It was an “ugh”-ly week for secular and bodily freedom

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We’ve reached the end of another busy week here at FFRF, and things went from bad to worse in this country as the week went on. From ugly to just plain ugh. FFRF condemns decision to overturn Roe v. Wade  The biggest news of the week, of course, is that the Supreme Court effectively overturned […]

Antiabortion states are dragging women back to pre-Civil War times

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U.S. women are not only being dragged back to the days before 1973, when Roe v. Wade was handed down, but to antebellum times. Literally. For example, if the Supreme Court overturns Roe, as expected imminently, Wisconsin’s law criminalizing abortion dating to 1849 will go into effect. Now, antiabortionists are even seeking to subject women […]

Reflections on a Christian-based marriage book

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On my nightly walks through the neighborhood, I have a habit of stopping at any Little Free Library that I see on the path. Little Free Libraries are mini-structures that individuals can place on their property tostock with books for a relaxed neighborhood book exchange. To date, there are more than 90,000 registered Little Free […]

FAQs about a post-Roe U.S.

Abortion FAQs It was an “ugh”-ly week for secular and bodily freedom

The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to determine the future of Roe v. Wade any day — and the future of abortion appears grim. How did we get here? What will be the consequences of banning abortion? And what can secular activists do? Here’s some background information and tips on how you can continue to […]

Abortion is an LGBTQ+ issue

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Pride Month is a time to honor the activism and influence of the LGBTQ+ community. It is also a time to acknowledge the work that still needs to be done in order to achieve true equality. Abortion access is one of those issues. To begin with, abortion is health care. This has been reaffirmed by […]

School shootings, Christian nationalism, abortion rights and our legal victories

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There were a lot of hot-button issues asking for our response this week. We’re calling on every attorney general and district attorney to follow the lead of the Wisconsin AG and the Fairfax County (Virginia) DA in publicly pledging not to enforce criminal abortion laws when the Supreme Court overturns Roe later this month. It […]

Disinformation dominates reproductive health care

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Information access is key to sexual and reproductive health. The World Health Organization (WHO) affirms that sexual and reproductive health is fundamental to the overall health and well-being of individuals, couples and families. In order to achieve this type of well-being, people need to have access to “comprehensive, good-quality information about sex and sexuality,” including […]

It’s Period Poverty Awareness Week

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Did you know that one in four people struggle to purchase period supplies due to lack of income? This notion of “period poverty” affects people’s ability to go to work and school and their daily functions. In recognition of  Period Poverty Awareness Week, I am sharing an article from the archives: “Menstruation is a secular […]

Two court victories in West Virginia highlight big week at FFRF

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation just planted a couple of victory flags at the top of the Mountain State as part of a busy and productive week for the state/church watchdog. Lordy, lordy look who’s not gonna be praying anymore On Tuesday, it was announced that FFRF and two of its members have won a […]