We agree that "we've got Americans who are struggling." Our question is why so many elected officials have only one answer for them: cutting their safety net while telling them to "go get a job." My generation is looking for better answers than that.
While I sat there, vaguely nauseous, I avoided eye contact with the students walking by. After all, Nice Jewish Girls don't get knocked up freshman year of college.
Social conservatives have every right to hold the religious belief that life begins at conception and to act accordingly in their private lives. But they don't have a right to distort science to achieve their ends.
Should not we family planners celebrate the fact that the contraceptives we provide make it possible for people to have more sex? Isn't more sex good? This idea makes people antsy.
For decades I prayed that the Catholic Church would evolve, but not anymore. Now I'm holding out for a schism. We'll be the Social Justice Catholic Church and they can be the Conservative Catholic Church.
Apparently if you have a vagina, you get to express an opinion and if you don't, you should shut up. I couldn't disagree more.
We are seeing a multidimensional campaign against women's religious, spiritual and conscientious freedom and against their physical health. It pops up again and again, in slightly new forms each time.
Protecting sperm rights would benefit society, and wouldn't really harm men. Understand -- a man's right to control his own body and life choices would not be infringed. Men could still have sex. They would merely be asked to accept a few tiny, ever-so-reasonable restrictions.
"America's Comeback Team" of Romney/Ryan will come back for women's choice, women's health and women's pay, and they will not stop until all of the progress made in the fight for women's equality over the past 50 years has been erased.
It is sad and embarrassing to admit this, but the impetus for most of these reproductive control bills has come from men. Over time, the number of men that believe they must control women like this will decline. But women cannot await universal male enlightenment.
I don't know if Ryan and I have been reading the same Bible, but it seems as though his budget ignores the entire Gospel message of Jesus Christ.
Were Romney and Ryan to win the election and succeed in their efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, less-privileged girls with lots of athletic potential talent might find themselves shopping for baby food instead of practicing their high jumps.
I've been pondering this teaching of the Apostle Paul while considering Mitt Romney's choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate: "Love works no ill to the neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."
Whether it's women singing and dancing on altars in religio-political protest or women riding on buses because they can't stand behind them, what's the difference?
Shouldn't we be working to build a solution for those who don't have access to care, rather than an unsustainable one that subsidizes those of us fully able to pay for our own contraceptive needs?
Expressions of gratitude for charitable gifts, then and now, seem wrong to me.