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Invest in Real Women’s Health, Not Crisis Pregnancy Centers

By | May 31st, 2017|Health Care, Issues, Reproductive Health|

Women and their access to health care has been in the news these past few weeks, as the plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made headlines for what it potentially leaves out of women’s health care coverage – maternity/prenatal care; postnatal and newborn care; preventative reproductive and sexual health care (birth control, pap [...]

Conservative Fundamentalism Is Terrorism

By | May 25th, 2017|Equality, Issues, LGBTQ|

by Rev. Sean Carroll In today’s news we are met with a religious bomber who attacked fans enjoying an Ariana Grande concert, and in the US, Texas passing a “religious liberty” adoption bill. Both of them are terrorist acts. Terrorism is defined as “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the [...]

From Oppressed to Oppressor: The Journey of Evangelicals in the US

By | May 15th, 2017|Equality, Issues, Religion|

By: Rev. Sean Carroll We all are familiar with many of the first colonies in the United States. From early childhood we are taught that the Pilgrims came to this land to escape persecution under the English Crown and those who made it here found freedom, success, and the right to pursue happiness. Looking back [...]

ACA Brings Success And Health

By | May 8th, 2017|Health Care, Issues, Perspectives, Uncategorized|

For ten years I struggled with anemia: ten years of periods that kept me at home. I couldn’t drive to the store without leaking blood on my clothes and car seat. I never had a good mattress for more than twenty-eight days. After that they all looked like crime scene evidence. I lost my job. [...]