The Christian right has been unambiguous about their long-term plans to limit access to abortion. But change is possible if the pro-choice religious community comes together to support reproductive rights.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in one of three abortion cases before the Court this term that will determine the future of abortion rights in the U.S. EMW Women’s Surgical Center v. Cameron involves a Kentucky law effectively banning abortion at 15 weeks. The law blocks physicians from providing a medically safe and standard abortion method called dilation and evacuation, or “D&E.”
“Two courts already held that this law violates the rights of Kentuckians. The Supreme Court ought to put an end to the attorney general’s attempts to force people to continue their pregnancies against their will.”
The January 6 insurrection showed that forces in America are willing to shatter the Constitution. In order to understand why the insurrection happened, we need to know the history of Christian nationalists in America.
Shahana Hanif, the daughter of Bangladeshi immigrants and community organizer, made history last month when she became the first Muslim woman elected to New York City Council, one of the first South Asian reps, and first woman of color to represent her Brooklyn district.
Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, Mich., denied a pregnant woman a sterilization procedure recommended by her doctor. The hospital is part of a Catholic hospital system that does not allow sterilization procedures.
“The field of medicine is not dictated by religious doctrine. It’s dictated by science.”
It is both laughable and depressing that the men who allowed the scourge of sexual abuse to be visited upon so many children are today standing up and arguing that President Biden’s belief in pro-abortion policy disqualifies him from receiving communion.
This week in Keeping Score: activists and DOJ defend trans rights; Senate recognizes Juneteenth as federal holiday; New York will offer gender-neutral IDs; Biden judicial nominees include a record number of women; and more.
“When the U.S. Supreme Court decided last week in favor of a Catholic social services agency in Philadelphia that refuses to work on adoptions with same-sex couples, many of us in the queer community felt that familiar pang of rejection and dehumanization. … I write primarily to my queer siblings who are everyday assaulted by the damaging messages and practices of religious institutions and people. … While the Supreme Court’s decision may add to the weight of our pain, it does not define who we are as queer people, and we must resist the temptation to carry the burden of shame it suggests. Queer people are of inherent worth and dignity, and our queerness is a reflection of Divine creativity.”
I embarked upon a three-year mission to advocate for myself and the dozens of victims of childhood sexual abuse. This article provides a #MeTooK12 case study in advocacy and activism and offers suggestions on ways to confront a sexual abuse scandal at a K-12 school, much of which would apply to both public and private schools.
It’s no secret that Jewish college students are a frequent target of hate-speech. A quick google search with the words “anti-Semitism” and “college campus” will reveal hundreds of articles addressing and analyzing the issue. Anti-semitism at colleges is on the rise.