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passed a bill that makes their state to be the first to approve a near-total ban of abortion since the Supreme Court repealed Roe v. Wade.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. […]

Sotomayor’s Dobbs critique rings even more true now

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By FFRF Intern Jonathan Helmandollar “How is your interest anything but a religious view?”  Justice Sonia Sotomayor posed this question during oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the case that overturned the constitutional right to abortion. In doing so, Sotomayor honed in on a key element of the abortion debate: the religious demands […]

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It’s been more than five weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court repealed Roe v. Wade.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 […]

Mitch McConnell, Clarence Thomas, ex-NFL preachers and baptizing sheriffs

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Mitch McConnell, Clarence Thomas, ex-NFL pastors, sheriffs — we at the Freedom From Religion Foundation tangled with a lot of people this week. We condemned McConnell’s spurious assertion about nonreligious Americans celebrating the disastrous recent Supreme Court rulings. “We are not celebrating that states are mandated to provide taxpayer dollars to discriminatory religious schools providing […]

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 […]

Abortion for me, but not for thee

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“The only moral abortion is my own abortion.” This is a common sentiment among Christian women who have abortions but then continue to actively promote an anti-abortion agenda. It sounds strange, but it’s actually a thing. I recently read an article in a Wisconsin newspaper about an anonymous woman who received an abortion, even though […]

Going forth after the Fourth of July

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It was a shortish week here at FFRF, with the July Fourth holiday kicking things off, but we packed a lot into the other four days to keep fighting for our (and your!) constitutional rights! I’m secular and I . . . write letters to the editor Several FFRF members wrote letters to the editor […]

Missing some freedoms on Independence Day

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As we head into the Fourth of July weekend, it would normally be apropos to acknowledge Independence Day and the freedoms that it stands for. However, this year, true independence and freedom, especially bodily freedom, seems like a pipe dream following the overturning of Roe v. Wade last week and the overt dismantling of the […]