women’s rights


Is an Embryo More Important than a Woman?

by Rachel MacNair   As I wade through the avalanche of post-Dobbs media coverage, I note the familiar pattern of being totally oblivious to what the objection to induced abortion is: that it kills a human being. While there exist arguments that what’s killed isn’t a human being, and other arguments that such killing is…


Re-Imaging Our Worth

by Rosalyn Mitchell Rachael Denhollander is a survivor. She fights for justice as a Christian lawyer, mother, activist, and former gymnast. The author of What is a Girl Worth? asks a core question of the sexual abuse scandal that rocked United States Gymnastics, the Olympic movement, and broader society. She is the first public accuser…


“The Daily Show” Doesn’t Do Its Homework

by Rachel MacNair   On September 27, 2021, comedian Trevor Noah offered What Happens When a State Bans Abortions? in his ongoing segment, “If You Don’t Know, Now You Know.” What I know after watching it is that Trevor is competent at giving the conventional talking points in favor of abortion availability, the ones we’ve…


“Shut Up and Enjoy it!”:  Abortion Promoters who Sexually Pressure Women

by Ms. Boomer-ang   For the second time in 13 years in the same state, an abortion-promoting governor has resigned because of sexually “liberated” practices that displeased women.   Besides Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo, other prominent “liberals” have acted the same.  Some have gotten in trouble for it, some have gotten away with it.  But…


Abort or Face Discharge

by Sarah Terzo A book published in 2010 revealed that the military had a policy that all servicewomen who became pregnant had to abort or face discharge – and this policy was in place before Roe vs. Wade, when abortion was still illegal throughout the United States. The U.S. military’s purpose is to wage war….


Angela Kennedy (1963 – 2020)

by Katharine Gilchrist Consistent ethic advocate Angela Kennedy has died at the age of 57 (November 26, 2020). She was the editor of the anthology Swimming against the Tide: Feminist Dissent on the Issue of Abortion (1997), which covered the topic of the consistent life ethic. Angela leaves behind her daughter Stevie and son Sean….


The Message of “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”: Abortion Gets Sexual Predators Off the Hook

by Rachel MacNair With the initial theater release interrupted by the Covid-19 closing of theaters, this movie was offered online April 3, 2020.   The title of the movie, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” is based on an intense scene in which the protagonist, Autumn, is being counseled at an abortion facility before her abortion. Those…


Purple Sash Revolution

by C.J. Williams   Past and present converged at Nancy Pelosi’s office in Washington D.C., January 22nd, 2020. It was the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Women across the nation were celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage. And a large crew of women — myself included — were tying it all together with a purple…


A War on the People: A Review of One Child Nation

by John Whitehead Draconian Measures To curb population growth and supposedly promote national prosperity, China’s ruling Communist Party in 1979 launched an effort to ensure most Chinese parents would have only one child. For roughly the next 36 years the authorities would enforce this One-Child Policy through measures that included intense propaganda, forced sterilizations and…


Abortion and Violence Against Pregnant Women

by Martha Shuping, M.D.   This is based on a handout Dr. Shuping made for widespread use; she sent it to us and we adapted it with her approval. Martha Shuping is a psychiatrist, and wrote several chapters of the book Peace Psychology Perspectives on Abortion, edited by Rachel MacNair.   Intimate Partner Violence Intimate…