The Pope’s rationale is that his “age means he lacks strength to do job.” You could use the exact words to describe the nine-year old girl the Pope excommunicated for having a life-saving abortion after being raped and impregnated, with twins.
The real question that needs to be addressed is not whether rape can cause pregnancy. The question is: will measures that ban women who have been impregnated by rape from having abortions be enacted, enabling rapists, with state support, even greater power to deprive women of their dignity and personhood?
Calls are mounting for Missouri Representative Todd Akin to resign. But is it really best for women’s rights if he does so?
Bei Bei Shuai’s case means that all pregnant women are potential criminals and that their bodies can be treated as potential crime scenes. How the “pro-life” movement is threatening to imprison a depressed woman for up to 45 years for attempting suicide.
DC mayor arrested protesting abortion rider; birth control also too controversial for Florida legislature; Pennsylvania moves towards TRAP laws in response to Gosnell; UK gay men can donate blood but only if they’re celibate; and how forced pregnancy solves our budget woes.
Thai police recently announced that they had rescued 14 Vietnamese women, aged 19 to 26, from a criminal “baby breeding” ring.
Women “cannot be allowed” to be heathenish and hedonistic… and a defense of Dr. Tiller, along with crowepps’ funny summary of Christian sexual theology.