As a member of the clergy, I provide many hours of pastoral care to women and families in the congregations and communities where I minister. The clergy experience confirms that these women come to their decisions with a sense of responsibility for themselves, their families, their other children, and their goals in life.
Everyone is talking about the teen girls who started the website condemning the Girl Scouts of America. But it’s mostly their mom’s, a former troop leader, mission.
House Members are using a backdoor route to get their way on “forcible” rape using patently false claims about the law. It’s not the “longstanding policy” of the government to exclude victims of statutory rape. It’s “longstanding policy” to include them.
What does it mean to be “pro-choice?” “Pro-choice” is a political worldview in which women are equal actors and full participants in society and every born child is a wanted, loved, cared-for child.
Last Thursday’s Senate vote to reject a measure which would have defunded Planned Parenthood was a huge victory. But unfortunately, the anti-choicers will not relent. They are planning to protest at our Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Paul this Friday (Good Friday).
If only a container or two of fomula and a box of diapers really made a baby more affordable.
Tragically for the women of this country, in the years since Ferraro’s nomination, the nation’s view on the requisite qualifications for a woman presidential or vice-presidential candidate has radically shifted.
A recent attempt to censor use of the word “uterus” on the floor of the Florida statehouse tells a lot about what motivates the anti-choice movement: severe prudery and misogyny.
Meet Jerry Costello. He loves fetuses! More than women, apparently, since he’s a cosponsor of both the formerly-rape-redefining H.R. 3 and the currently let-women-die H.R. 358.
Meet Daniel Lipinski! He represents the 3rd Congressional district in Illinois, and has since 2005. He was preceded in that seat by…Bill Lipinski. Yes, that’s his dad. Yay, nepotism!