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House Passes HR 358, the “Let Women Die” Act of 2011

Please click on the link to read about the legislation that the Republicans hold more important than addressing the economic and unemployment crises that this country faces. House Passes HR 358, the “Let Women Die” Act of 2011 | Common … Continue reading

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Me and My Church

What follows is a response to an earlier post, called The Paradox of Pro-Life Church Teachings . It comes from my sister, whom I invited to be a guest blogger. I suspect her experience is not uncommon, and I would … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Pro-Life Church Teachings

Just recently, it was revealed that St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, made the difficult decision in November, 2009, to terminate the 11-week pregnancy of mother of four in order to save her life. Apparently, since that time, Bishop Thomas Olmstead, of the Phoenix diocese, has conducted nothing short of a holy war against the hospital. Continue reading

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The Paradox of Pro-Life Politics

“The Christian right is neither.” That’s what the bumper sticker said, and I thought it contained a germ of wisdom, clearly illustrating the paradox of right wing politics. Too often, while pretending to adhere to Christian principles, right wingers and the Christian right practice anything but Christian values. . . .If you only support life from conception to birth, rather than conception to death (following a long life on earth), then you have no right to call yourself “pro-life.” Make it clear; your bumper sticker should say, “I am pro-birth and the hell with what follows.” Continue reading

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