Tag Archives: reproductive rights

The Obvious Relationship Between Climate and Family Planning—and Why We Don’t Talk About It

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Several years ago, Bill Gates keynoted a breakfast for Seattle-based Climate Solutions, a nonprofit focused on advancing the clean energy economy and driving practical, profitable solutions to climate change. Gates opened his speech with an equation. To paraphrase: Our carbon … Continue reading

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Changing the Abortion Conversation–A Biblical Aikido Strategy

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Picture this: A group of abortion opponents stand outside a women’s clinic holding pictures of fetal remains. As they stand there, calling and offering pamphlets to people entering the clinic, a trickle of pro-choice activists also arrive. Instead of lining … Continue reading

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America: Where Women and Doctors Need Bulletproof Vests?

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An Interview with Julie Burkhart, reproductive rights hero.        In 2009, Dr. George Tiller, family doctor and abortion provider, was shot and killed in his Wichita, Kansas church by an anti-choice extremist. Before the murder, Julie Burkhart worked side by side … Continue reading

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AwayPoint on Moral Politics TV: Catholic Healthcare–Who Calls the Shots?

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Catholic Bishops and Your Health Care – Who Calls the Shots? Valerie interviews Monica Harrington on Moral Politics prduced by Bill Alford–SCAN TV Seattle (28 minutes). Combine medieval theology, million-dollar paychecks, taxpayer subsidies and what’s the result? A Constitutional crisis … Continue reading

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The Best of AwayPoint

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 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 response in the form of Facebook … Continue reading

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Will the Catholic Bishops Decide How You Die?

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What happens when religious institutions get to manage public funds, absorb secular hospitals, and put theology above medical science and individual patient conscience? In 2010, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an elderly woman was rushed to a local hospital called St. John. … Continue reading

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If the Dalai Lama were Pope

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Despite Vatican efforts to keep the public eye focused on pomp and circumstance, speculation about the real reason for Pope Benedict’s resignation dominates conversation about the papal succession: Is it the Vatileaks money laundering? Is it the pedophilia scandal? Might … Continue reading

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