Sunday, August 23, 2015

Jeb Bush dumps emails including social security numbers

Source: The Verge

"In the spirit of transparency, I am posting the emails of my governorship here," a note on Bush's website says. "Some are funny; some are serious; some I wrote in frustration." Some also contain the email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, and social security numbers of Florida residents. The emails are available in Outlook format, and can be searched on the web at Bush's website.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ben Carson Confronted With Fetal Tissue Research

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/08/13/3691425/ben-carson-fetal-tissue-research/

Ben Carson is struggling to explain what makes Planned Parenthood’s facilitation of fetal tissue donation different than his own brain research, which has also relied on samples from aborted fetuses

Ted Cruz Ad Praised Fetal-Cell Tissue Research

Source: MSNBC

in an ad attacking fetal-tissue research, Cruz highlighted children who were rescued by fetal-tissue research.

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Bush dynasty and Roe vs. Wade / Rubbery politics runs in the family

Source: SFgate.com

Care to guess who was the treasurer of Planned Parenthood when it launched its first national fundraising campaign in 1947? It was Prescott Bush, father and grandfather of the two Bush presidents.
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Recall that contraceptives were controversial in those days -- and remember that a constitutional right to use them wasn't established until 1965, when the Supreme Court affirmed an implied right to privacy in Griswold vs. Connecticut.

Prescott Bush won a Senate seat two years later, and his son George and daughter-in-law Barbara continued to support Planned Parenthood even after George's election to Congress from Texas. In fact, he was such an advocate for family planning that some House colleagues gave him the nickname "Rubbers."