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Right to Life

The Harmful Hypocrisy of the 'Right to Life' Movement

Allen Frances | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Allen Frances

Life is passionately defended only if the subject of concern is fetal life. "Right-to-life" politicians are often vehement supporters of the death penalty, seemingly oblivious to the obvious internal inconsistency in their attitudes to the beginning and the ending of life.

My Encounter With Pope Francis

Dave Pruett | Posted 10.01.2016 | Religion
Dave Pruett

On Thursday, September 24, I saw Pope Francis with my own eyes. That's the gospel truth. Now the confession. I was attending the Interfaith Moral Action on Climate rally -- organized to support the Pope's call to action on climate change.

Brain Scan

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


A Real Right to Life

Peter Schwartz | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

Brittany Maynard has a right to life -- to her life. And a right to one's life requires, as an inseparable corollary, the right to terminate it. What else is a right to some action if not the freedom to choose whether or not to engage in it?

Right-to-Lifers Are Hypocrites -- And Here's Why

Mark Olmsted | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

It's not the right of the fetus to life that really drives them. It is their belief that woman who have sex for pleasure should bear the "consequences" of their decision. The hostility is tangible -- I have the hate-tweets to prove it.

How Our National Passions About Soccer and Our Tribal Passions Over Abortion and Climate Change and GMOs, Are All About Survival!

David Ropeik | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
David Ropeik

They all illustrate how the human cognitive system is driven much more by subconscious emotions than by a conscious objective analysis of the facts alone.

Mitch McConnell Will Push For 20-Week Abortion Ban If GOP Gains Senate Control

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

With the midterm elections months away, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is already plotting his agenda in case the Republicans win back...

Pope Francis Speaks Out On Abortion

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis reiterated his strong opposition to abortion on Friday (April 25), saying it “compounds the grief of many women” a...

Pro-Life Group: Congressman Wants Cheap Abortions For His Daughters

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

Congressman Gary Peters (D-Michigan) condemned a Michigan anti-abortion group on Thursday for accusing of him of trying to "make abortion accessible a...

Restoring 'Valuing Life' as an American Value

Irv Katz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Irv Katz

As a people, we have gone from the outrage over the atrocities at Newtown and Aurora (and all those that preceded them and the daily shootings in gang-ridden neighborhoods) to a sense of not yet resignation, but certainly of war weariness.

How One State's Anti-Abortion Group Is Working The System

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

Late last year, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed restrictive abortion legislation that imposes new regulations on clinics and doctors; it was cond...

Mandatory Ultrasounds? They're Only Trying to Help...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"We're on your side -- now roll over!"...

Stop Calling It a Pro-Life Movement or Become One

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

This is an invitation to those who fancy themselves pro-life: To merit that weighty title, here are some profound "right-to-life" challenges you will need to become advocates for.

Fear and Loathing in Texas

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Wendy Fontaine

No matter how you feel about abortion, arguing against it by saying "every life matters" while you are, in fact, the nation's top killer of inmates is either disingenuous or downright phony.

Ultrasound Obsession!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

And their language is Ultra-Orwellian!...

As States Limit Abortion, Future Doctors Fight for Training

The Chronicle Of Higher Education | Posted 06.19.2013 | College

By imposing restrictions on abortion clinics, more and more state legislatures are trying to limit Roe v. Wade. Now a university medical center has ai...

Should Jodi Arias Have the Right to Choose the Death Penalty?

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.15.2013 | Crime
Amy Dardashtian

Should Jodi Arias and other convicted murderers be allowed to choose the death penalty? At first glance, the death penalty appears to be the harsher sentence but if Arias prefers death, does life in prison become the harsher sentence?

The Case for (Dr. Gosnell's) Life

Jennifer Manning | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Jennifer Manning

If we are truly pro-life, we will pray that the jury grants Gosnell life in prison.

The Right to Life (Last Chapter)

Francis Levy | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Francis Levy

People are just living life to death. They are living it up, as it were. The health care system is tanking from keeping a relatively small percentage ...

Abortion Rights Are Pro-life

Leonard Peikoff | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Leonard Peikoff

Tragically, the lives of the parents are completely ignored by the anti-abortionists. Yet that is the essential issue. In any conflict it's the actual, living persons who count, not the mere potential of the embryo.

Reclaiming Right to Life From the Right Wing

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Right to Life should mean access to health care. The right-wing supports birth, but not health care for all as right of citizenship. Priority number one of a Romney administration is to repeal Obamacare.

Fetal Personhood: Why Stop There?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Senator Rand Paul, that scion of small government, wants the government to decide when a woman can choose her own reproductive fate.

The Religious Right's Assault on Palliative Care

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

The medical establishment's support for patient choice exists within a particular, and peculiar, bioethical framework.A problem arises for palliative care physicians when people question their intention.

Why We Don't Celebrate Mother's Day in our Home

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 07.08.2012 | Women
Margaret Heffernan

If my kids aren't thankful throughout the year for all I do for them, one day won't make up for their failure -- or mine.

Tim Tebow: Bashing & Religion

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 02.20.2012 | Sports
Linda Kenney Baden

What the sports commentator establishment ignores is that Tebow's religious fervor is not important to the fans. Fans could care less whether he proudly flaunts his piety instead of concealing it.