A new book by Jon A. Shields tries to make reasonable claims about the Christian-right and its "logic," but instead comes off as biased.
Not everyone present at the Commission on the Status of Women was advocating for sexual and reproductive health. Some right-wing organizations wanted to roll back progress on women’s health.
The White House is setting up a meeting with evangelicals to discuss “abortion reduction”. Right Wing Watch raises an interesting question about this: why?!
The fact that this year’s Commission on the Status of Women theme was the “equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men” mattered little to right-wing organizations, who emphasized abortion and sexual orientation.
James Dobson is finally stepping down as Chairman of Focus on the Family so the organization can “appeal to a new generation.” But Dobson is far from retiring. And the organization still has its sights set on the same far right, religiously conservative goals.
A “pro-voice” approach has a tremendous amount to offer those of us working for reproductive freedom. But it won’t bring peace, because hard-core anti-choicers are not and never have been in this to protect fetal life.
“Abortion reduction,” one of the signature anti-choice tactics of the 1990s, has now migrated into the Democratic Party under the guise of offering “common ground.”
Religious right opposes Daschle’s nomination as HHS Secretary; New York legislators to push sex ed, abortion law reform; would Gupta be an independent voice?; smart spending on family planning.
Some in the anti-choice establishment have cautiously stuck a toe onto the common ground that Obama has suggested is findable. The Old Guard, by contrast, is inspired in another way.
Reporting on the widespread opposition to HHS rule; religious right leaders grumble over Warren’s planned invocation; make mothers vectors for health information; Ariel Levy reviews new and old editions of “Joy of Sex,” “Our Bodies, Ourselves.”