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Newt and the Loony Religious Fringe That Now Runs the Republican Party

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Every single one of the sops Newt Gingrich is throwing the far right has been scripted for him by generations of so-called Reconstructionist "thinkers" and Roman Catholic ideologues pushing America steadily in the direction of Americanized theocracy.

Deceit And Hidden Cameras In The Abortion Debate

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

As a Christian, a pro-lifer and a journalist, I'm ambivalent about the Planned Parenthood hidden camera sting that was perpetrated in New Jersey and reported sporadically by news outlets last week.

Another Death in Arizona?

Patricia Ireland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Ireland

No conversation about the death penalty was harder for me than the one I had in late 1994 with the families of Dr. Bayard Britton and clinic volunteer Jim Barrett.

10 Reasons Why the Stupak-Pitts Amendment Has to Go

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Even if some Democrats who voted for the amendment did so because of deep convictions, the main thrust of the measure is to condemn women for being sexually active.

Why the Stupak Amendment Is a Monumental Setback for Abortion Access

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

The Stupak Amendment, passed Saturday night by the House of Representatives after a compromise deal fell apart, potentially goes farther than any other federal law to restrict women's access to abortion.

Dr. Carhart, Under Threat From "Domestic Terrorist Network," Abandoned by Federal Marshalls

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Dr. Carhart lost his federal marshal protection two weeks ago, much to the alarm of pro-choice leaders, leaving him vulnerable at a time when anti-choice violence has been escalating.

Antiabortion Activist Takes on Planned Parenthood with Hidden Camera

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

Her own delay in reporting the crime she perceived to have occurred in Memphis is an especially perplexing mystery considering how much Rose proselytizes about the legal and moral obligation to protect children.