Zealots persist: From ‘religious freedom’ to Kansas abortion law

“On religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or whatever one calls this supreme being. But like any powerful weapon, … Continue reading Zealots persist: From ‘religious freedom’ to Kansas abortion law

Pro-lifers take over former Planned Parenthood building

Anti-abortion proponents have for years relied on trickery when approaching frightened, desperate women who want an abortion. On the street, in advertisements, and at the very doors of abortion clinics, they offer to “help” such women and then provide only anti-abortion propaganda. They set up fake clinics and advertise themselves as women’s crisis centers, pregnancy centers, etc. … Continue reading Pro-lifers take over former Planned Parenthood building

Dems go on offense protecting women’s health

Democrats in the U.S. Senate are planning to wield the Supreme Court’s unpopular Hobby Lobby decision as a club against Republicans, and the fight begins Wednesday with the introduction of the “Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act.” The bill, one of at least three being prepared by Democrats, “ensures that employers cannot interfere in their … Continue reading Dems go on offense protecting women’s health

Conflagration Scotus

  This post originated on Brain Spank as “Conflagration Scotus” by Michael Douglass. It expresses my outrage at the Supreme Court better than I’ve managed to do so far. Interestingly, both Douglass and I used the word “conflagration” in our posts today when writing about this.   Conflagration Scotus by Michael Douglass   I am a woman. I gave … Continue reading Conflagration Scotus

SCOTUS promotes religion over women — again

The Supreme Court hasn’t wasted any time adding fuel to the religion vs. women’s rights conflagration it ignited with its Hobby Lobby decision on Monday. Late Thursday, just before recessing their current session, they issued one more ruling. It seems Wheaton College, a Christian college in Illinois, objected to filling out a required federal form and submitting … Continue reading SCOTUS promotes religion over women — again