• Reproductive Rights Glossary for the Unwoke

    A note from Al:  Reproductive Rights Glossary….  Disorienting use of language. This abuse of language separates from the reality of the shedding of innocent blood. I provide the following glossary as a service to those unwoke, unhip noctambulants who, like me, find themselves obliviously... Read more
  • Mother sues over missed Down syndrome diagnosis, says she would have aborted

    The mother of a 4 year-old with Down syndrome is suing the National Health Service of the United Kingdom for what she claims was a failure to offer her a prenatal test for the disability. Edyta Mordel, 33, claims that if she had known that her son, Aleksander, had Down syndrome in the womb,... Read more
  • SCOTUS Won’t Revive Alabama Law Banning Dismemberment Abortion

    The Supreme Court declined Friday to revive an Alabama law that would ban dismemberment abortions. The state was forced to appeal to the High Court after a lower court ruled that its 2016 Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, which bans so-called “dilation and... Read more
  • Doctors promised disabled woman ‘new doll’ after planned forced abortion

    Following a decision by the Court of Appeals in England to overturn an order for a forced abortion on a disabled woman, new details have emerged about the case. Lawyers told the appeal court Monday that doctors had prepared the woman for the enforced abortion by promising her a new doll... Read more
  • UPDATE: Forced abortion decision overturned on appeal, according to reports

    UPDATE: On Monday a panel overturned a ruling ordering an abortion for a pregnant disabled women. Both stories are included below. Forced  abortion decision overturned on appeal, according to reports A controversial UK court decision to force a disabled woman to have an abortion has been... Read more
  • Death with style and elegance: Philip Nitschke’s death pod

    Near-universal consensus about anything is rare in ethics. But I think you could get most people to agree on an answer to the question, "Was the invention of the Nazi gas chambers a good invention?" In the Auschwitz concentration camp operated by Nazi Germany during World War II, an estimated... Read more
  • Women have been the heart of the Christian right for decades

    Alabama’s new abortion restrictions were signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey. But more has been said recently about the fact that the bill was passed by 25 white men in the state Senate. Media reports have pointed to how this law will disproportionately affect black and poor women. Only four... Read more
  • ‘Dedicated’ protesters removed from abortion clinic trying to change women’s minds

    The Director of the South Lyon based group, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, said this isn't the first time the group's protest has resulted in a heavy police presence. Monica Miller explained two of the four arrested this time spent 32 days behind bars in Oakland County last summer. And... Read more
  • Trump admin halts funding for research using bodies of aborted children

    Today, the Trump administration announced its intent to end taxpayer-funded government contracts with the University of California-San Francisco, which uses the bodies of aborted children to perform various research. The administration plans to pursue more ethical research. The move follows... Read more
  • Pope calls euthanasia ‘defeat for all’ after suicide of 17-year-old Dutch girl

    ROME - After experiencing sexual assault and abuse as a child, a 17-year-old Dutch girl suffering from depression was allowed to let herself die of starvation and dehydration on Wednesday. The Vatican condemned the death as “a great loss” and encouraged Europe to cater to the needs of its... Read more