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Donald Trump says abortion ban should yield “punishment” for woman

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that women who get abortions should receive “some form of punishment” if abortion is banned, once again sparking controversy with days to go before Wisconsin’s primary. In a heated exchange with MSNBC host Chris Matthews at the taping of a town hall in Green Bay, Wisconsin that will air on Wednesday night, Trump was asked whether he believes that abortion should be outlawed in the country. After an extended back-and-forth, the billionaire businessman…

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Lisa Montelione blasts opponent Shawn Harrison’s anti-abortion House vote

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Florida House of Representatives candidate Lisa Montelione is criticizing her opponent, incumbent Representative Shawn Harrison, for his “direct attack” on women’s health. Harrison was one of nine Republicans in the House to vote for House Bill 1411 in the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee. The bill would block public funding to any health care facilities that also provide abortions. “Yesterday’s vote by Shawn Harrison was a direct attack on health care access for the women of Florida and is part of a…

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Today on Context Florida: Bernie Sanders, abortion clinics, don’t get sick and a flood of online advertising

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Today on Context Florida: A vote for Bernie Sanders is a vote for idealism, courage, candor, says Martin Dyckman. At this stage, a vote for Sanders is to send a message that universal health care is what the public wants and deserves. It’s a vote for what most voters say they want and respect. It sends a message to the establishment about what’s best in America as contrasted with the hatred that is corrupting and disgracing the other party. Catherine Durkin…

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Pro-life activist pushing for flag over St. Pete City Hall has been answered: ‘No’

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For the second year in a row a pro-life activist has started an online petition asking for support in compelling St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman to fly a pro-life flag above City Hall in September for the Forty Days of Life events planned to combat abortion. Christian, pro-life activist Scott Mahurin has spoken at numerous City Council meetings, left messages for the mayor and City Council members, mailed letters and sent emails asking his request to be considered. His latest…

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Today on Context Florida: Medicare foes, pro-life attacks and skunks in Martin County

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Today on Context Florida: America’s doctors have long since made their peace with Medicare, which marked its 50th anniversary last week, but Martin Dyckman says the program’s oldest and most implacable enemy, the ideological right wing, is still bent on destroying it. In their libertarian outlook, any government program that helps people deprives them of liberty. Dyckman doesn’t doubt that some of them truly believe this, although with others it is simple selfishness coated with snake oil. Pro-life proponents continue their…

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Larry Ahern has his panties in a bunch over gay pride trumping pro-life at City Hall

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Last year, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said he would be proudly flying the St. Pete Pride flag above City Hall in all its ostentatious, rainbowed glory. He says he would do so to promote equality, diversity and inclusion. Kriseman’s decision is not sitting well with some people According to state Rep. Larry Ahern, some 20 people have emailed Kriseman asking to also fly a pro-life flag over City Hall. “Mayor Rick Kriesman (sic) refuses to respond to over twenty requests…

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Rick Scott says he would have signed abortion/ultrasound bill

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Only days after Bill McCollum distributed an ad accusing him of “profiting from abortions,” Rick Scott is now defending his record on abortion issues. In an audio clip posted on his site (h/t to the Florida Independent), Scott says: I am pro-life. I believe strongly in the sanctity of human life. I believe Roe v. Wade should be overturned, and as governor, would appoint judges who apply law and not impose their political agenda on the people, which was what was done…

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