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.
The United Nations Population Fund reaffirms its commitment to finalizing international sexual education guidelines; efforts to correct misinformation campaign in health reform debates continue.
One should be concerned about the World Congress of Families, not just because of what they say, but because of what they do: influence domestic and international policy.
By turning any public policy matter into a question about trust and honesty, as they are now with health care reform, right-wing groups avoid any serious policy debate and damage their victims’ credibility.