Tag Archives: Five

The sad case of Esteban Santiago-Ruiz

49457979-cachedThe gunman at Fort Lauderdale’s airport had psychiatric problems, and the symptoms seem to have started after he was deployed to Iraq.

Some researchers point to a link between combat stress and violence at home. But other research says there isn’t such a direct link between the two.

Santiago-Ruiz killed five people in Florida, and now faces the death penalty.


How to get your pro-life card

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: Anti-abortion protesters attend the March for Life on January 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. The pro-life gathering is held each year around the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

From LOLGOP at EclectaBlog:

If you want to call yourself “pro-life,” fine. You just have to meet at least five (5) of the following requirements:

[  ] I support publicly funded nurse coaching.

[  ] I support universal health care.

[  ] I support paid parental leave.

[  ] I oppose the death penalty.

[  ] I support comprehensive sex education.

[  ] I oppose abortion in nearly all circumstances (if you must).

[  ] I believe abortion should be safe and legal, which makes the procedure less common.

[  ] I oppose wars of choice.

[  ] I believe that pregnancy should be qualifying event for health insurance, because that’s the least we can fucking do if we want a child to be born healthy.

Support any five — even the one I don’t support — and you can have your pro-life card.

To which Alison adds: “I support efforts to ensure that babies once they are born have the material support they need to be healthy and thrive”