Tag Archives: Religious Right

FDA Thwarts Abortion Foes by Updating Medication Abortion Regimen

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Updated medication abortion regimen is cheaper and more effective. Think of a medication you take. Now imagine that state legislators passed a law saying that any doctor prescribing that medication had to administer three times the necessary dose—just because that’s … Continue reading

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Evangelical Christianity’s Brand Is Used Up

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“The Evangelical “brand” has gone from being an asset to a liability, and it is helpful to understand the transition in precisely those terms.” Back before 9/11 indelibly linked Islam with terrorism, back before the top association to “Catholic priest” … Continue reading

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Jerry Falwell’s Endorsement of Trump Reveals Who He Worships—And It Ain’t Jesus

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If believing oneself to be the Only Begotten Son of God makes one a follower of Jesus, then maybe Trump qualifies. Either way, Jerry Falwell has a truth problem. On Tuesday, January 26, Jerry Falwell Jr., President of Liberty University, … Continue reading

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Why Are Conservative White Males Forcing More Abortions and Births on Poor Brown Women? Six theories

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What do conservative politicians want even more than balanced budgets or an end to abortion? When Republicans in Colorado pulled the plug on America’s most successful teen pregnancy prevention program, they told the world something about themselves and their political … Continue reading

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Conservative Solution to Teen Pregnancy: Coca Cola?

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Teens don’t feel ready for babies? Let them drink coke! Take this pop quiz: A sexually active teen doesn’t feel ready to raise a baby, so she goes to the health clinic at her high school. Which of the following … Continue reading

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Who Aborts the Most Fertilized Eggs? Families Like the Duggars

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A woman who values fertilized eggs or who believes her deity does should use the most highly effective contraceptive available. Most fertilized eggs spontaneously abort during the first weeks of life. Estimates of death before implantation range as high as … Continue reading

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Missing Fred Phelps? Five More Religious Leaders Who Drive People From the Church

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For decades Fred Phelps held an unparalleled position in the spectrum of American Christianity. Arch conservative and biblical literalist, he was a hater among haters, a bigot among bigots. Any public disaster afforded an opportunity to revel in God’s wrath. … Continue reading

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