Farewell to ‘unabashed atheist’ FFRF member Connie Threinen

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As FFRF honorary director and famed neurologist Oliver Sacks poignantly wrote before his own death: “My generation is on the way out, and each death I have felt as an abruption, a tearing away of part of myself. There will be no one like us when we are gone, but then there is no one […]

Let’s stand up for critical thinking 

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Critical thinking is defined as the ability to analyze information objectively and make a reasoned judgment. The process involves looking at facts and data, making observations, and delving into research findings — as well as discussing this process with peers. Critical thinking can often come about when fresh information is presented that causes you to […]

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 […]

Post-Roe, actions speak much louder than thoughts and prayers

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The post-Roe reality is setting in six weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion reversal — and it doesn’t look good. Recently Indiana lawmakers passed a bill that makes their state to be the first to approve a near-total ban of abortion since the Supreme Court repealed Roe v. Wade. This means that on Sept. […]

A roundup of abortion legislation in the United States

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It’s been more than five weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court repealed Roe v. Wade. For almost five decades, the high court upheld that abortion is a constitutional right and that states could not ban abortion prior to fetal viability. However, on June 24, that standard was reversed and abortion became a state issue. To […]

Christian nationalism’s attack on LGBTQ+ rights

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It’s been a bit more than a month since the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the constitutional right to an abortion. Without Roe, 26 states are certain or likely to ban abortion, creating abortion deserts throughout the country. In the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s home state of Wisconsin, clinics stopped providing abortion care because a pre-Civil […]

We need to stand up for facts — not fiction

Facts Not Fiction

For nearly three years, I have been writing and speaking about abortion on behalf of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Comb through the articles that I’ve written and you’ll see an emphasis on facts. I cite research and statistics from medical and human rights organizations to explain why abortion is a secular issue. Abortion is […]

Slouching toward theocracy: The Roe repeal looses anarchy

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Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. From “The Second Coming,” by William Butler Yeats Things — as in rights and lives — are falling apart rapidly in the United States following the high court’s capricious and cruel decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. The center […]

John Roberts, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer and Roger Stone

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We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation took on the three branches of government this week — and did so much more. We urged Chief Justice John Roberts to probe into a Religious Right outfit’s startling claims that it has prayed with Supreme Court justices inside the court itself. Our letter, written along with two […]