A friend of mine who is traveling in London sent me a text message of a photo she had taken of 12-foot-high, white marble statue of an armless pregnant woman with truncated legs set atop a giant pedestal in Trafalgar Square. The caption read: "Thalidomide?"
The American people won't elect a vulgar/bullying/blowhard for President even if the ultra-right wing of the Republican Party manages to nominate him. We have never before seen the kind of campaign we are seeing this year within the Republican Party.
Let's get on with the remaining 2016 best and worst awards. One warning: it's a very long column, so we encourage readers to pace themselves.
From a strictly biblical point of view, being born on Earth is a test. All our actions will eventually be judged by an omnipotent God who will determine whether we go to heaven or hell. Our deeds, sinful or not, determine where we spend eternity.
The abortion debate over the last 50 years can be summarized as the entrenchment of both sides, abortionists and antiabortionists, without any signs o...
On Friday night Cinemax aired the season two finale of its gritty period medical drama "The Knick", a show which depicts the infancy of the modern med...
The uniquely violent U.S. context may in essence be a product of our leaders' refusal to recognize and put limits on dangerous hate speech and hate crimes related to abortion.
Why aren't women who walk into a clinic for an abortion, greeted with by beautiful flowers and happy pictures and a plethora of tasty beverages?
The bigoted, xenophobic rhetoric Donald Trump is giving Republican voters is exactly what they want. This deterioration of the GOP base is something the other candidates, and even media pundits, are still in denial about. That is why they're losing. Trump is the only one who has recognized it, and he's right.
With the 2016 presidential election cycle in full swing, the Republican candidates have each reached out to Christian evangelical voters. Since the Reagan era of the 1980s brought us Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority, evangelicals have consistently been one of the Republican's core constituencies, just as labor unions have been for the Democrats.
Many of my non-Mormon friends make assumptions about the Mormon church's Republican leaning, older leadership and the general red-voting trend of Utah. Not all of these assumptions are true.
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The Right has taken a complex issue and narrowed it down to a catch phrase - "Adoption not Abortion" - that arbitrarily and narrowly defines it in bla...
In a radio show after three people were gunned down at a Planned Parenthood clinic, a Republican legislator from Colorado Springs, where the shooting occurred, equated the shooter with Planned Parenthood executives.
I still haven't come to terms with the decision I made and I'm not sure I ever will.
This Human Rights Day is particularly significant. In Paris, negotiators are trying to come to agreement on a global climate treaty, and a lot is on the line -- especially for women.