Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mosquito vs Monsignor: For Catholics, Zika Pits Tradition of Authority against Tradition of Conscience and Compassion

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Even without Pope’s recent allowance for birth control “in certain cases,” Catholic tradition has long taught that each person must look to his or her own conscience as the final moral guide. A brain damaged baby or an eternity in Hell—which would … Continue reading

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MAD Men vs Zika – Can Marketers Save Pandemic Aflicted Families?

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A barely dressed seductress draped across the hood of a car. A seductor with piercing eyes holding a diamond watch. A girl-next-door with a new shampoo. A MILF savoring a once-frozen entrée. Madison Avenue’s “Mad men” work round the clock to sell … Continue reading

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Will Reproductive Rights Advocates Stand Up for Men?

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Frozen embryos open new questions about forced parenthood and whether men, too, might have rights under Roe v. Wade. Those of us on the Left like to say that we’re all “in it” together: rich, poor; white, brown; queer, straight; … Continue reading

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Apple Search Finally Stops Directing People Seeking Abortions to Adoption Centers

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Ask Siri where to get an abortion and get a list of adoption agencies–for five years that was the experience of Apple users in cities ranging from San Francisco to Philadelphia. Recent technical upgrades appear to have resolved the problem, … Continue reading

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