Republicans didn't get that with one word Huckabee confirmed the worst fear of many: Party members are brutishly trying to legislate women's physiology. And the resulting reaction from right-wingers betrays their inability to comprehend why the so-called "War on Women" framing is so effective.
Authorities have asked news outlets to voluntarily refrain from showing or posting the video clip, but bootlegged copies are being shared across social media and attacks continue to mount. Aging evangelicals are advised to stay home.
With the aid of birth control, women are afforded the freedom to live as carefree as any man. It relinquishes the burden of unplanned parenthood; it is, in fact, a liberator.
I know, I know. Shame on me for ordering my doctrine off the a la carte menu when the prix fixe would buy me so much more salvation, right? If only my...
What century are you living in? Your "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" is a solution in search of a problem. Despite your attempts to confuse people with the bill's misleading title, federal funds cannot be used for abortion under the Affordable Care Act.
Will 2014 (or perhaps 2016) become known as the "Year Of The Marijuana Voter"? This question can now be seriously asked, because the issue of radically reforming marijuana laws seems to be growing bigger and more imperative with each passing week.
Every woman knows that the decision of whether or when to become a parent is the most personal and has lifelong gifts and impact. The decision affects her physical health and well-being as well as her family.
January 22 is the 41st anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Roe was supposed to put an end to the fight over access to a life-saving procedure. Far from it.
Love it or hate it, we're in a brand new election year. What with the lowest rating for Congress in history and the gridlock on Capitol Hill, this may seem like less than the greatest news. But women ought to be pretty enthusiastic.
I don't doubt that the individuals who control the Little Sisters of the Poor are entitled to religious freedom. I wish they could recognize that their First Amendment right to practice their own religion doesn't trump women's basic rights.
Hang in there, polar bears. This holiday season, condoms are coming to the rescue.
We're namers. We like to put people and things in buckets, assign labels to the buckets and fit them into our handy memory garage. We're especially bi...
The sad thing is that women are not only reduced to their sexuality when they're on the shoreline. Even in our Christian theology, we have a terrible tendency to distill the complicated facets of a woman -- her intelligence, creativity, energy, talents, and fortitude -- into one aspect.
What adults think about teenagers matters to teenagers -- a lot. If we continue to expect them to have unprotected sex, chances are good that many of them will.
As a clergyperson, I'm obviously concerned about people being able to have the freedom to practice their faith. Yet as a woman, I also care about the health and dignity of people who need contraception.
Is there ever a moment when you can scan the sociocultural horizon, take in all the tragedy, joy, violence and breathtaking absurdity of the world, and say, "Honey! The world is radiant and the Earth isn't completely tortured at the hand of heartless mega-corporations! Get those pants off!"