Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Health Care Reform, Marriage & Sexuality

As we start off this week, the debate over reproductive rights restrictions in the U.S. House’s proposed health-care legislation continues to rage.

Last Tuesday, my colleague Rob Boston blogged about how the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops succeeded in including an amendment to the health-care bill that bars insurance companies that receive any government subsidies (including those participating in […] Read More

Family Research Council, Focus On The Family, Marriage & Sexuality, Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research, Tony Perkins

I endured my second Values Voter Summit over the weekend, and as my colleague Rob Boston shared with you yesterday, it was an interesting time.

Like Rob, I was subjected to some crazy Religious Right rants and raves. But it doesn’t upset me that much any more. After all, I’ve read or heard most of them before, and the […] Read More

Religious Right Research

Dr. George Tiller, a Kansas abortion provider, was shot to death in church Sunday morning. Is it so hard to say that this was a heinous act that should be condemned by all reasonable people?

Apparently it is for some. Religious Right theocrat Randall Terry reserved space at the National Press Club yesterday to opine that Tiller got what he […] Read More

Church Politicking

Should America’s Roman Catholic bishops deny themselves communion for engaging in forbidden political activities?

I’m certainly no scholar of church law, but I think you can make a pretty good case that they should.

As everyone knows, a large faction of the Catholic hierarchy has spent much of this year demanding that Catholic politicians conform American law to the church’s […] Read More

Marriage & Sexuality, On the Hill

The Bush administration is at it again – that is, pushing its religious agenda, this time by limiting reproductive freedom.

In the final months of his administration, Bush is trying to force through a draft regulation that will “deny federal funding to any hospital, clinic, health plan or other entity that does not accommodate employees who want to opt […] Read More