Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Difference Between a Dying Fetus and a Dying Woman

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A young Indian man in Ireland went public about the death of his wife, Savita Halappanavar, and week later her name, picture and tragic story were known by millions. Now the husband, Praveen, has launched a fight to ensure that … Continue reading

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When God was Pro-Choice and Why He Changed His Mind

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In the autumn of 1978 the Washington Association of Churches and the Washington State Catholic Conference jointly published a six page pamphlet they called, “Abortion: An Ecumenical Study Document.” Their work offers a fascinating snapshot of Christian thinking at the … Continue reading

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Hey, Ladies! Thinking About Ditching Your Period? A Doctor Answers 12 Puzzling, Scary, and Hopeful Questions

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How often do you want to have your period? When modern contraceptives first got formulated, back in the 1950’s the men in charge made a simple assumption that would affect millions of women over the next half century:  They assumed … Continue reading

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Abortion – An Ecumenical Study Document, Autumn 1978

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This document was authored in 1978 by the Washington Association of Churches and the Washington State Catholic Conference.  I am posting it in full here to accompany my article, “When God was Pro-Choice and Why He Changed His Mind.“

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Dramatic Drop In Teen Pregnancy Really a Technology Tipping Point

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By now many Americans have read the basics: 9000 St. Louis women are offered their choice of contraceptives for free. Two years later, the teen birthrate is at 6 per 1000 instead of the country average of 34. The abortion … Continue reading

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