Dr. Susan Berry

Susan Berry has a doctorate in psychology. She writes about cultural, educational, and healthcare policy issues.


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Arizona Law Will Allow Surprise Abortion Clinic Inspections

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has signed into law a measure that treats abortion clinics just like other medical facilities in the state, making them subject to the same health and safety inspection standards, including spontaneous inspections. Apr 24, 2014 11:35 PM PT

Oregon County Orders Incinerator: Stop Using Aborted Babies to Generate Power

Marion County, Oregon commissioners approved an order Thursday to stop an incinerator from using aborted babies to generate power. The order states that the incinerator must stop accepting medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure aborted babies are not among the substances burned to produce electricity. Apr 24, 2014 4:03 PM PT

Study: Claims Of Common Core Advocates Not Valid

Supporters of the Common Core standards frequently make the claim that the standards are rigorous, reflect college-readiness, and have been internationally benchmarked and are, therefore, comparable with standards of high-achieving nations. A new study, however, challenges these claims. Apr 23, 2014 7:27 PM PT

Colorado Democrats Abandon Bill to Ban State Regulation of Abortion

Last Wednesday, Colorado Democrats abandoned a NARAL-supported bill that would have banned any state regulation of abortion. The proposed legislation was dropped after the Democrat state senator who is the deciding vote publicly expressed his concerns about the proposal, making it evident Democrats might not have the votes to pass it in a chamber in which they hold only a single-seat majority. Apr 23, 2014 7:39 AM PT

Hoosiers Against Common Core Blasts Gov. Pence as Panel Approves a 'Rebranded' Common Core

Despite significant warnings from standards writers opposed to Common Core, such as fellow Hoosier Dr. James Milgram, Indiana’s Gov. Mike Pence (R) and his Education Roundtable recommended Monday that the third draft of a new set of math and English Language Arts standards be adopted by the state school board to replace the Common Core standards. The problem is that parents who oppose the new standards and advisers Pence sought out on both sides of the debate say these new standards are strikingly similar to the Common Core and, in some cases, even inferior. Apr 22, 2014 1:50 PM PT

Pro-Life Susan B. Anthony List to Defend Ads on Taxpayer Funding of Abortion in Obamacare in SCOTUS Arguments

The Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments Tuesday in the case of Susan B. Anthony List v. Steve Driehaus. SBA List is petitioning the high court to allow its First Amendment challenge to Ohio’s “false statement” law to proceed on the grounds that the statute criminalizes “false” political speech and empowers a state agency to determine what constitutes true or false political speech. Apr 21, 2014 12:43 PM PT

NYT: Common Core is Wedge Election Issue for GOP

Though the Common Core initiative was once dismissed as a little-known and tedious education policy issue, the New York Times says that the nationalized academic standards have grown to be a central electoral issue that is separating establishment Republicans from grass roots, limited government activists. Apr 20, 2014 8:40 AM PT

Experts Slam Indiana's Education Standards as Worse Than Common Core

Though in March Indiana became the first state to officially abandon the Common Core standards, both opponents and supporters of the initiative who have been waiting for the unveiling of their replacements are now weighing in on the final version released this week, and most say that, if approved, they could leave Indiana students with standards that are far from the “uncommonly high” set that Gov. Mike Pence (R) promised his citizens. Apr 18, 2014 8:20 PM PT

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