Supreme Court: Pharmacies Cannot Cite Religion To Deny Medication

In a victory for secular Americans the Supreme Court rules pharmacies cannot cite religious objections to deny patients emergency contraceptives. Earlier this week the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from Washington state pharmacists who said they have religious objections to dispensing Plan B or other emergency contraceptives. By refusing to hear the case, [Read More…]


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Victory: Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law

A devastating defeat for religious conservatives and a major victory for abortion rights supporters. Today the Supreme Court struck down a restrictive Texas law that imposed significant restrictions on access to abortion clinics and threatened to deny millions of women the right to a safe abortion. The  ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellersted found [Read More…]


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Clinton Campaign Video Invokes ‘Humanism’ Celebrates Feminism

“We are really talking about humanism” – Gloria Steinem. A new video from the Clinton campaign titled “History Made,” references humanism while celebrating 100 years of feminist activism. On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win a major party’s nomination for president of the United States. To commemorate the achievement, Clinton’s campaign released [Read More…]


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Rabbi Bans Females From Riding Bikes Because It’s ‘Provocative’

Rabbi finds girls over five riding bikes “provocative” and “immodest.” An ultra-orthodox Jewish rabbi of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Nahloat has banned girls age five and above from riding bicycles in some areas of Israel, claiming the activity is “immodest” and “provocative.” The Independent reports the Jewish leader circulated the draconian decree among his followers in [Read More…]


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Woman Attacks ‘You Deserve To Be Raped’ Street Preacher With Baseball Bat

Obnoxious street preacher is hit over the head with a baseball bat. Controversial Arizona street preacher Brother Dean Saxton was assaulted by an angry woman with a baseball bat while preaching outside Apollo High School earlier this month. Nineteen-year-old Tabitha Brubaker says she hit Saxton over the head with a baseball bat to stop what [Read More…]


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Islamic Council Declares Men Can Beat Wives

Only a small stick is necessary to “instill fear.” The leader of Pakistan’s Islamic Council has proposed legislation that would codify a man’s legal right to beat his wife as a form of discipline. Mohammad Khan Sherani, the leader of Pakistan’s powerful Council of Islamic Ideology, has proposed legislation declaring: A husband should be allowed [Read More…]


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Father Forced 14-Year-Old Daughter To Marry Her Rapist

Father forces daughter to marry rapist for “religious reasons.” An Idaho man who took his 14-year-old daughter out of state to marry a 24-year-old man who had raped and impregnated her will spend at least 120 days in jail. Keith Strawn was sentenced on one felony injury to a child charge earlier this week. In [Read More…]


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Oklahoma Lawmakers Criminalize Abortion

Unconstitutional and unprecedented: Lawmakers in Oklahoma make abortion a felony. Thursday Oklahoma’s Senate passed controversial legislation that makes performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to three years in prison. The legislation passed with no discussion or debate, with the state Senate voting 33-12 in favor of the measure. The legislation now goes to [Read More…]


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Freethinkers Refute Bible Based Opposition To Abortion

The Bible does not justify opposition to abortion. Contrary to the beliefs of many conservative Christians, the Bible does not promote or justify opposition to abortion. Demonstrating this point, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) will be running a full-page ad in Sunday’s Tulsa (Okla.) World and Wichita (Kan.) Eagle asking the question, “What does [Read More…]


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Planned Parenthood Shooter Ruled Mentally Incompetent

Christian terrorist Robert Lewis Dear found incompetent to stand trial. The Christian terrorist who killed three and wounded nine others in an attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic has been found incompetent to stand trial. Colorado 4th Judicial District Judge Gilbert Martinez has deemed accused Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear incompetent to stand trial. [Read More…]


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