Is Abortion a Theological Dilemma?

Is Abortion a Theological Dilemma?

Shouts of rejoicing and expressions of anger and grief rolled across the U.S. in the wake of the Supreme Court´s Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision. Realistically, as a white, male Baby Boomer – no matter how empathetic I might seek to be – I...
Women, Inequality and Feminism

Women, Inequality and Feminism

There are still people everywhere who believe there’s no longer any issue regarding the status of women. Widespread is the belief that today, at least in democratic countries, women enjoy full equality with men. As well, for many, feminism is a bad word, politically...
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...