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The Thomas promise: Roe is only the beginning   

Reading Time: 3 minutes During the period between the unprecedented leak of Justice Alito’s majority opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, some political pundits and legal scholars have argued that the court would not stop at abortion—that established rights including gay marriage and even contraception could be […]

Posted inReproductive rights

The Christian nationalist dream of overturning Roe is a nightmare

Reading Time: 5 minutes On Sunday, conservative Christian pastors across America will celebrate the terror they’ve unleashed upon the nation. With a 6-3 ruling by the Supreme Court this morning to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaving women’s bodily autonomy dependent on whether Republicans control their state legislatures, white evangelicals and conservative Catholics and their allies won a game they […]

Posted inReproductive rights

Florida’s 15-week abortion ban violates Jewish religious freedom, says lawsuit

Reading Time: 3 minutes Knowing that conservative judges care less and less about respecting precedent, while repeatedly allowing sincerely held religious beliefs to override common sense, a Jewish group in Florida has filed a lawsuit (you can read it here) challenging the state’s new 15-week abortion ban, set to go into effect on July 1. The law offers no […]

Posted inPolitics

Conservatives’ devotion to ancient texts assures extra abortions, gun murders

Reading Time: 4 minutes American conservatives have a problem with documents, specifically the Bible and the U.S. Constitution. It’s an interpretive problem because conservatives believe those docs are sacred or sacrosanct, which neither is (due to the fact that a god doesn’t appear to exist to sanctify them). And because these documents are mischaracterized by conservatives as “holy” in […]

Posted inLGBTQ News

Don’t send my anti-trans, anti-abortion mom to Congress, says gay daughter

Reading Time: 4 minutes Florida State Senator Kelli Stargel is one of the least thoughtful, cruelest politicians in the country. The Republican lawmaker spearheaded the state’s 15-week abortion ban, pushed to ban trans girls from playing on the appropriate school sports teams, and was a reliable rubber stamp for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ awful COVID policies. Now she’s running for Congress, […]

Posted inFilm/TV

“Happening”: Abortion as body horror

Reading Time: 3 minutes Based on a true story, Happening (or, the less Mark Wahlberg adjacent, L’événement) tells the story of a young French student, Anne, in 1963. She’s a bright young student who goes out for a night on the town, and gets pregnant. Everything in the film up until this point is a tender, coming of age […]

Posted inReproductive rights

Archbishop bars Pelosi from communion over abortion stance. This will backfire.

Reading Time: 3 minutes In what I can only assume is meant as a threat, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone just announced that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ineligible for communion because she supports abortion rights. He explained in a letter that her actions (defending women’s right to control their own bodies) amounted to a “grave evil” and […]

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Michigan GOP candidate: I’d vote to ban birth control. ‘It should not be legal.’

Reading Time: 3 minutes Jacky Eubanks, a Michigan Republican running for State House, said in a recent interview that, given the option, she would vote to ban all birth control because it violates her Catholic faith. The Trump-endorsed conspiracy theorist made the comments during an interview conducted last week with Michael Voris of the aptly named site Church Militant. […]