Updated Feb. 1 with a clarification*
Author Archive, Sofia Resnick
Updated Feb. 1 with a clarification*
Twice as many anti-abortion-rights state laws were passed in 2011 than in 2010, according to a new report by NARAL Pro-Choice America, the nation’s largest abortion-rights policy group. Even more legislation is expected in 2012, NARAL policy experts said during a Thursday press briefing on the 21st edition of “Who More…
Considering the National Organization for Marriage More…‘s consistent involvement in federal elections over the past few years, it may come as a surprise to some that the group does not operate a federal political action committee (though it has formed several state PACs). Instead, NOM participates in federal elections by regularly filing
In four days, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will face off frontrunner Mitt Romney and the dwindling pool of contenders in South Carolina’s primary — this time with the backing of the top leaders within America’s influential conservative Christian movement. By that time, Santorum is expected to have more cash in his war chest, as Christian leaders put their money where their endorsement is. But this time, will the Christian coalescence around a highly social conservative candidate pay off? More …
The Human Rights Campaign’s watchdog project NOM Exposed, which tracks the spending and lobbying activities of the National Organization for Marriage, recently revised its strategy. According to a leader on the project, HRC believes NOM’s focus in 2012 will be centered on the national stage to ensure that same-sex marriage remains a primary issue in the presidential race; thus NOM Exposed will be closely following NOM’s federal election activities. More …
Though it was presidential candidate Mitt Romney who hardened his stance opposing same-sex marriage during Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate in Sioux City, Iowa, it was his strongest rival, Newt Gingrich, who demonstrated his commitment to excluding same-sex couples from marriage by signing the National Organization for Marriage‘s “Marriage Pledge” hours before the debate. More …
One day after The American Independent released an analysis of the National Organization for Marriage’s recently reported finances from 2010 More…, which reveal that last year the organization spent more than $1 million than it earned, NOM President Brian Brown emailed supporters asking for help covering what he terms a
In 2010, the National Organization for Marriage More… (NOM), a tax-exempt nonprofit trying to thwart the legalization of same-sex marriage throughout the U.S., reported the highest individual donations it has received since its inception in 2007, according to NOM’s most recent income disclosures to the Internal Revenue Service, recently obtained by
Congress has until Friday at midnight to pass 12 appropriations bills for fiscal year 2012, as well as stopgap spending legislation to keep the government running until Dec. 16 while lawmakers continue to debate more controversial spending measures. As the Associated Press reports More…, if the stopgap measure does not
Women are used to being under-represented in Congress: There are only 17 women in the U.S. Senate (out of 100) and 76 women in the U.S. House of Representatives (out of 435). Unsurprisingly, only one woman — Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), also a co-chair, sits on the Joint Select Committee More…
The subject of a recent episode More… of the NBC comedy series “The Office” was about a doomsday device created by devious employee Dwight K. Schrute (played by Rainn Wilson). If his fellow co-workers committed five errors in a single workday, the device was wired to send an email to their
Two weeks after moving next door to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boise, Idaho More…, Stanton Healthcare, an anti-abortion center for women with unexpected pregnancies, is working on a plan to boost its clientele while simultaneously minimizing Planned Parenthood’s.
In an ongoing project to shine more light on pregnancy centers that counsel women out of having abortions -– commonly known as “crisis pregnancy centers,” or CPCs –- NARAL Pro-Choice America More…’s Massachusetts affiliate has uncovered evidence that CPCs throughout the Bay State have, in some cases, provided women with
A day after the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) lauded Basic Rights Oregon’s decision More… not to push for a marriage-equality bill next year, news comes that Oregon’s northern neighbor Washington will attempt legalizing same-sex marriage in 2012.
The child molestation scandal at Penn State University has raised questions about the problems of idolizing successful college athletic programs to the point where university students feel justified in a violent demonstration More… in defense of a coach fired for keeping quiet about the alleged crimes of his former assistant coach,
After seven years fighting off custom-made license plates with an anti-abortion-rights message, the state of New York was ordered by a federal judge to allow a nonprofit to order “Choose Life” plates, reports the Associated Press More….