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 […]

We need to #FreeThePill

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Today, May 9, marks the 62nd anniversary of the day when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first birth control pill in 1960. It is way past time to make “The Pill” more easily accessible. Even though birth control pills, sometimes referred to as “The Pill” or oral contraceptives, have become a fundamental […]

The Supreme Court, Jamie Raskin, the National Day of Prayer and a legendary illustrator

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

What a week we’ve had here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation. It started off with a narrow but alarming U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding a Christian flag at Boston City Hall. We found concurring opinions by the high court’s most extremist justices “chilling” as a preview of coming decisions. FFRF Legal Director Rebecca Markert […]

Five things you need to know about the Supreme Court draft abortion opinion

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The legal team at the Freedom From Religion Foundation was still digesting Monday’s unanimous opinion by the Supreme Court regarding a request to fly a Christian flag at Boston City Hall, when Politico later that night released its blockbuster leak over a pending abortion case. The leaked document was a draft opinion in the Dobbs […]

How to talk about the Supreme Court opinion leak

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I was lazily lounging on the couch with my husband and two dogs last night when the notification popped up on my phone: A majority draft opinion by the Supreme Court had been leaked. Frantically, I sat up and read the opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. Like so many of you, my heart stopped and […]