Posts Tagged ‘ abortion ’

Hobby Lobby Fights Obamacare

July 1, 2013
Hobby Lobby Fights Obamacare

Back in 2008 when President Obama was elected, I asked my sister how she felt about it.  She said she didn’t vote for him, but it wasn’t the end of the world as some predicted.  She lives in Colorado, a “purple” state as she calls it.  It is one of the few states that seems […]

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Realistically Curbing Abortion

October 8, 2012
Realistically Curbing Abortion

“Many laws permit or even promote abortion, but to us this is a great evil,” Elder Oaks said in Saturday afternoon’s session of General Conference.  Oaks is just one of many religious leaders that call abortion evil, but are there more effective ways to curb abortions than to simply stand on a soapbox?  A recent […]

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Posted in Church Policy, General Conference, Mormon, Politics | 66 Comments »

Obama vs Romney: A Mormon Dilemma

September 19, 2012
ObamaRomney

We’re in the home stretch of the US Presidential elections.  Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent to try to pursuade voters to vote one way or another.  We have a Mormon running for the first time against a first-time African-American president.  We have multiple issues – massive debt, economic problems, wars and rumors of wars […]

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Posted in America, economics, Freedom, Mormon Belief, Politics | 166 Comments »

Birth Control Poll

March 6, 2012
Birth Control Poll

It’s been interesting to listen to the debate men have been having about women’s reproductive rights, including claims from Rick Santorum that contraception gives one license to do things which ought not be done and perverted pundit Rush Limbaugh referring to an advocate of easier access to contraception for women as a “slut” to the disgust of […]

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Posted in Agency, America, Church Policy, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Politics, Science and Religion | 54 Comments »

Rick Santorum vs. LDS.org

February 28, 2012
Rick Santorum vs. LDS.org

I recently chortled my way through an article that listed 9 controversial Rick Santorum quotes.  About halfway through I paused and thought, “Hey, some of these aren’t that far off things I believe might have been said in various church publications on LDS.org.”  Let’s see if I’m right. Feminism & Family Values Santorum on birth control.  […]

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Posted in America, Church Policy, Politics | 50 Comments »

What’s So Maybe About Mitt?

November 1, 2011
What’s So Maybe About Mitt?

Wow, people really do not love Mitt.  A recent Onion article satirized his failure to connect with voters (and staffers!) emotionally.  He can’t even get a break on Google! (Type in “Romney can win” and it will ask if you meant to type “Romney can’t win”).  Is it his Mormonism?  His politics?  His polished good […]

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Posted in America, Freedom, Politics | 117 Comments »

Abortion and Crime

August 22, 2011
Abortion and Crime

A friend of mine introduced me to the Freakonomics podcast that you can download from iTunes.  Two Steve’s (Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt) put together a book called Freakonomics.  They seek to uncover “the hidden side of everything.”  Netflix has the Freakonomics movie, and you can watch it here (if you have a streaming Netflix […]

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The World is Sexist, Part 2: Our Bodies

November 2, 2010
The World is Sexist, Part 2:  Our Bodies

I have seen the enemy, and the enemy is us. Our own bodies seem to be a part of the problem of inequality.  While women and men can have equal intelligence, work skills, emotional intelligence, and work experience, there are still some inherent physical differences.  Women tend to have smaller physical frames than men (rendering them […]

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The World is Sexist, Part 1: Inherited Sexism

October 26, 2010
The World is Sexist, Part 1:  Inherited Sexism

“The world is sexist, but there are no new sexists being born.”  This idea from a friend helped me to understand the disparity between living in a culture that was created based on sexist assumptions and the actual rare encounter with people who are openly and unabashedly sexist.  In this post, I’d like to explore the […]

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