jEFFSTANA on August 6th, 2012

The Federal Government is taking heat for allegedly restricting religious freedoms, specifically by mandating treatment concerning women’s healthcare by insurance carriers. Today, conflict exists concerning contraception and abortion, both legal procedures, and whether women should be guaranteed rights to these medical practices under the Patients Rights and Affordable Care Act. Some think for-profit taxable businesses […]

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jEFFSTANA on April 12th, 2010

Another little something wafting through the blog-o-sphere like influenza at a daycare center. This gem shines forth like a ruby in the muck. It’s the story of a poor black woman growing up and making good. And now that success smiles on her life, she chooses to disassociate herself from the riff-raft of her youth. […]

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jEFFSTANA on May 16th, 2009

Good analysis of purported surveys by Gallop & Pew showing public sentiment for abortion has shifted away from a woman’s right to choose — from Ed Kilgore at fivethirtyeight.com The money quote: [snip] ‘abstract hostility towards abortion may well disguise a more sympathetic attitude when it comes to actual women making actual decisions about a […]

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jEFFSTANA on May 31st, 2007

Mike Reynolds in the current issue of The Nation magazine (16 June 2007), pens an investigative piece exposing the ineffective pork-barrel industry, sprouting from conservative Christian policy as advocated by Bush and Co., concerning abortion, abstinence-only contraception and HIV disease prevention — among other sexual health-oriented, government-funded programs and agendas. Appropriately titled: The Abstinence Gluttons, […]

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jEFFSTANA on June 12th, 2006

It took awhile to get my mind around the fundamentalist, christianist platform on abortion. Obviously, no one celebrates abortion; yet the depth of anti-abortion passion exhibited by the religious right rates single-issue political status with these zealots. Take the story of a long time acquaintance of mine. He asserts his general affinity for the common […]

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