No major medical or public health organization has concluded that abortion increases a woman's risk of preterm birth. However, impassioned (but naive) abortion opponents insist that abortion is causally related to prematurity.
This -- closing abortion clinics while chipping away at Roe in the courts -- is the goal of legislation like that in Texas. But, of course, Republican leaders aren't mentioning in this in their praise of the Fifth Circuit's decision. Instead, Attorney General Ken Paxton reacted to the ruling by calling it "a victory for life and women's health."
The Magna Carta is widely regarded as the document that marked the beginning of the Anglo tradition of constitutional liberty that would eventually lead to the writing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
If we are to achieve true equality as President Johnson envisioned half a century ago, then we must ensure that students from low-income communities are given the necessary resources and supports. For the civil rights community, accountability must be at the forefront of our actions.
What are Fox News Channel prime-time hosts like Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly thinking when they keep wailing and calling their audiences' attention to "black-on-black violence?"
When blackness is conditioned into the psyche of a society as inherently bad, there is no such thing as children -- only blackness and the "badness" that comes with it. It is this ideology that leads adult white men -- police officers -- to use the kind of force we've seen in the McKinney footage against black children.
For the last 13 years, I have been photographing LGBT high school and college athletes who have "come out" to their teammates despite the high prevalence of LGBT-bias found in sports.
As our nine Supreme Court justices wrestle with a decision in the consolidated same-sex marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges, one of the central arguments they will weigh is the role of marriage in raising children.
The American Civil Rights Movement unfolded over many decades and upon multiple planes. Most commonly, however, the planes of struggle considered are public schools, lunch counters, and buses. Yet, one of the most significant planes upon which this critical history unfolded were places of recreation: beaches and swimming pools.
As I read about people criticizing social media for calling Caitlyn Jenner a hero, I think of my friend and all she went through. A hero is someone who puts other lives before their own. A hero can come in many forms.
No, our marriage doesn't help the fact that women still lack access to abortion in Ireland. Nor does our marriage resolve the wage gap, abate misogyny, or prevent awful legislation that strips women of bodily autonomy. As feminists, both, we're painfully cognizant of these issues.
For those birthing presidential campaigns and those conceiving runs for legislative power and those lusting for criminal court judgeships, The Cider House Rules and Griswold v. Connecticut should be required reading.
This bill is not about limiting free speech -- it is about empowering patients to make informed decisions about their health based on credible information.
TIME magazine just published its "25 Moments That Changed America" list, focusing on the 20th Century. I agree with most of the selections and am impressed with the essays that explain the choices.
Continually Jesus drew our attention not to loving people "in general" but to specifically caring for those we would tend to discount or condemn. Black lives matter is exactly the kind of thing Jesus would say.
When people say a Supreme Court ruling for marriage equality would be the end of America, or the worst thing since slavery, or the ultimate calamity, what do they really mean? That their spouses will leave them? Their houses will collapse? Nuclear warheads will be launched?