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What Is The Role Of Theology In The Abortion Debate?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

A particular theology can never make a good basis for public policy. Anti-choice advocates believe they are a majority, but their position amounts to religious tyranny all the same.

Saving a Mother's Life: The Case for Abortion

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Jo Kilroy

I would like to see abortion become rare because women have access to family planning services. But I am worried that Congress will make abortion rare by continuing to whittle away at our rights.

A Pro-Life Prayer On The Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

The Vatican's position on birth control causes abortions.

Abortion, American Culture And The Limits Of Law

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

If abortion were to be banned in all 50 states tomorrow, and nothing else I have described were to change, there would still be hundreds of thousands seeking abortions each year in America.

On The Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade, Let's Honor Mothers

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

The Bible supports women's right to reproductive moral decision-making, and I think those who try to use it to deny women's reproductive freedom misuse it.

Abortion And Reverence For Life: Grappling With My Father's 'Other Job'

Victoria Moran | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Victoria Moran

On the issue of abortion, I'm ever on the fence, or, at most, an inch or two to either side. My most firmly held value is what Albert Schweitzer termed "reverence for life." However, I am also a woman.

Kansas Republicans Propose New Abortion Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following a request from Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R), conservatives in the state's House of Representatives introduced legislation Wednesday that wo...

Dangerous Claims That Abortion Is Genocide

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The anti-abortion right wing is hard at work trying to drive a wedge into communities of color. A conspiracy theory -- which alleges that abortion amounts to genocide perpetrated by white people on minority communities -- is gathering steam.

Reading the Tea Leaves of Domestic Terrorism

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

I have become keenly aware that deliberately overheated rhetoric and pernicious public speech by our national leaders tacitly grants permission for the weak minded and mentally ill to commit atrocities.

Honoring Elizabeth Edwards: Standing With Women And Families

Anu Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anu Kumar

It's worth acknowledging that what Fred Phelps does is just an extreme example of what society does to women on a daily basis. Any woman who shows independent agency in her childbearing decisions is open to questions and even vilification.

Black Abortion: Genocide or Uplift?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

2010-11-30-Screenshot20101130at6.46.43PM.jpgAs a volunteer who escorts patients into an abortion clinic to "fend off" protesters, I routinely meet the people who compare abortion to slavery and worse.

Black Church Denounces Anti-Abortion 'Genocide' Lies (VIDEO)

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Reproductive Justice

The black church has the moral authority to confront the outrageous lies about abortion perpetrated by this campaign and to bear witness to the fact that, for women, freedom must include reproductive options.

Choice Still a Winning Issue With Women Voters

Sue Dunlap | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sue Dunlap

Candidates can't pretend that they're engaging women voters without discussing health care -- and they can't pretend that they're discussing health care without addressing reproductive health.

Gardner Not Talking Social Issues In Colorado's 4th

Jesse Benn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Benn

With the focus on a struggling economy social issues have taken a backseat this election season in Colorado's 4th Congressional District. There has be...

Lebanon, PA: Where Two Halves Collide

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Pregnancy has no middle position, and when you are only 17, no good options.

Kid Gloves and the Abortion Debate

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

It's unfortunate that the Christian ultra-right has hijacked the abortion debate, because in reality this isn't a metaphysical question at all; it can be argued from the point of view of almost pristine logic.

I Don't Care About Apathy

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

How does the media hype stack up to what actually happened? 98 percent of incumbents were nominated, not exactly "anti-incumbency fever."

Anti-choice v. Anti-life: Why Some Political Terms Catch Fire and Others Don't

Juliette Fretté | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Fretté

Words are never just words. Subtle distinctions can make all the difference when conceptualizing important meanings, especially in the personal and the political realm.

Anti-Abortion Group Takes Aim At Democrats

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An anti-abortion group plans to air radio ads in three congressional races calling for the defeat of Democratic incumbents, among t...

Palin Criticizes Obama On Abortion

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Sarah Palin called President Barack Obama the most pro-abortion president ever Thursday and mocked Florida's governor for c...

Bill Brady Tones Down Anti-Abortion Rhetoric

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since he won the Republican primary, Bill Brady has gone from being a relatively unknown downstate senator to the frontrunner in the race for Illinois...

McInnis Said He Had "Zero Rating by NARAL;" Talk-Radio Host Should Set Record Straight

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I love it when any candidate (Democrat, Republican, or American Constitution Party) tells a reporter to prove him wrong and the reporter proceeds to prove him wrong.

Anti-Abortion Rally At MLK's Grave Held By Catholic Pro-Life Group (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.28.2010 | Religion

CORRECTION: The pro-life Freedom Ride event was organized and led by a multi-denominational group of protestors and advocates--not just Catholics. Sec...

DEAD ANIMAL Left At Chicago Planned Parenthood Clinic With Anti-Choice Message For Doctors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police investigating a suspicious package outside of an Old Town Planned Parenthood clinic Thursday morning discovered a dead opossum in a box--likely...

Banned Abortion Episode of Family Guy Coming on DVD: See Excerpt Here!

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

Remember that flap over a Family Guy episode last year deemed too hot for Fox to handle -- and ordered off the air? It has emerged that it will be released on DVD this September.