Reading Time: 3 minutes A provocative Christian tweet about the attack on Roe prompted a lot of reaction. Let’s conclude by looking at personal responsibility and then asking what the pro-life actions will actually deliver.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Humans can be pretty nifty. When something goes wrong, when there’s a crisis in need of immediate redress, many of us are right there on the frontlines, trying to help. And sometimes knowing how to help is easy! Show up here. Sign the petition there. Contact your government representatives (always). But in many situations, the […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes A provocative Christian tweet about the attack on Roe prompted a lot of reaction, pro and con. Let’s consider the Frankenstein monster that is Christianity × conservative politics.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Pregnancy is dangerous even for mostly healthy, non-disabled people. According to the CDC, 700 women die a year in the U.S. from pregnancy-related complications; our maternal mortality rate is more than double that of similar high-income countries. And there are concerns beyond death. The threat of gestational diabetes among other conditions looms large. Even if […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes You can say anything you like about Trump, but he has won politics. And he’s probably going to try again, to most likely avoid jail, because let’s be honest: he certainly doesn’t need it to achieve anything political. He will never ever top this crowning achievement. Hail Trump, Lord of the Nominations, King of the […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Given its nearly 2000-year history of violence, can the Roman Catholic Church now presume to lecture anyone about a pro-life stance? Here is a shorthand historical list of twelve targets of Roman Catholic pro-death violence: 1. Pagans: a pejorative name given by Catholics to devout followers of pre-Christian Mediterranean religions, religions that were outlawed on penalty of […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute The Supreme Court has now made it clear. Women have the same rights as farm animals. If a cow is impregnated by a bull, does she have a right to say whether she should carry the fetus to term? Of course not! The farmer who owns her, and has invested in her, providing food and […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Will this ruling create popular fury and the downfall of the religious right? The birth of a new Gilead? Or a muddle in between?
Reading Time: 4 minutes “What a difference five years makes. In 2017, I feared that the Court was ‘lead[ing] us … to a place where separation of church and state is a constitutional slogan, not a constitutional commitment. Today, the Court leads us to a place where separation of church and state becomes a constitutional violation.” -Justice Sotomayor’s Dissent […]
Reading Time: 11 minutes Today is Dobbs’ decision day. The re-deciding Roe day. The day when the Supreme Court’s conservative wing attempts to enchant us into believing that they are apolitical, and that the Constitution gives them no choice but to reverse 50 years of abortion rights. Even after closely watching the whittling away of US abortion rights for […]