Thursday, February 28, 2013

Daily Blend: Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Bill Donohue (President, Catholic League)
Bill Donohue

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  • You know, it’s not often that we see priests making accusations of clerical child abuse against their superiors. Refreshing?
    (via Joe. My. God.)

  • Indiana Republicans correct themselves: One government-sanctioned rape by medically pointless transvaginal ultrasound (instead of two) is just right for women seeking an abortion after all.

  • Another prosecutor thinks the best way to protect teens from the eeevils of “sexting” is by ruining their lives with the criminal justice system.

  • US Senate finally reauthorizes full Violence Against Women Act despite House Republicans’ best attempts to derail it and strip LGBT, native American and undocumented immigrant protections.

  • (Old gem) Quacks of a feather: Australian chiropractors accused of being key supporters of the anti-vaccination Australian Vaccination Network.
    (via @DrRachie; RT: @BadAstronomer)

  • And finally, I don’t understand what Bill Donohue’s [pictured] anti-abortion argument is, here. I don’t think he does, either.

  • If you have any story suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments or send them in.