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Justice is Love Made Public

Civil rights leader John Lewis (today a congressman from Georgia), left, and others pray during a demonstration, ca. 1963.

Too often, “love” and “justice” are understood in completely different categories. In fact, they are just different incarnations of one another.

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National Religious Group Votes to Make Reproductive Justice A Priority for Action

Here is some religious liberty news that we reproductive justicers can celebrate: on Saturday, hundreds of Unitarian Universalist congregational delegates voted to make Reproductive Justice their next action and study issue.

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A Tiller Kind of Love, Transforming Our Movement

How do we in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement reach that Tiller kind of love, a fierce, compassionate, kind, and transformative love?

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Appreciating and Supporting Abortion Providers: A Call To Communities of Faith

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How will you let abortion-care providers know that in a harsh world devastated by coercion and violence, you understand that radical acts of compassion and justice, like providing abortion-care, are exactly what we need more of?

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Mammograms, Contraception, and Abortion are Always Political, Even Religious. We Ignore This At Our Peril

“Keep politics out of women’s health” is a sentiment we have heard a lot regarding the Komen debacle. But isn’t it always political? Perhaps even always religious?

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Talking About Abortion: Civility and Liberal Impotence

I fear “common ground” dialogues because I fear a liberal impotence nurtured by a deep-seated culture of “civility” and conflict-avoidance.

 

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On Health and Rights, What Happened to the Churches?

Church was the place I first heard the word feminism, and where I first practiced putting a condom on a banana.  So what’s happened to liberal religion?

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Dr. Tiller’s Crucifixion and Resurrection

I recently had the honor of addressing a group of abortion providers on “Resurrecting Our Moral Center.” I do not think it was coincidental that less than a year after Tiller’s murder, we were talking about resurrection. God, how much we miss him.

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What Do We Do With the Fear of Disenfranchisement?

How should the reproductive justice community address the fear of disenfranchisement, this fear that has fueled a very successful anti-abortion movement that continues to effectively limit and prevent access to abortion and other reproductive health services?

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Our Movement’s Mitzrayim

Access to legal abortion promises a state-of-existence never before experienced, where women are fully empowered to steward the procreative power of the species.

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