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Rebecca Gordon: I Had an Abortion and Now I’m Not Ashamed

At this moment in the age of Trump, it’s long past time for people like me to go public about our abortions. Efforts to deny women abortion access (not to mention contraception) have only accelerated as the president seeks to appease his right-wing Christian supporters.

July 21, 2019 · 4 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Abort. Now.

Sharia law: when laws are created or interpreted based on religion.

June 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

Ed Ochester: Trump Diary

two daily kos comments:
“Trump is closer to 300
than 200 lbs and also
eats a diet of shit”;
“Ronald McDonald may get
the Medal of Freedom yet.”

May 28, 2019 · 1 Comment

Yolanda Parker: I grew up in the segregated South. For me, Supreme Court rulings are personal.

I fear a return to a time when our rights were considered secondary, if at all. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a history of interpreting the law in a way … Continue reading

September 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Eileen McCabe: We are all Pro-Choice

Who among us can say that we know another person’s challenges and conscience, and that we can judge for her? On July 9, 2018,  President Trump selected Brett Kavanaugh as … Continue reading

July 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

Constance Shehan: How Roe v. Wade changed the lives of American women

The recent announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has ignited widespread speculation about the future of Roe v. Wade. Some analysts believe that a new appointment to the Supreme Court … Continue reading

July 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Julianne Michaels: We Are All Pro-life

There are more than two sides to the abortion debate. We know what anti-abortionists want. It’s one of the things pro-choice people want. Everyone’s heart would prefer no abortions ever. … Continue reading

July 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

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