Category Archives: Reproductive Health

On Mother’s Day I’m Grateful for One Special Abortion Provider and a Whole Line of Healthcare Professionals Who Came Before Her

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Raising two kind, curious daughters with my husband, Brian, has been the most meaningful, wonder-filled adventure of my life. That is why, on Mother’s Day, I find myself feeling profoundly grateful to the healthcare providers who made possible these twenty-five … Continue reading

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Looming Condom Shortage Shows Importance of More and Better Options

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People have more time for sex these days but fewer options when it comes to protecting themselves against unwanted pregnancy. Women may not be able to get pill renewals, leaving some couples to fall back on condoms, which have a … Continue reading

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Valerie Tarico on Pace In Freedom Podcast

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Pace In Freedom Podcast – Sex Ed for the Left and Right with Dr. Valerie Tarico (53 min audio) PaceInFreedom.com James Pace and Valerie Tarico discuss the ethics of abortion, the meaning of personhood, and how we sort ourselves into … Continue reading

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Debating Abortion – Valerie Tarico and Chris Christian on the Right to Reason Podcast

Psychologist and author Valerie Tarico takes the stance that abortion access is an afirmative social and moral good that serves wellbeing. Divinity student Chris Christan argues that abortion should be morally forbidden and illegal. https://therighttoreason.podbean.com/e/debating-abortion/

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Go Figure: Better Birth Control Dramatically Drops Delaware Abortion Rate

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Guess who cut abortions in Delaware by a third. Hint: It wasn’t the Religious Right. I’m as fiercely pro-choice as they come. I owe my beloved first daughter to the fact that my husband and I were able to terminate … Continue reading

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American IUDs Help African Women Despite Trump Gag Rule and Funding Cuts

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When Donald Trump was elected, demand for long-acting birth control soared. Planned Parenthood scrambled to schedule appointments. One woman made a sign that said, “My IUD will outlast your presidency!” Others posted the image to social media. Thanks to a … Continue reading

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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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