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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 […]

All is not OK with abortion care in Oklahoma

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Abortion care in Oklahoma is in crisis. Following the Supreme Court’s egregious refused to block the draconian Texas abortion ban —  the most extreme anti-abortion law in the country — thousands of women from Texas have had to flee to Oklahoma in hopes of obtaining abortion care. However, Oklahoma is facing its own anti-abortion legislative […]

The Texas abortion ban, the Supreme Court, the Catholic Church & Joel Osteen

Traditions Title The Texas abortion ban, the Supreme Court, the Catholic Church & Joel Osteen

We at Freedom From Religion Foundation pride ourselves on our rapid response to breaking events — and this week the emphasis was on rapid. We immediately cheered when news broke that Texas’ draconian six-week abortion ban has been temporarily halted by a federal judge. “Judge Robert Pitman commendably took the action that was the Supreme […]

We need the Women’s Health Protection Act

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We need comprehensive reform to women’s reproductive health care in the United States. The Women’s Health Protection Act is a crucial step in that direction — and that’s why we must urge our representatives to pass this vital bill. It has been three weeks since Texas Senate Bill 8 went into effect. Erroneously called the “Texas […]