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The Eight Biggest Planned Parenthood Myths (And The Facts Debunking Them)

Family planning organization Planned Parenthood has been the subject of multiple lies this year. Here are the facts to set you straight.

Planned Parenthood Myths Signs

Women at a 2011 Planned Parenthood rally in New York City. Image Source: Flickr/Charlotte Cooper

Heated social media campaigns erupted earlier this year after a video, allegedly showing a Planned Parenthood higher up addressing the sale of fetal organs and body parts, surfaced. Despite the organization’s letter to Congress outlining the substantial, deceptive editing of the video, anti-Planned Parenthood myths continued to circulate and intensify. Shortly after, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would effectively cease federal funding to Planned Parenthood for an entire fiscal year.

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Photo Of The Day: “Origin of Species” Turns 156 Years Old Today


A reconstruction of what Lucy, scientifically known as Australopithecus afarensis, might have looked like. Lucy is thought to be part of the missing link in Darwin’s theory of evolution.

On Nov. 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, and changed how the world thought about the beginning of humankind. The radical book is responsible for our current understanding of where human beings fit into the timeline of life on Earth (with early ancestors such as “Lucy,” pictured above, providing one of the many missing pieces of the puzzle), but its publication only came after decades of quiet work.

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These Vintage Ads Prove That Thanksgiving Is One Of The Weirdest Holidays Ever

Thanksgiving is already an odd holiday, built as it is on the fraudulent belief that settlers were at peace with indigenous populations before the genocide began. These vintage advertisements make Thanksgiving seem even weirder, though. Let’s take a look back at the good old days, when children gleefully slaughtered turkeys, casual chauvinism made the dinner extra tasty, and the Joneses’ Thanksgiving cards cranked the racism against Native Americans up to 11. Continue Reading

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