A new poll confirms that “tea-partiers” align heavily with the religious right. One part of me says, Duh. The other is glad for the evidence.
Many of the same states that resist comprehensive sex ed also have loose laws for gun ownership. Gun-rights advocates maintain that straight-forward education is the best way to keep kids safe. So why do we treat sex ed differently?
HHS has 18 months to decide whether to require insurers to provide oral contraceptives, IUDs, and other prescription birth control with no co-pay. The far right is already organizing against this.
Yet another in a lengthening line of legislative moralizers will resign today as a result of his own hypocrisy. Today’s example is Congressman Mark Souder.
James Dobson has officially stepped down as chair of Focus on the Family. However, Dobson won’t be out of the public eye nor will the global evangelical media empire’s chief, Jim Daly.
Chris Smith is obsessed with abortion, and with thwarting women’s rights. Smith, whose top campaign contributor is Right to Life’s PAC, has made it his mission to make both contraception and safe abortion inaccessible here and abroad.
Why does the religious right demand government interference in matters of sexuality and yet eagerly block government involvement in matters of welfare? By eliminating government assistance, they hope to force the public to turn to the church.
Those wild and crazy Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee can’t make up their minds about big government! They like big government subsidies if they are from farm states with lots of farmers (alive, dead, whose counting?), but they don’t like big government subsidies for poor women seeking, say, contraceptive supplies, breast and cervical cancer treatment, or testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (bad, bad, bad!).
Two hundred million women worldwide want to avoid pregnancy but lack access to contraception. Recent research suggests that filling this gap is a humane and cost-effective human rights and environmental strategy.
Hunter Stuart traveled to Wisconsin to report on anti-contraception protests at family planning clinics that do not provide abortions… ever. Also watch Hunter’s video report.