I wonder how long it will take the Church to apologize for its longstanding marginalization and persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and its ultimate sanction of our relationships and our gender expressions. I'm certainly not going to hold my breath
JUNEAU, Alaska -- Some Alaska legislators think they, not doctors, should be the ones to decide when an abortion is medically necessary. And they'll b...
It appears that initially the Obama administration miscalculated the depth and fury of the opposition to this mandate.
Yes, equality is possible. It would be nice if Fox News would give gender equality a little longer than a half century before stamping "FAIL" on it.
Why the move to the right when logic would dictate a move to the middle, in light of the power of the women's bloc in the 2012 election, and the GOP collapse?
By watching the series to the end, as we each have done over one snowy weekend, we have found the real Big Lie. Abortion. The truth is, that there is absolutely no scientifically proven causal relationship between multiple abortions and infertility.
Maybe understanding the historic events and behavioral roots that have produced these venomously angry polarized times can help us let go of at least a little of our own deep instinct to align with the tribe in the name of safety and protection.
As a writer, I've always turned to the written word to piece together the ways of the world, and to better understand myself and others. I knew that in this matter, it would be no different -- I would write a book that got to the heart of a decision that polarizes so many of us.
Tuesday, January 22 marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark court decision on abortion and women's sexual health, but at DePaul University, that day will be remembered very differently.
In the winter of 2013, it is fair to say that the pro-life movement faces a crossroads the likes of which it has not seen since 1976. It will do well, therefore, to recall some of the events of that earlier political season.
When it comes to any political issue that steps into ethical controversies, Colombians have always tended to synchronize their views with those of the Church. But this inclination is not truly a case of authentic dogmatic devotion.
If the War on Women is going to mean anything more than an election-year slogan, the pro-choice organizations and the Democrats must leverage their new supporters and bushels of cash to stand up to the extremist agenda.
The only constitutional right specifically guaranteed to women on an equal basis with men is the right to vote, affirmed by the 19th Amendment in 1920 after an arduous 72-year political struggle. The campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment has been even longer and at least as grueling.
While Roe v. Wade guaranteed that abortion was legal in America, the last four decades have been a struggle to ensure access to that right. As clergy, I see this problem with a pastoral eye. How is it just to deny a woman access to a constitutionally-protected right simply because she is poor?
We shouldn't be putting women into the position where the crime against them is considered to be more or less valid depending on whether they carry their baby to term. Whether a rape results in pregnancy is irrelevant to the fact that a rape occurred and is punishable by law.
The way we talk about rape in the media often illustrates the crime as a violent crime that occurs in dark alleys (which it is) but this neglects the idea it can happen at a party, or a date, or at a friend's house. Our words affect how people perceive issues.