Killing Haiti With Kindness

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It’s called Killing With Kindness: Haiti, International Aid and NGOs (Rutgers University Press), but anthropologist Mark Schuller’s ethnographic study of foreign aid in Haiti before and after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck in 2010 depicts something closer to killing with disregard. Schuller’s book is primarily set between 2003 and 2005, around the time when a coup […]

The Anti-Abortion Game of Life

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To bring down the high chlamydia infections rate among Tennessee teenagers, an anti-abortion pregnancy center in Athens, Tenn., has proposed spending federal tax dollars on a life-sized version of the Game of Life. The “Teen Life Maze” is just one of the ideas put forth by a cluster of crisis pregnancy centers that are receiving government […]

Steered Wrong By Googling “Abortion Services”? It’s No Accident

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In the seemingly endless war over abortion rights in America, battles are waged in legislatures, in courts and, most recently, on the Internet. The strategy of using abortion-related keywords to send a woman searching the web for abortion information to a nearby crisis pregnancy center is already a few years old. But the scheme only […]