The traditional religious emphasis on copious reproduction and common teachings against the use of contraception are having a direct impact on population growth, especially in countries that can't afford it.
The future of Texas will not be found in voices who prefer a Texas in which Hispanics are second-class citizens when they seek to vote and women are second class citizens when they seek to live their lives as they choose and seek a good job and a fair wage.
Do both extreme conservatives and extreme liberals act more superior than moderates, or are conservative views alone linked to dogmatism and belief superiority?
State legislatures across the country have enacted an avalanche of restrictions that deny women of their reproductive rights. Just this year alone, more than 300 anti-abortion measures have been introduced in the states -- in direct violation of Roe v. Wade.
The record in the case filed as In Re: Jane Doe reflects that the girl testified that she had no job, was unmarried, lived with her mother, and could not adequately provide for a child. In the case of Jane Doe, the Brevard County Court denied her petition.
Would a responsible parent wish to deny their child urgently needed health care? Not many parents would. But that's exactly what they are saying when they conflate the medical conversation about emergency contraception with the personal conversation about teenage sexuality.
The legislation is testament that we cannot parse out women's rights, drop by drop. It is recognition that if New York doesn't legislate against discrimination, it in effect condones inequality.
Political observers agree that Coffman is fighting for his political life against staunchly pro-choice Democrat Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado state house.
For months Beatriz's government turned a blind eye to the advice of her doctors. Never mind that she would die without the opportunity to end her pregnancy, or that the fetus she carried was unviable. Never mind that she was already the mother of a young child.
It is a basic, knee-jerk reaction in the Western world to rail against any politician who seeks to justify a position by referencing their faith. I wonder, however, how we have gotten away with perpetuating this misconception that somehow our religious traditions do not have anything constructive to contribute to our political realities.
"My primary concern is to save lives. God has give us knowledge and technology to improve our lives through science. Are we going to throw condoms out? We are resistant to science in questions of sexuality, but when you you have a heart attack you go to the operation room -- you are willing to accept science then."
There is perhaps no other fundamental right that is under more ferocious attack than the right of reproductive choice -- and we need you to help us fight back now.
His new running mate E. W. Jackson makes Ken Cuccinelli look like Mike Bloomberg. The more time the media and oppo-researchers spend digging up old statements of Jackson's (and there is already a goldmine out there), the more normal -- and electable -- Cuccinelli looks.
The latest department of health figures show that 40 percent of all New York pregnancies end in termination. Among African American women, the abortion rate stands at 60 percent. These are statistics that a group of young nuns named the Sisters of Life, are working to change.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the former Philadelphia abortionist, has avoided the death penalty with a promise not to appeal his May 13 murder convictions in a Philadelphia courtroom. That's good. The violence of the death penalty is not a way to end violence.
Sometimes we have to step out of the box to educate and warn our teens. Sometimes we even have to capture their interest for more than just a few moments to make some impact.