Posts tagged "abortion"

Evangelical Women Need Role Models Too

Newsweek's religion editor, Lisa Miller, contributes to the recent conversation about Sarah Palin's "feminism," but instead of parsing definitions (see also here and here for that), Miller tells us why evangelical women see Palin as a saint:  they hunger for a contemporary role model.  Miller opens the article with a recount of...

A Threat to Catholic Unity

In the June 18th issue of the Catholic publication Commonweal, the magazine's editors address a recent "remarkably defensive" letter from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), "Setting the Record Straight," in which the directors of three of the conference's initiatives, Pro-Life Activities, Immigration, and Justice, Peace and Human Development, chastise those...

Pontifigate: The Flaccid Sword of Priestly Justice

Mary Valle: Rapist priests! Good news! You can rape, abuse and lie all you want in the great lag time when your case is sent for review, investigation, further inquiry, empanelation and cooling on a desk in Rome somewhere. You may even be shuttled from parish to parish, which is convenient if you are...

Abortion as “Black Genocide”

Read former Revealer managing editor Kathryn Joyce's new article on efforts by the Religious Right to gain new black members by pushing the (old) idea that "family planning is a racist plan to wipe out populations of color."

Good Catholics

01 March 2006 Alan Cooperman reports on the joint statement released yesterday by 55 Catholic Democratic House representatives, as part of a long-delayed reaction to the way John Kerry’s Catholicism was questioned and dismissed as that of a “bad Catholic” due to his support for abortion rights during the 2004 election campaign. The Catholic Democrats’...

Refusal Legislation

30 January 2006 Rob Stein, of The Washington Post, tallies the number of “conscience clause” bills under consideration in more than a dozen state congresses that would codify the right of health care workers to refuse to provide treatment or care that conflicts with their personal beliefs. Under the umbrella of such “refusal clauses” would be...

God’s Kinder, Gentler Army

16 January 2006 Fetal funerals, ultrasound machines, and baby bonnets for women who want abortions. John Leland of The New York Times reports on the kinder, gentler side of the anti-abortion movement, one that advances its aims through innocuous-sounding Bible studies, church-run pregnancy crisis centers, and Christian support groups for women suffering “postabortion syndrome” (a favorite “psychological...

24 May 2005 Daily Links

Prayer Muckraker: Terry Heaton inteviews evangelical leader Brian McLaren on postmodernism, post-colonialism, and what might be called muckraking prayer: “One of the things we’re going to do [in response to Darfur] is five Sundays of outdoor public worship in Washington, D.C. where I live, and the second week, we’re going to be in front of...

Attorney General Demands Women’s Medical Records

Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline, a staunch abortion opponent and former state representative, has demanded the complete medical records of almost 90 women who either had an abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy (illegal in Kansas except when a woman’s health is at stake, per legislation co-written by Kline), or an abortion at any stage of pregnancy...

Daily Links 11 November 2004

“Historical Ties” at Ashland U. In order to “reinforce historical ties,” Ohio’s Ashland University, founded by the Brethren Church, announces that they will only hire Christians and Jews as full-time faculty, and that only people “‘of Christian faith and life’” will be eligible to serve in the president’s cabinet. “Prophet” Seeks Bible Ban Defense lawyers in...

Daily Links 01 November 2004

Gimme That Old-Time Moral Clarity More moral clarity on true evil. Matthew Yglesias reports, “Rep. Peter King, one of our moderate’ Republicans, just said on ‘Crossfire’ that there’s a ‘new axis of evil’ composed of “UN bureaucrats, The New York Times, and Dan Rather.’” Green Bay Bishop: Gay Marriage #1 Election Issue The Bishop of Green Bay wants Catholics...

17 September 2004 Daily Links

The Republican National Committee sends mailings to West Virginia voters warning that the Bible will be banned if Democrats win in November. A provision that cleared the House of Representatives last week went under the radar in the rest of the news: the measure would prohibit local, state or federal authorities from requiring any institution or health care professional...