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To Be Pro-life Is to Be Pro-Planet

Scott Stearman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion
Scott Stearman

The problem is that there aren't enough people who take carbon emissions and its impact on the future of our planet seriously. I have long found this tragic, but now it's tragic and increasingly inexcusable. The data is clear. The images are current and vivid. The situation is dire.

6 Predictions for the Future of the Religious Right

Neil J. Young | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Neil J. Young

Typically considered a grassroots movement of conservative Catholics, evangelicals, and Mormons, and the political organizations that mobilized their efforts in the 1970s and 1980s, the Religious Right's intellectual and ideological origins trace back further into the twentieth century.

An Open Letter to Ben Carson on Abortion

Monica Bauer | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Monica Bauer

You seem like a sincere person who wants to do the right thing. So I'd like to ask you to think about a couple of things that just maybe no one in your circle has ever discussed with you.

Evangelical Pastor Wants ‘Pro-Life’ Christians To Protest Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

Bringing a preserved fetus to an anti-abortion demonstration would have been one of the more politically explosive moments of the Rev. Robert Schenck...

Bridging the Chasm: An Untold Story of Abortion at the Intersection of Life and Choice

Rachel Waters | Posted 10.21.2015 | Women
Rachel Waters

When I walked back into the bathroom of my recently purged and lonesome Brooklyn apartment and saw my intuition confirmed with the word "pregnant" in the window of the digital test, I didn't cry or panic. I sat down and called my mom and then my soon-to-be ex-husband to calmly tell them both that I would be scheduling an abortion for the next week.

Why Pro-Choice Is a Sacred Choice

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women
Stacey Nelkin

In a recent New York Times article written by Katha Pollitt, she asks those of us who want to keep our rights to have an abortion to speak out. Well, I am a woman who has had two abortions - HEAR ME ROAR!

Looking for the Brain

Jonathan Richards | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Two Problems With Pro-Life Politics

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

It injures our politics for one large group of Americans to regard another large group of Americans as bad people. But more than that unfortunate cost, this moral judgment is demonstrably false.

I Am Pro-life, So I Support Planned Parenthood

Eric Simpson | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Eric Simpson

The highest among our responsibilities is to treat others with dignity and respect, especially those who have a subaltern position in the construct of civilization (aka "the world"). I don't believe anyone has to share my faith to be pro-life in the same way I am. But that is in large part what motivates me to be pro-life

Marco Rubio is Anti-Abortion, Not Pro-Life

Christopher Lamb | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

If he was pro-life, wouldn't he oppose corporate polluters who release toxins into the air that annually sicken or kill hundreds of thousands of people in this country, including a disproportionate number of children and the elderly?

How the Left Can Put the Planned Parenthood Debacle Behind It and Restore Integrity to the Abortion Debate

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

I grew up in a strict Catholic home, where there was zero tolerance of an alternative take on abortion. Partially in reaction, I've been pro-choice ...

The Politics of Being a Woman in a "Christian Nation"

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Gina Messina-Dysert

The far right is pitting God against women. Mike Huckabee's support for the decision to deny a 10-year-old rape victim an abortion is just another example in a long history that continues this election season.

Let's Remember Why Fetal Tissue Research Matters

Michele Goodwin | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

Planned Parenthood has become the battered scapegoat, bullied by a Senate that historically and profoundly excludes women. Lost in the politicking over this issue is the bravery and courage of women who agreed to be donors. Without them, the vaccines and medicines on which all Americans rely might not exist.

A Delicate Balance

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Sister Chittister challenges all of us, both pro-choice and pro-life, to think in broader, more meaningful ways about the issue.

No One Is Pro-Abortion (And Few Are Fully Pro-Life)

Christian Piatt | Posted 08.07.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

There are some faith leaders within Christianity who vocally and openly criticize what they see as the problems with the arguments made on behalf of a pro-life position based on one's faith.

More Fights Ahead On Planned Parenthood After Senate Vote

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing...

Are Culture Wars the Best Way to Talk About Life?

Cindy Brandt | Posted 07.31.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

I didn't think about it. I never had to think about it, having never carried an unwanted pregnancy. For me, the pro-Life movement was simple, uncomplicated, pretty and sanitized as a small silver ornament.

Republican Abortion Policy Is Based on Pseudoscience

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

In their attempts to prove the cerebral cortex as unnecessary for pain perception and consciousness, Republicans have lazily attempted to simplify the very nature of how we perceive the world to half-explored "science." With their cowardly simplification of the situation, they will be left behind on the scientific and philosophical journey to the discovery of our deepest truths.

Pseudoscientific Republican Abortion Law Attacks Rape Victims and the Poor

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

The Republican attempts to legislate lies into the science of prenatal consciousness demonstrate GOP's political ineptitude, not its principles. Even with the Republicans' pseudoscientific notions aside, they have refused to adequately consider the impact of their ideology on complex and real families.

These 15 States Got A Failing Grade For Reproductive Rights

Bustle | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women

So, which states didn't make the grade? These are the places where women's reproductive rights are the most at risk.

The Trouble With #Theyfeelpain

Kate Blanchard | Posted 06.11.2015 | Religion
Kate Blanchard

The emphasis on pain capability is beneath the complexity of traditional moral theology, and specious for everyone else who isn't a strict utilitarian.

Texas, Our Texas: Will Republicans Continue to Make Things Even Worse?

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

There are many competitions in our society, in our country, and in our world. Children, adults, colleges, corporations, etc. are constantly striving to be ranked at the top.

The Pro-Death Movement in Nebraska

David Moshman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
David Moshman

On May 27, the Nebraska legislature, overturning a gubernatorial veto, repealed the state's death penalty. For opponents of state execution, there was a brief moment of rejoicing. But many Nebraskans were instantly nostalgic for the good old days of killing bad people.

Janie Velencia

Percentage Of Pro-Choice Americans Is Highest Since 2008 | Janie Velencia | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

The percentage of Americans who describe themselves as "pro-choice" is the highest it's been in seven years. According to a Gallup poll published F...

Jeb Bush Lacks Key Presidential Quality

Cody Cain | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

One of the most critical qualities of any president is judgment. Therefore, every candidate seeking this high office must clearly possess sound judgment. This includes the ability to perceive facts correctly and assess situations accurately. This quality is absolutely essential.