Stop the Bans

Georgia, Ohio, Missouri, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi have recently enacted draconian legislation, intended to remove a woman’s right to make her own best decision about her healthcare choices. These bills seek to make abortion illegal, and in many cases, seek to make abortion a felony, intending to imprison women who choose or need to seek…

‘Every Sperm is Sacred’ is not the anthem you’re looking for

In Monty Python’s “Meaning of Life”, a father sings a song to his 50 plus children crowded around their living room. “Because every sperm is sacred Every sperm is great If a sperm is wasted God gets quite irate” When Monty Python performed the song, I’m quite confident they didn’t intend for anyone to hear…

Buffer Zones around Women’s Rights

The Supreme Court today unanimously (!) overturned 35 foot buffer zones to protect women from being harassed by anti-choice protesters outside women’s health clinics. (They did split 5-4 on whether there should be any buffer zones at all, but the overturning of the Massachusetts law was unanimous). There had been a 35 foot buffer zone…

False Dichotomies, Cont….

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my struggle with the narrow categories of “pro-life” and “pro-choice”. You can read that post here. I received some comments from people who questioned how I could take God’s command to choose life seriously if I were in favor of legal abortions. And this weekend, I received a…