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The GOP’s Witch Hunt

Witches brewing up a hailstorm. [Source: http://www.brh.org.uk/gallery/witches.html#]

The past few months the GOP has waged a war on women that places them firmly in bed with religious lobbyists, treating women like they are subhuman all in the name of patriarchal religion.

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The Dark Side of Mercy Ministries

Image from under Fair Use https://www.facebook.com/MercyMin

Over the past few weeks, I’ve spoken with two young women who have shared intimate and heart-breaking stories with me about their time in Mercy Ministries, a residential treatment home for girls who face issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression and unplanned pregnancies, where the girls claim to have survived psychological abuse that left them worse off than when they entered the program. 

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America: Whose “Moral Enterprise?”

Rick Santorum, photo by Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons)

The men who lobby against women’s rights, partnered with candidates like Santorum who literally believe that “America is a moral enterprise” (in effect, America is a fundamentalist Christian moral enterprise) will do anything within their power to ensure that their personal religious beliefs make their way into the legislation that affects everyone, regardless of their beliefs.

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Protecting Women’s Rights in a Religious “Right” World

Photo by Flickr user spentpenny used under Creative Commons 2.0

Women received a small victory yesterday when the Obama administration announced that most employers will have to provide contraceptives at no cost to their employees. But the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops remain strong and determined to take away your rights.

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