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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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How to Talk with Your Kid about Abortion—Especially Your Abortion

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In coming decades, better birth control like long-acting IUDs and implants may make elective abortion virtually obsolete. But for now, unsought pregnancy is still painfully common; over a million American women have an abortion each year. Women end pregnancies for … Continue reading

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Confront Abortion Protestors with Bible Verses

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It’s time to confront conception obsessed Bible-believers on their own terms, with language they understand. Imagine if anti-abortion protestors found themselves confronted with the Bible and Christianity’s highest values. At regular intervals throughout the year, the most conception-obsessed members of the Religious … Continue reading

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Pray Those Abortions Away

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Just imagine if Christians prayed these prayers and God answered. Every fall and spring, anti-abortion activists step up protests during a time that they call 40 Days for Life and clinic staff call 40 Days of Harassment—or simply 40 Days … Continue reading

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Peeling Back the Polished Pro-Woman Surface of Prolife™ Rhetoric

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Prolife leaders trying to convince the world that they are actually pro-woman have failed to convince even their own followers. For years now, the professional class of abortion foes has been working to polish the Prolife brand, claiming that they … Continue reading

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Orca Whales, Caribou, Abortion, and You

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What do whales, caribou and humans have in common? Abortion as an adaptive response to ill health and resource scarcity. Spontaneous abortion, also known as miscarriage, is an ordinary but important part of normal reproduction—one of several ways that nature … Continue reading

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Abortion Care as a Spiritual Ministry—An Interview with Dr. Willie Parker

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What kind of person becomes a full time abortion provider, traveling across state lines to end unhealthy or unwanted pregnancy despite screaming protesters threatening death and damnation? Whatever image you may have in mind, Dr. Willie Parker probably doesn’t fit … Continue reading

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