"This was not a typical mass shooting day," he said. The words struck my heart as the newscaster described the variation in what had become a ritual i...
I held my mouth open out of habit as I delicately applied mascara. I'm not one to brag, but I felt so pretty that night. "Elizabeth Green...will you marry me?" The words raced through my mind. What if he really did propose tonight?
In the same week we had an attack on Planned Parenthood and one on a centered for disabled people. The first with a clear ideological motive or so it would appear, yet no pro-life leader was asked to condemn these actions.
This isn't just a problem for women. This is a problem for us all. And like my son, you all should know that.
Right now it feels like we're all live-blogging this dystopian society that's unraveling before our very eyes and smartphones.
My wife and I were not patients at Planned Parenthood while we sought to build our family. But it is the kind of services that Planned Parenthood provides -- and legislation that Planned Parenthood helps lobby for -- that allowed us to have our child safely and healthy.
Many Americans have never seen terrorism up close. I have.
Slander-fueled violence is no mere tragedy. It is murder designed to instill terror. That is why we must resist any temptation to sit back and wait for the fanatics to defeat themselves.
The inflammatory anti-choice language, often inaccurate and undergirded by a life-and-death, holocaust-like moral imperative, can have an overwhelming power, Fladen argues, above pitched rhetoric on other topics, to push people, even reasonable ones, to violence.
Within hours of the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, my friend, a long time reporter with years of covering the Department of Justice received a call from the editors of a major newspaper
A recent popular online column referred to Robert Lewis Dear's killing and wounding of several people at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic as "Christian Terrorism." I agree that it is terrorism, but it is not "Christian Terrorism." Dear's actions just aren't Christian at all.
Volunteering as a clinic escort is the most fulfilling, important thing that I do. The screams and the shaming and the cruel signs are just a reminder that the work that I do is meaningful and necessary. Clinic escorting is not about abortion; it's about humanity.
The Planned Parenthood shooting in my hometown was the 351st mass shooting in the U.S. this year. We have to talk about it. If we don't, I fear we will only see mass violence in our streets. Perhaps the people of Colorado are actually better equipped than most to untangle this knot we've all tied.
To begin with, we were just making a silly video - a little cheeky, maybe even a little political - but mainly, we thought it would be funny to dres...
The connection between the words used by both public officials and the alleged shooter is chilling, and it demands that we examine the vitriol used in debates about women's reproductive health, particularly coming from anti-choice activists.
I am tired of being told to not politicize shootings, even though I know I'll have barely recovered from this one when I hear of more. I'm tired of seeing reporters and politicians openly wonder how this could have happened. The shooting at Planned Parenthood is an act of domestic terrorism with a very specific target.