Mary Jackson

Mary is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Follow Mary on Twitter @mbjackson77

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Congress silent on ratings reform

Entertainment | Lawmakers have yet to act on months-old warnings about TV oversight
by Mary Jackson
Posted 10/25/19, 03:36 pm

Decades ago, when movie critic Nell Minow was raising her children, she limited their screen time to Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and they only watched TV in the living room.

“It was much easier for me to control,” said Minow, whose readers know her as The Movie Mom.

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Expanding the pro-life umbrella

Abortion | Abby Johnson wants to make the movement even more pro-woman
by Mary Jackson
Posted 10/21/19, 01:39 pm

Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood manager who became a pro-life advocate after witnessing the abortion of a baby at 13-weeks of gestation, continues to shake up the abortion industry. Her newest nonprofit organization, ProLove Ministries, launched on Oct. 9 with the goal, she said, of broadening the pro-life movement’s “baby-centered” focus.

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Planned Parenthood’s political payout

Abortion | The nation’s largest abortion provider to spend a huge amount on the 2020 election
by Mary Jackson
Posted 10/14/19, 04:51 pm

Planned Parenthood positioned itself as a political behemoth heading into the 2020 elections by announcing last week it would donate $45 million to the campaigns of pro-abortion candidates.

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