Conservative Selfishness, Troll Farms, Abortion Laws and More

Posted on October 6, 2021

Crisis Pregnancy Center Fraud Prevention Act: This year, Connecticut became the first state to enact legislation (SB 835), based on San Francisco’s successful anti-fraud statute, to address the problem of lies and misrepresentations by CPCs. The Crisis Pregnancy Center Fraud Prevention Act is a model version of the San Francisco law which could be enacted by either states or localities.

The conservative excuses for selfishness: What are conservatives thinking when they say, with colossal irony, “my body, my choice”? The answer is, conservative “thought” has devolved to pure selfishness, whether or not something is actually to their benefit. For more, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

For white evangelicals, identity is about more than religious faith: What do Jesus and John Wayne have in common? Listen to this National Public Radio podcast about the right-wing’s corruption of both politics and faith.

Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election: An internal Facebook report shows that 15,000 Facebook pages run by troll-farms in Kosovo and Macedonia (probably Russian-controlled) combined to form the largest Christian American page, the largest African-American page, and the second-largest Native American page on Facebook.

Four charts about news consumption on social media: About half of Americans get news on social media at least sometimes. These charts from Pew Research Center show who focuses on social media “news” and which sites are the most harmful.

Abortion rights enacted in 2021: PLI’s latest edition of the Repro Rights Report describes and hyperlinks to seven proactive abortion rights laws enacted this year. Some are great models.