One of Mississippi’s Only Abortion Providers is This Brave Christian Doctor

There’s an incredible story at Esquire about Dr. Willie Parker, one of the only abortion providers in Mississippi. He’s a Christian who provides the service, in part, because he believes the best way to “raise women out of poverty is to give them control of their reproductive decisions.”

Just listen in on the speech he makes to women who visit the Jackson Women’s Health Organization:



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Satanic Temple Claims Religious Exemption… in Support of Medically Accurate Information About Abortion

In light of the Hobby Lobby ruling, religious groups everywhere are jumping at the chance to deny women fundamental health care on the basis of the owners’ religious beliefs.

The Satanic Temple is using the same principle to do just the opposite.

In case you’re not familiar with them, The Satanic Temple is an organization whose mission is to “encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will.” In their next pro-human move, the group has just announced that it will assert a religious exemption from state-mandated “informed consent” abortion laws, and they say the Supreme Court’s decision strengthens their case.

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Pro-Life Nurse Sues Family Planning Clinic for Not Hiring Her to Do the Job She Refused to Do

We have a new frontrunner in the race for dumbest Christian Right lawsuit.

Sara Hellwege, a pro-life nurse, applied for a job at Tampa Family Health Centers (in Florida) this past April. TFHC is a Title X clinic, meaning they’re all about things like family planning, contraception, and birth control.

So when Hellwege mentioned her affiliation with the “American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists” in her resume, the interviewer (Chad Lindsey) asked her if that would be a problem since, you know, conservative Christians + birth control = crazytown.

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This May Be the Worst Possible Way to Confront an Anti-Abortion Group

You know how preachers sometimes visit college campuses, spew the vilest-sounding biblical word vomit ever, and anger just about everyone who crosses their path?

There are a few appropriate ways to respond to them: You can try talking to them (good luck with that), you can ignore them, you can out-preach them, you can mock them:

What you can’t do is physically confront them, or threaten them, or destroy their setup. That seems obvious.

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Edmonton Public School District Drops Abstinence-Based Sex Education Classes

The other day, I posted about a mother-daughter team who were fighting back against the factually untrue, abstinence-only sex education classes that were being taught in the Edmonton Public School District.



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