Is an Assumption of ‘Good Intentions’ Still Valid?

Is an Assumption of ‘Good Intentions’ Still Valid?

I am in search of a narrative following the reversal of Roe v. Wade and the subsequent diminishment of the rights of body and life autonomy for women. Part of this is personal. As I have written elsewhere, my wife and I decided to end a pregnancy after it was found...
Why Amnesia Is No Virtue and Nostalgia Is No Use

Why Amnesia Is No Virtue and Nostalgia Is No Use

Bodily autonomy’s centrality to the existence of liberty is genetically encoded in my memory, in my very being. I reflect on a profound irony of two starkly contrasting events that took place in the same week. A son of Texas, a descendant of former slaves finally...
Strong U.S. Majority Says Abortion Should Be Legal

Strong U.S. Majority Says Abortion Should Be Legal

A strong majority (87%) of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all / some circumstances, according to a report published by The Economist and YouGov on June 22, two days before the Supreme Court issued its Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision. Of this...
What Words Are There to Say?

What Words Are There to Say?

The fundamental rights of over half our country have just been erased. Our neighbors will suffer, and we need to say something. This is a time in which people of faith should speak up. But I confess, I’m too tired. I’m tired of coming up with words that try to explain...