Earlier this week, a popular reality show went where few television programs -- scripted or reality -- dare to tread, by discussing abortion.
To pass a law that prohibits abortions for rape victims is in effect endorsing the end result of what is probably the worst, more violating experience of someone's life. How can anyone, especially these people who were elected to protect the rights of their constituents, support such a measure?
Before you vote, study the science, or if that is too hard, listen to those who have. And once you know the facts, have the courage to break with your less-informed, ideologically-bound colleagues. Please.
It is time, surely, for those of us who want to see important things done in Washington D.C. and in state capitals like Raleigh, North Carolina -- who want Washington and Raleigh to succeed -- to unite together to minimize the impact in both cities of those who want government to fail.
I wasn't considering abortion. I wasn't considering adoption, or parenting, or childcare. I wasn't even pregnant, and I definitely wasn't scared -- at least not at first.
Now it's the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that appears to be taking a politically selective look at nonprofits. This time around, however, conservatives are not complaining. Why? Because they are the ones who are pushing GAO to do it.
Can we please stop talking as if the phrase "Republican moderate" has any basis in political reality? Nationally, the GOP has become a party of radicals, proudly wearing on its sleeve its contempt for the less well off and its ignorance of basic scientific reality.
Given how desired women are by political campaigns in Colorado, it's astonishing that Buck is already doing what he did during the last election. That is, trying to say abortion doesn't matter; no one cares about it.
Should we not trust that if a young woman makes the decision to forgo notifying her parents that, perhaps, it is for a good reason? Or, do we truly need to rely upon the government to make those decisions for her?
It's not every day that you hear a Catholic bishop directly challenge self-identified "pro-life" groups for their selective moralizing and crass tactics.
A recent study from the University of California, San Francisco found that the vast majority of women that had an abortion felt that they had made the right decision.
The birth of a royal prince shared headlines with babies given away as game-show prizes in Pakistan. In both cases, ecstatic crowds clapped and cheered. For what, exactly? Life -- or luck?
Before dismissing a man who made a mistake five years ago, women should look at the total record and the whole person before deciding if Eliot Spitzer is a candidate worth supporting.
The Catholic Church is greatly in need of self-examination and reform, indeed Reformation, on a host of issues. Sadly I see no reason to believe that Pope Francis is the reformer who could lead that change.
Asian-Americans appear to be the only large (and growing) voting group whose interests align with the Democratic Party and yet they are rarely afforded the same share of the 'debate spotlight' as social issues relevant to women, LGBT, Black, Hispanic, religious minority, middle-income and low-income voters.
As a longtime minister and close student of the history and current status of the abortion issue in America, I can find no instances where these senators have pondered what they would do if they were a woman and legislators ordered them to have medical tests which their doctors said were unnecessary.