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Social Justice Movement Ought to Recognize Human Rights for Unborn Children

The modern social justice movement can be described as a loose union of movements that oppose institutionalized injustice in various forms—racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and many more. It’s seen as a single movement because all forms of oppression share certain characteristics: most importantly, that they are systems of injus…

Washington: Legislature Adjourns, No Time for Gun Owners to Rest in Defense of Rights

Last night, the Washington Legislature adjourned their 2014 session and while Initiative 594 stalled in the state Capitol, the fight is just beginning as the deeply flawed I-594 will now go to the November Ballot. …

Court gives NRA a big win for concealed carry gun rights in California

Second Amendment advocates won a major victory on Thursday when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the individual right to bear arms applies outside the home.Specifically, the court said that San Diego’s restrictive concealed carry laws that require citizens to prove a need to defend themselves are unconstitutional….

Refuting the Pro-Choice “Bodily Rights” Argument for Abortion

I’ve recently met a pro-choice blogger by the name of Deanna Young, who runs a blog called Restringing the Violinist. She has written a couple of articles defending the right to refuse argument, one in which she has linked to my article, so I’d like to take the time to respond. Forced blood donation analogy In the first […]…

Cuomo: Gun rights supporters have no place in N.Y.

Speaking on The Capital Pressroom radio show, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo described those who support the right to own semiautomatic firearms as “extreme conservatives” and stated that “they have no place in the state of New York.”…

Terri Schiavo’s Brother: Jahi McMath’s Case is Also About Parental Rights

Much has been written about Jahi McMath in recent days. The 13 year old Oakland girl underwent surgery Dec. 9 to remove her tonsils. She was declared “brain-dead” after going into cardiac arrest. Since that time, experts have opined on the ethics of her brain death declaration, the family’s decision to transfer her to another […]…

Georgia: Things Heating Up in State Capital in Fight for Your Gun Rights

It’s only the first week of the 2014 legislative session, but things are beginning to heat up in Atlanta in the battle for your Second Amendment rights….

27 states,territories in Supreme Court brief supporting citizens’ rights to buy, sell guns

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced that West Virginia and 25 other states and one territory have filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief with the U.S. Supreme Court opposing a federal government attempt to prosecute legal gun owners who wish to sell a weapon to another person who can legally own and purchase firearms….

Gun rights a big weapon for votes

Regardless of the office they’re seeking or its duties, Republicans’ statewide campaigns are heavy on two themes: antipathy toward the Obama administration and devotion to all things gun.Almost every candidate has a video, website or campaign ad that shows the contender firing or carrying a gun. They also all promise to fight President Barack O…

Dueling ads on gun rights from NRA, Bloomberg enter Virginia campaign

Dueling ads on gun rights by the National Rifle Association and a group backed by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have joined the onslaught of campaign advertising in Virginia’s elections this year.

Gun rights advocates plan another Colorado recall

Colorado gun rights advocates, coming off two successful efforts to recall Democratic state senators over votes to strengthen gun control laws, began collecting signatures in a third district over the weekend in hopes of booting another incumbent out of office.

Forced Abortions in China: The Worst Human Rights Abuse in the World

Last week the news broke of yet another forced abortion in China. In an interview with the UK’s Sky News, Liu Xinwen and her husband Zhou Guoquing revealed that their home was invaded by 20 officials from the Shandong Family Planning Committee who held down Mr. Zhou while his wife was pulled from her bed and taken to a hospital where she was forcibly aborted at six months of pregnancy.

Arkansas Mother Outraged After Her Daughter Allegedly Brought Home This History Assignment on ‘Outdated’ Bill of Rights

A parent in Bryant, Ark., claims her sixth-grade daughter brought home a history class assignment that asks students to “revise, omit two and add two amendments” to the “outdated” Bill of Rights. Her daughter is reportedly a student in the Bryant School District.

Obama demands gun curbs, laments gun rights in Navy Yard shooting speech

President Barack Obama is using the Sept. 16 Navy Yard shootings to rally his supporters for another uphill charge in November 2014 against Americans’ gun rights.

Government gets poor marks on protecting gun rights

Asked to size up how the government is doing on protecting a variety of rights and freedoms spelled out in the Bill of Rights and federal law, Americans pointed to slippage almost everywhere but most dramatically on the matters of guns and voting rights. The impression of a declining track record on guns rights turned up everywhere: among Republicans and Democrats, men and women, young and old, city dwellers and those in small towns.