BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The healthcare bill that passed in the House late Sunday is one small step for man and one giant leap backward for womankind. No doubt you’ve heard the media’s breathless line about how the only way that President Obama got this bill through the House was by lending cover [...]
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It seems conservatives are willing to do anything to halt healthcare reform, and that sadly includes exploiting people’s religious beliefs. After the idea of “socialized medicine” wasn’t sufficiently scary to convince people that healthcare reform is un-American, conservatives have turned to the fictional “abortion mandate” to convince people [...]
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Like many of you, I have been soaking up all the information I can about the two recent domestic terrorist attacks: the murder of George Tiller, in which Scott Roeder has been charged, and the attack on the Holocaust Museum, in which James von Brunn was charged today. [...]
Whether in the name of traditional sex roles or in the name of a traditional sexual morality, much opposition to abortion seems really to be about the control of women. – Laurence Tribe, in Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes (1990) A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Many have called the murder of women’s choice [...]
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White A decade ago, it would have been unthinkable to have a presidential candidate with a stance on abortion that was largely unknown to the American people. But as Sarah Blustain, senior editor at The New Republic, found out, while writing a piece about John McCain’s real position on [...]
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White We’re all familiar with the popular chant among conservatives that “life begins at conception.” But does that mean our government can say that life ends at contraception? Apparently, yes, if a proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services that carefully redefines contraception as abortion is adopted.