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More than 500 attend Planned Parenthood annual luncheon in Tampa

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Planned Parenthood has never been more under fire from congressional Republicans than in recent years. Nevertheless, since the election of Donald Trump, the public is demonstrating they remain firmly behind the family planning organization. According to a Quinnipiac survey conducted earlier this year to coincide with the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, 62 percent of voters oppose cutting off federal funds to the organization, while only 31 percent support that action. Females are leading the Trump resistance, starting with…

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Dear Congress: On Jan. 21, the people roared — and they will vote

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A letter to my Senators and Representative. Crib freely if you wish. Dear Senator Burr: It would seem that we are living in an alternative universe, one in which Nazis, Ku Kluxers and other traitors to our American way of life are euphemized as the “alternative right” and the propagandists for Donald Trump claim entitlement to “alternative facts.” Does that make him an “alternative president?” If only it were so. But about this I am serious: There is no “alternative…

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Martin Dyckman: Supreme Court nominees no reason to elect Donald Trump

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Some Republicans to whom Donald Trump is the skunk at their garden party would have you elect him president nevertheless. Mark Sanford is one. When last heard of, he was the governor of South Carolina, canoodling with a mistress in Argentina while his office pretended that he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. Now he’s a congressman, and he had an op-ed in The New York Times last week (Aug. 14) strongly criticizing Trump for refusing to release his tax returns.…

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Today on Context Florida: A kick in the ovaries, Trump & torture, public notice, Art Buchwald and Ralph Arza

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Today on Context Florida: For Valentine’s Day, what did the sweethearts in the Legislature give to the ladies of Florida? A swift kick in the ovaries, says Diane Roberts. Rep. Charles Van Zant’s HB 865 would shut down all abortion clinics, urge the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, and make abortion a felony. Zygotes are citizens, too. Normally (if that word can be used with regard to Florida government), his pet project would languish unheard and unloved. But…

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Activists predict abortion will be a hot issue in campaigns

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With a deeper-than-ever split between Republicans and Democrats over abortion, activists on both sides of the debate foresee a 2016 presidential campaign in which the nominees tackle the volatile topic more aggressively than in past elections. Friction over the issue also is likely to surface in key Senate races. And the opposing camps will be further energized by Republican-led congressional investigations of Planned Parenthood and by Supreme Court consideration of tough anti-abortion laws in Texas. “It’s an amazing convergence of…

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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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Marco Rubio blasts Charlie Crist over abortion flip-flop

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From the Marco Rubio Campaign: “Charlie Crist’s conservative makeover attempt isn’t fooling anyone, especially not pro-life Republicans who are well aware of his pro-choice record, support for maintaining Roe v. Wade and opposition to mandatory waiting periods for abortions,” said Rubio for Senate spokesman Alex Burgos. “Charlie Crist is in for a rude awakening if he thinks he can spend and sloganeer his way towards convincing voters he’s a Jeb Bush Republican.” Four years ago, Crist said “That’s the opposite…

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