Category Archives: Reproductive Health

What we Know about Abuse by Clergy – For Starters, Homosexual Priests and Modern Sexual Norms are Not the Problem

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Sexual abuse perpetrated and hidden by clergy goes back centuries. A priest with unsupervised access to boys grooms and then molests them. As the pattern becomes undeniable, the primary concern of church leaders is not for the children but for … Continue reading

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Reproductive Choice is About Much More than Abortion

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When it comes to freely-chosen parenthood, we sometimes miss the big picture. Imperfect people and imperfect contraceptives and imperfect pregnancy processes fail; and when they do, access to abortion is a moral good. Like health knowledge and birth control options, … Continue reading

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Immigrant Doctor Leana Wen to Head Planned Parenthood

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For twelve years, Cecile Richards, daughter of former Texas governor Ann Richards, has been one of the most well-recognized faces in the fight for reproductive rights and healthcare access.  Under her leadership, Planned Parenthood’s signature pink logo and branding–Care. No … Continue reading

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The ‘ethics’ of the Catholic bishops? Freud had a name for that: Reaction formation.

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As Pennsylvania investigators worked to confirm up to 1000 cases of sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests, a panel of Catholic ethicist-theologians appointed by the bishops was also hard at work.   Like the Pennsylvania team, the panel serving the bishops sought to … Continue reading

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What the unborn and the undead have in common

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Religious opposition to abortion is based on a kind of magical thinking much like that in zombie stories. One freakish thing about zombies is that they look like people even though they aren’t. What does it mean to be a … Continue reading

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No, Birth Control Isn’t Dangerous. But Guess Who Wants You to Think It Is.

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Headlines and hype can leave women wondering what’s real and how best to take care of their health. Recently, several news outlets including The New York Times ran articles about a Danish study examining birth control and breast cancer. The … Continue reading

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Valerie Tarico on Veracity Hill – Podcast Now Available

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Should Christians Adopt Ancient Sexual Practices, Veracity Hill Podcasts (1 hr, 5 min. audio) Christian apologist Kurt Jaros interviews psychologist and former Evangelical Valerie Tarico about women and girls in the Bible. Within a wide-ranging conversation Tarico and Jaros discuss … Continue reading

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