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Biblical Abortion: A Christian’s View

Judah and Tamar, from 1728 Figures de la Bible, Gerard Hoet (1648-1733) and others

It’s commonly claimed that it’s a Christian duty to abolish abortion, in accordance with a Biblical teaching that abortion is a sin. However, one Christian’s reading of the Bible poses challenges to that assumption, instead turning up some eye-opening Biblical views on terminating a pregnancy.

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What a Different Reading of Mary Magdalene Can Tell Us About the Christian Value of a Woman’s Voice

Appearance of Jesus Christ to Maria Magdalena by Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov

The War on Women fights to take away a women’s rights to make decisions for their own lives, instead granting male leaders the sole authority to dictate their allowable actions.  This injustice is furthered by a common Fundamentalist Christian idea that a woman can’t be entrusted with authority even over themselves. If we take another look at the Bible, however, we’ll have to confront this idea with the example of a woman whom Christ himself had entrusted with the authority to bear his message: Mary Magdalene

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Fighting Fire with Water: The Christian Role in the War on Women

To keep the #WaronWomen going, warmongers depend on convincing congregations of American Christians that the Bible commands them to seize control of a woman’s right to her own life. If we are to fight back effectively, we must have the patience and strength to forge personal connections, showing them that there is another, Christian way.

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Abortion, Let’s NOT Leave Religion Out of It!

Over and over and over again people tell me to leave religion out of the debate over abortion. “Many Christians believe in the right to abortion, at least in cases of rape or incest,” I am often told, “So, why alienate them by bringing up religion?”

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Born to Breed: An Interview With Quiverfull Walkaway Vyckie Garrison

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Sarah Jones conducts an interview with Vyckie Garrison about why she walked away from the biblical patriarchal Quiverfull movement and the impact she thinks the movement has on far-right politics. 

 

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Launches today! Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women http://oursilverribbon.org/

What do People For the American Way, National Organization for Women, Feminist Majority Foundation, Catholics for Choice, Religious Coalition for Reproductive rights and Choice have in common? the Silver Ribbon campaign to Trust Women. Join us now!

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Dishonesty in the Conscience Rule Debate

If faith-based providers want to convince us that they’re interested in the dignity of their patients, they need to stop the war on medicine.

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Our Values and Reproductive Rights: Faith

Should you leave your faith outside the voting booth? I say no – your faith and your beliefs help shape what you care about. I am pro-choice because of my religious tradition and beliefs.

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