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Faith Leaders Seek Safe Abortion for Rape Victims in Conflict Zones

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Religious leaders to Obama: Clarify or repeal the Helms Amendment–It’s a matter of compassion! During violent unrest that followed Kenya’s 2007 election, Jaqueline Mutere, a widowed community organizer and mother of four, was raped. For women caught in conflict zones or … Continue reading

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Not Choice but Choices: An Interview with Abortion Counselor and Advocate Charlotte Taft

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“We focus on abortion as if that were the conversation, but we have been bamboozled into putting our focus there.” When you think about abortion, what comes to mind? A woman’s right? The Religious Right? Feminists, or fetal photography, or … Continue reading

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Children as Chattel–The Common Root of Religious Child Abuse and the Pro-Life Movement

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On the surface, valuing embryonic life and abusing children are at odds, but with a biblical view of childhood, these positions can go hand in hand. Why do the same people who fight against abortion argue that parents should have … Continue reading

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Why “Fetal Personhood” is a Dangerous Word Game

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What does it mean to be a person? For the anti-abortion group, Personhood USA, a “person” is present from the moment a sperm penetrates an egg, and members are fighting to have their definition encoded into law. Online coaching tools … Continue reading

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America: Where Women and Doctors Need Bulletproof Vests?

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An Interview with Julie Burkhart, reproductive rights hero.        In 2009, Dr. George Tiller, family doctor and abortion provider, was shot and killed in his Wichita, Kansas church by an anti-choice extremist. Before the murder, Julie Burkhart worked side by side … Continue reading

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Will the Catholic Bishops Decide How You Die?

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What happens when religious institutions get to manage public funds, absorb secular hospitals, and put theology above medical science and individual patient conscience? In 2010, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an elderly woman was rushed to a local hospital called St. John. … Continue reading

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Gosnell “House of Horrors” Stirs Pre Roe v. Wade Memories

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Desperate, frightened women. Incompetent and unscrupulous medical practitioners. Poor equipment. Bloody sheets. Filthy conditions. Gruesome fetal and placental remains . . . . For anyone who lived or even has heard pre-Roe abortion stories, the trial and conviction of Philadelphia … Continue reading

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