Virginia’s House Gearing Up to ‘Probe’ Women Who Want Abortions

The Virginia House passed a bill 63-36 requiring that women who wish to have an abortion must submit to a “transvaginal ultrasound.” This would be a mandatory procedure and women would not have the right/freedom to refuse. The ultrasound legislation would constitute an unprecedented government mandate to insert vaginal ultrasonic probes into women as part [Read More…]

Support for Evolution Education Comes from a Surprising Source

Even though the Indiana Creationism Bill has been effectively killed (for now), there’s still a anti-evolution bill pending in New Hampshire. Thankfully, someone testified against it in front of the House Education Committee yesterday: “It would be a blow to our educational system, which is already in a bad state,” he said. “If evolution was [Read More…]

Let Reason Reign: A Recap of ReasonFest 2012

This past weekend I attended ReasonFest, a regional convention held on the University of Kansas, with over 500 attendees.  When I arrived at the KCI airport Friday afternoon, I immediately regretted forgetting my jacket in Houston, as the temp was in the twenties and dropping rapidly.  After an afternoon of restful fireside reading, there was [Read More…]

Cranston School Board: Heed These Words

As the Cranston school district holds their meeting tonight tomorrow night, they would be wise to take JT Eberhard‘s advice to heart: In summation, you have a job to do. It is not to rewrite America’s laws, it is not to pass judgment on Ms. Ahlquist, it is not even to listen to the mob [Read More…]

Secular Activism on Valentine’s Day

Here’s a wonderful way to spread a positive message around Valentine’s Day, courtesy of the Secular Student group and Gay-Straight Alliance at Collin College in Texas: That banner reads “Safe Sex is Great Sex.” [Our groups] got in contact with Planned Parenthood and other local health organizations, and distributed condoms, lube, and other safe sex [Read More…]