reproductive rights

  • Quickiescute black dog

    Quickies: Reproductive rights, reproducibility in science, and Pokemon on the brain…

    Happy Friday, all! I’m continuing with our “pets of Skepchick” theme for Cute Animal Friday featured photos. This week, meet Fenrir The Black! Fenrir is a classy gent who loves his momma, Maria. I don’t know about you, but this is a very special Friday for me. Grades are due at noon tomorrow, so this is the very last full…

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  • FeminismOccupy Chicago Man holding sign saying "We went from middle class to working poor in only 30 years, but at least corporations are people."

    Some Questions about the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision Explained

    Yesterday when the SCOTUS decision came down siding with Hobby Lobby in their case to be allowed to opt-out of the ACA contraception mandate based on their sincerely held religious beliefs, I was just as dumbfounded as the rest of you. Like others, I worried about the breadth of the decision. Does this mean that any corporation could opt-out of…

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  • Feminism

    Hobby Lobby Wins SCOTUS Approval to Take Away Women’s Health Care

    The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday that the Christian owned craft store, Hobby Lobby has the right to deny contraception and related women’s reproductive health care coverage to its employes based on it’s religious beliefs. That’s right, forget crafting, Hobby Lobby believes that God wants all women to be baby makers regardless of whether or not that choice might…

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  • Feminism

    Women in Secularism: Interview with Lindsay Beyerstein

    Women in Secularism 3 is coming up this May. The speakers list includes many admirable, accomplished women with whom I am humbled to be billed (including our very own Amy and Debbie). One of them is Lindsay Beyerstein, an accomplished journalist and all-around interesting person, as I found out last Skepticon. Without further ado, I present her comments on journalism, photography,…

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  • Activism

    Is there a secular argument against abortion?

    Yesterday, an article was published about atheists at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference). Featured prominently in the article was Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists. In it, Dave was quoted as saying, “I will admit there is a secular argument against abortion. You can’t deny that it’s there, and it’s maybe not as clean cut as school prayer, right to die,…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: December 29 – January 4 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 80: Oscillation, Conservation, Physics-ification! Mindy thinks about oscillation in terms of energy. Guest Post: Barbie the Feminist Former Teen Skepchick contributor Elles explores the feminist themes in Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse. Triggers: What They Are, What To Do Have you seen posts with “trigger warnings” but are confused by what that means? Olivia…

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  • Skepticism

    AI: Abort? Retry? Love forever?

    Today, Secular Woman is launching a new project called Abort Theocracy, focusing “on the intersection of religious power over women’s bodily autonomy and sovereignty, dedicated to terminating that connection by opposing religious influence in government.” My friend Hemant, the Friendly Athiest, has two major criticisms of the project. Mostly the “abort” and the “theocracy” parts of it. Fortunately for Hemant,…

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