Democrats in the House of Representatives have proposed a bill that would legislatively create a twenty-year period of “Post-Birth Fetal Development,” during which abortion would be completely illegal. Rep. Roberta Goldwaithe, the bill’s primary sponsor, thinks this is an idea whose time has come. “Neurologists have established that the human brain isn’t completely developed through … Continue reading Proposed Post-Birth Abortion Ban Could Shut Down Iraq War
News from the Massachusetts State House — Marriage is Safe!
I'm proud that Massachusetts took the lead in recognizing the right to marry for same sex couples. The Massachusetts Supreme Court recognized that right on May 17, 2004. Despite dire predictions, the sky has stayed right where it is, and I’m not aware of any heterosexuals filing for divorce on the grounds that their … Continue reading News from the Massachusetts State House — Marriage is Safe!
The Lie at the Heart of Gonzales v. Carhart
By now, most people are aware of the summary holding in Gonzales v. Carhart: for the first time since Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court left standing a law proscribing a particular abortion procedure without an exception to safeguard a woman’s health. Standing alone, this is a terrible result, but understanding how the decision was … Continue reading The Lie at the Heart of Gonzales v. Carhart
Q: When is a vibrator more dangerous than a gun?
A Court of Federal Appeals held yesterday (Feb. 14), that an Alabama law prohibiting the sale of sex toys is constitutional. If only they'd treat the sale of guns the same way. Take a look at my discussion of the case at Sex in the Public Square, an excellent blog by a thoughtful academic and … Continue reading Q: When is a vibrator more dangerous than a gun?