The fact that a fetus is inside of Jane does not mean that Jane is morally responsible for the fetus. If she has become pregnant through rape or contraception failure, she has made no promise to the fetus, and so abortion would not be promise-breaking. Abortion is not wrong in either case.
I knew we were on to something. For much of 2013, our team at Provide explored ideas about how we could move people on the issue of abortion in deepl...
Almost any one of today's providers could make more money, and have a far easier life, in another job. Instead, they choose to do what they do, so women can choose to control their bodies and their lives. That's worth celebrating.
Some of these crazy ideas are no longer so popular in some quarters -- which does not mean much because for every crazy idea that becomes obsolete two more crazy ideas take its place.
Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.
The ability to control whether and when to have a child are key to the physical, social and economic health of women and families, and access to legal, safe and affordable birth control and abortion are essential to guarantee that ability.
As more abortion clinics close in the state of Texas, a retrospective look at the politics that led to this form of oppression points mostly at men. In fact, the five Republican candidates for the most powerful statewide offices in Texas, all of whom are dedicated to increasing abortion restrictions, are male
But the concept of a homonormative society invites all sorts of other, less obvious questions, paramount among them being the logistics of procreation and gender roles.
Yes, I was born into a family that is financially comfortable, but that should not make me more deserving of my constitutional right to have an abortion than a woman who does not have the means and toolkits to do so.
With The Passion of the Christ being the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, are audiences interested in a less bloody take on Jesus' life? And does Son of God attempt to tell us anything about Jesus' life that Christians and non-Christians don't already know?
The challenge for anti-abortion politicians is to not imagine some amorphous victim. Rather, they should, in the words of Jake Brigance, "imagine she's white" and her rapist is black. Would they then feel differently about abortion in instances of rape? I believe they would.
It'll be a wonderful day when South Dakota's GOP legislators value the lives of their daughters once they've exited the womb as much as they do when they're still in it.
My privilege smacked me in the face when Jordan Davis was killed. It was in my city... on a street I drive often... at a gas station I've been a patron at. This wasn't something I was removed from. It happened in my hometown.
How do we share our research in a politically polarized America when only half the country may be receptive to our findings? That was a key question from the 2014 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference.
Once in a while, when I least expect it, a window cracks open in my mind and I suddenly see that some news story, some political event, or some aspect...
The study grabbed my attention not only as an opportunity to learn more about the whole of rural women's and health care providers' experiences, but also because of some notable parallels between the delivery of mental health and reproductive health in rural health care systems.