Tomorrow is President Donald J. Trump’s 100th day in office. Although he campaigned on his 100-day “Contract with the American Voter,” he no longer seems enthusiastic about the milestone. Perhaps that’s because he is facing criticism for failing to achieve any major legislative victories. One thing he has accomplished: He has caused real harm to religious freedom and has made promises to do even more.
A Missouri chapter of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. recently raised a record amount of money at its annual fundraiser, thanks in part to a backlash to critical comments from a prominent Catholic cleric.
In a February missive, Roman Catholic Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis slammed the Girl Scouts for supposedly promoting ideas that are “incompatible” with Catholic doctrine.
There’s no question alleged Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Dear Jr., committed his bloody act due to his belief that abortion is murder. But recently unsealed courtroom documents reveal just how much Dear idolized a violent faction of the Religious Right.
Amanda Scott is a member of the Americans United for Separation of Church and State’s Youth Advisory Council, and like many young activists, she volunteers with multiple organizations.
Amanda’s work as a Planned Parenthood clinic escort coalesces with her work at Americans United. Both organizations are working to protect women’s access to healthcare from the Religious Right’s many attempts to dismantle it.
On Nov. 30, a day when many Americans were kicking off holiday shopping in earnest, a man named Robert Lewis Dear had other ideas. He burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs and allegedly started shooting. Three people were killed and several injured before Dear was subdued.
My wife Joanne and I are film buffs, but we rarely go to two movies in two days. That was the pattern, though, recently when we saw both “Spotlight” and “Trumbo.”
The first is a well-crafted film about the courageous journalists at The Boston Globe who penned a series of articles that demonstrated the scope of the scandal involving Catholic priests and the sexual abuse of children.
The recent murder of three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado has led to some observers to question the role extreme anti-abortion rhetoric may have played in the tragedy.
On Oct. 22, Texas health investigators raided Planned Parenthood clinics across the state. Representatives of the Texas Office of the Inspector General demanded patient and billing records from clinics in Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio and gave them 24 hours to comply.
Advocates for women’s health swiftly condemned the raids.
In the wake of Friday’s horrific shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, we’re hearing calls to deescalate the rhetoric around the issue of abortion.
The implication is that both sides are reaching for rhetorical excess. The problem with this claim is that it’s demonstrably untrue.
Perhaps you’ve seen the headlines about Planned Parenthood.