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Talking about abortion

Remember that time you had an intelligent, thoughtful conversation about abortion with someone who held a different opinion? Neither do I. That’s a problem. When the Texas Legislature was fighting to pass new restrictions on abortion rights in the 2013

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Posted in Reproductive Rights, Uncategorized

How I became pro-choice

Few periods in life are quite as emotionally intense as the years when you are starting your family. Will it be a boy or a girl? Will he have your eyes? Will she be okay? Marked by anticipation, anxiety, sleeplessness,

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Posted in Reproductive Rights

The Planned Parenthood Video Scam Will Backfire – Again

It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. A short time ago a shell organization associated with Operation Rescue hatched a brilliant plan. These geniuses would use hidden camera footage to prove that

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Posted in Election 2016, Reproductive Rights

Contraception and abortion

Long busy week, but noticed this article related to a previous post and thought it was interesting. From the Washington Post: Between 2007 and 2012, Colorado saw the highest percentage drop in birth rates among teens 15 to 19 in the

Posted in Reproductive Rights

Good news on teen pregnancy is bad news for fundamentalists

Each new year brings a new low in the rate of teen pregnancy in the US. One might think that religious conservatives would be cheering this healthy trend, but they never mention it. The numbers look like a victory for

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Posted in Religious Right, Reproductive Rights

How Protestant Evangelicals shifted their abortion stance

Jamelle Bouie had a great piece at Slate last week explaining the long strange journey of Protestant Evangelicals from pressing for the expansion of abortion rights to vehement opposition to nearly every aspect of women’s reproductive choices. Bouie correctly identifies

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Posted in Civil Rights, Neo-Confederate, Race, Religious Right, Reproductive Rights, Republican Party

When Does Life Begin?

Texas Governor Rick Perry has called a second Special Session of the Legislature in order to pass new abortion rules that were thwarted last month by Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster. The legislation would ban abortion after 20 weeks. More importantly

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Posted in Religious Right, Reproductive Rights

Breaking the Abortion Stalemate

What if it were possible to end the political stalemate over abortion? Such a lofty goal may be politically impossible in the current climate, but not because policy solutions are unavailable.  If the public were given a chance to consider

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Posted in Reproductive Rights

Protecting All Unborn Life in Texas

Many are not so lucky. Every year trillions of spermatozoa are senselessly destroyed, most of them murdered for pointless pleasure. Each death is a harrowing indictment of a culture of sexual anarchy which places pleasure ahead of life. The Texas

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Posted in Reproductive Rights, Texas

How Texas Disciplines Unchaste Women

The anger that’s pouring out against the Legislature over a new round of draconian anti-abortion rules has actually been building up for several years. Religious fundamentalists, let off the leash by the Texas GOP, have been placing provisions on the

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Posted in Reproductive Rights, Republican Party, Texas
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