Women’s Rights

Abortion Rights are Pro-Life

Abortion-rights advocates should not cede the terms “pro-life” and “right to life” to the anti-abortionists. It is a woman’s right to her life that gives her the right to terminate her pregnancy.

The Sex Education False Dichotomy

MSNBC.com is reporting, "a leading group of pediatricians says teenagers need access to birth control and emergency contraception, not the abstinence-only approach to sex education favored by religious groups and President Bush." I think both sides are wrong. It's a...

Christianity’s Contribution to Women

American women were baptized into the workforce decades ago. Today they're running their own businesses, launching their own product lines, are managers, directors, VPs and CEOs. That's why the recent Southern Baptist Convention's in-fight over the issue of women in...

Virginia’s Latest Threat to Reproductive Rights

Yes Virginia, at least for the moment, you have access to contraception. Virginia State Delegate Robert Marshall (R-13th) has ignited a firestorm on college campuses in the Old Dominion by advocating that the dispensing of emergency contraception, a.k.a. morning after...

The Grand Fraud: Affirmative Action for Women

Fraud is as pervasive in arguments for affirmative action for women as in arguments for affirmative action for blacks. In fact, a whole fraudulent history has been concocted to explain the changing economic position of women over the years. In the feminist movement's...

Abortion and the Left: All the Rights But One

Last month marked the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion case which overturned a Texas ban on the procedure. To commemorate that anniversary, the well-known abortion rights group NARAL hosted a public event that...

Abortion Rights are Pro-Life

Thirty years after Roe V. Wade, no one defends the right to abortion in fundamental, moral terms, which is why the pro-abortion rights forces are on the defensive. Abortion-rights advocates should not cede the terms "pro-life" and "right to life" to the...

Race, Sex, Class & Tiger Woods

The ancient Scottish game has expanded in popularity steadily since the simultaneous rise of Arnold Palmer and television coverage of the PGA Tour in the 1950s; in recent years the game has seen increased participation at all professional and amateur levels, and much...

Sexism in Hollywood?

Does sexism explain the "underrepresentation" of women in Hollywood? "If you look at the number of women working behind the scenes," said Martha Lauzen, a San Diego State University professor, "they're dramatically underrepresented (emphasis added)." Does sexism...

A Kindler, Gentler…Less-Fit Military

Walk, don't run. That's an order for the service men and women of U.S. Southern Command headquarters in Miami. Their weekly fitness runs were terminated this past August when a female officer claimed they were "demeaning." According to media reports, the officer...

President Bush’s Contradictory Stance on Abortion

President Bush's stance on abortion is and will remain a concern to the advocates of individual rights. He holds a convoluted position that straddles the intellectual fence between the pro- and anti-abortion groups. He believes abortion is wrong--except when it isn't:...

Men Are Not From Mars and Women Are Not From Venus

Q: I observe much "male-bashing" in today's America, and I also observe that it has become widely acceptable. (The "Lifetime" channel on cable TV provides one poignant example of this). I don't mean the usual, superficial "well-that's-men-for-you" sort of criticism of...

Pharmaceutical Butchers of Beijing

Boycott this! Boycott that! Fill in the blank: Grapes. Diamonds. Tobacco. Wal-Mart. Nike. Nestle. Denny's. Disney. McDonald's. Burma. Nigeria. South Africa. For every politically incorrect product, corporation, and location under the sun, there is a left-wing consumer...

Paternal Government and the Abortion Pill

The abortion pill, the controversial RU-486, is now allowed by the FDA to be sold on the market. How nice of them. President Clinton insists the delay was purely scientific, and not political. Will this man's capacity for lying never exhaust itself? Of course the...

The Abortion Pill: Birth Control the Hard Way

While the FDA's delayed approval of the "Abortion Pill" RU-486 (which will be sold in America as mifepristone), is generally a good sign for the recognition of abortion rights, the conditions that the FDA has placed on its use raise serious concerns about the...

Abortion: When Do Rights Begin?

Individual rights begin at birth, with the creation of a new, separMorality is an issue of rationality, and a woman who becomes pregnant on a whim, then capriciously chooses an abortion, is as immoral and irrational as someone who buys an American flag and then burns it.ate human being. Rights are a concept applicable only to individual, actual human beings, not a merely potential one.

George W. Bush’s Contradictory Stand on Abortion

George W. Bush holds a most contradictory stand on abortion. Earlier this decade he said: "I do not like abortions. I will do everything in my power to restrict abortions." Yet when asked if he would seek a constitutional ban on all abortions, he replied in the...

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