January 29, 2009 - 7:00 am
The cultural discourse of those who do not recognize women’s sexual and reproductive lives as a matter of human rights allows President Obama to disregard our needs.
January 23, 2009 - 5:53 pm
To have asked women to wait another day for Obama to reverse the global gag rule in order to satisfy the fake “common ground” is disrespectful of women’s lives, let alone their moral autonomy.
October 31, 2008 - 8:00 am
Progressive Catholic electoral activity is yet another example of the dangers of mixing politics and faith.
October 9, 2008 - 7:00 am
The freedom to reproduce or not, along with the freedom to express ourselves sexually, is the most intimate of body rights and human rights. Yet few dare to talk of reproductive freedom.
September 2, 2008 - 8:14 am
Feminism is about women being seen as competent moral agents, not restricting the options and conditions women have to make the choice that is best for them. Feminists for Life and the policies of Sarah Palin miss the mark.
August 15, 2008 - 7:00 am
The Democratic Party Platform comes very close to embracing the reproductive health agenda that has been consistently advocated by the pro-choice, progressive women’s movement. So why are “pro-life” progressives claiming victory?
May 9, 2008 - 12:21 pm
Far too much is made of a mother’s obligations to her children and far too little of a child’s love for her mother. If fetuses could love, I think they would be as passionate in defense of their mothers as born children become.
March 11, 2008 - 1:27 pm
Preaching from the US about sexual and reproductive rights is not productive. Our own house is not quite clean enough. So we really need to link our domestic policies and their enforcement with our moral voice abroad.
March 11, 2008 - 9:18 am
Is Adrienne Germain’s plan really a bold one? Only in the sense that the US is so far behind the curve on modern thought about gender, sexuality and reproduction that getting there with our current mindset is unthinkable. In this sense, it is a good plan for the 20th century, but I say let’s be really bold and move to the 21st.
January 25, 2008 - 7:52 am
Why do I find the Spanish clinics’ broad interpretation of “serious mental health risks” ethically problematic when I have no problem with the hundreds of doctors throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia that are routinely breaking the law and providing safe first trimester abortions?