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Abortion a Low Priority on Day One of Religious Right Gathering

Ralph Reed addresses his Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference, June 13, 2013.

The day after Rep. Trent Franks pulled a Todd Akin, senators speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference breathed barely a word about abortion—and not a peep about contraception.

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Jane Lynch and Jordan Peele: Epic Church-State Breakup

Music video starring Glee’s Jane Lynch and Key & Peele’s Jordan Peele to raise awareness for the importance of the constitutional principle of church-state separation. (via Funny or Die)

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Understanding Reproductive Justice: A Response to O’Brien

We see the history and content of the reproductive justice framework and movement, and its critique of choice, quite differently.

“Inclusivity” and “intersectionality” are not just words. They describe the theory and practice of the reproductive justice movement with the potential to revitalize all of our advocacy and enable us to create the large and motivated base of support required to secure reproductive rights, health, and justice for all.

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Bishops Tap Veteran of Islamophobic, Homophobic Legal Shop as Top Flack

A host of new lawsuits, including a class-action challenge, look to take down the Obama administration's compromise rule for religiously affiliated nonprofits.

In choosing Daniels as his hand-picked spokesperson, Cardinal Dolan has laid bare just how radically the U.S. Catholic Church has turned to the right in the Obama years.

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In Honor of National Masturbation Month, Let’s Ask Ourselves: What’s the ‘Point’ of Sex?

Here’s a lesson from John Corvino, AKA “The Gay Moralist” about masturbation, Aquinas, and New Natural Law. He discusses the views of the 13th Century philosopher St. Thomas Aquinas and some of his intellectual heirs today—self-styled “new natural lawyers” like Robert George of Princeton—who provide the intellectual basis for much of contemporary social conservative thought. (via The Huffington Post)

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Why We Are and Must Remain ‘Pro-Choice’

Both choice and reproductive justice have a place in our battle for women’s autonomy. But one cannot take the place of the other.

Both choice and reproductive justice have a place in our battle for women’s autonomy. But one cannot take the place of the other.

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Pope Francis Supports Nun Crackdown, Quashing Hope for a Kinder, Gentler Pope

This week the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis supports an ongoing crackdown on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, a group that represents about 80 percent of nuns in the United States.

This week the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis supports an ongoing crackdown on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, a group that represents about 80 percent of nuns in the United States.

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How Gender Justice Has Evolved Since the Days of Anita Hill

Ultimately, it is solutions based on collective power and change, and a positive role for government, that will address the deep-seated conditions that allow sexual violence to thrive. Hill brought much of this to light in 1991.

Today, more than 20 years after Hill first came on the national stage, we better understand that gender justice is not only about women’s rights in opposition to men and their privilege—it encompasses the full spectrum of gender and sexuality.

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Chalcedon Pastor Claims There Is ‘a Place for Slavery in Godly Cultures’

"There is a place for slavery, then... in Godly cultures." - Pastor Joe Morecraft

According to Pastor Morecraft, the consequences of being a “foolish person who is unwilling to live by the Word of God” is to “become a slave of somebody who is godly and who is wise.”

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Why I Refuse to Be Taken to a Catholic Hospital—And Why Other Women Should Too

Stethoscope on Bible

If you’re pregnant and wind up in a Catholic hospital, you could find yourself in more trouble after you’ve seen a doctor than before you walked in the door.

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