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Archive for February 2016

Students Stand Fearlessly


Students who came for their own rally in downtown Portland after the Roe v. Wade Memorial Rally got more than they expected. They came for music, pizza, reports from campus pro-lifers, and a great speech from Lila Rose. What they didn’t anticipate were hostile protesters calling them names and blocking both entrances to the event…

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Services Slashed, Assets Up: Planned Parenthood by the Numbers

“In 2015, Planned Parenthood … help[ed] millions of people pursue their dreams and realize their full potential.” That’s one of the “achievements” listed in Planned Parenthood’s 2014-2015 Annual Report. The irony makes you a little nauseous, doesn’t it? The new report is attractive, with pictures of women who could be your neighbors. But here’s the…

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Life Notes February-March 2016

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Abortions decline to historic low A new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals abortion numbers are at a historic low. The report shows that 699,000 babies lost their lives by abortion in 2012, the latest year the CDC has figures for. This figure represents about half the 1.5 million abortions per year…

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Politics is a Game and Sometimes We Shouldn’t Be Playing It

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Being one of those weird people who call themselves politicos and who like to feel some camaraderie with characters on the show The West Wing, it’s too easy for me to show up at work thinking about “the game.” Good games involve limited resources (cards, tokens, money) that players use strategically to outsmart their opponents. …

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