The Best of AwayPoint

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Don’t want to spend time browsing?  The articles in this short list have appeared at a variety of online news and opinion sites, often under more than one title, together receiving over 2 million views. The site name given is where each first received an enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Bring It On! — Why It’s Tme For Over the Counter Oral Contraceptives.

Part 3 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   When Plan B emergency contraceptives became available without a prescription, I sent my teenage daughter, Marley, and her friend Amanda out to do a little research. … Continue reading

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Dazed and Confused — The Case for Comprehensive Sexual Education

Part 2 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   Can a girl get pregnant if she has sex standing up? Will my boyfriend be able to feel my IUD? What are dental dams, and why … Continue reading

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Party Time! Excellent! Educators and Health Professionals Celebrate a Drop in Teen Pregnancy.

Part 1 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   Public health officials, educators, and parents of teens have reason to party! According to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute, American teen pregnancy rates are … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson, the First Amendment, and Why We Can’t Stop Fighting About Religous Freedom

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In 1878, the Supreme Court of the United States wrestled with a religious freedom case focused on Mormons and polygamy. In the written decision, Chief Justice Morrison Waite explained the court’s attempt to discern the intent of the First Amendment. … Continue reading

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Hey, Christians. Don’t Be Evil!

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Amidst the debris of the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Atlanta Banana published a satirical news report: Little Caesar’s Pizza had been granted the religious freedom to feed Christian employees to lions. The trope of Christians getting fed to lions may have … Continue reading

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Child Evangelism Fellowship Targets Portland Children for Summer Salvation. Locals Fights Back

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In past summers, Child Evangelism Fellowship has targeted children in Boston, Denver, Chicago, Little Rock, Salt Lake City, and the Twin Cities for conversion to their brand of biblical fundamentalism. This summer they chose Portland, Oregon. It may have been … Continue reading

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Why “Fetal Personhood” is a Dangerous Word Game

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What does it mean to be a person? For the anti-abortion group, Personhood USA, a “person” is present from the moment a sperm penetrates an egg, and members are fighting to have their definition encoded into law. Online coaching tools … Continue reading

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