Media attention, Biden administration, Supreme Court and intellectual treats

ChristianFlag Media attention, Biden administration, Supreme Court and intellectual treats

It’s icing on the cake for us at the Freedom From Religion Foundation when our endeavors receive media play — and this week there was plenty of icing. “A S​​helby County teacher has been warned against promoting Christianity at Calera High School after school officials were alerted by the Freedom From Religion Foundation about his […]

Some Independence Day for America’s women

C002793 Original 1 Some Independence Day for America’s women

Bumping into one of our longtime staffers in our kitchenette on Thursday, I asked Jackie, “Do you have any plans for Independence Day weekend?” “I have independence?,” Jackie ruefully asked. “I don’t know what I’ll be doing this weekend — I’ll have to ask a man.” Or the Supreme Court, maybe? What an irony that […]

Abortion is an atheist issue

NoLawsBasedOnReligion Abortion is an atheist issue

Occasionally, I see a comment on social media from people who say that abortion is not an atheist issue. They typically assert that since they are an atheist and against abortion that this topic is not a state/church issue — with not an evidence-based argument in sight. I disagree. The right to abortion is firmly […]

A somber reflection on abortion’s future after Texas ruling

Reproductive Choice is a Right A somber reflection on abortion’s future after Texas ruling

I woke up yesterday morning feeling particularly heavy. Maybe you’re feeling it, too. After all, it’s been just a few days since the Texas Supreme Court ruled that a particularly cruel abortion ban, SB 8, could remain in effect. Not only does SB 8 prohibit abortions at just six weeks of gestation, it also allows […]

Let’s support abortion workers in honor of a noteworthy day today

CelebrateAbortionProviders Let’s support abortion workers in honor of a noteworthy day today

Abortion clinic workers risk their lives on a regular basis. Today, National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, we show our appreciation and support for the individuals who stand up for justice every day. With the current legislative and judicial war against abortion rights, this day is needed more than ever. Since 1996, March 10 […]

We need to talk about abortion

BarbaraAlarezUpdate We need to talk about abortion

Jan. 22 marks 49 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that access to safe, legal abortions is a constitutional right in the landmark case, Roe v. Wade. As the ultraconservative Supreme Court is slated to rule on the future of abortion rights this year, I fear that that this anniversary very well may be […]

Being childfree is not selfish

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It has been one week since Pope Francis labeled childfree people “selfish” and I am still not over it. If you were fortunate enough to miss it, I will fill you in: To an audience at the Vatican, Pope Francis explained that “We see that some people do not want to have a child … […]

Reproductive health is a state/church issue

Final Barbara Blog Web Reproductive health is a state/church issue

Note: This is the farewell column from FFRF Anne Nicol Gaylor Reproductive Rights Intern Barbara Alvarez. FFRF wishes to thank her for all her wonderful work and writing on abortion rights. There are many ways in which religion proves detrimental to reproductive health. Instead of adhering to evidence-based science, extremists — relying on religious texts, […]

Report shows anti-abortion restrictions rule Southern hospitals

BarbaraAlarezUpdate Report shows anti-abortion restrictions rule Southern hospitals

Abortion care in the United States is in crisis. A new Columbia Law School study reveals that hospitals across Southern states impose harsh restrictions on abortion care, leading to delays and denial of abortion care to patients with severe pregnancy complications. Notably, “The Southern Hospitals Report: Faith, Culture, and Abortion Bans in the U.S. and […]