Family Research Council joins ‘Black Genocide’ movement

The Family Research Council has added its voice and influence to the Black Genocide movement this week. In an email circulated to Research Council members, the anti-choice organization blamed Planned Parenthood for the 11 percent decrease in Washington, D.C.’s black population in the past decade. Demographers and actual experts, however, are attributing this shift to the stark polarization in income and education in D.C.

VIDEO: Priorities USA Action releases ad tying Romney to Big Oil

Priorities USA Action today released an ad it says reveals Mitt Romney's ties to Big Oil companies. According to Priorities, dedicated to protecting progressive leaders against what they call misleading attacks, the true motivation for Big Oil’s criticism of President Obama is to elect Mitt Romney, who the group says stands to protect Big Oil’s profits at the expense of middle class Americans.

‘Catholic Services’ restricts birth control despite overwhelming number of Catholic women using it

Last week, state senators passed an amendment to Florida's Medicaid privatization bill that would allow providers to not offer birth control “due to an objection on moral or religious grounds.” According to state Sen. Joe Negron, R-Palm City, the amendment came at the request of Catholic Services. According to recent research, this restriction would remove a service that the overwhelming majority of Catholic women are actually using.

Scott signs new funding for sexual assault services

Gov. Rick Scott signed new legislation today that will allocate $1.5 million to pay for relocation services for women who are victims of sexual battery. The bill's signing comes in the wake of criticism of the governor over his veto of $1.5 million for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, a group that was going to pass along that funding to 30 rape crisis centers across the state.