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Why We Hate

Dr. Nikhil Joshi | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nikhil Joshi

I'm sitting in a hotel lobby. It's a hotel like many others in a place like many others. I'm people watching, waiting for my cab to arrive. I can't he...

Republicans Aren't Pro-Life

Gerry Myers | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

How can anyone who says they are pro-life also be pro-weapon? If the Republican Party truly believes life is sacred, then why do they insist on unrestricted assault weapons -- whose sole purpose is to kill -- rather than reasonable gun regulations?

The Catholic War on Women

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

Kelly Carlin and Katie Klabusich join Dennis this week on Acronym TV. Kelly Carlin frames her experience of being a woman in the current cultural and...

Rep. Joe Walsh Says He Can Overlook Bruce Rauner's Views on Abortion

William J. Kelly | Posted 07.23.2014 | Chicago
William J. Kelly

Conservative leaders criticized Rauner last week after he skipped an Illinois Right to Life (ILRTL) dinner to attend a pro-choice gala for the ACLU. Rauner reiterated his pro-choice position on abortion Monday at a North Shore women's group.

Patriarchy and Religion: Built to Oppress Women

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

From Texas to Alabama to Congressmen saying that women can't get pregnant when raped because their bodies have a way of shutting that down, men, usually white conservative men with ties to patriarchal religious institutions are working their balls off trying to control women; specifically a woman access to birth control and abortion.

Rape Victim Ad In Montana

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Senator John Walsh has just released a rather amazing television ad, though, which is the best pushback on the "personhood" concept I think I've ever seen. Because it features a rape victim telling her own story.

Should Women Apologize for Abortion?

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

In the United Sates, one out of every three women has had an abortion. If you are a women living in Texas and a growing number of states, access to this basic, simple and safe procedure has been severely restricted.

Instead

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Instead of voters picking politicians, why are politicians deciding on who has the right to vote? Instead of Congress governing, why is Congress obstructing its governance?

Abortion Wars: A Judge Speaks of Women's Health, Women's Needs

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, in his recent ruling that Alabama's abortion law must go to trial, raises the interesting issue of an "undue burden" on pregnant women. Imagine that. Bringing the focus around to women.

Tea Party Rep. John Fleming Flip-Flopped on Abortion -- And No One Noticed

R. Kyle Alagood | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
R. Kyle Alagood

I wrote a Shreveport Times column this week in an attempt to spark meaningful conversation about poverty and health care in Louisiana. What I never expected was that my column would become Dr. Fleming's springboard for announcing he has moderated his abortion access position.

Therapeutic Rituals in Leviticus Shed Light on the Abortion Debate

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

The fact that a fetus is inside of Jane does not mean that Jane is morally responsible for the fetus. If she has become pregnant through rape or contraception failure, she has made no promise to the fetus, and so abortion would not be promise-breaking. Abortion is not wrong in either case.

Pregnant Montana Teacher Deserves to Keep Her Job

Mary DeTurris Poust | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Mary DeTurris Poust

What do you think happens the next time a single Catholic school teacher finds herself pregnant with no husband? Yeah, abortion might be the obvious choice if she thinks she might lose her job

Subtle Evangelist - Part II

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion
Gregory P. Demetriou

The fire inside me is being fanned, no longer a mere ember but a coming flame. I sense my reactions to statements claiming "reproductive rights" or "pro-choice" rhetoric changing everyday. Am I being changed slowly? Or am I still hiding behind my pin?

Huckabee's Strong Words Arouse Women's Libidos

Daryl Rowland | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

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.

Sadness Over Governor Christie's Problems

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

As a Democrat from Pennsylvania who is hoping Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016, I am not doing cartwheels over New Jersey Governor Chris...

Reproductive Rights in a State of Emergency

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

This Wednesday marked the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

More Is Not Merrier

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Edward Flattau

In an oblique plug for an abortion ban, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte advocates runaway population growth as a solution to job creation. Regardless of the merits of abortion, Goodlatte's cheerleading stance on demographics reflects a detachment from reality.

Thousands To Brave Cold For Abortion Protest

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of abortion opponents are facing wind chills in the single digits to rally and march on Capitol Hill to protest legalize...

State Victories Create Dilemma For Abortion Foes

AP | DAVID CRARY and JOHN HANNA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Opponents who have chipped away at abortion with state-level restrictions are facing a dilemma in some of the places where they ...

City's Anti-Abortion Banners Spark Free Speech Debate

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The message on an anti-abortion group’s banners in San Francisco has sparked a fiery debate, calling on the city to determine when free speech becom...

Kansas Governor Compares Anti-Abortion Protests To The Abolitionist Movement

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback compared past "Summer of Mercy" anti-abortion protests in Wichita to the abolitionist movement that he...

Don't Let Abortion Cloud Free-Speech Issue

Trevor Burrus | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Trevor Burrus

Massachusetts passed the 35-feet law in 2007. It applies to places where abortions are "offered or performed." Of course, the vast majority of people who stand outside of clinics to voice their constitutionally protected opinions are pro-lifers.

When Pro-life Goes Frankenstein: The Case of Marlise Munoz

Morgan Guyton | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Morgan Guyton

Erick and Marlise Munoz were both paramedics. They were both around life-and-death situations on a daily basis. After Marlise went through her broth...

Silence of the Lame

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.13.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Whether a shocking massacre, or solitary assault with a rifle, the prevalence of gun violence in this nation is the best evidence we have of the genuine moral paralysis of government.

Women Who Have Had Abortions Take the Lead

Aspen Baker | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Aspen Baker

Women who have had abortions, along with our allies, are taking the lead, showing that even in the midst of increasing hostility, polarization, and politicization, it's possible to nurture human connection and empathy.