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Colorado takes a step forward in reproductive rights

The past 50 years or more have seen a constant struggle for reproductive rights for women. It has been a battle that has been constant with some progress made and attempts to remove those rights sometimes winning. Recently, it seems … Continue reading

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Philippines make a move forward on Reproductive Rights – RC Church Displeased

The Philippines recently passed legislation to provide free contraception to poor Filipinos and, as you would expect, the Catholic Church fought it tooth and nail. Over 80% of Filipinos are members of the Roman Catholic Church, but that doesn’t stop overwhelming support … Continue reading

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Those persecuted Atheists

As a follow up to yesterdays post on Christian Persecution, here’s some info on what it’s like to be an atheist. Saudi Arabia has declared all atheists to be terrorists. Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which … Continue reading

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Those Poor Persecuted Catholics

The Christian religion is built upon tales of persecution and martyrdom. From the earliest days of conflicts with Jews and Romans, Christians have often clashed with ruling classes. Some of this persecution complex is based upon facts and some on revisionist … Continue reading

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The Teaming Streets of Damascus

Like most of us outside of the Middle East, I’ve had the luxury of not being directly impacted by the events in Syria. I realize I am lucky to live in a part of the world that has not seen … Continue reading

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Marlise Munoz has finally been removed from support

Marlise Muñoz is the women in Texas who was declared brain dead and kept on support because she was pregnant. Many people have called it life-support, but that is a misnomer as she was legally dead by medical standards. The hospital, despite … Continue reading

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Ground-breaking knowledge on PEI women’s abortion access

For Immediate Release Ground-breaking knowledge on PEI women’s abortion access CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, January 22, 2014 – Understanding the impacts of PEI’s abortion policies on women’s lives will be the focus for research presentations from theUnderstanding for a Change project to be … Continue reading

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Still Not Accepting Responsibility

The United Nations has begin an inquiry into the global abuse of children perpetrated by the Catholic Church. Former Vatican Chief Prosecutor of Clerical Sexual Abuse Charles Scicluna is representing the Vatican at these hearings where he is facing the first … Continue reading

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Text of Nigeria’s Same Sex (Prohibition) Bill

I went looking for the text of the Bill recently signed into law by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan that criminalizes any expression of same sex attraction. The most recent version I could find was the one passed by the Senate in … Continue reading

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Jesus and Mo on Discrimination

Some religious believers struggle with the concept of discrimination. In their minds, anything than impinges on their ability to enforce their beliefs and practices on the rest of society is discrimination against them. We have seen this play out in … Continue reading

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