Media swings and misses on Rutledge e-mail non-story

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Some eager journalists thought they’d gotten a major scoop yesterday after the state Department of Human Services (DHS) released the emails of attorney general candidate Leslie Rutledge that she wrote during her 14 months as a DHS lawyer. One of the e-mails released contained this bombshell: A pregnant woman, no matter what age, should have the right to an abortion without parental notification anyway — we shouldn't allow wacko religious parents to force a young woman to carry to term a … [Read more...]

Talkin’ About Stuff With Paul Harrell

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My weekly segment with Paul Harrell was an all-around swell time this past Thursday. We discussed developments surrounding the "church carry" bill and Senator Rapert's heartbeat bill. My segment begins at the 1:05:00 mark. Enjoy: Video streaming by Ustream … [Read more...]

Jerry Cox Weighs In On Pro-Life Developments!

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Two bills of significant impact took steps forward in the legislative process at the state capitol today: one is Rep. Andy Mayberry's "fetal pain bill" which cleared the House Public Health Committee today. The other is Senator Jason Rapert's "heartbeat bill" which passed the full Senate today by a vote of 28-6. What do these bills actually say? Will they become law? What will their impact be on public policy in Arkansas if they do become law? These are the types of questions I asked Mr. … [Read more...]

Todd Akin: The Arkansas Angle

Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, nominee for the 2012 Worst Misunderstanding of Reproductive Biology Award.

After Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s regrettable statement on Sunday, that “the female body” has a biological response to rape that typically blocks pregnancy,  observers of Arkansas political history were probably experiencing déjà vu. In 1998, Arkansas Senate candidate Fay Boozman expressed a similar view: namely, that the rush of adrenaline created by the anxiety of rape or incest would make conception unlikely to occur. (Although it was widely misreported that Dr. Boozman had used … [Read more...]

More From Gene Jeffress On Obamacare: “I’m Christian Enough That I Love My Neighbors”

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Folks, I’m just out of words.  A third Gene Jeffress video has been released. In this latest flick, Jeffress literally solicits "amens" from the audience, and says "I'm Christian enough that I love my neighbors."  Apparently his bible teaches him that Obamacare is good public policy.  No really, he said that. One particularly interesting exchange happens when a man in the audience innocently asks Jeffress how Obamacare would've helped the patients Jeffress has been talking about (as heard … [Read more...]