Guns & Religion

During the 2008 election, Barack Obama took a lot of criticism for comments he made at a fundraiser while speaking about economically anxious working-class voters in the Midwest:  “it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade [Read More...]

My Story: ‘Growing Up With Roe’

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We’re both over 40 now. I got there a little over a year ago.  And forty years ago today, on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court decision in the Roe v. Wade case legalized abortion nationwide for women in the U.S.  On this anniversary of that landmark decision protecting a woman’s health and ability to [Read More...]

Roe at 40: Racial & Ethnic Inequalities

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On January 22, 2013, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that nationally legalized abortion is 40 years old.  Because there is a lot of misinformation and disinformation surrounding one of the most politicized women’s health issues, I am sharing some of the infographics from the Guttmacher Institute in the days leading up to this [Read More...]

Imagining a Different Inaugural Benediction

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You may or may not have been following the controversy around President Obama’s first choice to deliver the benediction at his second inauguration next week.  In short, he kept with his own practice of choosing a public opponent to gay and lesbian rights in selecting Louis Giglio to do this time what Rick Warren did [Read More...]

Progress, Faith & Reproductive Justice as Roe Turns 40

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For the past year I have been privileged to be part of the Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute at The Center for American Progress.  I wrote more about our shared work and activities previously, and shared some of the interview that Sally Steenland did with me as part of that work here.  Now, I [Read More...]

Roe at 40: Poverty

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On January 22, 2013, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that nationally legalized abortion is 40 years old.  Because there is a lot of misinformation and disinformation surrounding one of the most politicized women’s health issues, I am sharing some of the infographics from the Guttmacher Institute in the days leading up to this [Read More...]

This Professor’s ‘Month Off’

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It happens with some regularity:  Someone proclaims that college and university professors have easy jobs, are getting paid too much, and most recently, have the least stressful jobs. Then, college and university professors get wildly aggravated, defending their work lives, explaining once again that an hour in the classroom requires hours of preparation time, that [Read More...]

Roe at 40: Barriers to Abortion Access

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On January 22, 2013, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that nationally legalized abortion is 40 years old.  Because there is a lot of misinformation and disinformation surrounding one of the most politicized women’s health issues, I am sharing some of the infographics from the Guttmacher Institute in the days leading up to this [Read More...]

Marriage Equality in the Nation’s Cathedral

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As noted this week on the website for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, GLAAD: “The National Cathedral is one of the most recognizable places of worship in the United States, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. It has also hosted many presidential inauguration services as well as the funerals for several [Read More...]

Roe at 40: U.S. Women

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On January 22, 2013, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that nationally legalized abortion is 40 years old.  Because there is a lot of misinformation and disinformation surrounding one of the most politicized women’s health issues, I am sharing some of the infographics from the Guttmacher Institute in the days leading up to this [Read More...]


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