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Issue: "Boy Scout dilemma," May 18, 2013

‘Flush it.’

staff member at Dr. Emily Women’s Health Center in the Bronx, New York, to a pregnant woman who had asked what she should do if her baby “comes out” at home before her final abortion procedure. The “client,” who was 23 weeks pregnant, had a hidden camera and was working for the pro-life group Live Action. The staff member also said that a baby still moving or breathing after the procedure would be put in a jar with a toxic solution that would “make it stop.” Another staffer later said the clinic would try to save a baby born alive.


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A billboard in Greeley, Colo., in which images of Native Americans are used to make a gun-rights argument. (Photo by Jim Rydbom/The Greeley Tribune/AP)

‘The definition of marriage is plastic.’

Writer Jillian Keenan, arguing in the liberal online journal Slate for legalizing polygamy after the legalization of same-sex marriage. “All marriages deserve access to the support and resources needed to build happy, healthy lives, no matter how many partners are involved.”

‘It’s almost like buying a home is the new engagement ring.’

Coldwell Banker’s Robi Ludwig after the mortgage company found nearly one quarter of married homeowners ages 18-34 bought a home before they were married.

‘There are other people out there that are very qualified, and we’ve had enough Bushes.’

Former First Lady Barbara Bush on whether her son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, should run for president.

‘You’re his girl, not his call girl.’

Elle.com advice columnist E. Jean Carroll to a letter writer who asked whether she’s entitled to more of her wealthy boyfriend’s money because they’ve been dating for three years.


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