, last night the sign did indeed come down.

In its statement concerning the billboard's removal, Lamar Advertising cited saf

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Controversial Campaign of the Day: A recently unveiled billboard sponsored by the anti-abortion group Life Always is courting controversy on the corner of Watts St. and 6th Ave in SoHo, and beyond.

"The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb," reads the sign, which is part of a national campaign targeting the black community. "During Black History Month, we celeb

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This Is Important, You Should Watch It of the Day: The Pence Amendment to strip Planned Parenthood of all federal funding -- which Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) has been peddling for some time now like it's the most important thing on the docket -- has come around again, but hopefully was shut down for good by a moving speech delivered on the House floor by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA).

Following a slew of